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DYSON CORPORATION
PAINESVILLE, OHIO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DYSON CORPORATION ACQUIRES ACCU-TECH MANUFACTURING & SUPPORT CORP. – MENTOR, OH

Specialty Fastener and Forging Company expands capabilities with acquisition

Dyson Corporation (portfolio company of Tulcan Management), a Specialty Fastener and Forging company in business since 1884, expands their manufacturing capacity and capabilities through the acquisition of the business assets of Accu-Tech Manufacturing & Support Corporation, located at 8875 East Avenue in Mentor, Ohio.

Accu-Tech has operated as a high-precision machine shop in Lake County, Ohio for the last 25 years, primarily selling into the specialty valve and tooling industries. Dyson plans to continue operations at the Accu-Tech facility through the remainder of 2020, when it will combine the assets and employees with the Dyson Corp. operations located in the same Ohio county. All equipment and employees of Accu-Tech are expected to remain with the combined company after the transition.

“With the increased capacity this equipment will provide, Dyson will be able to increase throughput, improve our tooling availability, and optimally improve our on-time deliveries to our valued customers. This acquisition is a very positive step in the direction we intend to take in order to continue the growth of our business in 2020 and beyond,” said Tom Plisko, General Manager of Dyson Corp.

ABOUT DYSON CORPORATION
Founded in 1884 as a specialty forge shop in Cleveland, OH, Dyson has grown to become a leading supplier of specialty fasteners and forgings ranging in size from 1/2 to 10,000 lbs. and diameters up to 20”. The critical fasteners they produce are used primarily by the Military, Infrastructure, Construction, and Renewable Energy industries, and are produced to ASME, MIL, ANSI, SAE, and DIN standards. Dyson is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer. To learn more about Dyson, please visit: www.dysoncorp.com.

ABOUT TULCAN MANAGEMENT, LLC
Tulcan Management is a private financial sponsor and operating partnership based in Houston, TX that makes investments in middle-market companies. Tulcan provides capital to business owners in the form of buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth equity and supports the development of management, appropriate governance, professionalization of reporting and tracking of operating metrics. For more information, please visit: www.tulcan.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
John Kovatch | Director, Sales & Marketing jkovatch@dysoncorp.com


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“We supply the anchor rods, nuts, washers, and PVC for the foundations, as well as rod caps and grease for when the project is complete that protects the exposed threads of the anchor rods.”

 

What’s a typical day like for you at Dyson Corporation?

I’m mostly in constant communication with our customers and then with our production team out on the floor. I’m doing quoting for the customers, trying to get status updates on projects that we have that are ongoing, updating current shipments schedules, making sure everything stays on track. And then we’re trying to get feedback from customers as well about the quality of the products they’re seeing on-site that’s coming from us — schedule changes and what small improvements we can make as these jobs go on that make things run smoother for them and make sure they’re still on schedule.

And then with our production team, we’re just making sure they’re on schedule, they’ve got all their equipment up and running well, or whatever ancillary things that they might need that just keep the project going and keep them running efficiently. That’s how most of my day is spent generally.

What does Dyson do for the wind industry?

We supply the anchor rods, nuts, washers, and PVC for the foundations, as well as rod caps and grease for when the project is complete that protects the exposed threads of the anchor rods. All of our rods and nuts are 100 percent melted and manufactured in the U.S. Our manufacturing is all done in Painesville, Ohio. All of our material is 100 percent traceable. It all goes back to when the steel was melted at our steel supplier. We gauge and test all of our threads and all of the products that we’re sending out so we know that it all works properly. Everything is certified by a third-party testing lab that we use to make sure our materials are meeting the grades that are specified.

What makes Dyson unique to wind?

We have a proprietary thread on our anchor rods and nuts that we developed in early 2000. We have the ability to pretension every rod that we ship out to the site to make sure it meets the standard of the spec for each rod and how it’s tensioned in the field, so we know that we’re not sending out a rod that’s going to break at that tension point. And we’ve got experience from our production manager and our director of engineering — about 40-years-experience — together in the wind industry. We have a very knowledgeable staff here as well. We were also ISO 9001:2015 Certified, so that quality specification is there as well.

How do you work with a client when they come to you with a particular challenge?

Each wind project and each job site is very different. There are a lot of similarities, but there are a lot of small details that make each job unique. In our view, listening is the first thing. You have to be able to identify each small detail of the challenge that they’re facing. And then once we kind of nail all that down, really as I touched on our engineering and production experience, we kind of lean on them. They’ve done a great job of being able to identify solutions and work with our customers — whether it’s the engineer of record for the project or the engineers for our specific customers — just to find a solution for those problems. We can kind of take that and apply it to those challenges and use that to improve our processes as well as foresee some of those challenges in the future and apply it to our processes going forward.

