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  • Dixon Valve & Coupling Company is a manufacturer and supplier of hose fittings and accessories. The company, often referred to as just Dixon, offers products for fire protection, food processing, dairy processing, beverage and brewery operations, industrial manufacturing, mining, construction, chemical processing, petroleum processing and refining, oilfields, mobile tankers and agricultural operations.
  • Dixon Valve, which was founded by H. W. Goodall in 1916, maintains manufacturing, warehouse, sales or service facilities in eleven U.S. states. It also has sales and service offices on five continents. Its international headquarters are in Chestertown, Maryland (USA).
  • Dixon has a comprehsive range of industrial products —
  • • Cam & Groove
  • • Clamps, Sleeves & Ferrules
  • • Coupling Systems
  • • Engineered Transfer Products
  • • Hose & Tubing
  • • Hydraulic Fittings
  • • Industrial Fluid Controls
  • • Industrial Hose Fittings
  • • Maintenance & Repair
  • • Nozzles, Spray Guns & Accessories
  • • Pipe, Welding & Tube Fittings
  • • Pneumatic Fittings
  • • Pumps
  • • Valves
  • Dixon Valve & Coupling Company was founded in 1916 to meet the demand for couplings for the mining, oil drilling, construction and rail transportation industries. During the company's early years through to 1950, it pioneered the development of various couplings and related products, including ground joint and air hammer couplings, malleable iron universal couplings with safety locking feature, steel combination nipples, steel hose menders, plated hose fittings, and dredge sleeve clamps.
  • After World War II, the company began expanding into international markets. In recent decades, it has continued to broaden its line offerings through new product introductions as well as corporate acquisitions.
  • Major milestones —
  • • 1916: Dixon Valve & Coupling Co. founded in Philadelphia by H. W. Goodall.
  • • 1917: First rotary hose coupling patented.
  • • 1918: First publication of Dixon Driller; with only two exceptions, the publication has been mailed every month since.
  • • 1929: Moves company headquarters to Hancock and Columbia Avenues in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • • 1934: Opens Dixon Ltd. in Canada, the company's first expansion outside the United States.
  • • 1940: Acquisition of Mulconroy Company and its Holedall couplings line.
  • • 1943-45: Nearly 100% of Dixon production goes toward military contracts.
  • 1952: Acquisition of Buck Iron Company, a Pennsylvania metals foundry.
  • • 1954: Founder H.W. Goodall dies; R. B. Goodall becomes president and chief operating officer.
  • • 1955: Introduces Tuff-Lite line of nylon fittings - non-metallic hose fittings (Tuff-lite fittings).
  • • 1976: Corporate headquarters moves from Philadelphia, PA to Chestertown, Maryland.
  • • 1980: Enters cam and groove market and patents Boss-Lock, a fitting with a safety-locking handle.
  • • 1981: Dixon Adflow, Ltd. (now Dixon Group Europe) opens in Preston, United Kingdom.
  • • 1985: Acquisition of the Andrews line of cam and groove fittings from Parker Hannifin.
  • • 1992: Major renovation and updating of headquarters facility in Chestertown, Maryland.
  • • 1993: Acquisition of Perfecting Service Company, a North Carolina manufacturer (now Dixon Quick Coupling).
  • • 1994: R. B. Goodall dies. Sons Richard and Douglas become third-generation family leaders
  • • 1996: Acquisition of Australian-based Minsup (now Dixon Asia Pacific).
  • • 1999: Acquisition of American Coupling Company of Chicago (now Dixon Brass).
  • 2000: Acquisition of Bayco Industries (now Dixon Bayco).
  • • 2003: Begins operations in Mexico with creation of Dixva subsidiary.
  • • 2005: Boss magazine launched, a quarterly publication of Dixon Valve that explores the world and its industries.
  • • 2006: Acquisition of Powhatan and integration of its product line with other fire protection industry products to form Dixon Powhatan (now Dixon Fire).
  • • 2006: International sales office opened in St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • • 2007: Dixon Asia Pacific Private Limited incorporated.
  • • 2007: Dixon (Shanghai) Trading Company Limited established.
  • • 2012: Acquisition of Eagle America (now Dixon Eagle).