Our Values

Our values are what guide the heart of JSJ. Started by our founders, these four basic principles model our work and relationships with our customers and partners, employees, and community.

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JSJ Gives Back

We’ve invested millions in programs and education, humanities and arts, health, the environment, and human and social service programs through the JSJ Foundation, which was created in 1983. One of our core values is stewarding our legacy, or giving back to the community that has generously supported us throughout the years.

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Where It All Began

Innovating Since 1919

We have a great deal of experience in developing our businesses and building true partnerships, with the future always in our foresight. JSJ is a joint venture from Alvin E. Jacobson, Sr., Paul A. Johnson, and B.P. Sherwood, who rebuilt Grand Haven Brass Foundry after a fire in 1919 and officially formed JSJ in 1970. From a small beginning in Grand Haven to a global presence as a growth firm, we’ve stayed true to our values and roots.

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Our Portfolio of Businesses

Our businesses represent manufacturing, distribution, and service companies with a passion for problem solving on a global level. Each company is unique, but all hold the same values as JSJ.

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Engineering Solutions

We’re headquartered in Grand Haven, Michigan and Tianjin, China, and our portfolio of businesses call many locations throughout the U.S. and world home.

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