Dexter Apache Holdings, Inc.

Dexter Apache Holdings mission is to leverage the spirit of its employee ownership culture to enhance and enrich the lives of all those touched by it. Their team of professional, responsive and dedicated employees works diligently to deliver a diversified portfolio of services and products unmatched in quality and value.

The legacy of Dexter Apache Holdings began with an ambitious young inventor named W.H. George. In the 19th century, as mechanical washing machines gained in popularity, he decided to improve on the existing designs and capabilities. He built several hand-powered washer models, and his business began to grow in size and prestige. The Dexter Company was formed in 1894 and began manufacturing wringer washers for retail sale in Dexter, Iowa.

In 1912, as the business operations outgrew the original factory, the company relocated to Fairfield, Iowa, where the headquarters and manufacturing operations remain today. In the years since, manufacturing operations have expanded beyond laundry to include additional manufacturing, financing and distribution channels.

In 1987 the Dexter employees purchased the company through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Over the succeeding years, the employee ownership model facilitated rapid growth through intelligent and forward-looking acquisitions. In 2006, Apache Stainless was acquired and Dexter Apache Holdings, Inc. was formed. The company grew further with the acquisitions of Leer in 2008 and the Crystal Group in 2011. In 2014, Dalton Ag was added to the Group, rounding out a diverse portfolio of successful manufacturing companies.

By diversifying its business interests and applying the Dexter Apache culture, they have made themselves leaders in every industry that they have entered. Their employee-owned business model has allowed them to expand while consistently providing their customers and channel partners with a high level of customer service and satisfaction that’s not found at most businesses today. Contact Dexter Apache at 1.800.524.2954 or visit for more information.