DCL, Inc.

DCL, Inc.

Since 1981, DCL, Inc. has been the leader in manufacturing dry bulk loading equipment. A privately held company, we were founded with one simple goal: to design and build the most efficient and cost-effective solutions for dry bulk loading - in any industry sector. We’ve met that goal, as a manufacturer: in some industries, DCL is recognized as the standard against which other loading systems are measured. We’ve met it as a designer, engineer and integrator - offering complete one-stop source to develop build and install bulk loading solutions. We’ve met it as an innovator, with ongoing research and development that has led to ground-breaking new ways to work. But our more important role has been as innovator through our Research & Development. And we’ve met it as a corporate citizen, by remaining firmly committed to the success and economic growth of our community and our state. With more than 60 employees and a 40,000-square-foot manufacturing facility serving customers worldwide.

Company details

08660 Ance Road , Charlevoix , MI 49720 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Manufacturing, Other
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1981
Employees:
11-100

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Since 1981, DCL, Inc. has been the leader in manufacturing dry bulk loading equipment. A privately held company, we were founded with one simple goal: to design and build the most efficient and cost-effective solutions for dry bulk loading – in any industry sector.

We’ve met that goal, as a manufacturer: in some industries, DCL is recognized as the standard against which other loading systems are measured. We’ve met it as a designer, engineer and integrator – offering complete one-stop source to develop build and install bulk loading solutions. We’ve met it as an innovator, with ongoing research and development that has led to ground-breaking new ways to work. But our more important role has been as innovator through our Research & Development.

And we’ve met it as a corporate citizen, by remaining firmly committed to the success and economic growth of our community and our state. With more than 60 employees and a 40,000-square-foot manufacturing facility serving customers worldwide, we take seriously our role as one of northwestern lower Michigan’s business leaders.

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Reinhard Matye isn’t the kind of guy who’s satisfied with the status quo. As the head engineer at a company that built dry bulk loading equipment, he was always looking for new and better ways to do things. Unfortunately, his company wasn’t. “They never wanted to stray too much from what the owner thought was the ‘right’ way to do things,” Reinhard says. “It was time to start DCL”.

“So I rallied two other guys and said, ‘let’s do this on our own’.” Reinhard, Werner Egger and Phil Camaliere launched Dust Control and Loading Systems, Inc. in 1981.

It was nine or 10 months before the company got its first order, Reinhard says, “but then it was like the switch was broken in the on position … and we’ve had a steady increasing flow of business ever since.”

The reason, Reinhard says, is because the company follows his personal philosophy: “We enjoy taking on a new challenge of problem-solving apart from the norm, using our vast experience in dry bulk material handling.”

That “apart from the norm” part means DCL spends a lot of time, effort and money on research and development, testing new concepts in material handling.

“We like to tackle new ways of handling a product that has its own challenges,” he says. “We’ve built equipment to handle the standard products, like cement, ash and flour. But we’ve also built systems to handle more unusual things: rocket fuel, gunpowder, dried slaughterhouse blood, peanuts, cocoa beans and chili peppers.”

Phil left the company after three years, but Reinhard and Werner remain at the helm. Today, with the recent acquisition of BayShore Steel, DCL, Inc. has more than 130 US employees and 21 more in a wholly owned subsidiary company in India … and continues to be the leader in the industry.

Whatever your product, your productivity depends on smooth, safe loading. That’s why leaders in the food, chemical, mineral and energy industries depend on the leader in loading: DCL, Inc.

We’re leaders in quality. Everything about DCL – from the layout of our facility to our compensation structure, from our sales and support system to our guiding philosophy – is designed around quality without compromise.

We’re leaders in innovation. Our founders started DCL as a place to develop new approaches and new solutions. That gives us an unmatched commitment to research and development, so we’re always looking for new and better ways to help you.

And we’re leaders in corporate citizenship. DCL is a workplace that values and fosters creativity and teamwork. It’s a company that demands the highest standards in openness, honesty and ethics. And it’s an organization that recognizes the importance of its commitment to the community – ours and yours.

DCL, Inc. - Research & Development in Dry Bulk Loading Systems

The founders of DCL created the company with one goal: to be an innovator. That drive for innovation is a big reason we’ve become an industry leader.

True to our mission, we have a full-time, in-house research and development staff and a dedicated testing lab. We’re continually looking for new and better ways to help you move material. Some of our innovations include the industry’s first:

  • full-length inner spout cone set
  • high-efficiency pleated, spun-bonded filters in a compact spout filter module
  • fully-automatic hands-free truck loading system
  • low-horsepower silo aeration reclaim system for fine products
  • pedestal-style articulating loading arms to include automatic in-line tracking
  • telescopic air-slide ship loading boom
  • non-mechanical deadfall spout discharge for dust control of fine products in ship loading

Our expertise in system engineering, design and integration makes us the perfect one-stop source to design, build and install your bulk loading solutions. And our 40,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehousing facility allows us to build and test the largest and most complex systems.