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About Our Company…

Headquartered at 618 Greenmont Boulevard in Dayton, Ohio, DRT Mfg. Co. is a manufacturer and supplier of precision tools and specialized components to a variety of markets. Through the use of advanced planning and design software, DRT consistently delivers with high quality, precision, and reliability.


…is delivered by DRT’S over 700 highly skilled employees at two large manufacturing sites in the Dayton, Ohio area. These sites cater to customers in markets like aerospace, automotive, container systems, easy open end parts, contract manufacturing, electronics, medical, and power generation.

Forward looking…

Leading the industry with innovation and foresight, DRT upholds a commitment to Research and Development.  This commitment provides customers with assurance of advanced technologies bringing efficiencies in both production and material use. In their dedicated R&D lab, DRT engineers continually remain focused on innovations and the future of manufacturing.[/vc_column_text]

Our History

Since 1949

DRT Mfg. Co was founded in 1949 by Ermal Fraze as The Dayton Reliable Tool Company.  He was the company’s only employee initially.  Fraze quickly developed customers spanning several markets, including making advanced precision parts and materials related to military efforts at nearby Wright Patterson Air Force Base.  He patented his innovations, and later earned an engineering degree at the General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) in Flint, Michigan.

By 1959, the company’s clients included automotive manufacturing giants like General Electric, Ford, Chrysler, and the high precision demanding NASA.   But, around that time, Fraze became most noted for developing and perfecting the “integral rivet technology” that transformed the can industry for beer and beverage packaging.  This technology allowed cans to be opened by pulling a tab in the lid without using a separate can opening tool.  He received U.S. patent No. 3,349,949 for his pull-top can design in 1963 and sold his invention to Alcoa.

According to many beverage industry sources, “by 1965, over seventy-five percent of beer brewers in the U.S. had adopted Fraze’s can.”

Always the leader in tooling innovation, in 1977, Fraze patented a major improvement to his original invention, the first push-in and fold-back tab. This tab remained attached to the can, and it is the principal design still used on canned beverages. By 1980, Dayton Reliable Tool Company changed its name to the Dayton Reliable Tool and Manufacturing Company, Inc.  After Ermal Fraze died in 1989, his heirs sold the Dayton Reliable Tool and Manufacturing Company, Inc., to the business’s managers.  The company is now named DRT Mfg. Co, a part of DRT Holdings, Inc.

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Careers at DRT

The company’s success depends on a dedicated and satisfied workforce. Help achieve your own success by joining our team of talented and dedicated associates.  We continually seek to add machinists, engineers, and administrative professionals in a variety of roles.  DRT offers potential for growth and personal development.

When you expect success, DRT presents multiple opportunities to you to meet your expectations.

DRT Compensation & Benefits

Rivaled by few in the region, DRT’s employee benefits package provides exceptional rewards to company employees and their families.  Affordable premiums are made available for insurance benefits including Health, Life, Long / Short term disability, and Dental coverage.

Additionally, employees are eligible for Flex Spending Accounts, Paid vacation days; nine Company paid Holidays, a 401K program with Company Match, and an Education reimbursement plan among other benefits.  Wage compensation is very competitive and includes overtime pay.