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A brief history behind MBM and how my knowledge base extends past my time with Design Manufacturers Inc. and into the management culture of the 60's, 70's and early 80's. My entire career has been filled with asking how and why. I wrote the following as a proud summery of a journey that began over thirty years ago and keeps going.


The roots of Design Manufacturers Inc. reach into the mid 1960's when Dallas Simpson
began working at Baldwin Piano Company first as an instructor and subsequently as a
plant supervisor. In the early 1970's he worked as the plant manager for HESCO an office
furniture manufacturer. In the early 1980's he began working for Precision Pattern a
manufacturer of aircraft cabinetry as the coordinator between engineering and production.

In 1982 he purchased a small custom office furniture company that was then called Wood
Designs renamed Design Manufacturers Inc a few years later. Shortly after his purchase of
Wood Designs his son Alan Simpson began with the company. The resulting journey has
resulted in the manufacturing of an incredible range of products.

The journey includes but not limited to the following:
Custom office furnishing
Composite aircraft cabinetry
High gloss finishing on aircraft cabinetry
Work on presidential aircraft
Vacuum Forming
CNC machining
Laser engraving
Solid modeling

In over 30 years the list of accomplishments just keeps expanding. So many of the products
we have been involved in were the result of a customer asking if we can make this part
with the answer being bring it on we will figure it out.

Our greatest pride is in the quality we put into each and every project we start and the
interest we take in the success of our customers.

My Businss Muse