Dan Duquette was introduced to the craft of welding and designing at a very tender age. At around seven or eight, his father raided scrap piles for machinery parts to make chairs and other creative projects. Dan tagged along and helped by carrying and holding, fetching and helping as much as was allowed.
From there, Dan started his apprenticeship with his uncle, and has earned two Trade Certificates, an Engineering Diploma and has a Diploma of Technical Education from Queen's University at Kingston. Dan has welds on projects that include Expo '86, Skydome, World Cup Soccer Stadium in Italy and too many other projects to list. He has taught the trades and is currently teaching part time at Georgian College in Owen Sound.
"Our shop is located on Highway 6 at the north end of the town of Durham, in beautiful Grey County. We work in the back portion of the building that used to house Durham Chair.
When you arrive you are just as likely to be met by Dan's wife Amy, welding and working away. We have a small crew of creative and careful artists and apprentices that work well together to make sure your project is put together accurately and made beautifully.
From the initial introduction it is clear that we are doing what we love to do. We recognize that every job is our signature, and we feel that our best advertising is the job we are working on now. When we are working on site, installing or servicing, we take great care to be sure there is as little inconvenience as possible."
Duke Manufacturing & Industrial Service
R.R. # 1
ph. (519) 794-0620