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JIS, DIVISION OF JERGENS INC.
www.jis.com / HQ: Cleveland / Employees: 400 / Specialty: Metalworking distributor
/ Matt Schron, general manager: "I think customers are looking for you to provide full solutions."
Customers turn to Jergens Industrial Supply because of the distributor's personal
touch and ability to provide complete solutions. BY TIM O'CONNOR
JIS puts Jergens' products, and those of about 300 other
suppliers, into the hands of end-users.
or one day every holiday
season, the scene at Jergens Inc.
looks less like a metalworking distributor or machine shop and more like
a bakery. Every worker brings in a batch
of cookies to share with their colleagues
while comparing recipes and talking
about their holiday plans. It's a tradition
that began with founder Jack Schron Sr.
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and continues today as a means of fostering a family atmosphere throughout
Jergens Inc. started in 1942 as a job
shop supporting the war effort. Over the
decades, the company diversified into
industrial distribution, manufacturing
and assembly. Today, it has more than
400 employees across several subsidiar-
ies, including Jergens Inc., the leading
manufacturer of standard tooling components, fasteners, hoist rings, vises and
other work holding equipment; ACME
Industrial Co. an industry leading producer of keylocking threaded inserts and
drill bushings; ASG offers solutions and
products for customer assembly needs;
and JIS is a industrial distributor offering