South Park Corporation was incorporated in 1932 as South Park Hydrant and Pump Company. The founders manufactured fire hydrants and fire truck hardware products. In the years since its inception the company was owned and operated by a succession of family members. Mid 1970, the company ceased building fire hydrants and focused on expanding its fire truck hardware product line. At that this time it’s name was shortened to South Park Corporation.
Curt Kemp and Curt Hintz were active employees and part owners of the company since the early 1960's. In 1980 they purchased sole ownership and ran the daily operations until 2005 when they retired and sold the company.
January of 2005 Erick and Phillip Schmidt purchased South Park Corporation and are active employees and owners as were their predecessors. Our mission is the same as our predecessors and the company founders almost 80 years ago. That is to provide our customers with quality fire truck hardware products at the most reasonable prices.