As the wind industry has evolved, how has Dyson evolved with it?

It’s taken off quite a bit in the last few years. Dyson is investing in the wind division. We’ve dedicated an entire business unit and entire division to the wind industry. We’ve added some production lines, and we’re running multiple shifts, so we’re bringing in more quality people and doing continuous improvement and maintenance to our equipment. I mentioned the tensioning ability that we have. We built the equipment for tensioning about four years ago. So, we can try to eliminate bolt failures out in the field, because that’s the last thing you want once a bolt’s been put in the ground and concrete poured around it. You don’t want failure there.

We know for sure that we’re sending out a quality product. And then we’ve allocated more resources and raw material on hand. And we have the manpower just so we can meet these increased quantity demands that we’re seeing. We’ve seen an increase in tighter project schedules. Everybody wants to get these done a little bit quicker. We feel like with the more quality people here working on this line and more raw material on hand, we’re going to be able to better meet those needs.

And we are continuing to improve quality and efficiency, taking those experiences and the challenges that we see our customers having in the field. With all that experience that we have on-site here with this industry, we can apply that and make some little adjustments to how we do things going forward and make it easier on our customers.

Where do you see you wind energy in the next 10 to 20 years, and Dyson’s place in that future?

We’ve got some things that we’re working on in the future, but right now it seems like a lot of our customers are basically focused on wrapping up 2019 and the next two, three years going forward. We keep hearing that everything’s going to just grow, and every year is going to be bigger than the next for the next couple of years. We had a very busy 2019, and 2020 and 2021 look to be even busier.

But beyond that, these energy companies are moving to work more and more toward renewable energy. Wind is a big part of that. They see that being more and more of a viable option with more and more of these wind farms out there.With our continued growth and with the investment that we are putting into that industry, we’re in it for the long haul.

More info: www.dysoncorp.com

This article was originally published in the January 2020 issue of Wind Systems magazine.



PAINESVILLE, OH – APRIL 24, 2018 – Dyson Corp. will be exhibiting at HydroVision International at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina this June 2018.

The event spans 4 days from the 26th-29th and attracts an audience of 3,000+ hydro professionals and water resource stakeholders from throughout the United States and abroad.

Dyson Corp. is looking forward to meeting with customers, as well as promoting its products and services. Employees from Dyson Corp. will be present to share their knowledge and expertise on our broad product portfolio.

Be sure to visit them at booth #1542.

ABOUT DYSON CORP.
With 125+ years of industry leadership, Dyson Corp. is the leading provider of domestic large diameter fasteners and forgings. Headquartered in Painesville, OH, the company serves virtually all critical applications for large diameter fasteners in an array of different industries; from Renewable Energy, Bridge Construction, Marine and Military, Oil and Gas, Locks and Dams, Mining, Infrastructure and General Construction.


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For over 125 years, Dyson Corp. has remained North America’s leading producer of high quality, 100% domestic, large diameter fasteners and forgings. Serving the critical markets of Renewable Energy, Marine and Military, Oil and Gas, Infrastructure, State Departments of Transportation, Mining, Hydropower, General Construction, and Bridge Construction/Restoration, their products are present in some of America’s most notable projects.

All products manufactured at the company’s Painesville, Ohio facility are strictly 100% melted and manufactured in the U.S.A., and are produced to various specifications including ASME, ASTM, SAE, MIL, ANSI and DIN… making Dyson America’s number one source for domestically produced parts for use on large scale projects.

“All Dyson products are of the highest quality standard and are fully traceable back to raw material production” claims Mike Robinson, Head of Dyson Sales for Construction Components.

Recently, Dyson made a significant investment in two high-speed bolt forging presses. This new capability allows them to rapidly produce blank bolts, cap screws and clevis pins 30% faster than prior manufacturing methods. Dyson can hot forge bolts up to 2.25” in diameter, and with their own on-site heat-treating facility, the company is able to stock bolts in multiple grades and specifications.

“Our new bolting capabilities allow us to respond to large or small orders effectively and provides our distribution partners with even faster turn-arounds,” says John Hocevar, Head of Dyson’s Forged Technology line.

Hocevar further declares “Dyson is distinct among other nut and bolt manufacturers in that it is the only manufacturer to duel certify ASTM-A194 grade 2H/ASMT-A563 grade DH heavy hex nuts.”

