丹佛机器:过去,现在, & 未来

丹佛机械厂100年卓越服务

丹佛机械工厂, located in Henderson, CO, celebrates its 100th 年业务. 该公司于1916年由现任所有者斯科特和埃里克 White的曾祖父创建.

在公司100岁的时候, 斯科特, and twin brother 埃里克 with their management team and employees, continue to service multiple industries with manufacturing support, 重型机械修理, 重型工业机械, 以及一般的设备维护. 自1916年以来,丹佛机器在科罗拉多州的工业部门的增长中发挥了不可或缺的部分.

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白人的曾祖父, 弗雷德, bought out his partner and became the sole owner of 丹佛机械工厂 100 years ago. 原来的商店位于阿拉帕霍街和17街th St. in downtown Denver (as seen in the building on the very left). 这家商店是一栋两层楼的建筑,地板上安装着马达,动力天花板安装在传动轴上, 延伸到整个商店, 用皮带. The shafts drove multiple leather belts that powered the lathes and mills below. 速度的改变是通过移动皮带到安装在机器上的不同大小的滑轮来实现的. (上面第一幢楼下的背景图片是原店内部的照片.)早期的商店服务于当地的金矿开采工业,也支持蓬勃发展的农业工业. Even though the transcontinental railroad had been complete for nearly 50 years, many rail companies still utilized Denver Machine’s services in the early days.

战时生产委员会

This is a name plate on a large lathe that is still being used to this day.

弗雷德 moved the shop several blocks away to a newer building on 14th 布莱克和圣. in 1931 (2nd 上图左起建筑物). 二战期间, 丹佛机械公司通过为军用车辆(如吉普车和2-1/2吨重的卡车)生产榴弹炮弹壳和许多零部件来帮助战争(从1931年商店上方的阴影图片可以看到那个时代的人).

埃德•白, 弗雷德’s son, joined the shop in 1945 after returning from active duty in the Army. 自从Ed参与空气压缩机行业通过他的第一份工作在沙利文机械, 他成功地获得了LeRoi气动设备的分销权,并在1956年成为BET体育在线官网的一个部门和一个独立的企业, 丹佛航空机械公司.成立. 他们专注于为采矿和建筑工业分配和修理气动空气设备. It was located a couple miles from the machine shop in Denver on 6th 布赖恩特街和大街. (中间建筑上面.)

吉姆 White, Ed’s son joined the shop in 1969 and was joined by his wife Lee shortly thereafter. They took over the control of 丹佛航空机械公司. 1976年,允许埃德退休. 在20世纪80年代初经济复苏的时候, and local 矿业 and 建设 industries went into recession, Denver Air Machinery was involved with the closure of LeRoi Division, 现在是梳妆台工业的一部分. 吉姆和李做出了调整,并能够把精力完全集中在BET体育在线官网,因为它也与采矿业紧密相连,处于紧急状态. 吉姆和李能够将重点转移到市场,更多地集中在建筑维护和当地建设,以及许多基础设施项目,包括支持丹佛国际机场的建设. 吉姆和李把公司打造成一个蓬勃发展的小企业,专注于多个不同的市场,包括当地的建筑维修, 电梯, 本地印刷业, 普韦布洛科罗拉多州的炼钢工厂, equipment repair for Colorado molybdenum and coal mines, 建设项目, 铁路机车维修, 以及食品加工行业,如面包房, 灌装操作, 牛奶厂, 和糖工厂. With the rejuvenation projects to rebuild lower downtown, 丹佛机械工厂被迫搬迁,因为附近的建筑被拆除,影响了工厂机械的精度. A new location was found a couple miles to the North, still in Denver, on Denargo St. just North of Coors Field (second building from the right above).

2002年,吉姆和李把公司卖给了斯科特·怀特,2003年,双胞胎兄弟埃里克加入了公司. 吉姆和Lee在2006年之前一直是公司的重要组成部分,2006年他们退休后,吉姆担任高级顾问. In 2009 埃里克 and 斯科特 purchased the major equipment from a company, Industrial Sales & Services which repaired large aggregate 矿业 machinery including rock crushers, 筛分设备, 以及混凝土和钢材回收设备. They subsequently hired key management, employees, and sales staff who worked for IS&在2009年经济衰退结束后,成功进入骨料修理和磨损件销售市场. 新设备对当时的车间来说太大了,所以斯科特和埃里克租用了一个更大的制造车间的一部分, Longero, 公司.这里离机械车间几英里远.

When development started surrounding the shop with influx of 6 story downtown residences, 斯科特和埃里克, 在吉姆和李的帮助下, took advantage of the property value of the land the Denargo building stood on, and successfully moved the business 10 minutes North East of Denver in 2014. 现在的地址是汉诺威市9762号. East, Henderson, CO (last building on the right above). 新设施有3万英尺. of manufacturing space and overhead crane capacity of 60,000 lbs and easily houses the larger equipment that was operated at Longero.

