Dahl Retiring, Exiting Specialty Transformer Business

The Peter W. Dahl Co., a manufacturer of custom transformers well known in engineering circles, is closing at the end of the year.
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The Peter W. Dahl Co., a manufacturer of custom transformers well known in engineering circles, is closing at the end of the year.

Founder Peter Dahl is retiring due to ill health. He has Parkinson's disease.

Dahl would like to find buyers for his inventory and the company itself. Dahl told Radio World's "The Leslie Report" that he is looking for about US$200,000 to sell the business, which now employs eight people. Anyone is welcome to bid on inventory and/or the company.

Dahl has been designing specialty transformers and reactors for more than 35 years, and has been a licensed ham radio operator, K0BIT, since 1955, currently holding an Extra Class license.

He began his business in Minneapolis in 1964 and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering in 1966. That same year, he moved the company to El Paso, Texas, and ran the business from his garage before moving it to another location in the 1970s.

Dahl and his wife bought the land and building where the company is now in El Paso in 1985.

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