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Jergens Inc. Appoints Matt Schron as New General Manager

 

 

Friday, March 1, 2019, Cleveland OH- Jergens announces that Matt Schron will succeed Bob Rubenstahl as the next General Manager. As the new GM, Mr. Schron will have responsibility for Jergens Workholding Solutions, Lifting Solutions and Specialty Fasteners businesses.

 

Since 2007, Matt has been the General Manager for Jergens Industrial Supply (JIS), the company’s dedicated, large-scale technical distributor of metalworking products that represents more than 300 top manufacturers in the United States. In his 18-year career at Jergens, Matt has also worked in three of the four division for Jergens, including numerous positions in marketing, product management and sales.

 

“We are all very enthusiastic about Matt taking on this lead position”, says Bob Rubenstahl, the company’s previous General Manager (upon announcing his retirement after nearly seven years in the position). “Matt is very well-qualified and experienced and will no doubt continue the spirit of innovation in product development as well as providing solutions for our customers”, Rubenstahl continued.

 

Before joining Jergens, Mr. Schron attended Ohio University, graduating with a B.S in Marketing with Sales Certification.  Continuing his education at Cleveland State University, he graduated with an MBA in 2007 before joining the company. Matt and his wife, Kelly, live in the Cleveland area with their three daughters.

 

For information about Jergens, contact the company at 15700 S. Waterloo Road, Cleveland, OH 44110-3898. Phone: 877-486-1454; Fax: 216-481-6193; e-mail: info@jergensinc.com; or visit on the web at www.jergensinc.com. Jergens, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company committed to helping its customers achieve leaner, more profitable manufacturing, and continues to add products and engineered solutions for an integrated approach to "Manufacturing Efficiency".

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Jergens Inc. Announces Retirement of General Manager, Bob Rubenstahl

 


Friday, March 1, 2019, Cleveland OHJergens’ General Manager, Bob Rubenstahl, announced his retirement after seven years of successfully directing the entire division which includes the Workholding Solutions Group, Specialty Fasteners Group, and Lifting Solutions Group. For two years prior, Mr. Rubenstahl was the Manager of the Workholding Solutions Group.

 

“We are going to miss Bob around here”, says Jack Schron Jr., President of Jergens, Inc. “In addition to his leadership, he has always brought a lot of enthusiasm and personality to the job. That’s something that comes from an experienced and confident person. We wish him the very best in his retirement”, Schron continued.

 

Mr. Rubenstahl joined Jergens with a robust career already in full swing. Previously he had various senior management positions for Kennametal, served as CEO of LMT-Fette, and CEO of Command Tooling Systems. In total, over 35 years of experience in both international and domestic manufacturing and distribution environments.

 

Bob and his wife Pam will focus on doing what they love – spending time with their two married sons and granddaughter Emma, golfing and travel.  “I’ve loved every minute of my career and the spectacular people I met have provided me with lifetime friendships.  I’m really looking forward to spending more time with my family, and ready to pass the torch at Jergens to leaders who will continue to grow the business.”  Remarked Bob.

For information about Jergens, contact the company at 15700 S. Waterloo Road, Cleveland, OH 44110-3898. Phone: 877-486-1454; Fax: 216-481-6193; e-mail: info@jergensinc.com; or visit on the web at www.jergensinc.com. Jergens, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company committed to helping its customers achieve leaner, more profitable manufacturing, and continues to add products and engineered solutions for an integrated approach to "Manufacturing Efficiency".

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JERGENS HOISTS EXHIBIT AT THE GUGGENHEIM

 

 

Dec. 15, 2017 - For the second time, Jergens’ hoist rings can be seen at the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Jergens’ Traditional Style, Center-Pull Hoist Ringssuspend Precipitous Parturition by Chen Zhen, featured as one of the leading pieces in the new exhibition Art and China after 1989: Theatre of the World.

 

Jergens Center-Pull Standard U-Bar Hoist Ring Specifications

  • Rated at 5:1 Strength Factor
  • Material: Alloy Steel
  • Finish: Black Oxide (Except Washer)
  • U-Bar, Bolt, Pins, Base, Washer and ­Bushing are Magnetic Particle Inspected
  • Washer: Zinc Plated with Gold Colored (Inch), Clear/Blue (Metric) Conversion Coating
  • Proof Tested to 200% of Rated Load Capacity
  • Certificate of Proof Test provided
  • 3D Solid Models available in multiple formats
  • CE Certified
  • Multi-Lingual Installation Sheet

 

Fixed at rig points in the museum's ceiling beams, Jergens’ ½-13” thread size, 2,500lb capacity, full 360° swivel and 180° pivot action hoist rings lift Zhens artwork of bicycle parts, inner tubes and matchbox cars. Zhen’s art encompasses the exhibition’s aim to forge reality free from ideology, to establish the individual apart from the collective, and to define contemporary Chinese experience in universal terms. This exhibition is organized by Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Art, and Senior Advisor, Global Arts, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; with guest co-curator Philip Tinari, Director, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; and Hou Hanru, Artistic Director, MAXXI, National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome.

