National Presto Industries, Inc. engages in the manufacture of housewares, small appliances, defense and absorbent products. It operates through the following segments: Housewares/Small Appliances, Defense Products and Safety. The Housewares/Small Appliance segment distributes pressure cookers and canners, kitchen electrics and comfort appliances. The Defense Products segment offers ammunition, precision mechanical and electro-mechanical products. The Safety segment designs and markets fire extinguishers. The company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Eau Claire, WI.