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Metalcaster of the Year: Danko Arlington Plots Its Future
Brian Sandalow, Associate Editor
Click here to see this story as it appears in the June 2017 issue of Modern Casting
When president John Danko walks into the offices at Danko Arlington (Baltimore), some … Continue reading
May 1, 2017. Danko Arlington was honored to be one of four Baltimore companies that was featured in INC. Magazine’s Small Business Edition:
On April 26, 2017, Danko Arlington enjoyed hosting twenty eight French Managers from The LAREQUOI Research Center for Management of the University of Versailles (France) who have traveled to Washington to learn about American business innovations. Accompanying the European visitors … Continue reading
March 16, 2017. My manufacturing company has survived ninety-seven years in Baltimore. We have outlasted major corporations like the B&O and Bethlehem Steel as well as major regulatory changes and local crime, not to mention wars and major recessions.
Yet our … Continue reading
March 1, 2017. Good Evening. My name is John Danko. I am current volunteering as the co-chair of the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development’s (MOED) Baltimore Workforce Development Board’s Employer Engagement Committee. Last year, I just finished serving a four-year … Continue reading
January 20, 2017 – Inauguration Day. My plans are to carve out some time today to see the Vice President and President-elect swear-in and listen to their remarks. As today is Friday, I am working at the office and planned … Continue reading
On October 16, 2016, Danko Arlington was honored to present at the Non-Ferrous Founders’ Society (NFFS) Industry Executive Conference held at the Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona.
As a NFFS member, Danko Arlington has greatly benefited from the society’s … Continue reading
On Wednesday, October 5th, 2016, Danko Arlington was honored to present at the American Foundry Society’s (AFS) first annual Additive Manufacturing Conference for Metal Casting (AM4MC) held at the Sheraton Detroit Novi in Novi, Michigan.
The keynote luncheon topic, entitled “Integration … Continue reading
On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016, Danko Arlington hosted nineteen Defense Logistics Agency Aviation employees who participated in the annual AMC and DLA Aviation Forging and Casting Assistance Team’s (AFCAT) casting seminar and tour.
It’s hard to believe that Danko Arlington, DLA … Continue reading
As a native of Baltimore and a third generation President of a ninety-six-year-old manufacturing business with sixty-eight employees located in Park Heights, I am opposed to the $15 min wage bill because it will hurt not only my company’s competitiveness, … Continue reading
On July 19, 2016, Danko Arlington was honored to host the Pentagon’s Joint Chief’s J-4 Additive Manufacturing Team.
The Joint Staff conducts monthly education tours in the summer months known as JED walks. Danko Arlington’s membership in America Makes – a … Continue reading
On Wednesday, April 20th, 2016, Danko Arlington was honored to present a lecture entitled, “Transforming the Sand Foundry with Additive Manufacturing” to Howard Community College in nearby Columbia, Maryland.
Coordinating the visit were David M. Hinton Associate Professor, Computer Aided Design, … Continue reading
On Wednesday, March 9th and Monday, April 11th, Danko Arlington was honored to host members of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s Baja Racing Team.
According to Paul Darling, the UMBC Baja Undergrad Team Captain, “we were interested in having several … Continue reading
On March 23rd, 2016, Danko Arlington acquired a twenty thousand square foot facility adjacent to its current manufacturing operation in Northwest Baltimore.
In reality, the company re-acquired the property!
In 1953, Joseph O. Danko, Sr. constructed the building as a machine shop … Continue reading
On March 17th, 2016, instead of celebrating green for Saint Patrick’s Day, Danko Arlington was celebrating the tricolors of red, white, and blue (the colors of France!) when it hosted a group of twenty-eight executive MBA students from the University … Continue reading
On March 15th, 2016, Danko Arlington hosted a group of students from the Baltimore Robotics League.
The League assists local kids to design and compete their home-made robots for local and national competitions. Coincidentally, the League is based out of an … Continue reading
By Lindsay Powers, Frederick News-Post; email@example.com; Mar 11, 2016
For John Danko, the call last year from the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was both out of the blue and providential.
Staff at the shrine were looking for someone to … Continue reading
On March 8, 2016, Danko Arlington was excited to take part in a special Baltimore Development Corporation seminar held at the Baltimore Hilton entitled, “Workforce of the Future: Resources to find talented & motivated employees”
The program featured presentations from Bill … Continue reading
On November 30th and December 2nd, John Danko was honored to participate on two additive manufacturing panels at Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages and the Defense Manufacturing Conferences (DMC) held at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix and Phoenix Convention Centers. … Continue reading
From November 15th-20th, 2015, John Danko was honored to attend the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College as the 2015 Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems’ Minority Business Scholar. Danko Arlington is a certified SBA HUBZone concern and a supplier of aluminum … Continue reading
On October 14-15, 2015, Danko Arlington was honored to be included in Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems’ First Additive Manufacturing Fair held at its Linthicum, Maryland facility.
