About Maxton


Maxton Manufacturing Company has been a leading manufacturer of hydraulic elevator control valves since 1968. We are pioneers in lightweight aluminum valves – aircraft-quality cast, machined with CNC precision, specifically for the elevator industry. From our national headquarters in Minden, Nevada, USA, southeast of Reno and Lake Tahoe, Maxton Manufacturing serves customers throughout North America, Canada and Mexico, Central / South America as well as Asia, the South Pacific and the Middle East.

Customer Value Proposition

We deliver to the elevator professional’s need for genuine quality with a winning balance of the key tangibles and intangibles that perpetuate long-term business success and profitability.

Maxton Manufacturing Company (Maxton) Conflict Minerals Policy Statement

Maxton is aware of the Dodd-Frank Act regarding purchasing of minerals or derivatives determined by the US Secretary of State to be financing the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries.  Therefore, Maxton will take the required steps to source from socially responsible suppliers and ask these suppliers to continuously monitor supply chains to avoid procurement of minerals from these conflict regions.  By continuing this practice Maxton products will remain conflict mineral free going forward.


Maxton is ISO 9001:2015 certified and all main line products are CSAB44 and UL listed.

Industry Leader

The combination of our state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, together with our reputation for responsiveness and reliability, has given us the distinction of being the largest single producer of elevator control valves, with Maxton holding over 80% of the available North American market and growing. By utilizing available technology, in conjunction with the expertise of a well-developed research and development team and experienced production personnel, we manufacture a product that is engineered for dependability and a long, trouble-free service life.


Maxton Manufacturing Company dates back to 1949, when William M. Shrum Jr. established a small independent elevator company, on which Maxton was founded. This company grew and played a major role in promoting and developing hydraulic lift technology. In the first twenty years following the company’s founding, unique engineering and development of various lift designs generated a demand for a superior hydraulic elevator valve. Maxton responded to this need by creating a new design integrating multiple valve technology, setting a new standard in elevator control valve performance stability. A multi-generational business, the CEO of the company today is William M. Shrum III, who continues the company’s pursuit of excellence.

Maxton facilityTesting

As a significant part of Maxton’s efforts to support our commitment to quality, we have researched and developed a computerized product test facility. Each valve must meet exact criteria of testing before being sold. Inspection and testing of each valve at every stage of preparation insures the production of safe and reliable hydraulic system components. Maxton offers a two (2) year warranty on control and safety valves.