“To operate as an extension of our customer by blending cutting-edge automation with a heritage of craftsmanship… making product designs a reality.”

With our versatile manufacturing and assembling capabilities, we are able to use our innovative expertise to meet the most demanding customer requirements. Our customers include many major OEM companies in the heavy truck, agriculture and automotive markets.

One of our specialty products is the manufacturing and assembling of gear shift levers and transmission components for the Class 8 heavy duty truck market. We have dedicated work cells for this unique commodity which starts from raw materials and continues through extrusion, welding, painting and finishes with a complete assembled product.

We also have the capability to design and make our own tools, fixtures and special gauges. This allows Drake to meet any customer specific job requirement. It also allows us to stay competitive on price quotes by passing the savings on to our customers.

Our successful quality, engineering, purchasing and employee team contributions have maintained Drake Enterprises, Inc.’s successful growth and continuing success.

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Drake Enterprises, Inc. Celebrating Over 65 Years in Business

Benny StempleDrake Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1952 by Benny Stemple and is now located in Clinton Township, Michigan. Beginning as a small 4 man operation, Benny never imagined his dreams and ambitions would lead to an 80,000 square foot facility with more than 100 employees. In 1964, Richard & Lee Stemple joined their father and today all Drake employees continue to strive in the competitive manufacturing environment with a vast variety of manufacturing equipment and quality products.

Drake Enterprise History / Timeline


To operate as an extension of our customer by blending cutting-edge automation with a heritage of craftsmanship… making product designs a reality.


1. Integrity – At Drake, we say what we mean and do what we say. We always act with honesty, respect and courtesy… always.

2. Quality – We’re committed to excellence and it is reflective in our products, services, employees and business partners.

3. Teamwork – We work in a collaborative environment where team success takes precedence over individual achievement and where we encourage new ideas and innovation without judgment or criticism. Our success comes from focused strategic growth and strategic partners that share our values. We have an open-door policy and strive to achieve 2-way communication with all our stakeholders.

4. Accountability – We believe in accepting responsibility and the consequences, and taking ownership while embracing common goals, teamwork and collaborative decision making.

5. Continuous Improvement – We are relentless in our pursuit to creatively, intelligently and systematically improve in everything we do, from our business practices and technology to our commitment to personal employee development.

6. Relationship – Above all, we treat customers, employees and external providers as our extended family and strive to partner in their success. By holding true to our core values and thru devoted customer appreciation and respect, we will earn our customers trust and thereby develop long-standing business relationships. This partnering is at the heart of our corporate development.


Drake will continue its tradition as a family run business; flexible, adaptive and passionately dedicated to exceeding customer expectations with an over 66-year heritage of personalized service.

We treat customers, employees and external providers as our extended family and strive to partner in their success. We are committed to providing a safe, fun, and rewarding work environment that recognizes individual achievement and fosters a culture of teamwork and open communication.

Our vision for substantial growth will be achieved by setting the standard for excellence in manufacturing precision components and assemblies. We will provide value for our customers by continually investing in our people and infrastructure in the hope to improve our products, processes, and services.

We conduct ourselves with integrity, honesty, and professionalism in all we do. We effectively manufacture our torque transferring products with quick turnaround while striving to minimize our operations impact on the environment.

Introducing Drake’s New Logo and Brand Identity

We are proud to announce the launch of the new company logo as part of the ongoing evolution of our company’s brand.

Our business has grown and evolved over the years and we felt it was time for a change. We have refreshed our logo to reflect who we are today and to symbolize our future.

After careful consideration, we chose a new logo that reflects a more modern look and captures our mission to deliver excellent quality, innovation, pricing, and delivery.

Drake Enterprise Logo

“Really partners with their customers to provide long-term world-class quality components.”

Supplier Executive for 40 year old Drive Train Component Supplier

“Quality is a religion and everyone’s business here at Drake.”

Keith Stemple, Principal and Executive Vice President

“We are actively working to create a new, healthy positive corporation so our legacy can be passed on to the 4th generation of Drake leadership.”

Nathan Stemple, Principal, President