About Us

In 1873, when Thomas Cridland and Jacob Joyce established their manufacturing company, Ulysess S.Grant was president of the United States and the railroad was king. They worked enthusiastically to meet the challenges of their day to deliver a superior product to the railroad industry.

Today, Joyce/Dayton Corp. works diligently and delivers superior linear motion equipment to customers in many industries all around the world. Our founders would be amazed to know the progress we have made using the principles of enthusiasm, engineering expertise and ethical business practices.

We do more than build superior lifting jacks and actuators; we offer the support you need to design and specify complete systems. Contact an Application Engineer today and let him know what you need.

Joyce Jacks lift and position loads on all seven continents. They move earth station antennas, and delicate laboratory equipment. They are essential in moving mine equipment and in adjusting maintenance platforms for the airline industry. From stage lifts in concert halls to ergonomic lifts in factories and much more, Joyce has rightfully become the trusted name in linear motion.

“Your help was critical to bringing this piece to life and the Joyce/Dayton jacks are truly magnificent” -Thom Jones,  President/Co-founder Semigood Design, LLC.

“Working with Joyce was the easiest part of the project." -Tony Holt, Jesse Engineering

"Joyce is the first name we think of whenever our customer need a custom lifting solution." - Robert Ross, Trans-Quip

"We considered alternative systems but chose Joyce because of their willingness to respond quickly and effectively." - Robert C. Clark, Mechanical Engineer, Monogravity Science Division

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