Crane employees share a proud 150-year-plus history of doing business the right way—treating people fairly, dealing honestly and ethically with customers, suppliers, and shareholders, and working hard to meet or exceed the expectations of customers. They also share a fascinating history of innovation dating from the early years of the Industrial Revolution to the current era of technology-driven product development and improvement. Crane is committed to the highest standards of business conduct. Within that framework, our objective is to grow Economic Value Added (EVA) by continuing to transition to a more integrated operating company. We strive to create value for all our stakeholders with a highly disciplined approach to materially strengthening our businesses through successful implementation of the Crane Business System, through strategic linkages among our businesses, and through utilization of strong free cash flow for strategic acquisitions.
Throughout its history, Crane Co. has had an unwavering commitment to the words and ideals of our founder, Richard Teller Crane. That commitment — which set the standards for a small company whose landmark innovations helped to drive the American Industrial Revolution — has guided our actions and investments for over 150 years. It continues to guide us as a global, strategically linked, integrated operating company of core businesses that are working together with shared values and shared discipline to achieve profitable growth.
“I am resolved to conduct my business in the strictest honesty and fairness; to avoid all deception and trickery; to deal fairly with both customers and competitors; to be liberal and just toward employees and to put my whole mind upon the business.”