Curtis Dyna-Fog, Ltd. was founded in 1947 in Dayton, Ohio by Russell R.
Curtis and his father W.H. Curtis. Originally named Curtis Automotive
Devices, the company specialized in manufacturing valves for the
automotive and aircraft industry. Before joining his father in business, Russell
Curtis attended the University of Cincinnati where he graduated in Aeronautical
Engineering and later completed a cooperative work program at Wright Airfield
(now Wright Patterson Air Force Base). At the time, Wright Airfield was the
center of all aircraft technology. In 1952 Curtis Automotive Devices moved to
Bedford, Indiana to be closer in proximity to its major customers. The company
began producing other types of components for the aircraft industry and began
doing some development work using acquired Pulse-Jet Engine Technology. During
Russell Curtis' employment at Wright Airfield in Dayton he was first exposed to
a Pulse-Jet Engine, a unique device used to power the German VI rockets during
the war. The Pulse-Jet was comprised of the basic technology that would later be
the foundation for his companies future.
Russell and his father continued
working on the possibilities of producing a pulse-jet fogger for use in
commercial applications. One of the first pulse-jet products they produced was
the Dyna-Jet "Red Head" miniature engine for use in model rocketry. Initially
developed in 1945 by a long time associate of Russell Curtis, William Tenney of
Aeromarine Company, the Dyna-Jet once held the American Modelers Association
land speed record at 179+ MPH! A speed amazing at the time, especially when only
standard grade gasoline was available.
After years of refining existing designs, by 1954 the first commercially
available pulse-jet mosquito fogger (The Curtis Junior Model) was being
produced. In the first year more than 500 machines were sold throughout the
country. By 1956, demand grew to the point where more than 4000 machines were
being produced each year. As a result of increasing demand for the pulse-jet
machines, Russell Curtis moved the company in 1958 into a newly constructed
20,000 square foot facility in Westfield, Indiana. By this time the company was
producing several different equipment models including the very first production
"Cold Fog" sprayer. It was the machine that pioneered the way for what is known
today as ULV technology.
In 1964, mainly due to no longer producing products specifically for the
automotive industry, the company name was changed to Curtis Dyna-Products Corp.
During the next several years many new products were developed and the facility
was expanded. In 1992, the group of Curtis employees who were already managing
the company, purchased it and the name was changed to Curtis Dyna-Fog, Ltd.
Today, still located in Westfield, Indiana, Curtis Dyna-Fog, Ltd. produces a
complete line of spraying and fogging products. With the latest in manufacturing
technology in its 80,000 square foot facility, Curtis is renowned as a world
leader in manufacturing and distribution. Curtis supplies its products through
distributors around the United States and throughout the world in over 60
different countries. All products are manufactured in the one facility in
Indiana to help assure a high level of product quality that has been the
cornerstone of Dyna-Fog equipment.
Curtis Dyna-Fog, Ltd. strives to identify the requirements of the market
place and react quickly to market demand. Dyna-Fog's worldwide distributor
network assures rapid response to all customers. All service shipments of stock
items are made within 48 hours by air or sea freight. The sale of Dyna-Fog
products are supported with comprehensive literature and a complete technical
staff equipped with the latest laboratory testing facilities. Presentations on
recent developments are continuously made to all world markets as well as the
Some recent examples are:
- Application of deodorants in small droplets: International Conference on
Air Pollution from Ag. Operations, Feb 1996, Kansas City, MO USA
- A new tool for ULV Applications. American Mosquito Control Association
Meeting, March 1996, Norfolk, VA, USA.(Dyna-Fog Twister)
- The use of Thermal Fogging as a technique for the total eradication of
Fire Ant colonies. USDA Imported Fire Ant Research Conference, April 1997,
Gainesville, FL, USA. (Dyna-Fog Ant Bear)
Other scientific publications available:
Newcastle Disease in Commercial Turkeys (Dyna-Fog Hurricane)
Effects of pressure and flow rate on VMD (Dyna-Fog Cyclotronic (Maxi-Pro)
Understanding LVM (Dyna-Fog Nighthawk)
Effect of droplet size on adulticide efficiency (Dyna-Fog Cyclotronic (Maxi-Pro)
A summary of Ultra-Low-Volume Technology
The Proper Application of Modern ULV Technology
A Blueprint For The Control of Birds in the Airport Environment
Aerosol, Fog, and ULV: Perceptions and Realities in Maintenance Uses
Curtis Dyna-Fog, Ltd. is present at many major exhibitions both in the USA and
worldwide either exhibiting alone or in conjunction with local distributors.
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