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DOCKMASTERS - Excellence in Loading Dock Equipment for Over 55 Years!

About Us

It all began in 1954 when William R. Davis, Sales Engineer for the Jervis B. Webb conveyor company landed a large sale, taking the commission in 12 monthly installments and fulfilled his dream of starting his own company named Davis Material Handling Co. In 1961, William's son, Bruce G. Davis graduated from Oregon State University and became a salesman for Davis Material Handling Co.

Six years later, Bruce Davis purchased the company from his father. William continued to work with the company as founder and chairman. In 1974, an office and warehouse was purchased; combining the sales office and warehouse at 5000 Valley Blvd. This provided the company with 13,000 square feet of warehouse and 3,500 square feet of sales office. Two short years later, the company was incorporated as Eagle Material Handling Co., dba Davis Material Handling Co., Inc.

In 1978, William R. Davis retired at the age of 76. After retiring, Judy Davis; wife of Bruce Davis began to work full time for the company. In 1982, Judy Davis was elected president of the corporation and stock was transferred, making Davis Material Handling Co. a woman owned business.

In 1994, Davis Material Handling acquired Bacon Brothers Equipment Co., another 50 year old industrial equipment company. The company changed its name to Davis Bacon Material Handling Co., Inc. Three years later, Davis Bacon acquired Dockmasters, Inc., a 25 year old dock equipment dealership. Dockmasters became a subsidiary of Davis Bacon Material Handling Inc. Shortly afterwards, Nick Davis, son of Bruce & Judy Davis, joined the family business as head of Dockmasters.

In 1999, Davis Bacon acquired Date Material Handling, another dock equipment dealership. This began the establishment of a service fleet. Additional property was purchased adding another 12,000 square feet of warehouse space. In 2005, Davis Bacon moves corporate headquarters to 4436 Worth St, Los Angeles, CA. They acquired and refurbished a 1920’s Art Deco building and established 25,000 square feet of warehouse and 15,000 square feet of office space.

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