|Abanaki and Aerodyne's expanded headquarters located in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
Two entrepreneurs, Edwin L. Hobson, III and Mack Gordon
formed Aerodyne Development Corporation in 1949. Their goal was to provide pollution control and air handling systems to industries
worldwide. In 1968, Aerodyne Development divided and Edwin L. Hobson, III
formed Abanaki Corporation to focus exclusively on
Twenty years later, Ed handed the reins to his son, M. Thomas
Hobson who has successfully run the business by expanding the original
product line and including coolant maintenance products. William Miller,
an engineer for Aerodyne Development, purchased Aerodyne from his employers in
1989. Bill owned and operated the air handling systems company in Chardon, Ohio until his recent
retirement in January 2008. The Aerodyne product line now consists of
handling valves and air pollution control equipment. Typical industries that use these
valves and dust collection technology include foundries, mining, steel, cement,
pharmaceutical, food processing, dairy, wood, power, grain, asphalt, cereal,
plastics, chemical, reclamation and manufacturing.
In January 2008, Tom Hobson purchased Aerodyne Development from
Bill and will continue supplying outstanding industrial dust collection and material handling
equipment to Aerodyne's customers. Tom and Bill are committed to the customers
and suppliers and hope to provide a smooth transition.
Abanaki Corporation is located in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 30 miles east of
Cleveland, Ohio. Abanaki Corporation strives to be the best in customer
satisfaction and provide the industry with the best oil skimmer products that are efficient,
economical, and environmentally friendly.
President and Owner