For 70 years, DAPCO Industries has not only manufactured components, but also built lasting bonds with its clients, President Ron Tupper says. “We’re looking for long-term relationships so that we can grow as our customers grow, and continue to supply them with high-quality products manufactured in the United States,” he says.
Dexter, Mich.-based DAPCO manufactures valves, fittings and custom assemblies. Tupper explains that his grandfather, Ward Tupper, founded Dexter Automatic Prducts Company in 1943. He purchased two used Acme Gridley screw machines from the federal government and began producing bomb detonators in his blacksmith shop for the U.S. military during World War II.