Manufacturing Week was a busy one for one of Tribute's vendor partners - Dixon Valve & Coupling Company, a leading innovator in the hose coupling industry.
Aside from celebrating Manufacturing Day with tours, they launched their new 2-year apprenticeship program and were visited by House Speaker Paul Ryan, NAM CEO Jay Timmons, and Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. for a tour and Q&A with their employees.
Dixon's new apprenticeship class consists of 288 hours of instruction and 2000 hours of on- the-job training. This is part of their commitment and dedication to our continued success as a US Manufacturer.
Dixon Valve is also growing and will be adding a new 150,000 square-foot warehouse distribution center in their hometown of Chesterton, Maryland. The company is investing $20 million in the expansion, which broke ground in June.
Operating for more than 100 years, the company is one of the largest employers in the county with more than 340 employees. From their Chesterton location, Dixon oversees 20 offices across North America and employs 1,600 worldwide.
Tribute, Inc. is a provider of industrial distribution management software with over 35 years of experience in the hose and fluid power marketplace and has partnered with Dixon to offer features specifically for the Dixon distributor. Working in partnership, Dixon has integrated with Tribute's TrulinX software, allowing distributors to increase efficiency and cut costs with the beneficial tools that TrulinX offers.