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DEI Warehouse ExpansionAVON LAKE, OHIO (JUNE 28, 2012) – Design Engineering, Inc. (DEI), formed in 1995, has quickly become a worldwide leader in the development of performance thermal tuning and acoustic control products. David Markley, DEI president, recently announced that this growth has precipitated the company’s need for additional warehouse space to accommodate current and expected growth of the company’s six primary product lines. In August 2012, DEI broke ground on a new 12,000 square foot warehouse facility adjacent to the company’s existing building in Avon Lake, OH.  Construction is currently underway and is expected to be completed in February 2013.



Boom Mat MoldableAVON LAKE, OHIO (JANUARY 3, 2013) – Boom Mat, the acoustic and thermal division of Design Engineering, Inc. (DEI) , has now introduced an easy and cost effective way to reduce road noise while protecting your vehicle against moisture buildup. Noise can interfere with the quality of your ride, especially in older modified street rods, hot rods. Lifted and modified trucks, convertibles, daily drivers – almost any vehicle can benefit from this easy to install product.

Boom Mat’s Heat Moldable Sound and Moisture Barrier can be cut to fit door panels, floor pans, fire walls, transmission tunnels, inner fender walls, rear quarter panels, behind back seats or placed on trunk floors. The applications are endless as it is easily moldable and conforms to the shape of any chassis.  Installation is a breeze...



Boom Mat UC LiteAVON LAKE, OHIO (DECEMBER 17, 2012) – Boom Mat, a division of Design Engineering, Inc. (DEI), specializes in automotive performance sound deadening and thermal insulation products. Boom Mat’s Under Carpet Lite (UC Lite) adds lightweight thermal insulation and a superior sound absorber for hard to cover areas like door liners, rear decks, headliners and more.  This multilayer composite material offers unmatched thermal and acoustic protection in an extremely flexible lightweight material. In controlled tests, it has been proven to insulate up to 85% of unwanted heat.

Under Carpet Lite is manufactured with four layers of high tech composite material.  Designed to be extremely flexible and easy to install, it has three layers of thermal and acoustic insulating material with a base noise decoupling material.  Less heat or cold is transferred throughout the year for improved cabin comfort and the sound deadener prevents the transfer of noise, bothersome rattles and squeaks, for a “like new” driving experience.



DEI Floor And Tunnel Shield IIAVON LAKE, OHIO (DECEMBER 11, 2012) – Installing acoustical and thermal insulation products can be a breeze when you have the right tools.  As a leading manufacturer of automotive acoustic and insulation products, Boom Mat has a handle on what DIY’ers and professional installers need to quickly and expertly cut and install their materials.

Boom Mat’s new retractable Blade Lock Knife gives you a clean cut for a perfect fit and can be handy for any shop or household use.  Designed as a professional grade retractable knife, it has three cutting positions to precisely control cutting depth and a quick change storage tray located in the back of the knife to store extra blades. Blades that are dull can be easily dispensed and replaced with the push of a button. Comfortable to hold for extended lengths of time, it is made with a cushion rubber anti-slip handle for comfort and safe handling and features a built in string cutting notch. Five extra blades are included with each purchase.



Boom Mat Family of productsAVON LAKE, OHIO (NOVEMBER 27, 2012) – Design Engineering, Inc.® (DEI), a leader in the supply of thermal tuning products, and Boom Mat™, DEI’s sound deadening and acoustic control division, are showing their support of MECA with dual membership and sponsorship.  Boom Mat also is proud to announce the formation of Team Boom Mat for MECA competition in 2013.

The Mobile Electronics Competition Association (MECA) is an international grassroots audio trade association headquartered in Goodlettsville, TN that produces 130 audio competitions in over 30 states in addition to other special events. Competition is based on achieving either the highest certified score in Sound Pressure or the highest certified score in Sound Quality with competitions ranked as single, double, or triple point events. The MECA World Finals are hosted annually in Nashville, TN in October.