Vendor Information: Buckner and Superior brands have a longstanding history within the irrigation industry. Now consolidated within The Storm Manufacturing Group these brands continue to represent the performance and reliability that have been industry standards for nearly a century. The Buckner Company was founded by W.A. Buckner in 1912 with the introduction of a patented slow-rotation sprinkler. The Buckner Company helped revolutionize the industry with new products such as the first hose-less irrigation system the quick coupler valve the hose swivel and the sand-resistant bearing and cam-drive sprinkler. The famous Pebble Beach Golf Course was an early site of Buckners innovative automated irrigation systems. The Buckner Company became part of Storm Manufacturing Group in 2000.