About the company
PDQ Manufacturing, Inc is a car wash manufacturer based in Green Bay, Wisconsin that provides car wash equipment and systems to both the touch free and friction markets. PDQ’s brands include LaserWash® Touchless In-Bay Automatics, ProTouch® Friction In-Bay Automatics, Access® entry stations, Cortex® Information Management Systems, LaserH2O® Reverse Osmosis Systems, and MaxAir® Dryers.
In 1984, William “Red” Lewis teamed up with touch-free expert Forrest Burton to produced the Burton Follower Arch. It was the first robotic arch to closely follow the contours and shape of any vehicle. By 1985, they developed a line of touch-free car wash equipment under the name of Carefree™ Vehicle Wash Equipment.
Shortly thereafter, Red expanded the manufacturing business, changed the company name to PDQ Manufacturing, reflecting the company’s philosophy in Performance, Dependability, and Quality, and introduced the LaserWash® product line with the LaserWash 4000.
In 1998, PDQ announced the sale of PDQ Manufacturing to Dover Corporation of Chicago, who acquires highly specialized manufacturing companies. PDQ Manufacturing still operates under their corporate name as a Dover Corporation company in the Dover Industrial Products market segment. PDQ also gained ISO 9001 certification that year, one of the highest recognitions for quality of standards in materials, equipment, support services, and product testing.
PDQ has become one of the worldwide leader in high quality solutions for car wash manufacturing. PDQ focuses on developing fully-automatic touchless car wash technology. It is important that own production facilities and experienced engineers of PDQ allow creating production with high quality guaranteed.