Dayton T. Brown Inc History, Professional Triumphs and Fond Memories
Our company has a rich history, filled with professional triumphs and fond memories.
Here are some little-known facts about us that may surprise you!
Since 1950 …
Number of Man Hours Worked
Our employees have devoted over 11,528,000 man hours to helping
manufacturers from around the world build better and safer products.
Number of Test Reports Published
First Products Tested
Reliability tests on bomb racks and rocket launchers for the Navy, during the Korean War.
Largest Products Tested
Full EMI qualification test on a 10-car train, while it was
going 50 miles/hr. The train was 600 ft. long, and weighed more than a million pounds.
ISO Container. These are freight containers, also referred
to as intermodal containers, built to the requirements of ISO 668 and ISO 1496.
We carried out payload capacity tests and structural integrity tests on this item.
Most Exotic / Complex Test
Tunner Engine – We performed a complete reliability test program by testing simulated conditions of all operational profiles.
UH-1 Main Rotor Yoke – 100,000 lbs. of centrifugal force and
a combination of loads were executed on this 20-ft long part, to simulate flight
loads for alternate source qualification testing.
F-18 Wingtip Pod – We successfully monitored loads for 100+ strain gauges on the product.
LEM (Lunar Module) – We conducted numerous thermal vacuum
tests on LEM components to simulate conditions in outer space.
Longest Test Duration
Fuel Flow Meter Test Set, 10 years!
First Dynamics Test Machine
Our first advanced (for its time) MB-150 Vibration system was purchased in 1969.
Amount of Power Consumed
Approximately 150 billion watts for our entire corporation!
Average Employee Tenure
13 years (certainly not an unlucky number for us!)
Longest Employee Tenure
56 years. We take good care of our people!