Latest News

A Spring Forward to Growth

A summary of our company-wide meeting held on April 20th, 2017 Executive Reports “We are back to growth mode,” states Dave Mischler, President at Daman.  Record low scrap rates, quality rating improvements, and market demand are all driving factors for us to continue advancing.  “We’re ready for this.” Gordon Weiler, Vice President of Sales, presented […]

Train the Trainer

Everyone learns in their own unique way—whether it be visually, verbally, or physically—which is why Daman created an interactive program called Train the Trainer. The idea behind the program is to emphasize and teach the differences in how people learn. This will allow anyone training another person to identify personality styles, make them aware of their […]

Introducing Daman’s New Manifold Drawing Format

In a few weeks, Daman will roll out a new and improved manifold drawing format. Leadered notes have been replaced by a detailed box with item labels. Old Manifold Drawing     New Manifold Drawing

  • Community

    Startup the City

    On March 2, 2017, from 5:30 – 9:00 PM, STARTUP THE CITY, launched by St. Joe’s CEO Class of 2017, is bringing together change agents from the community for a high-impact experience focused on raising awareness and building momentum around the surge in the growth of your city! Discover what’s happening in our region during […]

    Daman is Officially a Safe Place

    In March, Daman proudly became one of over 160 Safe Place sites in St. Joseph County. “Seeing that Safe Place sign is an important message to kids that people care,” says owner Larry Davis.  “Daman is committed to being available to youth in a variety of ways,” he continued.  “YSB does an outstanding job connecting with […]

  • Daman Awards

    Daman Announces Advancements in Leadership and Celebrates Employees

    Daman’s leadership team announced executive title changes at the quarterly company meeting held on July 19th.  Dave Mischler, previously Executive Vice President is now President of Daman Products; and Larry Davis, previously President is now Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In the early 90’s, Daman’s rapid growth led them to search for a fiscal manager.  Dave […]

    Inc’s 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies Honors Daman Products of Mishawaka

    Daman Products ranks #51 in the Top 100 Indiana Companies and #3071 in Inc. Magazine’s 2013 Top 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Daman’s revenue more than doubled from $9.3 million in 2009 to $19.5 million in 2012. That jump was good enough for a spot on Inc. Magazine’s list of the nation’s 5,000 […]

  • Daman Creative Team

    Daman’s Creative Team Featured in Target Magazine

    Daman’s creative team was recently featured in the Summer 2016 edition of “Target Magazine”. The article “A Creative Team Approach” relates why and how the creative team was formed. It goes on to illustrate the way new product development is initiated and how these ideas progress through a 9-step pipeline where they will either continue […]

    Daman’s Commitment to Improving Performance

    Daman’s Continuous Improvement team spends their time interacting with team members working on ways to create new or improved cell stations to maximize the use of current equipment. The tubes being welded in the picture below will be used in Cell C for long drill storage keeping drills of different diameters organized. It is through collaboration that we are able […]

  • Daman Events

    Fall Family Fun Weekend

      The crisp autumn air, bright colored leaves and fall festivities are upon us.  Daman employees and their families celebrated the season together during a weekend packed with adventure.  What better time of year to have a chili cook-off?  Congrats to the chili cook-off winners!  First place was awarded to Liz Conley and second Place […]

    The Evolution of Daman – Part 2

    A Cultural Conversion 1997 was a year of tremendous change at Daman. Construction was beginning on their new 45,000+ square-foot headquarters and manufacturing plant in the 1800 block of Home Street. At the same time, knowing there was a drastic need to change the way they were doing business, the executive team took a giant […]

  • Daman Operations

    New Year, New Packaging

    Everyone wants to protect their assets and it’s important to Daman that our customers’ packages show up on-time and in-shape.  Product protection starts with proper packaging.  A thorough evaluation of our packaging processes and materials stoked action to improve our system starting this New Year. Our goal is to improve the integrity of our packages […]

    Emergency Response Team at Daman

    Daman recently implemented an Emergency Response Team (ERT) training program to aid in providing a safer workplace for its employees.  ERT’s are trained to provide emergency first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation until an Emergency Medical Service can provide further treatment. Fourteen employees across three shifts volunteered to become trained and certified in AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED […]

  • Daman People

    Fall Family Fun Weekend

      The crisp autumn air, bright colored leaves and fall festivities are upon us.  Daman employees and their families celebrated the season together during a weekend packed with adventure.  What better time of year to have a chili cook-off?  Congrats to the chili cook-off winners!  First place was awarded to Liz Conley and second Place […]

    Emergency Response Team at Daman

    Daman recently implemented an Emergency Response Team (ERT) training program to aid in providing a safer workplace for its employees.  ERT’s are trained to provide emergency first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation until an Emergency Medical Service can provide further treatment. Fourteen employees across three shifts volunteered to become trained and certified in AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED […]

  • Daman Videos

    Surface Treatments for Daman Manifolds

    There are many benefits of applying a surface finish treatment to your manifold such as improved appearance, corrosion resistance, improved paint adhesion, and increased surface hardness. The type of material, its application, and the purpose for the coating are used to determine the proper treatment for your part. In this video, Daman describes the different applications and […]

    Continuous Improvement at Daman

    In 1997, Daman embraced the concept of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement. The journey has helped us to establish a systematic approach to eliminating waste, streamlining processes, increasing efficiencies and creating flow throughout the company. Today, continuous improvement is part of our DNA. This video captures some of the latest improvements made by our innovative […]

