About US

PD&B Office Toledo OhioOur History

PD&B Inc. was founded in 1998 in Sylvania, Ohio.  In the ensuing fifteen years, our success  propelled us through three separate facilities, one plant expansion and most recently, the addition of a second plant location.  Our current home is Toledo, Ohio.

PD&B Inc.’s strongest asset is the knowledge we have acquired from exposure to the many different industries we serve.  We design and build equipment for the aluminum tubing, blow molding, automotive, solar cell, “green technology,”  food, and other industries. With all these varied experiences, we are prepared to provide you with the best solutions to your manufacturing needs.

Ken Martin – President, Projects Designed and Built, Inc.Ken Martin – President, Projects Designed and Built, Inc.

I’m a business owner who likes to manage as if I am on the “other side of the desk.”  I try to put myself in my customer’s, and my employees’ positions.  It is only then when I understand what they need and want that I feel I can make an informed decision.  I have lived my life trying to make choices that are not short sighted,  but are good for all parties concerned.

Here are a few more details.

I was born in Illinois and then raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Go Packers!

Once out of high school, I spent the next four years working  in the Air Force with the Strategic Air Command as an avionics technician. The experience allowed me to see more of the United States and provided time for me to grow up.

Three years after an honorable discharge, I earned a degree from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in Business Administration Marketing.  I was hired out of school by Morse Industrial Products, a division of Borg Warner Corporation. After several successful years with them in Ithica, Pittsburg and Detroit, I went to work for a Toledo based distributor selling industrial power transmission equipment.

During my fifteen year tenure at the Toledo distributor, I began to design basic machinery and automation. That led to the beginning of PD&B, Inc.   Today, I am proud to say we are a very successful international manufacturing company that employs the finest team of engineers, machinists, fabricators and assembly technicians in the business.