F&E Check Protector Company
2080 Valleydale Road Suite 10
Birmingham, AL 35244
Toll Free 866-829-0211
& E Check Protector has more than 50 years of experience specializing
in the sales and service of a broad spectrum of financial equipment.
We meet and exceed our customer's business equipment requirements
for today and tomorrow's market.
provide certified service technicians for on time, on site service
and maintenance that keep you running Fast &
1914, Hebert R. Hedman, a Chicago native with Swedish roots, borrowed
$5,000 from his father to establish the Hedman Manufacturing Company.
The firm was established to produce check protector machines that
protect businesses from the common crime of forgery. Hedman's
machine was the first check protector to write out the complete
dollar amount with Arabic numerals in one simple operation. In
addition, this first protector presented a patented process, engineered
by Hedman, that printed the exact amount of the check by shredding
and macerating indelible ink into the fibers of the paper. The
results was a tamperproof document. Upon hearing about the Hedman
Check Protector, Hedman's main competitor sent two men to attempt
a buy out. Instead, these two men, Fessler &
Evans, reached an agreement with Herbert Hedman to distribute
his machines. This is the origin of the first "F&E".
Yates founded our local distributorship in Birmingham, AL in 1969.
Beginning our roots in the community of Homewood, he laid the
groundwork for what our company has become today. In 1981
F & E was purchased by Robert & Katherine Arnold, with
Mrs. Arnold being the majority stockholder and President. This
acquisition presented our company with new opportunities, as a
minority/woman owned business. Mr. & Mrs. Arnold proved to
be very successful in their endeavor and owned the business until
1999. After their decision for full-time retirement the banner
was ultimately passed to the Stanfa's in December 2000 making
F & E Check Protector Company
a division of STANFA, INC.
In keeping with the minority/woman owned business, Beverly Stanfa
is the majority stockholder and President of the corporation.
She brings with her over 20 years of accounting experience while
Rod, her husband, contributes 25+ years of sales and marketing.
The Stanfa's have made many new and exciting changes within the
company since their time of ownership. With the completion of
our web site in 2001, it has proven to geographically rewarding
by expanding our current territory to South Mississippi, South
Alabama, the Panhandle of Florida and further south to Tallahassee.
We are constantly looking for new and inventive ways to better
serve you, our customers. It is our sincere desire to provide
you with Fast & Efficient