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on January 9, 2017

The Dupps Company acquires Clapper Corporation

The acquired company is a leader in protein co-products equipment and distribution

The Dupps Company has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Clapper Corporation of Ankeny, Iowa. Founded in 1972, Clapper has built its reputation as a leader in protein co-products equipment service and distribution, and has been an exclusive distributor for The Dupps Company for 4 years.

“With the addition of Clapper, Dupps will broaden its industry-leading service organization, making it even stronger,” said Frank Dupps Jr., President of The Dupps Company. “This will benefit our customers throughout North America, while Clapper customers can be assured that the top-quality service they have come to expect will continue, including full support of horizontal decanters and disc-type centrifuges.”

Dupps also stressed the importance of Clapper’s experience and contribution to the industry. “All of us are very grateful to Ted Clapper, Cory Kracht and the staff of Clapper for all the tremendous work they have done through the years," he said. "We’re delighted to announce that they will continue to work with Clapper and Dupps to ensure a seamless transition, and we look forward to expanding on their efforts in the years to come.”

Clapper continued, “Cory and I and the rest of the Clapper Corporation family are extremely proud to become part or The Dupps Company family. The Dupps Company epitomizes our core focus for the last 35 years – honesty, integrity, quality equipment and parts, service second to none and the innate satisfaction that comes from meeting our customer’s needs.”

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