W.S. DARLEY CELEBRATES 100 YEARS
Since 1908, Darley has been dedicated to serving the World's Fire and Emergency Services. Our corporate headquarters are located at 325 Spring Lake Drive in Itasca, IL 60143, and our manufacturing, engineering and research and development operations are in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and Toledo, Oregon.
W.S. Darley & Co. has purchased a new headquarters in Itasca, IL. The new facility is over 40,000 sq feet and is located about 10 minutes from their previous headquarters in Melrose Park, IL. According to company president Paul C. Darley, "We had been in our previous building for almost 50 years. Our business is growing, and this new state-of-the-art facility has almost double the amount of space that we had in our Melrose Park headquarters. This new building also better reflects our corporate image as we move into our next 100 years of business. It will allow us to continue to expand our business to better serve the needs of our growing customer base." Darley is currently making some improvements to the building and will move into the new facility in January, 2008. The new building is located at 325 Spring Lake Drive in Itasca, IL 60143. All telephone numbers will remain unchanged.
We remain a family owned and operated business committed to customer service and our employees. Company operations are overseen by the executive committee consisting of three Chief Operating Officers, Jeff, Paul and Peter Darley, The Chief Executive Officer is Bill Darley and he is certified engineer and has been with our company for over 50 years. He is one of the most respected individuals in the fire service due to his commitment and integrity. He served as President of the Fire Apparatus Manufacturers Association and currently serves on several corporate and charity boards.
Our entire company is committed to customer satisfaction. We are dedicated to excellence and offer a diverse line of quality products and services through progressive design, manufacturing and distribution.
W. S. Darley & Co.'s involvement in the Fire Industry spans over a century and four generations of Darleys. They not only have a rock solid reputation for building quality products, but also for building strong relationships with Fire Fighting Organizations around the world. Darley draws their strength from being a financially stable company with a unique industry position. Darley builds Fire Trucks, manufactures Champion Fire Pumps and sells Fire Fighting and Emergency Equipment through its international catalog. Nowhere else will you find a company as dedicated to the Fire Industry. All this experience comes from a company that cares - W. S. Darley & Co. is customer driven.
Darley offers thousands of products available through a variety of catalogs. The 2012 fire catalog includes over 200 new items, with even more being added to our website, www.edarley.com.
Domestic preparedness has become an important focus for many of our customers. We've listened to your needs and have increased the selection of de-contamination shelters, portable showers, and protective apparel to help you deal with virtually any potential threat.
Whatever your fire fighting needs, Darley has the right pump to do the job. We offer portables, floating, high-lift booster, CAFS, PTO, engine driven, front mount, and midship pumps with flows from 60 to 2500 GPM and pressures to 1200 PSI. In addition, all Darley midship pumps are UL ratable and meet NFPA requirements. From the smallest skid-mount to the chassis mounted midships, every Darley pump is designed for fast, efficient and safe operation.
Darley & Co. offers a full range of apparatus, including mini-pumpers, tankers, commercial and custom pumpers. Darley is known for building specialized apparatus that often includes compressed air foam systems and co-polymer bodies. These features are evident in Darley's premier program series apparatus, which is called "The FireTruck". You can expect an unmatched level of quality and service from Darley's entire line of vehicles.
Darley combines its unique strength as a builder of both pumps and apparatus by offering a line of pump systems. A wide variety of pump systems are available including top and side operated, midship and PTO driven pumps. The systems often include specialized features such as "Vision Series" panels complete with "One Touch Controls". All of our systems are designed to be easy to operate and easy to maintain.
Compressed Air Foam Systems (CAFS) provide superior firefighting capabilities offering quicker knockdown and improved personnel and structural protection. Darley's AutoCAFS compressed air foam systems are the choice of informed firefighting professionals across the country and around the world. Engineered for simplicity and performance, these systems are known for their reliability and high quality.
