Cooney Brothers, Inc.

ooney Brothers, Inc., founded by brothers Francis and James Cooney, began operations in 1937 as a

piping and plumbing wholesaler, geared toward the many textile, food manufacturing and other mills scattered throughout North Philadelphia.

Cooney Brothers logo

As the business quickly grew, the customer base also expanded to include railroads, paper mills, mechanical contractors, colleges and hospitals, and customers from the marine industry. The geographical coverage territory also grew rapidly, as Cooney Brothers began servicing customers in New Jersey, Delaware and points throughout Eastern Pennsylvania. In the 1970s, Cooney Brothers began developing an important new base of business within the fast-growing pharmaceutical industry throughout the Delaware Valley.

In the mid 1980s, with its distribution business going strong, Cooney Brothers began blazing a new trail that would broaden the company's horizons significantly. Inspired by the success of its in-house metal hose fabrication shop, Cooney endeavored to develop a manufacturing arm that would further distinguish the company from its distribution peers. The Cooney Hose Station product line was introduced in 1983, with the manufacturing operation housed in the North Philadelphia distribution warehouse.

Around this time, Cooney Brothers further expanded its manufacturing operations with the introduction of a fitting, valve and pipe nipple "accessory packaging department" which custom packages accessory kits for large Original Equipment Manufacturers. Capabilities in the packaging department have since been expanded to include the production of piping sub-assemblies for the OEM market.


As a result of the growth brought about by these varied endeavors, it became necessary for the company to move to a larger modern facility in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. The move was completed in September 1996.

The Cooney Brothers, Inc. of the 21st Century is a unique combination of innovative distribution, custom manufacturing and "jump through hoops service," all de-signed to make us an indispensable resource to our evergrowing customer base.

Cooney Manufacturing team

Our range of distributed products includes: pipe, valves and fittings in all materials of construction; steam specialty products; fluid sealing devices; institutional plumbing supplies; power and hand tools for piping and plumbing; a complete selection of piping and plumbing accessory items; and safety products. Featured product brands include Spirax Sarco, Apollo Valve, Crane Valve, Viega ProPress, Trerice, Watts Regulator, Gruvlok, Dixon Sanitary and Palmetto Packings.

Our manufactured product range includes: hose & mixing stations and accessories for washdown; flexible metal hose assemblies, spool pieces, manifolds, headers and other welded/brazed piping assemblies; pre-packaged accessory kits and sub-assemblies for Original Equipment Manufacturers. The latest exciting development in the company's evolution involved the relocation of our Cooney Manufacturing (accessory kit and sub-assembly manufacturing) division to a new facility in Pottstown, Pa. That relocation was completed in August 2007. The move allows all divisions of Cooney Brothers room to grow and prosper. Cooney Brothers, Inc. celebrated its 73rd birthday in January 2010.

Cooney Brothers has been managed for the past 18 years by third-generation sibling partners Marion, Bill and Gerry Cooney. The three were taught the business by their late father, William E. Cooney III, who successfully ran the company from 1973 until 1992. We look to the future with excitement, charged with energy and optimism gained during our proud past!