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Dant Clayton

All of Dant Clayton's projects are engineered and manufactured to order.

Since opening its doors in 1979, the company has introduced a
number of improvements to stadium and bleacher seating including functional upgrades such as welded deck systems and aesthetic
improvements such as powder coated finishes. Dant Clayton has
also improved the spectator experience by introducing slip-resistant decks and other safety improvements, as well as comfort upgrades such as one-piece molded chairs, the company says.
Williams credits the company's ability to innovate to its engineering staff. "We're a relatively small company," he says. "If you
look at other companies our size in the marketplace, many of them
don't have engineers on staff. We have seven engineers, five of
whom are civil and/or structural engineers."
The company also employs an on-staff architect, as well as six
people with MBAs or master's degrees. Two-thirds of Dant Clayton's
manufacturing workforce carries a degree or certification in their skill.
"Our staff is designed to solve customer problems,"Williams adds.
Welding is one skill a large portion of the company is particularly proficient in. All of Dant Clayton's welders are welding procedure specification (WPS) and Canadian Welding Board certified.
"Our people are extraordinary," Williams says. "I'm proud of our
staff's willingness to accept training and improve their skills year
after year, which makes our company better."

FULLY INTEGRATED
Dant Clayton's design engineering team, along with other front-end
and customer-facing staff including salespeople, is one of three main
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components of its workforce. "We have a fully integrated model here
of three pieces that work seamlessly together," Williams says.
The company's second team is its manufacturing staff, which
works in three facilities in two cities. Dant Clayton operates a
combined 300,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Louisville and a 50,000-square-foot facility in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis facility specializes in manufacturing stainless steel and aluminum railing products, while the Louisville facilities work with
I-beam, flange, aluminum and carbon steel.
Dant Clayton's manufacturing processes include cutting, bending and welding. The company also manufactures aluminum railings and seating products using extruded aluminum. In addition,
Dant Clayton manufactures press boxes in Louisville that are completely assembled on site before being shipped off. "We cut two by
fours, assemble the walls and ceilings and put in floors and roofs
- it's like building a small house," Williams says.
All of Dant Clayton's products are engineered and manufac-

/PC/ began in 1975 when PC Building Materials was known as the
"Paneling Center". Over time, under the ownership of David Stemler,
we have grown to include three divisions: the largest locally-owned
home center in Kentuckiana, a 36,000-square-foot hardware store,
and a top-rated lumber yard. In fact, this third division, PC Lumber,
now supplies lumber and specialty hardware to many companies. We
take pride in the relationships we have built with customers such as
Tim Sloan from Dant Clayton. In Tim's own words, "Their [PC's] line of
superior quality products and unmatched customer service has played
an integral part in the success of our press box division." It's this type
of glowing review that sets PC Lumber apart from the competition and
it is great customers like Tim that keep PC striving to be the best. So
no matter "What you need! When you need it!" - the specialists at PC
Lumber can deliver.

/Aluminum Shapes LLC/, located in Delair N.J., is dedicated to
providing quality aluminum extrusions, fabricated parts and billet that
meet or exceed customer requirements. Our commitment is to deliver
on time, maintain a customer focus, and to continually advance and
improve our process. Our location and capability to transport via
major rail lines throughout the US enables fast, efficient shipping to
customers both domestically and worldwide.


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