This benefits Dyson’s distribution customers by allowing them to better manage their inventory, ultimately cutting their number of stocked sku’s in half since they no longer have to stock 2H and DH nuts in their warehouses. “Our 2H/DH heavy hex nuts save our customers money, time and space,” states Hocevar.

Dyson’s duel certified nuts are available in diameters 1.25” up to 4” in plain finish, as well as galvanized. They can also forge up to 6.5” diameter heavy hex nuts and can accommodate customized requirements.

In addition to their duel certified 2H/DH nuts, Dyson Corp. is also unique in the industry due to their various patents. They are the patent holder of the original D-LOC and M-LOC free spinning lock and seal nuts which are widely used on applications that require vibration or liquid leakage minimization such as the mining industry. Most major mining companies use Dyson’s D-LOC nuts on their crusher and shaker equipment, and they’re also commonly used on other vibration prone applications such as railway systems.

“Dyson is the only manufacturer to produce D-LOC heavy hex nuts where complete thread engagement is achieved. This fully forged nut provides maximum strength and tension values for extreme working environments,” explains Patrick Linehan, Director of Engineering at Dyson Corp.  Linehan further clarifies, “Dyson’s D-LOC nuts distribute the bearing load on irregular surfaces and locks the bolt and nut assembly together. It also creates a water-tight seal. Vibration cannot loosen the assembly due to the locking element of this product.”

To find out more about what Dyson can offer and how they fulfil your forging and fastener needs, contact: Chelsea Johnson at cjohnson@dysoncorp.com.

You can see the full online feature here.

 

 


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Dyson Corp., leading manufacture of 100% domestic large fasteners and forgings’ D-LOC lock and seal nuts are America’s leading solution for common vibration and liquid leackage problems typically present on the following applications: rod mills, ball mills, autogenous mills, crushers, shakers, overhead cranes, material handling equipment, presses,  railway systems and mines.

Dyson is the patent holder of the original D-LOC and M-LOC free spinning lock and seal nuts, and is “the only manufacturer to produce D-LOC heavy hex nuts where complete thread engagement is achieved,” explains Patrick Linehan, Director of Engineering at Dyson Corp.

Linehan further clarifies, “This fully forged nut provides maximum strength and tension values for extreme working environments. D-LOC nuts distribute the bearing load on irregular surfaces and lock the bolt and nut assembly together. It also creates a water-tight seal. Vibration cannot loosen the assembly due to the locking element of this product.”

As the nut is torqued, the force expands the DY-LASTIC insert to form a tight plastic cushion on the bearing surface, on the nut, and between the threads of the bolt and nut. This reduces downtime and lowers maintenance and retorquing costs!

Learn more about the benefits of Dyson’s D-LOC lock nuts here.  

 


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PAINESVILLE, OH – April 5, 2018 – Dyson Corp., the leading provider of 100% domestic large diameter fasteners and forgings has recently announced their strong start to safety so far in 2018.

Following the company’s impressive 2017 safety accomplishments – such as their acknowledgement at the 2017 Lake County Safety Council Awards Banquet with two safety awards: the Achievement Award and the 100 Percent Award – Dyson says they are “determined and on track to surpass last year’s safety achievements” in 2018.

By providing a full circle approach to EHS, and with specialized programs including monthly company-wide safety meetings, daily management audits, weekly department talks and an engaging near miss program, Dyson Corp. is seeing a spike in 2018 numbers as compared to 2017.

Dyson Safety Coordinator, Andrew Apathy, stated, “so far, our projections reflect increased numbers of near miss cards turned in, company-wide safety training classes held, and management audits conducted in 2018 as compared to 2017. Only three months into the year, we are pleased to see our workforce fully engaged in our safety programs and working together to strengthen and further it. We look forward to keeping up this momentum throughout the year.”

ABOUT DYSON CORP.
With more than 125 years of industry leadership, Dyson Corp. is the leading provider of 100% domestic large diameter fasteners and forgings. Headquartered in Painesville, OH, the company serves virtually all critical applications for large diameter fasteners in an array of different industries; from Renewable Energy, Bridge Construction, Marine and Military, Oil and Gas, Locks and Dams, Mining, Infrastructure and General Construction.

 

 


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PAINESVILLE, OH – JANUARY 29, 2018 – Dyson Corp., the leading provider of 100% domestic large diameter fasteners and forgings is pleased to announce its involvement in supplying anchor bolt assemblies for the Walnut Ridge Wind Project.

