|D/F Machine Sold and Remains in the Same Family|
May 21, 2008 - © Weld Design & Fabrication
Del Moerke Jr. and his son, Steven Moerke, purchased D/F Machine Specialties Inc. from other members of the Moerke family and said they are keeping the North Mankato, Minn., business as a family owned operation.
The company is 40 years old, and specializes in producing MIG and TIG welding products and consumables.
D/F Machine Specialties Inc. (www.dfmachinespecialties.com), was founded in 1968 by Del Moerke Sr., his wife Fern, their sons Del Moerke Jr. and Wayne Moerke and daughters Beverly Marshall and Karen O’laughlin in the basement of the family’s home in Lombard, Ill. It moved to a newly built plant in North Mankato, Minn., in 1978.
The company’s welding products include MIG and TIG water/air-cooled, semi-automatic, automatic, robotic welding guns and machine barrels, a full line of euro-connectors, mounting arms, utility stations, tips, nozzles, hoses, liners, inlets, adapters, replacement parts and consumables that are used on automatic and robotic MIG and TIG welding systems.