About Us


SafeWay is a division of The Specialty Mfg. Co. that is headquartered in St.Paul Minnesota. The company operates six other divisions: Specialty Valve, Specialty Dental, Specialty Integrated Services, New Ulm Precision Tool and Rola-Chem.

The company maintains 250,000 square feet of engineering, manufacturing, assembly, test and administration operations from three Minnesota locations, St. Paul, New Ulm and Granite Falls.

Since it’s founding in 1969, SafeWay has established a trusted reputation for easy-to-use, leak-free designs that minimize fluid restriction, improving safety and functionality. All SafeWay fluid transfer products are designed, fabricated, and assembled in the USA.

Safeway’s first one-handed connect/disconnect couplers were developed for agricultural applications. The success of that product lead us to the introduction of coupler adapters that allow users to achieve quick disconnect fluid transfer with other coupling styles.

Today’s impressive product line includes a broad foundation of standard ISO certified coupler systems, agricultural interchange products. These include various ISO interchanges, heavy duty connect-under-pressure designs, extreme high-pressure designs and innovative flush-face, non-spill models. Our products are available for resale through a worldwide network of stocking distributors.

Our product specifications and quality are second to none. We frequently work with OEM’s to design custom and customized fluid transfer systems for their unique applications. Simply put we routinely do the things other manufacturers can’t or won’t do.

SafeWay Fluid Transfer Systems are standard components on equipment used in a wide variety of industries: Agriculture Construction, Mining, Manufacturing, Automation and Data Management to name a few. SafeWay’s standard product line is available in steel, brass, and stainless steel.  Additional materials and custom finishes are available, based on quantity.

To do this, we apply six manufacturing disciplines:

Machining, Stamping, Grinding, Plastic Injection Molding and Wire EDM with engineering and assembly operations. Our facilities and customer care are world class.


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Two beliefs fuel our success:

  1. We believe in the collaboration of design, fabrication and testing.
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  3. We believe that applying engineering and manufacturing know how to improve your part’s function and how efficiently it can be manufactured are keys to providing a superior value.

We are known across all industry as a quality-driven and responsive manufacturer. Every day we work with customers to leverage the value of our world class manufacturing capabilities. Our vertically integrated factory brings together advanced machining, injection molding, stamping and assembly capabilities to provide a superior single source value.

Still we recognize that high quality is assumed, and it is the last mile that matters most to our customers, on time delivery. Our most important belief is that your complete satisfaction can only be achieved if the exact parts you need are delivered on time.

– Daniel McKeown, President


The Specialty Mfg. Co.