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Dant Clayton

all of dant clayton's products
are engineered and manufactured
to order.

ton 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.

Project Portfolio

Dant Clayton's work on the National Tennis Center
in Flushing, N.Y., is just one example of its ability to
complete bleachers and outdoor seating for clients
large and small.
Other recent projects include:

> Supplying the outfield bleachers for Major
League Baseball ballparks Busch Stadium in St.
Louis and Yankee Stadium;

> Providing the grandstand, deck system, bench
seating and backrests an and rail system for
Provident Bank Park, a minor league baseball
stadium in Pomona, N.Y.;

> Supplying the grandstand, deck system, steel
understructure and rail system in Saputo Stadium in Montreal, home of Major League Soccer's
Montreal Impact; and

> Providing the grandstand, deck system, bench
seating, understructure and press box in
Brighthouse Stadium, a football stadium at the
University of Central Florida in Orlando.

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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 manufactured to order. "Most every stadium bleacher we
build here is different; we very rarely
make the same thing twice," he adds.
The third component of Dant Clayton's integrated approach is its installation team, which handles construction of the company's products in the
field. The company serves as the main
contractor for installations or as a
subcontractor to other companies for
larger projects.

Continuous Improvement
All of Dant Clayton's products are
built with the highest levels of safe-

ty and quality in mind. The company
recently celebrated going a full year
without a lost-time accident, which
it attributes to the companywide rollout of a new safety program. The program tracks key performance indicators related to safety and also includes
a rewards program for safe behavior.
The company seven years ago began implementing lean principles
throughout the organization when it
hired a certified Six Sigma black belt.
Dant Clayton today employs 12 black
belt-certified staff members, Williams notes.
Dant Clayton's suppliers also play
a critical role in quality. The company
is American Institute of Steel Contractors certified, a designation that
requires it to undergo yearly audits.
To ensure that its suppliers are providing it with high-quality materials,
Dant Clayton measures and rates
them based on quality, delivery, price
and service.
"The culture of our company is to always be improving, ensuring that when
partnering with Dant Clayton you can
expect more," Caulfield says. mt
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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