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Dixon Valve & Coupling celebrates its centennial this year!

Dixon-2Dixon Valve & Coupling was founded in Philadelphia in 1916 by Howard W. Goodall, a man who started in the rubber product distribution business as a 15 year old errand boy.

Goodall loved to tinker and was soon designing hose couplings and clamps as accessories for the distributor he worked for at the time. He asked the company permission to expand into the region's leather tanning industry and the ambitious young man was fired!

Dixon-historyGoodall saw the setback as an opportunity. He went on to found the Goodall Rubber Company and the Knox Manufacturing Company to manufacture and sell hose and couplings.

In March of 1916, armed with firsthand knowledge of the needs of the United States' growing mining, oil drilling, construction and railroad industries, HW Goodall founded the Dixon Valve & Coupling Company.

Dixon-olddays2An early innovator, Dixon experienced a period of dramatic growth during the early 20th century capitalizing on the Texas oil boom. Over the years, Dixon has manufactured many products used in the exploration, production and transportation segments of the oil and gas market, and they are still developing creative solutions today.


 The 11,000 employee global organization is now based in Chestertown, Maryland and operates 8 domestic manufacturing divisions, 12 US distribution centers, and 10 foreign subsidiaries. CEO Richard L Goodall, the grandson of HW Goodall, is joined at the helm by President Bob Grace.

Tribute, Inc. congratulates its vendor partner, Dixon Valve & Coupling, on a century of success!


Tribute, Inc. has partnered with Dixon to offer features specifically for the Dixon Valve distributor. Working in partnership with Dixon Valve & Coupling, Tribute has created file formats for the  TrulinX software system to allow PO files to be exported to Dixon in their required format, streamlining their distributor’s business processes.

New catalog items can be imported easily in TrulinX through the Item Import Transaction form, and pricing updates are easily done, saving hours of manual entry labor and reducing errors.

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Tribute, Inc. is a provider of ERP business management software for distributors and system integrators in the fluid power, hose, motion control, automation, fluid handling & pump industry who provide value-added services.