As of 2015, Dayton Electric Manufacturing Company operates as part of W.W. Grainger, Inc. and exclusively manufactures electrical equipment and spare parts for the company. Dayton Electric Manufacturing Company manufactures HVAC and refrigeration equipment, material handling tools, power tools, various types of outdoor equipment and lighting products, among others. All of the products manufactured by Dayton are only available for purchase directly from Grainger.
Dayton Electric Manufacturing Company manufactures products that cater to commercial, residential and industrial needs. The company was established in 1937 and is stated to have a strong brand presence in the motor industry. In addition to manufacturing, Dayton also provides various educational videos and articles regarding its products and the motor industry through its product category page on Grainger.com.
W.W. Grainger, Inc. is an international supply distribution company that operates mainly through business-to-business sales for a large catalog of products, including material handling items, tools, plumbing equipment and safety supplies.
W.W. Grainger, Inc. was founded in 1927 by William Wallace Grainger in Chicago, Illinois. As of 2015, the company is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, and it operates over 560 locations in both the United States and Canada. W.W. Grainger, Inc. also employs over 22,000 people.