The founder of Hunter Industries received the honor because his contributions developed the industry.
SAN MARCOS, Calif. – Edwin J. Hunter, inventor and founder of Hunter Industries, has been posthumously inducted into the Green Industry Hall of Fame, an organization dedicated to honoring individuals who have made lasting contributions to the betterment of the Green Industry. Inclusion in the Hall of Fame is a distinct honor and Hunter Industries is proud to have their founder included, the company said.
According to the Hall of Fame, Ed received the honor because, "His efforts and contributions have proven valuable in ensuring the development and future of our industry." Such contributions include the world's first irrigation controller, plastic sprinkler, rotor, plastic valve, valve-in-head golf course sprinkler and stream rotor.
Hunter died in 1998 at the age of 80. His contributions to product innovation and production processes stand as a testament to his tireless work ethic, passion for engineering, and unquestionable ingenuity. Thanks to organizations like the Green Industry Hall of Fame, his legacy and name will live on for many generations to come, the company said.