Founded in 1983, Des-Case Corporation provides industries with innovative solutions to extend oil and equipment life. For more than 25 years, the company has enjoyed an excellent reputation for product and service quality, dependability, and business integrity.
The original Des-Case breather is the brainchild of Jim Waller, Des-Case’s founder and CEO, who first manufactured desiccant breathers for A.E. Staley. A filtration engineer by trade, Waller’s entrepreneurial spirit took hold and the company opened its first manufacturing facility in Tennessee, and quickly enhanced its initial product offering. For a time, Waller continued to create and sell filter carts to customers who needed efficient ways to transfer oil. However, when the interest in breathers superseded filter carts, they ceased to be manufactured, and the company concentrated on breathers.
In 1996, Des-Case moved to a facility in White House, Tennessee. Sales growth warranted an expansion in 1997 and the company doubled its capacity. Des-Case Europe was added in 1998. Throughout the years, the company reintroduced an expanded fluid handling line under the FlowGuard™ brand, added hybrid breathers, and offered dozens of other adaptations of their contamination control solutions.
With a growing international presence and additional product lines, the company continues to flourish. Des-Case relocated to Goodlettsville, TN (near Nashville) in 2007. The new space, with more than three times the previous manufacturing capacity, allows accommodations for increased production of standard and enhanced offerings and additional personnel to support the company’s large distribution network and OEM partners.
In October 2013, Des-Case was acquired by Pfingsten Partners LLC, a private equity company dedicated to helping grow companies in manufacturing, distribution, and business service sectors. Pfingsten has partnered with Des-Case’s management team to build value through: operational improvements, professional management practices, global capabilities, and profitable business growth. Read more about the acquisition here.