About Us

Quality Float Works, Inc. manufactures hollow metal float balls and assemblies used to level liquid controls in a variety of industries including gas, plumbing, oil and agriculture applications. Our products are engineered to the most exacting standards built with the know-how and skilled craftsmanship borne out of a lifetime of experience. Our advanced production capacity and in-house design capabilities allow us to develop floats in a wide variety of shapes and sizes to meet the specific needs of our customers.

We are unsurpassed for our design and development of floats for even the most critical control conditions. Our ability to custom build our floats separates us from our competitors; we’ll custom build a float to meet a customer’s requirements, exactly. From steel to copper, our floats and assemblies stand out for both our expert craftsmanship and decorative applications.

Typical product applications include: accumulators, critical temperatures/ pressures, corona balls, chemicals, surge tanks, flasks, pulsation dampeners, liquefied gas storage, electronics, storage vessels, petroleum processing, electronic containers, volume displacers, pumps, valves, check vents and decorative uses.

Customers including DuPont, Ford, general Dynamics, Grainger, the U.S. Department of Navy and Walt Disney use our floats as vital components in the operation of their equipment. Without our floats, their products would not work.


In 1915, Louis Yablin founded Chicago Float Works in his southwest side home in Chicago, Illinois. An immigrant tradesman, he had the know-how in metal spinning that ultimately developed into creating metal floats which became the foundation for the company. In 1995, Chicago Float Works evolved into Quality Float Works, Inc. located in Schaumburg, Illinois and remains a family owned and operated company.

The ingenuity that launched this company almost 100 years ago continues today. Quality Float Works, Inc. is a global competitor in part due to the development of its innovative Quality Float Valve division, which uses an entirely assembled float unit as opposed to just the float ball. Since its inception, total sales have grown by 200 percent and international sales have grown by 300 percent. Many of Quality Float Works, Inc. products are used in developing countries for water purification systems. This vision has allowed the company to grow in times when the manufacturing industry has faced troubled waters.

Global Reach

Quality Float Works, Inc. serves countries all over the world, including:

  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • China
  • Colombia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Guatemala
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Kazakhstan
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Vietnam