As a subsidiary of Crane Co., Barksdale possesses the financial resources of a global leader, while focusing on building strong partnerships with individual customers and our communities.
How We Help OEMs and Our Community to Succeed
As a subsidiary of Crane Co., Barksdale possesses the financial resources of a global leader, yet we also are focused on building strong partnerships with individual customers and our communities.
The Crane Fund
Established in 1914 as a private charitable trust, The Crane Fund provides financial assistance to former employees of Crane Co. (or their dependents) who are physically disabled or unable to be self-supporting and in need of assistance. Currently, the fund assists more than 1,200 individuals/families globally.
Created in 1951, Crane Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization. The focus of the fund is to make charitable contributions to religious, cultural, educational and scientific groups. Crane Foundation offers its employees a program wherein monetary gifts to educational institutions are matched. Any employee with at least one year of service may receive a 100% match on their donation up to a maximum of $5,000 per year. Email Crane Foundation for an application form.
The Crane Fund for Widows and Children
The mandate of the Crane Fund for Widows and Children is to provide direct assistance to the underserved by financially supporting local agencies, charities and schools in the communities where Crane Co. and its subsidiaries conduct business.
Crane Co.: Four Engineering-Led Manufacturing Businesses
Crane Co. business segments design and manufacture engineered industrial products.
Helping OEMs to Succeed Since 1949
Barksdale founded in 1949 by L.S. Barksdale
Invented Shear-Seal® technology
Barksdale became a division of DeLaval Turbine Co.
First sale of mechanical pressure switch
Foundation of Barksdale International (Frankfurt)
Dynalco founded with a focus on process industries
(Dynalco): SPD100, LST100, DMP105 and UMD100 launched
Barksdale explosion-proof temperature switches installed in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline
First sale in center pivot irrigation market
Compact mechanical pressure switches invented
First electronic pressure switch with display, the UDS1 transducer
Barksdale air valve developed for heavy-duty commercial vehicles, leveraging Shear-Seal technology
First air suspension valve (ASV) developed for trucks
Crane Co. purchased Barksdale
400 Series transducer launch
A full ASV product line was introduced
Entry into the bus market
Barksdale introduced the explosion-proof pressure switch
First compact mechanical pressure switch 8000 sold in Germany
Barksdale began sales in China with a sales team in Shanghai
Began manufacturing in Suzhou
600 Series transducer introduced
Barksdale consolidated with Dynalco
Dynalco starts selling the Catalyst monitor
First win in bus market
Barksdale manufactured 7000S MP5, 600TR, UNS1000 level in Suzhou
Generation 3000 electronic switch product suite introduced
Dynalco introduced digital speed switch SST7000
Entry into agriculture market with ASV in partnership with John Deere
Electronic expansion with Hart BPS300 transducer with IO link and electric thermostat
Dynalco celebrated 50th anniversary
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