After WWII, Cousins doubled its plant size to 25,000 sq. ft. and
obtained ASME Code certification, the 219th company in North
America to do so, and maintains its certification to this day. New
areas of manufacturing at that time consisted of pneumatic
starting tanks and auxiliary equipment for the diesel and electric
engine industry, along with chemical and refinery equipment
(pressure vessels and heat exchangers).
Nelson and Gregory Pauly purchased Cousins in 1976, dropping
the and Sons” from the company name.