DAVE, LEFT, AND CODY Conaway, co-owners of DNC Hydraulics near Rawson, with a hydraulic testing machine that is part of a new company division. (Photo by Randy Roberts / The Courier)

RAWSON — DNC Hydraulics near Rawson has opened a nearly $1 million, 4,000-square-foot addition, creating a new company division.

The new division focuses on hydraulic pump, hydraulic motor, and valve repairs and sales.

Dave and Cody Conaway are co-owners of DNC Hydraulics.

The division has a new hydraulic testing machine, and houses a Permco pump and motor parts to build pumps and motors from scratch when needed, and an assortment of other tools and machines.

A mobile service truck is used to fix hydraulic problems on all machinery, with an emphasis on compactor and baler repair.

Since October, DNC has added six employees and an additional three trucks for pickup and delivery.

Now totaling 30 employees, DNC Hydraulics serves customers in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

The company was started in 1991 in Dave and Carolyn Conaway’s two-car garage. Dave was the sole owner-operator until 1999 when they built a 2,400-square-foot building on their property.

The business grew steadily to 10 employees when the Conaways in 2011 bought the property DNC now occupies on County Road 313.

Dave Conaway is president of the company, and Cody is general manager.