During the event, Danko Arlington shared its decades of history as an aluminum sand casting … Continue reading
Did you ever wonder if Jesus made copies of the keys to heaven before giving them to Saint Peter? After all, what would happen if Peter, Jesus’ successor and the first Pope, accidentally got locked out?
Certainty, this must have crossed … Continue reading
On September 9th, 2015, Danko Arlington delivered sixteen hands sets to Enabling the Future – a unique charity comprised of volunteers dedicated to helping people with hand abnormalities.
Using its state-of-the-art 3-D printing technology, the company was able to effortlessly download … Continue reading
Danko Arlington is pleased to announce its investment in a state-of-the-art CNC machining center manufactured by Okuma Corporation, Japan.
The Okuma Multus U4000 robotic machine enables simultaneous high speed turning and milling capabilities in eleven axes within an envelope of 25.59” … Continue reading
Credits: Contributed Photo / Near Space Corporation
What’s faster than 3-D printing at Danko Arlington? How about a 3-D printed capsule that traveled to an altitude of 101,250 feet then dropped – reaching a speed of 370 mph during its decent!
On … Continue reading
One June 13th, 2015, Danko Arlington was recognized by the Associated Black Charities of Maryland (ABC) for the 2015 Community Investor Award at the 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration held at Martins West in Baltimore. Over nine hundred people were in … Continue reading
On May 12th-13th, 2015, Danko Arlington was honored to participate in a special Metalcasting Roadmapping Workshop held at the O’Hare Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois.
The meeting was hosted by The American Metal Casting Constorium (AMC) and was sponsored by … Continue reading
On Monday afternoon, May 11, 2015, Danko Arlington was featured on “Midday” on WYPR 88.1 FM– Baltimore’s public radio station. Midday is WYPR’s daily public affairs program and is hosted by long time Baltimore Sun columnist Dan Rodricks. The featured … Continue reading
On April 22, 2015, Danko Arlington presented “The Use of Additive Manufacturing in the Sand Foundry” at the 2015 Additive Manufacturing Users Group held at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, FL.
The recent advances in 3-D metal printing were … Continue reading
On March 26th, 2015, two of Danko Arlington’s longest tenured employees were recognized at the 25th Regional Manufacturing Institute (RMI) Anniversary — Decades of Dedication Gala held at Martins West in Baltimore.
Howard Goodrich was celebrated with 58 years of service … Continue reading
On March 24, 2015, Danko Arlington hosted students from the Barrie School—a private K-12 school located in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The field trip nicely complemented the student’s recent studies in rapid prototyping and related technologies. Along with Mr. Tommie Hata, the … Continue reading
Danko Arlington is honored to participate in the Associated Black Charities’ Volunteer Career Mentoring Program.
The program is designed to assist low wage African American workers who desire to advance in a career but lack the necessary skills to reach their … Continue reading
Danko Arlington is very pleased to participate in YO! Baltimore – a unique program operated by the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Employment Development for residents between the ages of 16-24.
The program offers local youth the opportunity to learn new … Continue reading
Danko Arlington has become one of many Maryland State businesses, and the first company in Baltimore City to participate in the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation’s On the Job Training Program (OJT).
The program is supported by the National Emergency … Continue reading
On January 22, 2015, Danko Arlington joined the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute also known as America Makes.
This public-private effort will accelerate U.S. industry utilization of printed tooling to enable greater supply chain efficiencies and further posture companies to be … Continue reading
On Thursday, January 15th, 2015, John Danko presented “The Use of Additive Manufacturing in Sand Casting and Patternmaking” at the American Foundry Society’s Chesapeake Chapter (AFS) winter meeting held at the Bay City Restaurant in Hanover, PA.
During the event, local … Continue reading
On December 9th, 2014, Danko Arlington became the newest member of the Baltimore Workforce Investment Board (BWIB).
BWIB’s mission is comprised of area political and business leaders who are committed to grow a world class workforce development system that drives and … Continue reading
On December 8th, 2014, Danko Arlington was honored to present to Maria Contreras-Sweet, the head of the Small Business Administration and member of President Obama’s cabinet.
Sponsored by the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship and 3D Maryland, Mrs. Contreras-Sweet joined newly elected … Continue reading
On November 20th, 2014, Danko Arlington was honored to host a group of French business students from the L’Institut Supérieur de Management de l’Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France to showcase how 3-D printing is advancing American manufacturing.
