Elkay Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of stainless steel sinks, faucets and kitchen cabinets, was started in 1920 by Leopold & Louis Katz and Eleth Robarth, a tinsmith who came up with an idea to hand fabricate German silver sinks and deliver them in Chicago. Today, still privately owned by the founding family, Elkay has 3,500 employees worldwide and is Americas largest stainless steel sink company. Over the years the products Elkay manufactures have expanded to include sinks, faucets, water coolers, drinking fountains, water bottle fillers, and residential and commercial kitchen and bath products. The Elkay Manufacturing Company was founded in 1920 by Leopold Katz and his son Louis. It started with three employees in rented premises in Chicagos Near North Side. During World War II, Elkay supplied sinks and commodes to equip the U.S. Military. In 2010, Elkay launched the EZH2O Water Bottle Filler, which is recognized for contributing to keeping plastic bottles out of landfills. The unique counter on the unit allowed for users to see how many bottles had been saved from landfills at a particular location, which had the effect of “making the thing go viral”. The EZH2O first came about when Elkay business travelers started noticing their fellow travelers doing "the airport dance." More people were toting plastic water bottles. Rather than drinking from the fountain, they wanted to refill those jugs. It wasn't working. The dance was a sort of shuffle done by travelers trying to tilt bottles at the proper angle for refilling without splashing water on their shoes.
Highest paying job titles at Elkay Manufacturing Company include Data Engineer, Director of Sales Operations, and Senior Electrical Engineer