ODIN FOAM DIVISION
Odin Foam Division is the world’s leader in Compressed Air Foam Systems (CAFS) research and development. At Odin, we produce the safest and most reliable CAFS of any manufacturer today. Odin is based in Toledo, Oregon and is now a division of Darley Company. Odin is one of the oldest and most experienced manufacturers of Compressed Air Foam Systems. Odin Company has fought fires under contract with various organizations. Having first hand experience in firefighting gives Odin and Darley the knowledge of what works best when it comes to engine driven Compressed Air Foam Systems.
W.S. Darley & Co. is proud to announce the asset purchase of Ohler Machinery Company. Ohler is located in Janesville, Iowa and was established in 1947 by Ralph G. Ohler.
Marketed under the brand Ohler Pumps, this innovative company has produced thousands of pumps for the U.S. Military, U.S. Coast Guard as well as pumps and related equipment for the agricultural, industrial, mining and marine industries.
Ohler Machinery is the maker of dependable, rugged and powerful centrifugal pumps, ranging from 1" to 6". We supply the agricultural, mining, and construction industries with a wide variety of pumps for many different applications. Ohler Machinery also does metal fabrication for numerous customers as well as the government. Ohler is manufacturing 2,300 refueling and potable water transfer pumps for the U.S. Marine Corps.
In 2001, Darley partnered with ProPoly Inc. to start a new Company, Polybilt LLC. PolyBilt has been manufacturing the latest state-of-the-art truck products and bodies for "The FireTruck" market and is positioned to provide a variety products for the commercial truck market as well. We took the same science of the Poly Water Tank, including patented Bent Edge(TM) features which revolutionized the fire industry with maintenance-free water and foam tanks, and designed the ultimate in fire truck body design. Polyprene(TM) provides for years of trouble-free service life and will not rust or corrode. Also, unlike other materials such as aluminum and steel, our material will not ding, dent or crack.
SERVICE AND SUPPORT
Darley has the plants, engineering and machinery to design, manufacture and assemble a wide variety of fire and emergency products.
Our engineering staff includes certified and professional engineers. Our company utilizes the latest in Computer Aided Design (CAD), and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) to ensure that all manufacturing designs are completely incorporated within the manufacturing process.
Our dealer and service network consists of over 200 U.S. distributors in all 50 states. We have more than 50 International dealers located in over 40 countries. Our products are found in more than 70 countries around the world. Parts and services are also directly available from our plants with the convenience of toll-free numbers, fax and telex. Our goal is to ship replacement parts within 24 hours after receipt of order.
W. S. Darley & Co. has been supplying apparatus, pumps and firefighting equipment to the United States Federal Government as well as other governments and agencies around the world for over 60 years. During World War II, we received the Army/Navy E Award for excellence three times, producing thousands of centrifugal fire pumps for military bases around the world. Many of these pumps are still in service today. Each year we are awarded hundreds of federal government contracts primarily for supplies from our fire fighting, law enforcement and municipal supplies catalogs. Following are some major orders received in recent years:
- 500 HM pumps for Saudi Arabia Civil Defense
- 43 PSR 1000 Ghana National Fire Service
- 60 Floating Dolphin Pumps for Indonesia 2002
- 112 PSM for Saudi Arabia 2002
- 2100 P-100 pumps for US Navy 1996-2002
- 30 HE500 for CFS Australia 2001
- 35 P-100 pumps for Brazilian Navy 2001
- 40 P-100 pumps for Spanish Navy 2001
- 150 Floating Dolphin Pumps for Malaysia 1999
- 650 2BE for Manila Philippines 95-96
- 50 HH for U.S. Navy
- 141 SP/SPR/2BE for Taiwan 91-92
- 122 HE/KSP 1-1/2 for Australia 93-95
- 405 HM & KSM for USAF Tankers 86-87
- 80 HM for New Zealand 91
- 229 LDM for USAF Structural Trucks 91-97
- 1350 2BE for U.S. Navy 95-97
- 120 JMP for California Forestry 91-97
- 175 2BE 6.5 H U.S. Coast Guard 98-00
After 100 years, you can still talk to a Darley.
W.S.Darley & Company
325 Spring Lake Drive, Itasca, IL 60143 USA
Toll Free: (800) 323-0244
Phone: (708) 345-8050 Ext. 336
Fax: (708) 345-8993
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