Stake Fastener Company, an operating division of Dupree, Inc., specializes in the design and manufacture of unique and novel special application color-matched fasteners. Our first products, introduced forty-five years ago, were designed for specific aircraft/aerospace applications. While we continue to supply this market with high quality fasteners, our product orientation has also branched out into other sectors of the transportation industry, including mass transit buses, trucks, trains, special purpose vehicles and agricultural equipment. In addition, Stake Fastener products are widely used on computers, electronic instruments, medical and telecommunications devices. Please refer to our product catalog for complete details on our product offering.
Operating from a modern, 60,000 sq. ft facility in Southern California, we currently employ nearly 50 people, most of whom have been with the Company for five years or more. Our expertise in cold heading, screw machine work, threading, injection molding, and coating processes are combined to provide our customers with products that fulfill the needs of their special fastener application requirements.
Major customers of Stake Fastener products include Boeing, Hewlett-Packard, Textron, and Raytheon, as well as many other large commercial businesses and NYSE traded companies. Consequently, we work with customers on a global scale, shipping our products worldwide.
Dupree, Inc. is a privately-owned California corporation, founded in 1958. The Company owns its own buildings and all equipment, and operates free of debt. Financial reports are prepared regularly by an independent CPA firm and can be available for confidential review by customers.
Product designs are conceived, engineered, tooled, manufactured, assembled, stored, and shipped from our facility in Chino, California. All processes and procedures are documented to assure conformance to our Advanced Quality Control System. Complete records are maintained for lot traceability of all materials, and our parts inventory is monitored by an advanced computerized inventory control system to insure properly stocked warehouses at all times.
Technical Staff Capabilities
Using documented procedures, our very stable management team carefully monitors and manages every facet of the business. Most of our eleven-member technical team has earned a bachelorís degree, or an advanced degree in their specialty. The knowledgeable staff at Dupree, Inc. has helped us register 20 patents on various innovative products over the past forty-five years. Furthermore, the Company has historically invested in excess of 10% of sales each year into R & D and new product development to take advantage of advancements and new technology for the benefit of our customers.
Our business systems, inventory management, as well as quality control systems are fully integrated, making this information seamless and accessible. All engineering work is performed digitally in 2D and 3D, allowing design information to be shared throughout our product development operations.
A qualified team of experts closely manages Stake Fastener Company. Our conservative financial structure allows us to weather economic downturns and we have the wherewithal to finance new product development and growth. Customers are encouraged to visit our web site at www.stakefastener.com and are always welcome to speak with us in person. We have facilities with room to grow, and we enjoy solving problems.