Thanks to the company's strong diversified foundation and innovative, motivated people, Dutton-Lainson Company has spanned three centuries and is now in a stronger position than at any time in its history. The company was founded in 1886, when William M. Dutton and two friends started a small harness and horse collar shop. This soon grew to become one of the largest horse collar manufacturing plants in the nation. For well over a century, Dutton-Lainson Company has been respected for its innovative spirit and highest standard of integrity. The challenge of changes has inspired the company to meet the needs of its customers by finding new ways to diversify and enhance its product lines and service. The company understands the necessity to change; and with sound planning, it continues to keep an eye to the future as it prepares to meet new marketing opportunities. Today, Dutton-Lainson Company is one of the country's leading manufacturers of quality products for marine, agricultural, industrial, and automotive markets throughout the world.