Davidson Sales & Engineering first opened its doors for business in 1981 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our founder, Bill Davidson, built on the model established by Jerry Miller in Arizona, whose company was Miller Sales & Engineering.
Both companies developed reputations for expertise in selling equipment and representing manufacturers of pumping equipment used primarily in the mining and minerals industry.
Bill partnered with Jack Dimock and Don Sampson in the early ‘80’s to help him grow the company.
Throughout the ‘80’s we added more personnel, more product lines and moved offices several times to accommodate the growth of our firm.
Through the 80’s and 90’s we diversified our customer base and represented not only equipment for the minerals industry, but grew into an industrial distributor representing manufacturers who work in such diverse areas as food processing, oil & gas refining, chemical production, power generation and municipal wastewater.
In 1995, Bill Davidson elected to retire and sold his company to his then business partners. Brad Walton, Dick Irvine, Russell Smith and Larry Swift continued to grow the company and in 2000, we became the master distributor for Weir Minerals. Weir had been the manufacturer of Galigher and ASH slurry pumps in Salt Lake City. In 2000 they purchased Warman, International and moved their operations to Madison, Wisconsin, where the Warman products are manufactured.
Davidson Sales was successful in becoming the distributor for all of the product lines of Weir Minerals and acquired the assets of Norm Crockett and Associates, the Warman representative. With the assets and inventory of both companies, we needed a larger warehouse and office facility and moved to our current location in West Valley City in 2000. In this facility we have grown into not only sales and distribution of industrial pumping equipment, but have expanded our business to include factory authorized service and equipment repair for all of our manufacturers. We also now specialize in mechanical seals, industrial mixing equipment, lubrication systems and filtration systems for fuels, lubricants, water & air; representing the finest manufacturers of equipment in these areas including Flowserve, Chemineer, NOV, Lincoln and Donaldson.
Through the last decade, we have seen many changes in the industries we serve and the manufacturers we represent. We have remained responsive to our clients’ needs and maintained a focus on how to best serve those needs. We are a team of eighteen professionals with an accumulated base of over 200 years of experience in the Intermountain West marketplace. We continue to seek new ways and new products to help our customers grow and maintain their businesses.
If you would like to know more about us, please contact our office at 801.977.9200, or stop by our location at 2441 South 3850 West, Site B in West Valley City, Utah.