The students were participating … Continue reading
On November 6th, 2014, Danko Arlington presented a special seminar for the Lehigh Valley Foundrymen’s Association (LVFA) held at the Barnhouse Village Restaurant in Bath, PA.
John Danko, who is an alumnus of neighboring Lafayette College in Easton, PA, spoke to … Continue reading
On October 26th, 2014, Danko Arlington presented at the Maryland Economic Development Association Fall Conference “Advancing Manufacturing in Maryland” held at the Rocky Gap Resort in Cumberland, MD.
During a panel discussion moderated by Jan Baum of 3D Maryland, State officials, … Continue reading
On October 22nd, 2014, Danko Arlington was honored to host the James River Chapter of the Logistics Officers Association (LOA), personnel from the Defense Supply Center Richmond (DSCR), and staff of the American Casting Consortium (AMC).
During the plant tour, the … Continue reading
Danko Arlington was honored to be featured in the Baltimore Development Corporation’s first annual Manufacturing Forum held on October 7th, 2014 at the Baltimore Hilton.
The program provided opportunities for industry, city government, and support organizations to network, share ideas, and … Continue reading
On August 19th, 2014, Danko Arlington was honored to receive the Baltimore Workforce Investment Board’s (BWIB) Award for Workforce Development Excellence.
Over two hundred and fifty people were in attendance at the award ceremony which was held in conjunction with the … Continue reading
On Monday, July 21st, 2014, Danko Arlington was honored to showcase its innovative of use 3-D printing technology to U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) and Howard County Council Vice-Chairperson Courtney Watson. The special event was held at the Maryland … Continue reading
This past Spring, Mechanical Engineering students at the neighboring Johns Hopkins University collaborated with Danko Arlington to create a new and innovative drive train for their entry in this year’s 2014 SAE Baja competition.
The students designed five custom components in … Continue reading
On June 3rd, 2014, Danko Arlington’s was formally recognized as one of six Maryland manufacturers who participated in this year’s Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland’s Energy Efficiency Program.
Over two hundred and fifty attendees gathered at the North Baltimore Plaza Hotel … Continue reading
Edward Cooper Jr.works on bronze casting at the plant. Maryland… (Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun )
May 24, 2014|By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun
John Danko got his Baltimore company’s first 3-D printer four years ago, and he said it’s given him … Continue reading
On May 13th, 2014, Danko Arlington President John Danko joined three other Maryland businessmen for a town hall style meeting at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship in Columbia, Maryland . Hosted by RMI and 3Dmaryland, the meeting was an opportunity … Continue reading
On May 1st 2014, Danko Arlington was honored to host the Spring meeting of the 3D Maryland Expert Users Group.
Prior to a plant tour, all were treated to an outdoor cook-out featuring cold beer and Baltimore’s famous Binkert’s German sausages … Continue reading
On October 30th, 2013, Danko Arlington was very pleased to host a group of Southern Marylanders from the Patuxent Naval Air Station to learn about the metal casting process. The tour was in conjunction with a special educational seminar sponsored … Continue reading
On October 31st, 2013, Danko Arlington hosted twenty seven French MBA students and two staff members who were participating in Georgetown University’s Center for Intercultural Education and Development Program.
The group of students were from the University of Versailles in Saint … Continue reading
On September 26th, 2013, Danko Arlington was honored to present at the first ever Trimech LLC Additive Fabrication Seminar held at the Four Points by Sheraton BWI Airport Hotel.
The conference was comprised of over one hundred locally registered attendees who … Continue reading
By Newt Fowler
What’s it take to retain some vestige of manufacturing in America? Posted June 21, 2013 See more at: http://baltimore.citybizlist.com/#sthash.eIM8Wbmz.dpuf
What’s it take to retain some vestige of manufacturing in America? Can U.S. manufacturers adopt a technology such as 3D … Continue reading
Danko Arlington was honored to participate in a Tech Fair at the Annual Conference of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). The event was held at the Renaissance Baltimore Harbor Place Hotel on June 2nd, 2013. SME is a non-profit … Continue reading
151 Parts to Infininty Modern Casting May 2013
On May 16th, 2013, Danko Arlington hosted a group of Students from the School of Applied and Information Technology from the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). The College offers certificates in CNC Machining, Manual Machining, CNC programming, and Quality … Continue reading
On May 15th, 2013, Danko Arlington was extremely honored to host a group from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, including Bank President, Jeff Lacker.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is one of the twelve regional Federal Reserve banks. Its … Continue reading
Danko Arlington is pleased to announce the purchase of another large Stratasys 3-D printer.
