Power tool manufacturer Dynabrade marks 50th anniversary
March 12, 2019 | 10:33 am CDT

CLARENCE, N.Y.  -- On April 1, 2019 Dynabrade, Inc. is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Walter Welsch started the company near Buffalo, New York, in 1969 after inventing the Dynafile, a pneumatic power tool that replaces hand sanding and polishing.

“Our founder was known as the man with a method,” said Hardy Hamann, president of Dynabrade. “He always focused on how to improve the end-users’ finishing processes by developing specialty tools that save customers time and money. Our founder’s beliefs remain our top priority today and I believe because of that - our company remains viable, strong and growing.”

Since its founding, Dynabrade has committed to being a U.S. manufacturer.  It has grown into a global company with world-wide distribution, having subsidiaries in both Europe and Asia. The company offers pneumatic abrasive power tools and clean air products such as industrial vacuums, abrasives and accessories.

Dynabrade products are used by companies such as Siemens and GE for their wind turbine production, Steinway & Sons pianos, Kraftmaid kitchen cabinetry, and local furniture manufacturer Kittinger, who has produced tables and chairs for the White House and Congress for nearly a half century. See www.dynabrade.com

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