There is a prison about 150 yards away from our factory. On top of the roof, stands a statue of a prison guard. Local legend has it that the statue was carved by inmates. In any event, law enforcement officials used to be called “Coppers” because their badges were made of copper. Since John is a fairly common name, the locals began referring to the statue as “Copper John”. We can see the statue from both the front and back doors of our factory.
As a rule, no. Occasionally if a customer makes a compelling story, like he is 200 miles from the nearest archery shop, we will sell direct. Generally speaking though, we do not sell direct to the public.
On October 6, 1999
Copper John Corp purchased Stanislawski Archery Products from Mel Stanislawski in 2002 and operates it as a stand alone company. It has a unique and separate brand image. Some overhead items are shared to keep costs down, for example, we maintain one single factory and one sales staff.
We used to make the Eagle line of release aids, but we dropped the line some time ago. We continue to make and market release aids under our Stanislawski Archery Products brand and you can find information on those products at www.ishootastan.com.