Harlen Van Deilen, founder of VDI, passes away at 85

Oct 30, 2008 | 11:05 AM | Jo Isenberg-O’Loughlin

Harlen J. "Van" Van Deilen, founder of Van Deilen Industries Inc. (VDI), a supplier of used processing equipment to the global steel and aluminum industries, passed away Oct. 25 at age 85.

A native of Toledo, Ohio, Van Deilen attended Duquesne University and the Westpoint Military Academy, and served as a B-17 pilot in World War II. After establishing a cement contracting business....

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