  • Education

    Education is a Priority at Daman

    “It’s more important than ever for our youth to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information. These are the types of skills that students learn by studying science, technology, engineering, and math—subjects collectively known as STEM. Yet today, few American students pursue […]

    A Special Thank You! Another Successful Fluid Power Challenge

    In December, we completed our 2015 Fluid Power Challenge competition. Without your support, we couldn’t have achieved our best year yet! Local seventh and eighth grade students from Clay Intermediate, Edison Intermediate, Greene Intermediate, Jackson Intermediate, Jefferson Traditional, LaSalle Academy, Marshall Intermediate, Navarre Intermediate, John Young Middle, Jimtown Middle and Career Academy of South Bend participated […]

  • Industry News

    2016 Industry and Economic Outlook Summary at a Glance

    This summer industry experts gathered at NFPA’s 2016 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference in Wheeling, Illinois to share information on industry economics, market forecasts and technology breakthroughs surrounding the fluid power supply chain. Studies showed that in 2015 the U.S. was responsible for 24.5% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) up from 22.5% in […]

    Daman’s Creative Team Featured in Target Magazine

    Daman’s creative team was recently featured in the Summer 2016 edition of “Target Magazine”. The article “A Creative Team Approach” relates why and how the creative team was formed. It goes on to illustrate the way new product development is initiated and how these ideas progress through a 9-step pipeline where they will either continue […]

  • Latest News

    Daman Announces Advancements in Leadership and Celebrates Employees

    Daman’s leadership team announced executive title changes at the quarterly company meeting held on July 19th.  Dave Mischler, previously Executive Vice President is now President of Daman Products; and Larry Davis, previously President is now Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In the early 90’s, Daman’s rapid growth led them to search for a fiscal manager.  Dave […]

    The Evolution of Daman – Part 2

    A Cultural Conversion 1997 was a year of tremendous change at Daman. Construction was beginning on their new 45,000+ square-foot headquarters and manufacturing plant in the 1800 block of Home Street. At the same time, knowing there was a drastic need to change the way they were doing business, the executive team took a giant […]

  • Media

    DamanWorks Featured by CADENAS PARTsolutions

    CINCINNATI, OH (PRWEB) MAY 07, 2015 Daman Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of hydraulic valve manifolds and related products, announces the launch of their all new online configurator built by CADENAS PARTsolutions. The self-serve interface enables Daman customers to configure the product they need, and instantly generate a 3D CAD model for use within their […]

    WNIT Broadcast

    CEO Larry Davis Featured on WNIT Technical Education Program Davis will be one of 4 panelists talking about technical skills in the workforce. Also learn about Daman’s recruiting, training and retention efforts as well as the economic costs of losing employees and obstacles from the employees perspective. The show will air on Friday, November 8th […]

  • Newsletters

    Issue 43 – Winter 2013

    Download Issue 43 In this issue: In control of destiny Pipeline to success Good idea New year, same prices Outlook by Larry Davis

    Issue 42 – Fall 2012

    Download Issue 42 In this issue: A turn toward better ergonomics Partnerships in tandem Move to paperless Journey toward continuous improvement Outlook by Larry Davis

  • Purchasing

  • Sales

    Everyone “Sells” When It Comes to Building Customer Relationships

    In August 2015, Don Buttrey, owner of Sales Professional Training, Inc., based in Ohio, provided an intensive training session for Daman Products’ employees focused on helping them learn the fundamental skills to help everyone be able to sell.  Those present in these one-day sessions were Daman team members representing sales, distributor services, production, IT, quality […]

  • Technical Tips

    Daman’s Ultrasonic Wash Video

    Learn more about Daman’s ultrasonic wash system that is utilized on all of Daman’s manifolds to remove  particles from machining, to add corrosion prevention and to provide a super-shine result. Do you have questions?  Contact our team at sales@daman.com.

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    Gemba Academy Podcast Featuring Larry Davis

    Larry Davis recently sat down with Ron Pereira from the Gemba Academy to talk about Daman Products’ journey into continuous improvement. Find out how Larry first came to learn about continuous improvement, how Daman started their lean journey, how the company handles training and the effect lean has had on Daman. Larry also reveals the […]

  • Tips and Advice

  • Uncategorized

    Daman Benefits and Wellness Fair

    On February 15, Daman hosted our third benefits and wellness fair for all employees. This is always a great opportunity for our employees to learn more about the benefits offered at Daman, as well as to ask questions of our vendor partners. The benefits fair was held in our Founder’s Room on February 15th. We […]

    A Partnership in Design

    In the early 90′s, PARO rolled out an innovative software package—HydroMan— that was years in the making. Their powerful hydraulic manifold software revolutionized the way manifolds are designed today. PARO was looking for simplicity, reliability, and effectiveness, making designs a snap compared to the weeks and numerous revisions it took to complete a hand drawn […]

  • White Papers

    New Daman White Paper: What Business School Won’t Teach You about Manufacturing

    For many, having a business degree is still worth the cost of admission. However, it is important for them to remember that there are many crucial process and leadership lessons that business schools simply don’t teach. At Daman, we are well aware of this education gap. Nothing in our culture or education prepared us for […]

    Lean Methodology Is Not The End Of The Road

    Daman Products was not born with a lean mentality. We have had to make major changes to get where we are today. Read on to learn more about how we’ve applied lean thinking and the principles of natural systems to develop a culture of continuous improvement at Daman Products. Download White Paper