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Jay Industries Inc. / HQ: Mansfield, Ohio / Employees: 850 / Products: Automotive components Paul Boggs, vice president: “We’ve got really good people that want to produce a better product.” jay industries’ staff consistently works with better equipment and process, its vice president says. Driven to Succeed with a skilled team, jay industries has grown to many high-profile clients. by alan dorich When building an automobile, it takes quality parts to construct an impressive whole. At Jay Industries Inc., the parts are at the very center of its business. Based in Mansfield, Ohio, the company is a manufacturer of automotive components. Jay Industries’ roots go back to 1928. President Rick Taylor’s grandfather, Glen Taylor, bought a wooden steering wheel manufacturing company. There were fires, depressions and many businesses at the 150 East Longview location, but in 1968, Rick Taylor’s Father, Dick, formed the Jay Plastics Division. In 1989, Jay Plastics became a sepa50 SPRING 2011 rate entity and was incorporated as Jay Industries in 1995, Vice President Paul Boggs says. Today, the company serves not only the automotive markets, but also lawn and garden and agricultural. In addition, Boggs says, Jay Industries’ clients include high-profile firms like Ford Motor Co. and General Motors. “ACH and Lear are probably our largest [clients], ACH being a subsidiary of Ford,” he says. Important People Boggs joined Jay Industries nearly 19 years ago after gaining extensive experience in the engineering and tool and die fields. He has stayed loyal to the company due to its appreciation of its workers. “I’ve been treated [as] a vital and important part to the operation,” he says. “That’s very rewarding for me.” For instance, Jay Industries spends time developing the skills of its employees and promotes from within. “Some of our top people in our facilities are people that have come up from the line and worked their way through,” Boggs says. “All of our tool designers are tool makers by trade.” He explains that he is proud of the company’s staff and its work ethic. “We’ve got really good people that want to produce a better product,” Boggs stresses. “They’re always [working with] better equipment and better processes to find better ways to do it with more consistency.” He also praises the leadership of owner and President Rick Taylor.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Manufacturing Today - Spring 2011

Manufacturing Today - Spring 2011
Business Value
Supply Chain
Patriot Forge Co.
Reading Bakery Systems
The South African Mint Co.
GCX Corp.
Jay Industries Inc.
Johnson Electric Coil Co.
Certified Transmission
Olhausen Billiards
Pace Industrues
RTI Claro
The Testor Corp.
Restonic Matresses
Advanced Automation
Anadigics Inc.
Hermes Cones & Snack Manufacturers
JR Automation Technologies LLC
Prodomax Automation Inc.
Stafford Manufacturing Corp.
New England Ropes
Berger Paints Trinidad Ltd.
Air Tractor
Artisans Inc.
Bermingham Foundation Solutions
Bowers Manufacturing Co.
Ferti Technologies
Industrial Acoustics
Morton Industries
Presstek Inc.
Ranco Fertiservice Inc.
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Manufacturing Today - Spring 2011