Category Archives: Events

In February, Larry Davis, CEO, and Gordon Weiler, Vice President of Sales, attended NFPA’s annual conference in balmy Orlando, Florida. Hundreds of attendees representing manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers from the fluid power industry were there to learn from experienced speakers, brainstorm during committee meetings, and network with industry peers. Presentations included the “Internet of Things” […]

On March 2, NFPA (National Fluid Power Association) and MSOE (Milwaukee School of Engineering) held their quarterly Fluid Power Industrial Consortium Seminar. Daman’s Matt Giloth, distributor services manager, and Trevor Henkler, distributor services custom products attended the 1/2 day program titled “Building Smart Fluid Power Components and Systems” (ones that perform self-diagnostics and troubleshooting and integrate […]

Company Meeting Brief Executive Summary Dave Mischler, President, reports our 2017 sales increased 15% over 2016 and orders were up 23%. Our internal scrap rate was also at a record low!  In 2018 we are expecting another 15% sales increase. Where there is significant sales growth, you will surely find “growing pains” to go right […]

Last week, 116 seventh and eighth graders from nine area schools—Clay Intermediate, Edison Intermediate, Jackson Intermediate, LaSalle Academy, Marshall Intermediate, Navarre Intermediate, John Young Middle School, Jimtown Middle School (Baugo), and Career Academy of South Bend—visited Daman headquarters in preparation for the eighth annual Fluid Power Action Challenge. The students were kept busy during the […]

Fall Festivities at Daman

Daman employees, their families, and friends celebrate the autumn season together during a week full of activities including a chili cook-off, pumpkin carving contest, and an outing to the Niles Scream Park! Congratulations to all of our winners this week! Pumpkin Carving Contest 1st Place – Matt Bickel 2nd Place – Krysten Shoulders 3rd Place – Andy Mendez […]

Company Meeting Brief October 2017 Matt Giloth, Distributor Services Manager, assures employees that the work they are doing is making a positive impact.  He remarks, “What you do is all around you” while presenting a sample of our products that are woven into hydraulic power unit applications around the nation, and across multiple industries including railroad, […]

“Make Hay While the Sun Shines”  That’s what VP of Sales Gordon Weiler proclaims at the Q3 company-wide meeting.  To make hay while the sun shines means to take advantage of the conditions while the conditions are good.  That’s what we’re doing here at Daman:  taking action in the field, continually evolving our offerings, and […]

At Daman, we believe that a company’s success relies on multiple personalities being able to work together, communicate effectively, and solve problems quickly. It’s why we invest a lot of time and energy into educational programs and leadership events that help our employees grow. Last month our leadership team spent the morning at LEAD USA […]

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 […]

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 […]

Questionable market forecasts and downturn in the economy over the past couple of years have been challenging; not just for Daman, but for many of our valued customers.  Daman saw these challenges as opportunities.  As a company, and as individuals, the dip has given us time to reboot, to reevaluate what’s important, and better understand […]

Executive Reports “Do the best you can, every day.  This will enable us to be as strong as possible both operationally and financially as we head into 2017,” encourages Dave Mischler, President at Daman.   Signs of key markets turning loose in 2017 are promising.  Since the recession of the oil & gas industry, we’ve […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Holiday Hours

Please note that our offices will be closed for the holidays on the following dates: Nov. 27th, 2014 Nov. 28th, 2014 Dec. 25th, 2014 Dec. 26th, 2014 Jan. 1st, 2015

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 […]

We would like to thank all the friends and customers who attended the Daman Tailgater party for the Notre Dame vs. Michigan game on Saturday, September 6th. We had a blast and the Fighting Irish crushed the Wolverines 31-0. It was a beautiful day that ended with a beautiful win! Go Irish!!!

A Personal Note from Larry “Knees in the Breeze” Davis Dear Friends, As one of the 2014 Men in Kilts, I have personally committed to raise $50K for the Ronald McDonald House Charity of Michiana (RMHC). This organization has been providing aid and support for seriously ill children and their families since 2002, and has done so […]

[Announced by Ron Myers, President of the Michiana Chapter of APICS] Daman designs and builds standard and custom hydraulic manifolds for industrial and mobile applications. Their products are marketed through a distribution network to original equipment manufacturers in the machine tool, construction, farming, mining, energy, agricultural, ship building and entertainment industries, to name a few. Daman’s way […]

2013 Fluid Power Challenge

7th and 8th Grade Students Dive into Mechanical and  Hydraulic Engineering Concepts MISHAWAKA – Local seventh and eighth grade students from John Young and South Bend Community Schools will be participating in the 2013 Fluid Power Challenge hosted by Daman Products Company, a manifold manufacturing facility based in Mishawaka, Indiana. The event will be held […]

Daman employees and Hannah’s House employees & residents graciously volunteered their time for festivities at Daman’s annual Carnival on Saturday, July 20th from 11:30-2:30. Daman’s support of Hannah’s house included: 1) multiple employee donations of much needed household, personal and baby items, 2) a donation of nearly $200.00 from the proceeds of a dunk tank […]

Work Shop Days: October 17th and 18th at Daman Challenge Day: December 6th at Notre Dame’s Stephan Center The Daman Fluid Power Challenge offer hands-on education concerning fluid power and mechanical engineering concepts to Middle School students, while engaging them in a project-based challenge that requires team work, time and material constraints, division of labor, planning, and working to a goal. Financial […]

Reliable and Efficient Hydraulics and Pneumatics for Today and Tomorrow Formerly known as the Energy Efficient Hydraulics and Pneumatics Conference November 19th-21st, 2013 Doubletree Hotel, Rosemont, IL Hosted by: International Fluid Power Society (IFPS), the FPDA Motion and Control Network (FPDA), and the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) Click here register and learn more:  http://www.nfpa.com/events/fpsc.htm

Larry Davis is looking for good help. He’s president of Daman Products Co. Inc., but doesn’t necessarily want to hire people who have experience in manufacturing. Instead, he says it’s tough to find good people who pay attention to detail, have a strong work ethic and don’t need a boss or manager to act as […]