Everything we know about lean manufacturing started in a little machine shop in Collinwood, Ohio.
Back in 1942, Jack Schron, Sr. and his father Christy founded Glenn Tool and Manufacturing, a modest machine shop in Collinwood, Ohio. As wartime production put increasing demands on their own operation, the Schron's realized that American manufacturers needed a better way to quickly and efficiently satisfy demand.
They began to manufacture standard components in the building next door, with the goal of helping manufacturers build jigs and fixtures more quickly.
“The Standard Components with the Highest Standards” became this new company’s founding philosophy, and it put Jergens, Inc. on the forefront of the “lean manufacturing” movement before anyone even thought to put those two words together.
Our past manufacturing practices have given us a unique understanding of the needs of our machining and metalworking customers, but our present and future practices give us an even greater understanding.
We use them ourselves...because they work.
Since we manufacture over 80% of what we sell right here in our 130,000 sq. ft. Cleveland, OH facility, we are also one of the biggest users of our own products. We can set up lean cells accommodate lot sizes from 1 to 10,000, thanks to our own tooling components and engineered products like the Ball Lock™ and the Zero.Point.System.
So when it comes to lean manufacturing in the machining and metalworking industry, we practice what we preach here at Jergens.
You’ll find that Jergens has countless solutions for the machining & metalworking industry, including:
- Purchase the highest quality tooling components?
- Improve throughput?
- Increase manufacturing capacity and bottom line productivity?
- Implement lean manufacturing cells?
Support Lock and Hold
Everything you need is here…from standard components like toggle screws and
T-bolts to vises and quick change fixture systems like Ball Lock™ and Zero.Point.System.
- Flip fixtures, dies and molds?
- Flip and turn large parts without unhooking?
- Permanently mount lifting hardware on molds, dies and fixtures?
Lift, Turn and Track
Everything you need is here…from chain sling and eye bolts to hoist rings and our
proprietary Lift ID™ Automated Inspection and Compliance program.