About Dial Properties
History of Dial
In 1962, William Slater bought 70 acres of land at the intersection of RT 66 and RT 67. The land was 9 years early for development other than his truck terminal for M.C.Slater INC.(1941-2000) and Dial Motor Transit INC. (1952-Present). In June 1971 a new 60x80 garage BLDG was built for Granite City school bus operations. Now, 45 years later, the fifth company to operate buses is under lease at that location. September 1979 Darryl Slater became involved in the building process and a 80x100 truck repair facility went up. From the mid-1980 to present, there has been a steady progression of building, resulting in a total of 14 structures. There is still 30 acres of land for future development.
About the President
Darryl Slater was born and raised in a trucking family, and worked summers in the truck garage while attending the Western Military Academy. After graduating in 1963, he attended the Central Methodist College and received a B.A. in business administration before entering the United States Army. He studied graduate level transportation at the University of Tennessee. His army training and service was in transportation and logistics. He gained fourteen months of experience overseas at Cam Rahn Bay Vietnam. 1970 was the beginning of 20 years with the family truck line. During the eighties, construction and development of commercial real estate was the new focus of business interest. In 1988, evening classes in architectural technology began, which resulted in 9 years of education and a degree from Washington University in 1997. Since then home additions, office buildings, truck garages, and other light industrial buildings have been designed and built.View in Mobile