Jergens 75th Anniversary TimelineJergens 75th Anniversary Timeline

In 1942, Jergens Inc. opened its doors and began its journey to grow into one of the world’s largest manufacturers of standard tooling components, vises and other workholding equipment. In the decades since the beginning, there have been numerous milestones that have not only shaped the company, but industry on the whole. Today, three separate divisions provide superior engineered solutions, products and services, supporting manufacturing customers around the globe. Yet, through the many changes, one thing has remained a constant – the core values of Jergens. A dedication to honesty, hard work, excellence in all we do and a commitment to family. These values are the foundation upon which the company was built, the standard for how every Jergens employee conducts themselves today, and will continue to set the direction into the future.


Christy & Jack Schron open Glenn Tool and Manufacturing to support, among other things, the war effort. Later, Jergens is launched as the selling arm for Glenn Tool.


Jergens Tool Specialty Company gains momentum with its first printed catalog and merges with Glenn Tool


Jergens outgrows the original location and moves to a larger facility, purchases a dramatic new machine called a computer, celebrates twenty-five years and introduces hoist rings


ACME Industrial is purchased and Jergens develops an award winning A/V program


Acquisitions and investments continue and then Jack H. Schron, Sr. retires after 45 years of leadership


Jergens hits the internet, celebrates fifty years, receives multiple awards of excellence and moves into the brand new Waterloo facility


Acquisitions continue, Tooling U is launched and Kwik-lok® pins, the largest product line of its kind, is introduced


Modern day sees rapid growth including more acquisition, distinct business units and a new benchmark in five axis workholding