Author Archives: JDanko

INC. Magazine Features Danko Arlington’s New Technology

 
May 1, 2017. Danko Arlington was honored to be one of four Baltimore companies that was featured in INC. Magazine’s Small Business Edition:
https://www.inc.com/leigh-buchanan/how-baltimores-family-run-factories-are-navigating-the-2017-economy.html?cid=hmhero

Université De Versailles Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines visits Danko Arlington

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

Mayor Pugh Must Veto the $15 Min Wage

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

Testimony Against the City $15 Min Wage

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

Can’t Wait to Make America Great Again

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

Danko Arlington Presents at NFFS Executive Conference

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

Danko Arlington Presents at AM4MC

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

DLA Aviation Visits Danko Arlington

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

Baltimore City Council’s Lose-Lose Proposition

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

Danko Arlington Hosts Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs J-4 Team

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

Danko Arlington Presents at HCC

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

Danko Arlington Hosts UMBC Racing

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

Danko Arlington Acquires 20,000 sq ft.

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

UVSQ Visits Danko Arlington

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

Danko Arlington Hosts Baltimore Robotics

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

After ‘providential’ connection, Baltimore company makes replicas of Seton house key

By Lindsay Powers, Frederick News-Post; lpowers@newspost.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

Danko Arlington Participates in BDC Workforce Program

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

Danko Arlington Presents at 2015 DMC/DMSMS

 

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

John Danko Awarded Northrop Grumman Scholarship

 

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

Danko Arlington Presents At Northrop Grumman ESSS AM Fair

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

Danko Arlington Copies Papal Key

 

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

Danko Arlington Provides Helping Hands

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 Presents at DLA Columbus

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Danko Arlington Expands in Multi Axis Machining

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

The Sky is the Limit for 3-D Printing at Danko Arlington

 

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

ABC Honors Danko Arlington

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

Danko Arlington Roadmaps the Future

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

WYPR Hosts Danko Arlington

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

Danko Arlington Presents at 2015 AMUG

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

Maryand Recognizes Two Danko Arlington Long-Term Employees

 
 
 
 
 
 
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

Danko Arlington hosts the Barrie School

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 Participates in the ABC’s Volunteer Career Mentoring Program

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 Participates in YO! Baltimore

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 Participates in DLLR OJT Training

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

Danko Arlington Joins American Makes

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

Danko Arlington Presents at Chesapeake Chapter AFS

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

Danko Arlington joins BWIB

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

Danko Arlington Presents to SBA Administrator Contreras-Sweet

 
 
 
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

Trois-D à Danko Arlington

 
 
 
 
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

Danko Arlington Presents at LVFA

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

Danko Arlington Presents at MEDA

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

Danko Arlington Hosts James River LOA and DSCR

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 Featured in Baltimore’s Manufacturing Forum

 
 
 
 
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

Danko Arlington Recognized by the City of Baltimore

 

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

Danko Arlington Presents to Maryland Elected Officials

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

Danko Arlington Sponsors JHU Baja 2014

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

Danko Arlington Recognized for Green Initiatives

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

Manufacturing Contemplates a 3-D Printing Revolution

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

Danko Arlington Presents at RMI

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

Danko Arlington Hosts 3DMD Expert Group

 

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

Patuxent River NAS Visits Danko Arlington

 
 
 
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

Danko Arlington Hosts Georgetown University CIED Students

 
 

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

Trimech Hosts Danko Arlington

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

Sustaining A 21st Century Foundry: A conversation with John Danko, CEO, Danko Arlington

 

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 Exhibits at SME Tech Fair

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 Infinity — Danko Arlington and an innovative team cast a mathematical monument

151 Parts to Infininty Modern Casting May 2013

Danko Arlington Hosts CCBC Students

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

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeff Lacker Visits Danko Arlington

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 purchases another large 3-D printer

 
             
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 Featured in AMC’s Spring 2013 Newsletter

 
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 Sponsors Hopkins Baja

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

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

A French Connection at Danko Arlington

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

Printing for a Princess – A True Tale in Additive Manufacturing

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 Hosts UMBC Students

                                
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

Danko Arlington Casts Umbilic Torus S.C.

 
 
 
 
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

A Maryland Miracle – Sand Casting with Additive Manufacturing

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

AMC and the Defense Supply Center Richmond visits Danko Arlington

 
                         
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

At Howard County man’s house, history chimes on the hour

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

Baltimore area has high share of high-tech manufacturing jobs

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

AMC & Defense Logistics Agency Visit Danko Arlington

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

A Century Old Foundry Pioneers In The New Millennium

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 Hosts Towson University Students

                 
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

Danko Arlington is Recognized by CFUF & STRIVE Baltimore

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 Casts Lutheran Cross

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 — Green to the Grave

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 Assists the Disabled

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

Danko Arlington’s Welcome Speech to Governor Ehrlich

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