Small Business, Woman Owned ..

Company History
William R. Davis, Sales Engineer for the Jervis B. Webb conveyor company lands a large sale, takes the commission in 12 monthly installments and fulfills his dream of starting his own company Davis Material Handling Co.

Having worked the previous summer for the family business, Bruce G. Davis graduates from Oregon State University and becomes a salesman for Davis Material Handling Co.

Bruce Davis purchases the company from his father William. William continues his work with the company as founder and chairman.
A separate warehouse facility is leased in Downtown Los Angeles for rail car shipments of pallet storage racks.
An office and warehouse are purchased; combining the sales office and warehouse at 5000 Valley Blvd. This provides us with 13,000 square feet of warehouse and 3,500 square feet of sales office. A truck well was shortly added to receive shipments via truck.
The company is incorporated as Eagle Material Handling Co., dba Davis Material Handling Co., Inc.
William R. Davis retires at the age of 76 and Judy Davis starts working full time with the company.

Davis Material Handling begins manufacturing of Ridg-U-Rak pallet rack components.

Judy Davis is elected president of the corporation and stock is transferred making Davis Material Handling Co. a woman owned business. An 800 phone number is established and the first fax machine is purchased.
Davis Material Handling acquires Bacon Brothers Equipment Co., another 50 year old industrial equipment company. The company changed its name to Davis Bacon Material Handling Co., Inc.
Nick Davis, son of Bruce & Judy Davis, joins the family business as head of Dockmasters.
Davis Bacon acquires Dockmasters, Inc., a 25 year old dock equipment dealership. Dockmasters becomes a subsidiary of Davis Bacon Material Handling Inc.
Davis Bacon acquires Date Material Handling, another dock equipment dealership. This begins the establishment of a service fleet. Additional property is purchased adding another 12,000 square feet of warehouse space.
Davis Bacon moves corporate headquarters to 4436 Worth St, Los Angeles, CA. The acquired and refurbished a 1920ís Art Deco building and established 25,000 square feet of warehouse and 15,000 of office space.
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