Business View Magazine | November 2020

83 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2020 BINGHAM & TAYLOR E stablished in 1849, Bingham & Taylor, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Virginia Industries, Inc. and a woman-owned business, is North America’s preeminent supplier of meter and valve access and security systems for underground utilities. People often ask why the company has a buffalo as their symbol, “The company was founded in Buffalo, New York,” responds Executive Vice President & General Manager, Steve Petrides. “We relocated to Culpeper, Virginia in the 1940s, and this is where we have our cast-iron foundry operations. We have three manufacturing plants – the main plant in Culpeper, an injection-molding plastics plant and a blow-molding plastics plant in Fredericksburg, Virginia. To better serve our west coast customers, we also run a distribution facility in Corona, CA. Our main markets are water and gas utilities, and our primary customers are the individual utilities, as well as the distributors who sell our products all over North America and the Caribbean.” Petrides believes that B&T’s advantage over Easier, safer, and more secure