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151 W. Dartmore Ave.
Akron, Ohio 44301 (map)
Akron Hydraulic was founded in 1929. Much of the early history has been lost, but it was purchased out of bankruptcy in 1982 by Doug Root. At that time, it had one Vietnam Veteran employee and about $90,000 in revenue fixing floor jacks.
Doug didn't have a hydraulic background. He was only in his mid-twenties and had 2 small children at home. Luckily, failure wasn't an option, and after many years of learning the business started to flourish.
Today, Akron Hydraulic and its sister company QT Equipment have over 40 employees. Akron Hydraulic has recently completed jobs for customers in over 30 states and counts several branches of the US Government as customers including: US Coast Guard, NASA, and the Army Corps of Engineers.