About Us

zeke-tipton.jpgComponent Manufacturing Corporation was founded in 1960 by Zeke Tipton. Zeke got his start in the  plumbing industry in 1929. He worked for his uncle, C.F Adams who was a manufacturer in the plumbing industry in Fort Worth, TX. Zeke attended Texas A & M University and graduated with an Engineering Degree in 1934. His graduating class had 120 members, all male, and all in the Army Corps. Zeke was a Captain in WWII serving in  Germany, earning multiple medals — including a Bronze Star for Bravery. After returning from Germany in 1946, Zeke and his wife Cecile put all of their efforts into the humble beginnings of this company. Their first product offerings were slip joint nuts and washers. From day one, his motto was, “SERVICE STARTS HERE!” 

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William V. Tipton (“Bill”) went to work for Tipton Company in 1965.
 
He eventually purchased the company from his father. By the 1970s, Bill grew the company to 45 employees, and producing over $25,000,000 in product sales.
 
Bill significantly grew the business through strategic acquisition, product line enhancement and increased wholesale distribution throughout the United States. Bill retired in 1995, and sold the companies to his son, Ty Tipton.
 
 

ty-pic.pngThird generation owner, Ty Tipton's vision and focus with the company includes offering new and innovative products placed primarily around the wholesale counter area. Ty has carried on the high standards set at the company's founding, and we still stand by that standard today. “SERVICE STARTS HERE!”