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NFPA’s Fluid Power Challenges

The NFPA has expanded their Fluid Power Challenge to include the Action Challenge, Robotics Challenge and Vehicle Challenge. The original Fluid Power Challenge, now called the Action Challenge, is for middle school students who work in teams to design and build a fluid power machine, and then compete with other teams in a timed competition. Daman […]

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 […]

Wrap-up of Daman’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

In honor of our 40th anniversary, Daman celebrated with a week of events held in June for the community, business partners, vendors, and employees. We kicked off the events on Wednesday, June 15th, with a beautiful and competitive day of golfing at Juday Creek for employees, customers, and business partners.  That evening golfers and non-golfers […]

  • Community

    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 […]

    Notre Dame vs. North Carolina Daman Tailgater

    What a game!!! North Carolina made it interesting, but everyone at the Daman Tailgater had no doubt the Irish would pull it off. ND is now one of the top five undefeated teams in the nation! Thank you to everyone who came out to the tailgate and we hope to see you at the next […]

  • Daman Awards

    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 […]

    Better Ergonomics Earns Daman Products Safety Achievement Award

    Continuous improvement of workplace safety at Daman Products Company, Inc. (www.daman.com) has received recognition from Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, a Michigan-based provider of workers’ compensation insurance (view link). Representatives from Daman will receive the Workplace Safety Achievement Award from Accident Fund Insurance on June 19, 2012, during a presentation at Daman’s headquarters in […]

  • 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

    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 […]

    The Evolution of Daman – Part I

    Armed with only a high school education, a sharp engineering mind and a desire to build a better product, Jack Davis, a man with no manufacturing experience, embarked on a business venture that would eventually become a leading hydraulic valve manifold company and an inspirational model for other manufacturing companies throughout the U.S. While working […]

  • Daman Operations

    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 Collaborates with Sun for Stainless Steel Manifold Assemblies

    If you have a need for custom corrosion-resistant integrated packages for demanding applications, Daman stainless manifolds with Sun stainless valves is your solution. For your hydraulic circuit, Daman can design, build, assemble valves and drop-ship your complete stainless steel solutions. In collaboration with Sun Hydraulics we will take care of all the details. Contact Customer […]

  • Daman People

    On-site Nurse at Daman

    OnSite Health Registered Nurse, Christy Tolch, has been providing prevention-minded health and safety education to Daman employees since April of this year. Onsite has been a a quarterly presence since September 2014. They offer workplace injury assessment, first aid and physician referrals (in-network as possible) including Health Coaching for those found to be ‘at-risk’ for various […]

    Daman People Announcements

    Recently Daman made the following announcements about their team members.  Join us in congratulating them. Kim Malicki – Office Manager Kim joined Daman in July of 2015 in the Office Manager role. Prior she served as an accountant for Goodwill Industries of Michiana for nearly 10 years and an outside sales representative for All In […]

  • 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

    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 […]

    Daman Donates Manifold Blocks to University of Minnesota

    Graduate students at the University of Minnesota are utilizing several of Daman’s manifold designs in a testing station they created for experimental components. This seemingly complex setup has much more going on than may be initially visible to the untrained eye. The suspended valves are designed to give the flexibility to constantly change valving and […]

  • Industry News

    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 Leadership to Speak at AME in Cincinnati: Metrics Can Be Lean Too

    When “What Gets Measured Gets Done” Collides with Lean Culture In the Metrics Can Be Lean Too presentation, Larry Davis and Dave Mischler will challenge AME participants about rethinking conventional business practices and exploring possibilities for continuous improvement in a culture of trust.  Learn more here. The Association of Manufacturing Excellence (AME) 2015 International Conference takes place October […]

  • Latest News

    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 […]

    The Evolution of Daman – Part I

    Armed with only a high school education, a sharp engineering mind and a desire to build a better product, Jack Davis, a man with no manufacturing experience, embarked on a business venture that would eventually become a leading hydraulic valve manifold company and an inspirational model for other manufacturing companies throughout the U.S. While working […]

  • 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

    NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference 2016

    The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) will be holding its Industry and Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) in Wheeling, Illinois from August 15 through August 17, 2016.   The conference provides acclaimed speakers who will present information on a variety of topics such as industry economics, market forecasts, technology breakthroughs and much more. Use this NFPA […]

    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 […]

  • 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