From its location just one mile
south of Tonica, IL, Dauber Company, Inc. (DCI) is
North America's largest processor of metallurgical silicon carbide (SiC).
DCI is a family owned and managed business that was incorporated in
1986 and began SiC production in September 1987.
state-of-the-art equipment and processes, is the industry's leader in the
production of SiC briquettes and grain. Although others in the US
produce SiC briquettes, the Dauber organization remains unique amongst a
group of undistinguishable companies. For example, after producing
briquettes for nearly 20 years, SiC remains the only briquetted product
line at the plant. The uptime efficiencies realized by this reality
are significant. In addition, the production of one product line
leads to an amazingly well controlled process.
Since the inception
of the briquette plant, DCI has added SiC grain for coreless furnace
melting. Significant capital investments and a commitment to total
value have enabled DCI to become one of the world's largest processors of
SiC metallurgical grain.
Just as one quality SiC briquette cannot
serve the needs of all cupola foundries, one SiC grain product cannot be
expected to deliver maximum benefit to every customer. Besides
offering SiC briquettes that range in chemistries from 75% SiC down to
25%, and with varying amounts of carbon, DCI has several unique brands of
SiC grain products.
The history of Dauber has been one of
innovation. The owners have an innate ability to adapt to change and
improve on what at first appears to be technologically and mechanically
unassailable. Most importantly, no other company in this field has
been able to manifest their extraordinary ability to combine total value
for customers with world-class competitive prices. As the next
generation of the Dauber family contributes their talent and energy to the
SiC business, customers can continue to expect the very best in total