Over the past several years, the company’s pioneering use of rapid technologies to create new and replacement foundry patterns has outpaced its present capacity for 3-D … Continue reading
Danko Arlington is honored to be featured in the American Metalcasting Consortium’s Spring 2013 newsletter. The issue showcased a custom replacement casting for the Boeing KC135 Tanker Aircraft.
Danko Arlington created the foundry pattern and associated core boxes entirely from 3-D … Continue reading
Danko Arlington is proud to have sponsored the Johns Hopkins University’s 2013 Baja vehicle.
The Baja project is an intercollegiate mechanical engineering design and race competition of a home-made off-road car. The program is run by the Society of Automotive Engineers … Continue reading
The Use of Additive Manufacturing in Foundry Patternmaking Danko_AMUG2013
(Click on the link to view the Power Point Presentation as a PDF. See the accompanying text below. )
by John D. Danko, President, Danko Arlington, Inc.
2013 Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference
Jacksonville, … Continue reading
On April 11, 2013, Danko Arlington was honored to host over two dozen Executive MBA Students from the University of Versailles, Saint Quentin (UVSQ), France.
The graduate students were in the U.S. to participate in neighboring Georgetown University’s Center for Inter … Continue reading
Our attachment to material things seems to be part of human nature.
For many of us, this desire starts when we are infants or toddlers. Whether it is that first blanket, stuffed animal, or special something, we simply have a hard … Continue reading
Danko Arlington is again delighted to host today over two dozen engineering students from neighboring University of Maryland, Baltimore County as part of ENME 412 — a mechanical engineering … Continue reading
The Dedication Ceremony Link: Unveiling of “Umbilic Torus” at Simons Center
Danko Arlington, Inc. is honored to have cast a unique piece of huge mathmatical proportions: The Umbilic Torus S.C (Simons Center).
The Umbilic Torus SC was designed by Dr. Helaman Ferguson, … Continue reading
John Danko, President of Danko Arlington, spoke on ‘How Manufacturers are using 3D printing + other rapid technologies’ on Friday October 12, 2012 at The Loyola University Graduate Center Timonium, Maryland.
Many thanks to Mike Galiazzo at RMI, Ryan Sybrant from … Continue reading
Danko Arlington was again honored for a second time this year to host the American Metal Consortium (AMC) and a bus tour from the Defense Logistics Agency. The company’s close proximity to the DLA Aviation Headquarters in Richmond, Virginia … Continue reading
John Danko examines a War of 1812-era grandfather clock he built.(Baltimore Sun photo by Barbara Haddock Taylor)
West Friendship resident built grandfather clock to commemorate War of 1812
August 10, 2012|By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun
John D. Danko stops in mid-conversation to … Continue reading
Brookings study suggests focusing on strengths to expand long-shrinking base
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun
6:59 a.m. EDT, May 9, 2012
The molten metal pouring from the foundry at Danko Arlington Inc. in Baltimore harks back to the early industrial era. … Continue reading
On April 18, 2012, Danko Arlington was honored to host a group from the American Metal Consortium and the Aviation Division of the Defense Logistics Agency in Richmond, Virginia. The visit provided key DLA personnel with an overview of … Continue reading
What do a traditional foundry and 3d printing have in common? A lot if you are talking about Danko Arlington located in the Park Heights section of Baltimore, Maryland. Danko Arlington is a third generation, family-owned business and an example … Continue reading
Danko Arlington was honored to host Art and Design students from neighboring Towson University to see how digital technology is transforming creativity and manufacturing.
Earlier this year, Towson University opened a new state-of-the-art facility named the Object Lab which is … Continue reading
On November 30th, 2011, at the Center for Urban Families STRIVE Baltimore’s 2nd Annual Employer Appreciation Breakfast, Danko Arlington was recognized for its commitment and dedication to helping fathers and families in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area.
CFUF was originally founded to … Continue reading
Danko Arlington is honored to have cast a prominent cross for Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church located at 905 Frederick Road in Catonsville, Maryland.
The metal cross, an exact copy of a wooden original, now adorns the church’s new octagonal shaped portico. … Continue reading
Danko Arlington is committed to environmental sustainability…even to the grave.
After being used in metal casting, Danko Arlington’s foundry sand is 100% recycled into original pure clean dry sand. From time to time, however, the recycled sand needs to … Continue reading
Danko Arlington is pleased to have made rapid prototypes for two new design concepts to assist individuals with disabilities.
Designed by V-LINC Engineer and Co-founder, Mr. John Staehlin, the new working prototypes will make life’s daily tasks easier for those in … Continue reading
Dear Governor Ehrlich,
Thank you for visiting and witnessing our incredible our story!
Who would believe what we are doing for Baltimore, Maryland, and the United States?
We provide skilled jobs in the City. Recently, we have shown a special compassion for those … Continue reading