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January 8, 2024
A Head for Business and a Heart for Giving
DANIELLE DUPUIS ALWAYS HAD A HEAD FOR BUSINESS. “Even as a child,” she said, “I was wheeling and dealing–always busy. When I grew up, I was very enterprising.”
She found her greatest success founding and running Century Wire Products Corp., a 100 percent woman-owned global supplier of lashing wire and messenger strand. Established in 1998 by Dupuis and her late husband, Roland, Century Wire Products Corp. serves the telecom and CATV sectors and other industrial markets from its Wind Gap headquarters.
Before long, Dupuis had signed AT&T as a client, followed by industry giants Time-Warner and Graybar. From there, their client list expanded, and the couple outgrew their small starter space in Washington, New Jersey. “Then we heard about this place,” she said, referring to a former blouse mill in Wind Gap, “and the price was right.”
It was during this time that the couple became acquainted with St. Luke’s University Health Network, which was set to expand into Monroe County with the construction of a hospital in Bartonsville. “We were very excited about having such a great hospital just a few minutes away, particularly at this point in our lives, when we started having health issues,” she said.
In addition to Roland’s treatment for prostate cancer and side effects that developed as a result, Dupuis suffered a stroke (from which she fully recovered) about a decade ago and a pulmonary embolism five years later.
“I had a really, really wonderful doctor who took such good care of me, and I’m so grateful for that,” she said. “The people at St. Luke’s also took care of some of our employees and they were tremendous with my husband, and he went through a lot. I can’t thank them enough for all that they did and the wonderful care they gave him, and me.”
Dupuis has shown her appreciation through a number of gifts to the health network, starting with generous donations to support the cardiac program, the construction of the Monroe Campus and several school-based intervention projects. She also provided the funding for the purchase of the Senographe Pristina mammography system and the Savi Scout surgical guidance system for the Monroe Breast Center. More recently, Dupuis made a donation in her husband’s memory to help fund the expansion of the Monroe Campus, which will double the size of the existing hospital when it opens in early 2024.
In total, she has donated more than $195,000 to the Monroe Campus in appreciation, she says, for saving her life and caring for her husband’s.