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1984 FIN – Dyson Completes U.S. Navy Construction Requiring Large Fasteners

March 30
00:00 2012

May 30, 1984 FIN – Jos. Dyson & Son, Inc., Eastlake, Ohio, a manufacturer of construction assemblies and fasteners, recently completed a job for a U.S. Naval installation that called for some of the largest fasteners made anywhere in the world today.

The company’s plant in Painesville, Ohio supplied tie rod assemblies used for holding in place sheet pile bulkheads, which form the sides of docks for the dock facilities. Dyson forged and machined over 620 large diameter tie rods, measuring in length from 11-1/2 to 53 feet for the job. In addition to the tie rods, assembly components consisted of 282 turnbuckles, 248 sleeve nuts, 563 tie rod nuts, 566 tie rod washers and 490 bearing plates. Outside diameters of the forged parts ranged from 4 to 8 1/2 inches. Total steel weight for the order was approximately 1,436,000 pounds.

Dyson, in its nearly 100 years of existence, has grown from a small blacksmith shop to one of the major U.S. manufacturers of large fasteners and construction assemblies. The company’s 100,000 sq ft plant has forgings, heat treating and machining facilities. Bridge pins, clevises, turnbuckles, rods, nut and bolts are produced to ASME, military, Navy nuclear, and commercial specifications.

Jos. Dyson & Sons, Inc. is headquartered at 33300 Lakeland Blvd, Eastlake, OH 44094. Tel: (216) 946-3500 ©1984/2012 Fastener Industry News

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