JACO Manufacturing Company has been built on a reputation of customer service, practical applications experience and innovative engineering. We manufacture a number of products for the plastics industry including:
To ensure top performance from all our products, we utilize a continuous improvement philosophy in all our systems throughout the organization. JACO’s unique in-house capabilities are your assurance of quality parts, timely service and competitive pricing.
Our past reputation for excellence has laid the groundwork for our operations today. We maintain a commitment to continually enhance and improve the high quality of our products. We look forward to serving all your injection molding needs.
Stephen C. Campbell
JACO’s founder, Art Jacobs, started the company in 1949 when plastics were just starting to gain popularity in the United States.
As the business began to grow, it became evident that additional production capabilities would be needed to keep up with demand. It was then JACO built its first injection molding machine, the Twinjector, to satisfy the company’s growing needs.
Then, in 1954, N.A.S.A. contacted JACO to design and manufacture a component for a plastic manifold system. It was this request that lead to the patented invention of our one-piece compression nut and the development of the compression tube fitting line.
By the end of 1966, the company had moved into a brand-new facility at its present location, 468 Geiger Street and employed 60 people. The three-shift operation turned out millions of plastic components each year, products which were specialty ordered by companies engaged in all types of business, from chemicals, to aircraft production, to plumbing and automotive.
The company had now achieved a reputation as having the technical ability and manufacturing capability to handle tough jobs, blending state of the art custom molding capabilities, a successful proprietary fitting line as well as a line of injection molding machines.
In 1978, Art Jacobs retired and sold the company to Irv Davies, President of JACO Sales Corporation Fittings Division, and L. Claire Campbell, Vice President/General Manager, JACO Manufacturing Company. Irv Davies retired in 1987 and sold his interest to L. Claire Campbell.
JACO continued to flourish doubling in size as operations were expanded and modernized. Claire Campbell retired in 1996. Today, the company employs 135 people in its two-facility, three-shift operation, and continues to be a closely held corporation.
In 1997 JACO achieved QS-9000, 1995 and ISO 9002, 1994 certification for its Custom Molding Division. In 2006, JACO was certified to ISO/TS 16949:2002 and ISO 9001:2000 (without design), a significant milestone that represents an ongoing commitment to ensure high quality standards.
Having reached its 68th year, JACO is as strong as ever, practicing many of the same business philosophies of its founding fathers. Working hard, and working together with a shared vision that focuses on our customers’ needs and expectations is what JACO is all about.
Stephen C. Campbell (Chairman of the Board):
Mr. Stephen Campbell has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Management from Baldwin Wallace College and has been employed by JACO since 1974. Throughout the years he has been involved in all aspects of the business. He has 6 years (1974-1980) of production and manufacturing experience on the factory floor. He served as Sales Manager from 1982-1988 until he was promoted to Vice President/General Manager in 1988 and served as President from 1994 – 2006. He assumed the additional responsibilities of CEO in 1996 and served in that position until the beginning of 2020 when he became the Chairman of the Board and remains in that position today.
Joseph Coatter (President & CEO):
Mr. Joseph Coatter was hired as our Controller in August 2001 and promoted to Vice President of Operations under the Corporation’s Executive Management restructuring in October of 2003. In 2007, Joseph was promoted to our President and at the beginning of 2020 his position was elevated to President & CEO. He graduated from the University of Akron in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. His work experience includes an extensive background in Operations, Finance and Systems Development & Implementation. His prior experience was with the F.R. Gross Company, a manufacturer of high performance heat transfer rolls.