Two entrepreneurs, Edwin L. Hobson, III and Mack Gordon formed Aerodyne Development Corporation in 1949. Their goal was to provide pollution control and dust collection technology to industries worldwide. In 1968, Aerodyne Development divided and Edwin L. Hobson, III formed Abanaki Corporation who focused exclusively on oil skimmers.
Twenty years later, Ed handed the reigns 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 dust collector company in Chardon, Ohio until his recent retirement in January 2008. The Aerodyne product line now consists of material 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, Abanaki Corporation 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.