Timeline

Chant engineering was Established in 1970

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In 2020, Chant celebrated its 50th Anniversary and 5 decades of proven and trusted testing machinery.

OVER 50 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

Timeline

Timeline

December 1959

1959 - L. James Chant arrives in NY aboard the Hanseatic Ship

1959

In 1959, a young British engineer, Leonard James Chant, his wife and three sons immigrated to the United States.

February 1970

History - Jim Chant working on a project in his basement

1970

In 1970, L. James “Jim” Chant founded L.J. Chant Associates in his basement.

November 1976

1976

The company moved to a new location in Horsham, PA and was renamed Chant Engineering Co. Inc.

March 1982

Original Chant Corporate Logo-Designed by Phil Chant in 1978

1982

Chant’s original logo design is created.

August 1985

Phil and Jim Chant at work

1985

Philip Chant, Jim’s 4th son, joins the company as a full-time employee.

July 1986

1986

Chant moves to larger facility in Chalfont, PA.

November 1988

Chant Engineering Co. Inc. Corporate Logo

1988

Company moves to New Britain, PA and builds new 10,000 sq. ft. building.

September 1996

1996

Chant manufactures largest test machine – 5 Million Lb. Capacity.

May 1999

1999

Chant Engineering expands its product line by acquiring Hull Industries, a manufacturer of equipment and systems for plastics processors using thermoset, composite and thermoplastic materials.

February 2000

Chant Engineering Co. Inc. Headquarters Building

2000

L. James Chant steps down as president and Phil Chant steps in as Chant’s new President. Chant builds a new larger facility in New Britain, PA.

October 2010

3.3M lb. Horizontal Proof Test Bed

2010

Chant manufactures its longest test bed (1500 Metric Ton / 3.3 Million Lbs. x 350 Ft. Long).

January 2012

Chant Headquarters Building

2012

In 2012, Chant also builds new addition and doubles the size of building.

May 2012

Talurit™ 130T, 250T and 600T Swagers

2012

Chant becomes the exclusive North American Distributor for TALURIT™ products and adds swagers, swaging dies, annealing and cutting machines, ferrules and flemish eye sleeves to its product offering.

January 2013

DIN 3090 and 3091 Thimbles manufactured by Friedrich Höppe GmbH

2013

Chant becomes the exclusive North American Distributor for Friedrich Höppe GmbH DIN 3090 and 3091 thimbles.

January 2014

ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D Accreditation and Certification

2014

Chant Engineering receives its AS9100:2009 and Rev. C, ISO 9001:2008.

Chant also acquires Cumberland Equipment’s line of reeling machines.

April 2015

2015

2015

Chant becomes the exclusive North American Distributor for Dynamic Load Monitoring Systems (DLM) products and adds load links, load cells, load monitoring equipment, and shear pins to its product offering.

May 2015

PJLA Calibration Logo

2015

Chant is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard by Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA) the International Standard designed for the accreditation of Testing and Calibration Laboratories.

June 2017

The Chant Family from left to right, Andrew, Jim, Phil and Mason Chant

2017

3rd generation joins Chant, new corporate website is launched and our founder, L. James “Jim” Chant, passes away on June 15, 2017.

December 2018

Hull Industries is now doing business as Trinks, Inc.

2018

Chant Engineering sells Hull Industries to Trinks, Inc., so it can continue to focus on its core mission and corporate goals, Chant Testing Machinery.

December 2018

Hydrostatic Test Bunkers Brochure

2018

Chant adds a line of Hydrostatic Test Bunkers to serve customers in the Oil and Gas / Fracking industry to its product line.