That same year, in a small shop in Detroit, Michigan, John L. Skuttle began to pioneer plumbed, central-system humidification for residential applications. Skuttle Manufacturing Company’s first product was an automatic fill valve to monitor water flow into coal furnace humidifiers. Through-out the 1920s and early 30s, Mr. Skuttle continued to invent humidification and plumbing related products—many of them for in-home use.

In 1935, Skuttle Manufacturing was purchased by Milton Powers, chief engineer of Timken Furnace Company. Although Mr. Powers remained in his position with Timken, Skuttle began to grow significantly under his leadership and the onsite supervision of general managers. Product innovation and a commitment to finding a niche within a rapidly expanding HVAC industry helped make Skuttle a familiar, trusted name among wholesalers, contractors and homeowners alike. In the decades that followed, Skuttle would produce such popular residential IAQ products as the Model 600 Plate Humidifier (a former industry standard), the Models 45, 90 and 190 Drum Humidifiers, 60-Series Steam Humidifiers, and 2000-Series Flow-Thru Humidifiers—all industry leaders today.

In the 1950s, Skuttle moved its operations from Detroit to Milford, Michigan, then to Marietta, Ohio, in 1977. In the mid-90s, to clarify its position in the marketplace, Skuttle Manufacturing Company began doing business as Skuttle Indoor Air Quality Products.

Today, under the capable leadership of President and CEO Davis Powers, Skuttle continues to set industry standards for humidifiers, air cleaners and make-up air controls for residential applications. As it was in 1917, so it is today… Skuttle stakes its reputation on outstanding quality, performance and customer service.

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Milton Powers

Milton Powers

ca. 1935

Davis Powers

Davis Powers

President & CEO