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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mini Open House and Christmas Sale

Hello all,

Sorry for my departure from the blog.  But I have been home sick for the last 10 days or so and just now recovering enough to put up some information. 

We are having a "mini" Open House and Christmas Sale at our World Headquarters in Beautiful Berea, Ohio on Saturday December 10th from 10-3.  This will be open to anyone who wants to come and we will have some models out for your review as well as some special sales for those who attend. 

Can't tell you much more for now - but if you are close by, stop in and see us before the holiday!

Chuck

Thursday, November 10, 2011

11-11-11 Sale!

Instead of the traditional Black Friday Sale that most retailers sound off about, we are having an 11-11-11 Sale!  This gives you a head start while you still have some cash before the holiday buying season really gears up!

This sale will start, you guessed it, on Friday 11/11/11 and last through Sunday 11/13/11.  The sale will be posted later this evening with all of the details on the homepage, but just as a small preview...

This Sale includes 11% off anything in DHS Stock with FREE Domestic Shipping on all orders placed during these days.  (We will also offer reduced international shipping fees on all orders placed during these days).

The fine print:
- Orders need to be placed online with "11-11-11" in the Special Instructions field on the website order page.
- The website will show normal prices but at Headquarters we will take off 11% on each item purchased.
- Only In-Stock Items are eligible.
- Only New Orders placed are eligible.
- Preferred Members get 11% off PLUS their normal Preferred Discount!
- The 11-11-11 sale runs from 12:01am on 11/11/11 until 12:00am on 11/13/11.
- All times are based on Eastern Standard Time.

This is your big chance to get that item you always wanted but was a little out of reach!  With FREE Shipping!

Chuck

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Visit to the Thew Shovel / Lorain Shovel Plant

Hi everyone,

Spent yesterday visiting the old Lorain/Thew Shovel plan in Lorain, Ohio.  The building and grounds are now owned by the PC Campana company of Lorain.  They are building specialized steel products in the plant these days.   We were invited on a tour by the COO of the corporation that exists today while we were at the Piston Power Show in Cleveland.

The plant was built in1897 and was sold to PC Campana in 1978 when Lorain moved to Tennessee.  There are over 25 acres and over 500,000 square feet under roof (multiple buildings).

Here are some pics with captions. Hope I got all my information correct!

Enjoy!


Sign outside the building:


Modified sign on outside of the building - Sign used to say: Lorain Division Thew Shovel:

Sign embedded in the floor of the front hallway in the headquarters.  I was told that the metal plate to the left of the L in Lorain used to say "Thew Shovel":

Lorain Crane Headquarters Building - built in 1897:

Here are some photos of the outside of the buildings in the complex:





Here are some interior photos:


















This is a shot of the air compressor that is original - they use it now as a backup machine:



Hope you enjoyed the tour as much as we did!

Chuck

New article about DHS and the Museum

Check this out!

Link to Article in Local Paper about DHS

Enjoy!

Chuck