Our Story

who we are

Our History

T.J. Davies Company has exclusively manufactured our own line of retention knobs for direct sale and distribution. Our manufacturing process exceeds industry standards.

We are a Woman-led Business and take pride in exceeding industry standards with our quality. We are easy to work with and treat each customer and supplier with value, integrity and respect.

Community Outreach and Charitable Giving

TJ Davies Company strives to strengthen communities through volunteering and charitable giving.  These practices are central to our company’s culture, and reflective of our commitment to maintain long-standing relationships with local organizations.

Each year, team members generously contribute volunteer hours by serving on the board of directors at non-profit organizations, setting up food drives, and finding other meaningful ways to volunteer in their communities.

In memory of Tom Davies’ love of animals, TJ Davies Company generously supports Cleveland Animal Protective League, Geauga Humane Society's Rescue Village, and Every Dog Matters in Youngstown.

Making Products Responsibly

We believe world-class manufacturing begins with respect for people and our environment.  We work with suppliers who share our commitment to making products responsibly and sustainably.

Our Mission

Our business is to make your business more competitive.

Our Vision

The vision of T.J. Davies Company, Inc. is to produce world-class, made-in-America retention knobs, and to provide exceptional customer service.

Our Values

T.J. Davies Company, Inc. values the unique contributions brought by diverse team members who are unified in providing quality products and services.  In our employment practices, we are committed to establishing and maintaining a culture of inclusion and diversity.

Our professional reputation and our working community are enhanced with the collaboration and contributions of individuals who represent a variety of talents, knowledge, creativity, life experiences, and self-expression.  TJ Davies Company welcomes the quality work atmosphere that results from diversity in culture, nation of origin, languages spoken, ethnicity, race, color, disability, age, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, beliefs, opinions, veteran status, and education.

Our People

Our people are our greatest strength, and the heart and soul of T. J. Davies Company, Inc.  We want our team to feel empowered to make a difference and inspired to bring innovation to our products.  We cultivate a working environment that inspires new ideas, promotes ownership, and supports highly motivated individuals to be truly creative.

Because our employees are our greatest strength, we invest in them.  At TJ Davies Company, we provide our team exceptional benefits that are designed to support our employees, the well-being of their families, and their financial future.  We recognize that the success of our company depends on the success of everyone.  Our commitment to our employees and their families distinguishes us from our competition and defines us as a company.

our story

T.J. Davies Company, Inc. was started in 1965 by our father, Thomas Jared Davies.  Dad originally named the company Deb-Sher Machine after his two daughters, Debra and Sherry.  (He later changed the name to T.J. Davies Company after his third daughter was born.)

Soon after Dad got out of the United States Navy, our family moved to the Cleveland area where he took a position with Swagelok, a well-established fitting manufacturing company.  After he had worked a short time at Swagelok, our grandparents gave Dad a small loan to start his company.  Fred A. Lennon, Dad’s boss and Founder of Swagelok contracted with Dad’s new company to manufacture parts for them.  After serving in the Vietnam War, Uncle Russell (one of Dad’s younger brothers) joined the company.

The company started as a “job shop”, making a variety of products for one customer at a time.  About 45 years ago, though, we started to produce retention knobs on lathes.  T.J. Davies Company was the first in the industry to use this production method.  Currently we offer about 150 different styles of retention knobs, and we are very well known in the industry.  If someone has a machine and is not sure what knob they need, we are the company they call.  Additionally, we make custom knobs for older machines that no other company makes. We have a full-time Mazak Programmer on staff who can write programs for any custom manufacturing request.

In August of 2018, our father passed away, leaving the business to the next generation. Although Tom is no longer here, the company’s values, mission, and vision remain the same.