Our History

In 1949, Jay Berwanger founded Jay Berwanger, Inc. (JBI). JBI is a manufacturing sales agency that specializes in rubber, plastic, and other elastomeric materials. Over the years, it has provided manufacturing goods and services to various industries, including agriculture/construction, commercial vehicles, filtration, electronics/thermal, appliances, and others.

The founder graduated from the University of Chicago in 1936 and was the first recipient of the Heisman Trophy, an award annually given to the most outstanding player in college football. Since then, he has established a guiding philosophy of providing superior value to holistically serve the customers’ needs. This philosophy has firmly been the company’s guiding principle up to today.

Who We Are

JBI is a global executive company structured to create superior value for all customers and principals by providing dedicated service and integrated solutions to our customers’ applications.
Our main goal is to support our customers by choosing the proper process to find the best custom solution at a competitive price.

JBI has access to multiple engineers within each manufacturing process to provide the necessary support to meet our customer’s needs.