Solon Manufacturing Company Celebrates
65 Years of Proven Innovative Solutions
In 1949, Solon Manufacturing Company originated in Solon, Ohio. This year marks their 65th anniversary. With fifty employees and two product lines, Solon serves a broad customer base for industries worldwide.
Both product lines have grown through engineered innovations to adapt to the multitude of industry applications. Solon is the longest standing manufacturer of Belleville springs in the United States. The Belleville spring product line expanded to include flange washers and disc springs, and now has over 2,000 sizes in stock. In the early 1960’s, a new product line was introduced: Solon Pressure Switches. Available in weathertight and explosion proof housings, Solon Pressure Switches are made 100% in-house, giving customers the opportunity to choose a custom pressure switch which precisely meets their needs. This anniversary coincides with the launch of a new pressure switch product, the Solon 2TC Smart Switch. This monitoring system measures and logs SF6 gas leakage, adding a predictive maintenance benefit that is the first line of defense in reducing the loss of this potent greenhouse gas into the atmosphere.
Since moving to Chardon in 1960, Solon has expanded its operations three times, most recently with the purchase of two additional buildings in 2013, adding almost 25,000 square feet to the current manufacturing space. The expansion provides Solon with much needed capacity, increased capabilities in our manufacturing processes which will improve our consistency in quality, overall competitiveness, and speed to market.
Today, Solon Manufacturing Company is a global leader with a growing customer base spanning forty countries in the energy and utility transmission and distribution, petro-chemical, transportation, including environmental compliance industries.
Solon thrives on the principles of reliability, quality, and complete customer satisfaction. To support their customers’ overall success, Solon prides itself in offering a world-class customer experience with knowledgeable engineering, sales and support staff available to provide design and application solutions. To further meet their customers’ needs, Solon holds an ISO 9001:2008 certification for high standards in quality management.
Solon Manufacturing Company remains dedicated to their customers. To quote company president, Tim Dunn: “Solon’s corporate philosophy is and has always been a commitment to complete customer satisfaction by meeting customer requirements for engineered solutions, quality, performance and customer service through continual improvement in all areas of the organization.”
Solon is grateful to all their past and current customers, suppliers, and employees for 65 great years.