The Dupps Co. announced Jan. 3 that it has completed the acquisition of Clapper Corp. of Ankeny, Iowa. Founded in 1972, Clapper, a leader in protein co-product equipment service and distribution, has been an exclusive distributor for Dupps for 35 years.
“With the addition of Clapper, Dupps will broaden its industry-leading service organization, making it even stronger,” said Frank Dupps Jr., president of Dupps. “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.”
He also stressed the importance of Clapper’s experience and contribution to the industry, saying, “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. 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.”
Dupps is a worldwide leader in protein recycling systems and service. The company has focused on renewable resources, starting with rendering companies around the world that recycle millions of tons of animal byproducts every year. Dupps offers a comprehensive range of protein co-products processing equipment, service and support for red meat, poultry and fish meal applications.
The company said it continues to grow its capabilities, expanding its services to include oilseed processing, food waste de-packaging, pulp and paper dewatering and special process applications.