Our Story

Schroeder Industries is a family company of 76 years which manufactures, designs, and markets a complete range of Advanced Fluid Conditioning Solutions®. Headquartered in Leetsdale, PA, we are in the heart of manufacturing country.

Schroeder Brothers Corporation was founded after Bill Schroeder returned from WW2. Bill wrote a letter to his brother Jack, a young engineer, explaining that there was an opportunity to distribute an important new product to the mining industry and in the letter, Bill explained that he believed they could build a business around this technology.

In a short amount of time, Schroeder Brother Corporation grew by adding additional mining products, and eventually becoming the largest mining equipment distributor in the Appalachia’s. Time progressed and Schroeder began to manufacture hydraulic systems and components for the mines. The systems came first and with the systems came issues related to contamination.

To this day underground mining is still one of the most difficult hydraulic system operating environments and with the system experience Bill realized that there was a critical need for high efficiency filtration. With his brothers Jack, Reed & Bill pioneered the development of many of the hydraulic and lubrication filtration concepts, products, and standards that are still the benchmarks of performance today. Time continued to march on, and Schroeder’s business continued to evolve to more and more manufacturing company.

Today Schroeder Industries now serves almost every market where high efficiency fluid filtration is required. Advanced Fluid Condition Solutions forged through the real-world experience gained in the world’s toughest operating environments

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For more than half a century, Schroeder Industries’ innovative efforts to develop value-engineered products have been recognized with over 46 patent awards, and 2 LEAP (Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program) awards in 2020. Working with over 100 partners worldwide, Schroeder remains at the forefront in the fields of fluid conditioning, diagnostics, and specialized energy products.

Schroeder plans to continue expanding and focusing on innovation within multiple sectors of the industrial world. We recognize the importance of sustainability, inclusion in the workplace, and working with customers and our team to figure out their needs.

  1. Schroeder Industries opens its doors as Schroeder Brother’s, post World War II. Starting as a company creating products for underground mines through General Electric (GE). Starting with a railcar light. Full line distributor from 1946 – 1956

  2. The first US patent was granted on September 11th, 1956, to John S. Schroeder for his invention of the Hydraulic Drill. This invention relates to a hydraulic drill in which the drill proper is driven by a hydraulic motor having a rotor located in a rotor chamber.

  3. US patent for Schroeder’s Hydraulic Circle Tester was granted on February 16th, 1960, to John S. Schroeder, David G. Mitchell, and Donald A. Stark.

  4. US patent for Schroeder’s Filter Condition Indicator Device was granted on September 29th, 1964, to Herman F. Holl.

  5. Produced our first hydraulic filter and began selling to hydraulic distributors. (J.E. Myles / RL Miller)

  6. Business between mining and standard hydraulic components was 50/50

  7. Sold mining division and rights to mining products and focused solely on advanced fluid conditioning solutions and expanding into all filtration markets. Transition into fuel filtration and process filtration.

  8. US Patent for Coalescing Filter Element and Filter Assembly Therefore was granted on August 1st, 2017. A coalescing filter element provides and integrated filter element a three stage design with hydrophobic or hydrophilic coalescing layer.

  9. US Patent for Compact Desiccant Air Breather with Unidirectional Air Flow was granted to Preston L. Gealy, David L. Cowder and Lisa Langhorst on September 29th, 2020.


 

Culture

Company culture is extremely important at Schroeder Industries. Schroeder encourages fellowship, innovation, ingenuity, empowerment, and community to our team. A happy team makes for a happy company.

We at Schroeder ensure that our team members feel heard and can reach out for help at any time. A true sense of community is felt in Schroeder’s offices. You can often find the shop team conversing with our marketing department about the newest endeavors at Schroeder and checking in to see how they’re doing. The same can be said for all departments.

That is exhibited clearly at Schroeder Industries. Team members are, no matter the title, treated with respect and treat others with the same respect.

Schroeder Industries knows the importance of fair and competitive wages and benefits.

Benefits Include:

  • Medical
  • 401(k)
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

Education is vital to the success of any business and there we partner with the following local colleges and universities:

  • The University of Pittsburgh
  • Robert Morris University
 

Our Partners

For over 75 years, Schroeder Industries has been a family-owned company that manufactures, designs, and markets a complete range of Advanced Fluid Conditioning Solutions®. Headquartered in Leetsdale, PA, we are in the heart of manufacturing country.
At the conception of Schroeder Industries, the focus was on the mining industry. Within that time, Schroeder recognized the need for fine micronic filtration in hydraulic systems and was a pioneer in the development of many filtration concepts and products. Schroeder Industries now plays a massive part in a vast range of markets, such as mobile equipment, automotive manufacturing, agriculture and more.

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For more than half a century, Schroeder Industries’ innovative efforts to develop value-engineered products have been recognized with over 33 patent awards, and 2 LEAP (Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program) awards in 2020. Working with over 100 partners worldwide, Schroeder remains at the forefront in the fields of fluid conditioning, diagnostics, and specialized energy products.

Schroeder plans to continue expanding and focusing on innovation within multiple sectors of the industrial world. We recognize the importance of sustainability, inclusion in the workplace, and working with customers and our team to figure out their needs.

 

Core Values

At Schroeder Industries, we have 7 core values:

F – Fueled by the success of our customer
I – Ingenuity – engineered solutions for a complex environment
L – Lead by example – better every day through continuous improvement
T – Together we excel through clear communication & teamwork
E – Employees empowered to provide exceptional quality & service
R – Responsiveness with determination, we make it happen
S – Safety – we pride ourselves on a sage, fun & family-oriented work environment

 

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Ethics & Policies

  • Equal opportunity employer
    • Schroeder Industries provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
  • 5S Policy
  • Up to date on ISO certifications
  • Quality Policy
    • Continuous improvement in our business to ensure a quality product, shipped on time without compromise.
  • Waste Minimization
    • Reusable water bottles with water stations, mugs, and silverware for employees to use for coffee & lunches
    • Recycling done throughout our shop floors.