The 212-megawatt Walnut Ridge wind project is located in Bureau County, Illinois, and spans nearly 14,000 acres of farmland. Construction began for the project in early August 2017 and is expected to be completed by December 1, 2018.

Dyson Corp. recently shipped anchor bolt assemblies for the 106 Vestas V110 turbines being assembled.

Dyson Corp. has manufactured anchor bolts, nuts, screws and other fasteners and forgings used in wind turbine construction since the inception of the renewable energy industry, and is delighted to be a part of such an impressive project.

ABOUT DYSON CORP.
With more than 125 years of industry leadership, Dyson Corp. is the leading provider of 100% domestic large diameter fasteners and forgings. Headquartered in Painesville, OH, the company serves virtually all critical applications for large diameter fasteners in an array of different industries; from Renewable Energy, Bridge Construction, Marine and Military, Oil and Gas, Locks and Dams, Mining, Infrastructure and General Construction.


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PAINESVILLE, OH – OCTOBER 5, 2017 – Dyson Corp., the leading provider of domestic large diameter fasteners, forgings and machined parts was delighted to be one of the 30+ manufacturers at the fifth annual Think Manufacturing Career Expo at Wickliffe High School on October 5, 2017.

Dyson Corp. spoke with over 600 students to educate them on the various technical careers available to them within the manufacturing industry.

The annual manufacturing career expo is a collaborative effort between the three Lake County Chambers of Commerce — Willoughby Western, Mentor Area and Eastern Lake County.

This expo gives students the opportunity to meet with manufacturing companies face-to-face, listen to presentations and attend workshops to gather the valuable information they’ll need to obtain a career in manufacturing in the near future.

Dyson Corp Human Resources Manager, Donna Lashchuk, commented on the event stating, “we are always looking to add to Dyson’s talent pool, and improve our skill base to maintain a competitive edge with our customers…and what better way to do that than to attract the attention of candidates just entering the job market through an internship or co-op program!”

ABOUT DYSON
With 125+ years of industry leadership, Dyson is the leading provider of domestic large diameter fasteners and forgings. Headquartered in Painesville, OH, the company serves virtually all critical applications for large diameter fasteners in an array of different industries; from Renewable Energy, Bridge Construction, Marine and Military, Oil and Gas, Locks and Dams, Mining, Infrastructure and General Construction.


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PAINESVILLE, OH – OCTOBER 1, 2017 – Dyson, the leading provider of domestic large diameter fasteners, forgings and machined parts is pleased to announce its been awarded a contract to supply critical fasteners for the Ohio River Lock Miter Gate Anchorage Replacement Project.

Dyson is contracted to supply eyebolts, anchor arms, pins, lock nuts and sleeve nuts for the lock’s restoration.

Dyson has supplied key components to major lock and dam industry projects including: the Grand Coulee Dam, the McAlpine Lock and Dam, and the Olmstead Dam.

Dyson is thrilled to continue doing its part to help America harness natures power!

ABOUT DYSON
With more than 130 years of industry leadership, Dyson is the leading provider of domestic large diameter fasteners and forgings. Headquartered in Painesville, OH, the company serves virtually all critical applications for large diameter fasteners in an array of different industries; from Renewable Energy, Bridge Construction, Marine and Military, Oil and Gas, Locks and Dams, Mining, Infrastructure and General Construction.


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PAINESVILLE, OH – SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 – Dyson Corp, leading provider of domestic large diameter fasteners, forgings and machined parts is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a contract to manufacture and supply critical fasteners for the George Washington Bridge Refurbishment Project.

The George Washington Bridge Refurbishment Project is a 7-year project that is projected to be completed in 2024. It is the most traveled bridge in the world, with over 300,000 cars passing over it daily!

Dyson Corp’s reputation, knowledge and domestic manufacturing capabilities are what set the company apart from the competition.

“This is a win for everyone at our company. Our Engineering, Production, Purchasing and Sales teams worked extremely hard on this project to get everything in line. It’s great to see everyone’s hard work paid off” says Michael Robinson, Sales Manager at Dyson.

ABOUT DYSON CORP
With more than 130 years of industry leadership, Dyson is the leading provider of domestic large diameter fasteners and forgings. Headquartered in Painesville, OH, the company serves virtually all critical applications for large diameter fasteners in an array of different industries; from Renewable Energy, Bridge Construction, Marine and Military, Oil and Gas, Locks and Dams, Mining, Infrastructure and General Construction.