随着2014年和2015年科罗拉多州建筑市场的蓬勃发展,丹佛机械对砂石的需求稳步增长, 混凝土, 和沥青, 已成长为支持建设. BET体育在线官网出现了一项新业务,向有需求的客户销售可磨损部件. These parts include the manganese mantles which are used in cone crusher maintenance, Hardox wear plate for lining hoppers and heavy equipment blades, Rubber products for lining some hoppers and conveyors, 陶瓷和耐磨合金的其他应用. 丹佛机器公司的商品销售额已经增长到25%,因此一个新的业务部门出现了, DM磨损部件.

On March 31, 2016, 斯科特和埃里克 purchased 剑道 公司., 这是一个有60年历史的金属加工和制造车间,位于商业城,距离BET体育在线官网约10分钟. 它的位置是费尔法克斯街5700号. 新的收购定位BET体育在线官网,以增加其现有客户的能力, 通过交叉销售两家公司独特的产品来发展两家公司的客户群, and opportunities to service a more diverse market place for both companies. 在100周年庆典上,BET体育在线官网自豪地宣布(如上面的横幅所示),丹佛机械服务中心拥有三个独立的业务部门:BET体育在线官网, DM磨损部件, 和剑道公司.

斯科特和埃里克, 在父母吉姆和李的帮助下, 是否每年都能以两位数的百分比增长业务,现在的业务规模是他们2002年加入公司时的好几倍. 以新设施的能力, 该公司继续增长,并显示出很大的希望,成为一个成功的业务,直到21世纪st 世纪.

What contributes to the success and succession of a 100 year old machine shop?

The business model was established early in the company’s history. “回来 in the day, they had no way to buy spare parts,”埃里克说. 在20世纪初, 弗雷德将使用丹佛联合车站对面牛津酒店的主餐厅, 与供应商和客户做生意——没有电话,供应商和客户都在那里吃午饭.

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Setting up precision work on a large VTC (Vertical Turning Center)

这家公司为农业生产备件, 矿业, 钢, and railroad industries “before parts were available,”斯科特说. 尽管事物在改变,但它们也会保持不变. “最大的不同,”他继续, “is today we focus on machines where parts are no longer available.”

“计划性报废”适用于烤面包机和电视, 但对于大型采矿设备来说, 这些机器太贵了,不能扔掉,”斯科特补充道. 事实上,书中有整整一章,”一条通往可持续发展的简单之路,” was dedicated to 丹佛机械工厂’s notably green strategy of keeping old machines going. “We make the usable life of equipment longer,” 斯科特 says. Much of the equipment the company services is at least 50 years old.

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准备垂直镗孔作业

从普韦布洛(Pueblo)钢铁厂到高海拔地区的聚合矿,再到混凝土和钢铁回收厂, the company’s clientele remains surprisingly similar to what they were in 1916. 铁路工作已经在很大程度上被建筑和财产维护行业所取代——在丹佛市中心修理有100年历史的奥的斯电梯是一项专业工作——还有石油和天然气行业. 12BET官方网站的生意一直都是小批量的——批量是一个或两个或15个零件,而不是成百上千个.

Today after 100 years, 丹佛机械工厂 is pivoting again. “Some of our traditional markets are really dropping off,”埃里克说. “首先是煤炭.“这是多米诺骨牌效应. 铁轨上的煤意味着铁路工作的减少, 燃煤电厂, 还有钢铁制造业.

埃里克说:“12BET官方网站看到了市场的变化。. “We went through the Great Depression, several major recessions, and everything else. “12BET官方网站不得不改变行业很多次”. This is a lesson the Whites’ have passed down through four generations.

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铸件的水平镗孔操作

这是一种保守的说法. 该公司的历史与科罗拉多州相似. 采矿业的繁荣与萧条, 建设, 石油和天然气, 现在是精酿啤酒, 以及丹佛的发展模式.

最近的一次收购也符合这一战略. 2016年3月,丹佛机械工厂被收购 剑道 公司orporated, a Commerce City-based metal fabrication shop that’s been in business since 1960. “They have capability to build all kinds of custom fabrications and specialize in forming 钢,”埃里克说.

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对大型破碎机的部分进行修理

挑战: 劳动力. “12BET官方网站创造就业机会, but it’s difficult to find people who want manufacturing to be their career,”埃里克说.

教育和培训是关键因素, and strides are being made at the state and national level, 白人说, 但BET体育在线官网还有另一种策略. “12BET官方网站不会让员工提前退休,”斯科特说. “12BET官方网站让人们想工作多久就工作多久.”

Another challenge is having parents pass knowledge down to their kids. There are several father-son manufacturing teams on the payroll. “训练人们做12BET官方网站所做的事情是很难的,”埃里克说, noting that it once took the company’s apprentices seven years to become journeymen.

这篇文章献给怀特家族的四代人,他们经历了繁荣,也经历了艰难, and also to the future generations who will carry Denver Machine into the next 100 years.

A special thanks to Bart Taylor for the last 2 articles in:

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请参阅最近的文章 http://companyweek.com/company-profile/denver-machine-shop 作者:埃里克 Peterson, 7月23日为公司周, 2016年,12BET官方网站使用了上述100年历史文章的部分内容(包括埃里克和斯科特白的采访和几张照片).