About our company.
Lloyd Jennings standing in front of the shop.
JENNINGS ASSOCIATES, INC. was founded by Mr. Lloyd E. Jennings in 1933. Mr. Jennings had a background in industrial manufacturing and sales. With that experience he built a modest manufacturing facility and marketed his own line of glass cutters, drills and other tools for use in the glass, mirror and glazing trade. Eventually, decorative rosettes and hardware in kit form were added to the JENNINGS line. Mr. Jennings built a loyal customer base with quality products, but mirror decorations and the like were doomed to obsolescence.
Late in the year 1938, at the request of an associate, Mr. Jennings investigated producing his first spray discs to be used in the process of agricultural crop protection. Facing material and processing challenges, the first rounds of production were a success with only a few minor failures. By 1950, the JENNINGS line grew to cover replacement parts for existing hardware, and new lines of JENNINGS nozzles and parts were released under the trade name "JENCO" in both high and low pressure formats.
In 1953, Mr. William F. Blythe joined the JENNINGS manufacturing team. This addition to the team was welcomed by the Jennings', and ultimately allowed for more visits to existing and prospective customers by the distinguished and unflappable Mr. Jennings himself. As requests for new products were presented to him, he would pass them along to Mr. Blythe who oversaw new product development and production. The year 1957 marked the incorporation of JENNINGS ASSOCIATES.
As the 1960's passed, JENNINGS stockholders agreed to sell the Corporation to Mr. Blythe and his family. Mr. Jennings remained active as a sales consultant into his twilight years, and passed away in the year 1971 at the age of 91. Mr. Blythe and his wife Dorothy guided the team through this time with consistency and the familiar "Snappy Service" that all JENNINGS customers rely upon.
Through the 1980's and 1990's, JENNINGS Associates weathered economic and industrial uncertainties, and pressed forward with the same customer service and attention to quality on which JENNINGS ASSOCIATES was founded. Today, the legacy continues with another generation taking the helm, looking forward to continuing to serve customers with quality products at reasonable prices.
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