DRT Manufacturing & Aerospace

About DRT Manufacturing & Aerospace

DRT Manufacturing Co. is one of Dayton, Ohio’s most-established and fastest-growing companies. Founded over 70 years ago, when Ernie Fraze, invented the first ‘pop-top’ easy-open-end. The world now consumes over 300 billion ‘pop-top’ cans and easy-open-ends each year. We have used that knowledge to expand into precision manufacturing, focusing on highly complex and technically demanding niche products. Through our ten facilities across the United States and Europe, we leverage our specialized engineering know-how, deep market expertise, experienced technical teams, and sophisticated resource planning system to meet our customers’ precision requirements. Led by our guiding principles and our comprehensive suite of products and services, we support customers who demand high quality, technical expertise, and reliable lead times.

In addition to its manufacturing prowess, DRT Aerospace (DRT) is a trusted partner and provider of creative problem solving and value-added services. We are proud to further streamline the supply chain by bringing it all together for some of the biggest names in aerospace and ground-based power. Just imagine what we can do for you . Our reliable support and focus on efficiency add value to the supply chain from initial concept to delivery. Our experienced team of industry veterans and technical experts — many who have come to us from OEMs — immediately look for opportunities to streamline the work process across our multiple centers of excellence. In doing this, DRT is often able to suggest new ways of developing or manufacturing parts to reduce cycle times and increase efficiencies in throughput.

More than a supplier of precision manufactured components, DRT is committed to the value-added services and capabilities that lead to a true manufacturing partnership.
-Sophisticated resource planning software to adapt to customer needs
-Leading-edge CAD/CAM software
-Multi-disciplined, market-focused teams of engineers and technicians
-A culture of quality that delivers precision, aesthetically perfect components with meticulous documentation


Quality Engineering Co-Op

January 2024 Sidney, OH
“Overall, the experience was positive. The workflow was well balanced and included many different types of problem projects. Some of my responsibilities included fixture design and 3d printing, Quality process analysis, and customer inspection reports. I liked the mix of design work with the data analysis and statistical studies because I was able to work on a variety of projects that didn't get repetitive. I also liked being involved in the process and seeing my work implemented within the company.”
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