About Us

We Are BDI

Tube Bending, Welding & Engineering for Over 75 Years

We are engineers with deep knowledge of the materials we work with and the production of high volume parts with exacting specifications and requirements.

  • We are an engineering-based management team.
  • We serve numerous diverse, high impact markets.
  • We are ISO 9001:2015 certified.
  • We have 300,000+ square feet of manufacturing and warehousing in the U.S.

We are BDI. Engineering and fabricating high volume tubular parts and welded assemblies since 1946.

Humble Beginnings

Bohn and Dawson was founded in 1946 in a Saint Louis service station by Chet Bohn and Jim Dawson. Our first major project was the production of high volume tubular components for baby carriages. As American GI’s returned home from WWII to start families, the need for walking power motors exploded. The company recognized this opportunity and by the 1950’s was recognized as one of the leading suppliers of tubular handles to the Outdoor Power Equipment industry. In the 60’s and 70’s the company expanded into the fast-growing residential and commercial chair and table frame markets, achieving success that necessitated a move into our current headquarters facility

In 1990 we produced our first automotive components, which provided the impetus to re-tool our engineering, production, operations and quality systems. This transformative step revolutionized our ability to support high value-added engineered tubular component and welded assembly manufacturing across all the markets we serve.

BDI Today

BDI is one of the largest contract tubing fabricators of its kind, serving multiple markets across North America in our 300,000+ feet of manufacturing and warehousing facilities. We are an ISO 9001:2015 certified facility and feature 50+ tube benders, 100+ punch presses, 10 robotic arc welding systems and laser tube processing systems. Our 3D CAD systems and in-house tool and die design, build and maintenance capabilities provide the foundation to solve our customer’s most complex design and engineering challenges.

BDI is geared to support high volume tube fabrication and engineered welded assemblies for today’s demanding, dynamic manufacturing environment…we have the delivery and quality awards to prove it.

A Global Organization

Our tube bending facilities cover 400,000 feet in Asia and North America.

  • Over 300,000+ square feet of manufacturing and warehousing in the United States
  • Satellite locations: El Paso, TX, Charlotte, NC and Shanghai, China
  • Automated bending
  • Robotic welding

We are centrally located in the United States to service all of North America, with warehousing located for just-in-time delivery. Our facilities include a fully equipped weld metrology lab for quality control.

Fast Facts

Components shipped to your locations made to your specification with or without coatings.

Virtually Controlled Tube Mills
JIT Programs Run Simultaneously
Experienced Engineers to Serve You
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