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2009: Solon Manufacturing Marks 60 Years

May 27
00:00 2009

2009: Solon Manufacturing Marks 60 Years

The following history and company description was provided by Solon Manufacturing Company in 2009:

Four fraternity brothers from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland created Solon Manufacturing Company in 1949. These four men were engineers, inventors, risk takers and forward thinkers. It was a time of post war industrialism in northeast Ohio. They built a 3,000 sq. ft. building and began manufacturing.

Solon Manufacturing Co. was a place to nurture ideas and bring products to market. The first products marketed were a turbulator, developed for auto parts cleaning and a conduit bender marketed to Republic Steel. In the early 1950’s, Solon began manufacturing Belleville springs.

In 1960, Solon Manufacturing Co. moved to Chardon, Ohio. John Glenn’s relief valves were developed in Chardon for his high-altitude flight suit worn on his first Earth orbit on February 20, 1962. The Industrial Controls product line was added in the early 1960’s which included pressure switches specified into the Alaskan Pipeline Project during the 1970’s.

The Solon Belleville Spring and Solon Industrial Controls Divisions are still going strong today. Both have expanded product lines for various industries and applications. Web: ©

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