Whipps, Inc. is a privately-owned company, founded in 1977 by George and Pauline Whipps. Since the company's inception, Whipps, Inc. has steadily increased market share by manufacturing water control gates of the highest quality and highest performance at a competitive price. Fabricated equipment such as sluice/slide gates (aka penstocks), stop logs, hand-pull stop gates, flap gates, shear gates, mud valves, telescoping valves and tilting weirs are produced at the company headquarters in Athol, Massachusetts.
In 2000, Whipps, Inc. outgrew its original production facility at 38 South Main Street and moved to its current location at 370 South Athol Road. In 2008, the production facility was nearly doubled in size to accommodate a sharp increase in sales. In 2010, additional office space was added.