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Feature Article from The Business Journal

Strength in Numbers

As industry declined in the Mahoning Valley in the late 1970s and early ’80s, Salem suffered. Manufacturers closed, jobs evaporated or left for other cities or overseas and the population dropped. Between 1970 and 1980 alone, the population of Salem fell 9.4%. It wasn’t until 2010 that Salem recorded an increase, however slight, in the number of residents. Early in the new millennium, Salem suffered a second loss – the tool and die industry, which had treaded water in the wake of mill closings. Some shops suffered setbacks and many closed. But those that remained came out stronger. “The loss of the auto tool and die industry caused a rapid downward pressure in this area in the early 2000s. We benefited from that because we were growing while they were shrinking,” says BOC Water Hydraulics Inc. owner Todd Olson. “A lot of our machinists today came from that world and they had great skills that we could use.” Many of the heavy hitters in the industrial business are gone. A promotional video on the city website says 90 heavy industrial companies call Salem home and Berlin says most are small machine shops. What remains is the mindset and work ethic of a blue-collar town, one common throughout the Rust Belt. Read More

BOC News

May 2015

Memorial Day

BOC raised new flags outside for the Memorial Day weekend. To all who served and gave their lives defending our freedoms, we thank you and your families.

Why Choose BOC

BOC’s Core Values speak volumes as to what our company is about: - We are Committed to Quality in everything we do - We promote Innovation from every level - Our Integrity will never be compromised - We are Dedicated to understanding our customer’s needs - We consider ourselves a Family. Bottomline, our products are the safest and most reliable in the marketplace. Our products will simplify your maintenance plan, significantly reduce your downtime, and simplify your spares strategy.

Message From the President of BOC

Todd Olson

Todd Olson
President / Owner

In 1993, my Dad took the knowledge and experience he gained from the military and as an engineer to live out his life-long dream of starting his own company. Today, his hard work and ingenuity has evolved BOC into the industry leader for descale valves, decoking valves, mill cylinder repairs and the highest quality engineering designs in the marketplace. I was honored in 2005 when he asked me to take the reins --- and I am proud to be moving BOC forward. 2014 has been a busy year --- several of our employees have been promoted and I have brought on another Salem, OH native and recently retired US Navy Captain, Tim Harrington, to our Team as my COO. I also brought onto the Team, Brett Rogers, another military veteran (USAF) with over 30 years of experience in hydraulics as one of my Project Managers. As a result of these positive changes, my leadership Team is implementing a long-term strategic vision with a set of initiatives that will further streamline operations & production at our plant and assist our customers at their sites. Bottomline, the better our shop runs, the better we serve our customers! Our strategic vision, mission and our Team goals are designed to further leverage our engineering design capabilities, capitalize on the ingenuity of our Machine Shop professionals, and utilize input received from our customers --- I am confident it will improve every aspect of our business.BOC will continue to grow and our ongoing mission is to continue expanding by having our quality engineered products put into operation into new geographies around the world. Our future is dependent on the continued and sustained growth of the US economy and emerging countries around the globe, but I can assure that whatever markets BOC expands into, you, our valued customers, will be at the center of our thinking. Thank you all for a great year and we look forward to serving you into 2015. Last year went very well and 2015 started out and continues to be a busy and exciting time for BOC. To our prospective customers, please navigate through our site and call any of my Team with questions. We look forward to working with you. Todd Olson