SEDA-COG recently assisted JPW Design & Manufacturing, Inc. with a PIDA Small Business First loan and a SEDA-COG ARC-RLF loan. The company expanded their manufacturing facility by 10,000 sq. ft. in Trout Run, Lycoming County and purchased an overhead crane to improve efficiency in the manufacturing facility. Woodlands Bank also assisted in this business expansion as well.
JPW Design and Manufacturing, Inc. was founded in 2004 by Mike Jameson, Mike Paternostro, and Tim Wagner. The company, which began operating in mid-2005, manufactures industrial ovens and furnaces for national and world wide sale. JPW has assembled a nationwide network of distributors (which essentially serves as an independent sales force), created a website for direct sales, and targeted potential customers through a direct mailing campaign.
In 2007, the company completed a 3,000 sq. ft. expansion project which enabled it to bring the sheet metal fabrication for its ovens in-house. Per Mr. Jameson, the company had encountered quality, pricing, and delivery time issues with its former sheet metal suppliers. Fabricating the sheet metal internally reduced purchasing and freight costs and ensures more consistent quality and shorter lead times. Integration of the sheet metal fabrication has been successfully completed.
The owners expanded the facility again in 2008 by an additional 5,200 sq. ft. to bring the electrical panel box assembly in-house (the only other outsourced piece of their manufacturing process at the time).The project also included construction of six offices and a conference room to allow for greater productivity for the sales and drafting departments.
In 2013, JPW Design and Manufacturing started doing business under JPW Industrial Ovens & Furnaces as well as changing their logo. The name and logo change was just one step taken to strengthen the brand they are establishing. Some of the other efforts taken to help establish their brand included advertising in industry specific publications, updating their website, as well as continued presence on the web.
JPW Industrial Ovens & Furnaces makes custom-made industrial ovens. Their Lab, Bench, Walk In, Cabinet and Custom-made Industrial Ovens are crafted to suit their customers’ needs. They offer design, prototyping, welding and assembly. They have over 100 years of combined experience serving industrial markets with innovative oven products, design solutions and competitive services, and they are skilled at finding solutions and crafting each oven to suit your unique needs.
The company’s dedication of excellence to their customers and the products they sell make them a leader in their field.
“Working with Seda-Cog has been very beneficial to our company to be able to expand. We really appreciated all of the knowledge and expertise Ray Haden, one of the loan agents we worked with, shared with us. Seda-Cog was able to get us a low interest loan that fit our companies needs!” – Mike Jameson, President of JPW