February 27, 2012
Danly IEM, Farmington Hills, Mich., is marking its 90th anniversary in business in 2012. The company was founded in 1922 by Robert C. Danly and his son Philo H. Danly to serve diemakers and the metal stamping industry.
The company introduced the guidepost die set as a manufactured product, then pioneered the concept of interchangeable components. After World War I, the company expanded its line to provide a choice of all-steel die sets or semisteel die sets and began the torch-cut method of manufacturing. After World War II, Danly became the first press manufacturer to introduce the principle of quick die change to the stamping industry.
IEM became part of the Danly family in 1989, which introduced self-lubricating bushings, heel blocks, maintenance-free wear products, in-die tapping units, and aerial and die-mount cams to the market. In 2003 Lempco Industries was acquired by Connell Limited Partnership, Danly's parent company, and consolidated into the Danly IEM business. In 2005 Danly IEM merged with Anchor Lamina. Today, corporately known as Anchor Danly, the company is a diversified global manufacturer of die sets, steel plate, fabrications, die components, cams, springs and hydraulic motors, and accessories.