DEI celebrates 20 years of "keeping you cool and quiet"
AVON Lake, Ohio based Design Engineering Inc (DEI) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Perhaps best known for its popular exhaust wrap, DEI was founded in 1995 by Dale and Nancy Markley and is still in family ownership under the leadership of their son, David.
The focus of the business has always been on "developing the most advanced performance, heat and sound control products" and the product line includes thermal barriers, plug boots and plug wire sleeving, fuel line protection and the exhaust wrap and high temperature silicone coating products that have become ubiquitous with custom designers looking for a performance meets retro look.
DEI premium exhaust wraps are designed to keep heat contained within the metal pipes of the exhaust system. This keeps the heat expanded longer, increasing the velocity of gas flow out of the exhaust header and exhaust system mufflers. DEI says that wrapping header pipes can reduce ambient temperatures by up to 50 percent, while providing additional horsepower, engine protection and rider comfort.
Dale and Nancy Markley started the business in their garage, but now have a 24,000 sq ft facility on four acres and employ 30 people.