Need for Speed


When clients bring LaDeau a situation that needs to be expedited, LaDeau has earned our reputation for making the impossible possible, and we’ve been doing it for over 60 years.

Case in point, a manufacturer that supplied the home improvement sector ran into some serious trouble when they finally won their first large contract from one the industry’s leading retailers. They had been courting business for years from this national home improvement chain, and without a miracle from LaDeau, it would have all been in vain.

The product was a planter kit that needed to be assembled by the consumer, and this kit required hinges. They admitted to the management team at LaDeau that somebody dropped the ball big time when it came to procuring the hinge component of their kits. It was Monday and they told the management team at LaDeau they needed 10,000 of these specialty hinges by Friday of the same week to keep the commitment to their customer. If they couldn’t ship on time, this first order would most likely be their last order from this industry leader.

Not only was LaDeau able to deliver all 10,000 pieces by that Friday, the price was still affordable, and also the quality exceeded their specifications. Moreover, at the same time LaDeau was able to recommend and incorporate a design change that outfitted each hinge with a custom oversized pin that the end user could hammer into the ground for further durability of the product as a whole.

When there’s a need for speed, LaDeau has truly earned our reputation for making the impossible possible.