In 1985 Larry Dawley opened Dawley Aviation to repair aircraft exhaust systems for the general aviation industry. The company is viewed as the pioneer of FAA Certified exhaust repairs with over 1/2 million repairs successfully completed since inception. The company's products are world class with a multitude of accomplishments and records associated with their products. Dawley is also the exclusive provider of exhaust systems to the EAA Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
In 1993, to complement the exhaust repair operations, Dawley Manufacturing was incorporated to focus on ancillary products relating to general aviation components. Today, AS9100 and ISO 9001 certified, the manufacturing division provides products to a diverse host of industries including aerospace, nuclear, military, aviation, medical, automotive, consumer and industrial. Services include component fabrication, tube bending, certified welded assemblies, aircraft exhausts, precision stampings, machining, laser cutting and subcontracted services to meet the customers needs.