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On the dance floor at the 1985 Neptune Christmas Party
Photo courtesy of Bennie Koon

Neptune making a splash in Tallassee for 50 years


This month, Neptune Technology Group is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the relocation of its headquarters, manufacturing facility and foundry to Tallassee. Opened in June of 1972, the fully integrated facility affords Neptune the unique advantage of being involved in every aspect of the water metrology manufacturing process.

Neptune has developed many industry firsts and innovations from the Tallassee facility. The location has further allowed the company to create solutions that help customers win their day with products, systems, software, and services that stand the test of time.

"Creating our own state-of-the-art facility was critical to maintaining our position as the leading provider of meter reading systems and water measurement products so that we could continue to be our customers' most valued partner," remarked President of Neptune Technology Group, Don Deemer. "Together with our ONE Neptune team, we continue to drive changes in an evolving industry while staying true to our heritage."

A welcomed addition to Elmore County, Neptune initially employed 140 residents, and has enjoyed steady growth in the employee population for the last 50 years.

Thankful for the support received from the Tallassee community, Neptune is proud to provide a safe and productive workplace and continues to preserve the many local manufacturing jobs that support the over 4,000 water utilities across North America that Neptune serves. For more information, visit

Mid-1970s photo

Signing day for Neptune in 1973 at the office of Gov. George Wallace

Phil Marlar from the 1985 Trident Tribune
1981 Talla-Hi News Ad

Unveiling the new engineering center in 2010

Neptune's Chuck DiLaura in 2012 for their 40th anniversrary in Tallassee

DiLaura and Wayne Pitchford on site for the new health and wellness groundbreaking in 2015

Employees enjoying lunch from the annual summer cookout in 2015

Hanging Christmas decorations in 2016

Members of the Tallassee High School Choir in the plant for Veterans Day in 2019

The following photos are random shots by former employee Bennie Koon from the mid 1980s