 

Art and China after 1989 is organized in six chronological, thematic sections throughout the rotunda and on Tower Levels 5 and 7. For all the diversity the exhibition encompasses, the artists here have all sought to think beyond China’s political fray and simple East-West dogmas. This freedom of a “third space” has allowed for a vital distance, and a particular insight, as they contend with the legacies of Chinese history, international modernism, and global neoliberalism of the 1990s. Their rambunctious creativity can expand our ever-widening view of contemporary art and inspire new thinking at a moment when the questions they have faced—of identity, equality, ideology, and control—have pressing relevance.

–Alexandra Munroe, Philip Tinari and Hou Hanru—

 

Art and China after 1989: Theatre of the World will be featured at the Guggenheim Museum through Jan. 7, 2018. Click here for more information about Jergen’s Center-Pull Hoist Rings. Click here for more information about Art and China after 1989: Theatre of the World.

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JERGENS HONORED AS CSU FENN CO-OP INDUSTRY PARTNER

 

 

Nov. 17, 2017 – Jergens Inc. was honored by Cleveland State University’s (CSU) Waskewicz College of Engineering Fenn Co-Op Program as an industry partner during the college’s Employer and Student Appreciation Night earlier this month. Cleveland State University’s Fenn Co-Op program or Center for Engineering Experiential Learning Office (CEEL) encompasses cooperative education, internships, senior design/capstone as well as many industry collaborative initiatives. CEEL provides a link between the classroom and the workplace for students to learn about her/his area of academic interest through practical experience. Jergens actively participates in recruiting its co-op students through this program and other local colleges and institutions.

 

Manufacturing education plays a major role at Jergens – not only through its co-op program, but also through a company-financed continued education program offered to its employees and Fast Forward Technology Center for STEM education. Jergens’ Fast Forward Technology Center offers a project-based, hands-on learning alternative to classroom education and was developed in an effort to close the sweeping skills gap in manufacturing and engineering careers today. Fast Forward’s project-based learning can be tailored from middle school learning levels all the way through post secondary curriculums. Accepting the honor from Cleveland State, Jergens Project Manager Jason Bateman believes efforts to propel manufacturing education are critical to growing the industry.

“Currently, the knowledge, skills and abilities gap is widening rapidly. As employers and stewards of our industry, it is in our best interest to support any educational endeavor that is based in practical 'hands-on' experiential learning practices,” Bateman says.

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JERGENS RECEIVES OHIO MFG MONTH PROCLAMATION

 

November 8, 2017

 

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 Last month, Jergens Inc. was recognized by Gov. John Kasich and the State of Ohio as a leader in manufacturing and presented with a proclamation for Manufacturing Month 2017. This proclamation appoints October as an official celebration month for manufacturing as part of an international effort to bring awareness to industry’s economic impact.

Spearheading this initiative, MFG Day is celebrated in early October through various private and public international events. MFG Day was founded by Partner Fabricators and Manufacturers Association and is upheld by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA), National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Manufacturing Institute (MI) and National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).

Jergens took part in the MFG Day celebration this year on Oct. 6 with facility tours, panel discussions and introductions to the company’s Fast Forward Technology Center for STEM education. Jergens hosted over 200 students, educators and local industry leaders during the event.

 

CLICK HERE to watch a video about Jergens participation in MFG Day 2017.

CLICK HERE for more information about Jergens’ Fast Forward Technology Center for STEM education.

CLICK HERE for more information about MFG Day.

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Jergens, Inc. Partners with MachiningCloud

September 26, 2017 - Jergens, Inc. and MachiningCloud jointly announce their partnership to provide Jergens' product data on the Cloud.  Jergens manufactures standard tooling components, vises and other workholding equipment. MachiningCloud is a product data provider for cutting tools, CNC machines and workholding.

The Jergens MachiningCloud partnership will utilize the convenience of cloud-based technology, which enables customers to optimize the way they gather information for their manufacturing operations without having to search through catalogs.  The completed integration will help Jergens' customers increase their productivity by providing instant access to up-to-date 3D CAD models for the company's line of workholding products.

 

"Jergens is thrilled to partner with MachiningCloud to further syndicate our product data to the marketplace electronically. Jergens has tremendous product breadth and depth and MachiningCloud can facilitate numerous options to the shop floor. This platform will allow us to support more customers towards their goal of Manufacturing Efficiency", states Bob Rubenstahl, General Manager for Jergens Inc.

 

"While customers will save time by using MachiningCloud for choosing workholding solutions for a given job, there is an even bigger benefit from the accurate 3D models for CAM and simulation", says Christophe Rogazy, Director of Product Management for MachiningCloud.

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