In the spotlight… DACCO, next year’s annual TCRA seminar sponsor
In the mid 1960’s, an Ohio businessman named Jim Hall recognized the need for an alternative to expensive original equipment torque converters. A small workbench operation grew as Hall explored converter remanufacturing. Realizing the potential for this new product, Hall purchased a manufacturing facility in Dayton, Ohio to acquire the tooling necessary to begin production. Thus the Dayton Air Compressor Company became known as DACCO, Incorporated.
In 1971, DACCO relocated to a ground-up rebuilding plant in Cookeville, Tennessee. From our thirty employees and two delivery trucks, the company continued to expand. In 1972, DACCO revolutionized the aftermarket by creating an outside sales force that not only sold DACCO converters but delivered them throughout the country via company owned tractor-trailers. This bold move began the expansion of the DACCO distributor network across America.
DACCO opened its first full line transmission parts location in Columbus, Ohio in 1977. During the late 1970’s and 1980’s, DACCO continued to expand our store network through a combination of acquisitions and planned organic growth. The company continued to grow its distribution reach during the 1990’s, reaching our current apex of over 150 DACCO distributors and over 50 company owned DACCO Transmission Parts locations. Through nearly four decades in business, DACCO remains the largest remanufacturer of torque converters in the United States. -Courtesy DACCO, Inc.
– Found in July 2008 Newsletter