JET Tools History
Jet was born in 1958 when the founder of the company, Leslie P. Sussman, took the first Boeing Jet Airplane trip from Seattle, WA to Japan.
Jet began as a small dealer of air hoists and trolleys; sold out of a single hardware store in Seattle Washington. Over the years, Jet has carried everything from snowmobiles, transmitter radios, and forklifts to nylon stockings.
By the early '70s, Metalworking had become our core business line. Just 10 short years later, Jet launched into Woodworking. As Jet grew, we expanded our Material Handling and Air Tools into to a full line of products.
Jet pioneered the import business by working with overseas suppliers. We are proud to say we still do business with one of our original suppliers.
In the 90s Jet grew from being just an importer of high quality machines and tools, and began to design and manufacture its own products to stringent specifications. We have our own team of engineers both in the USA and overseas, and have a world class supply chain.
Over the years, the colors of the tools have gone from blue, to green, to orange, and finally the famously trademarked White that you see today on most of our products. Our product lines have grown, and the distribution centers have expanded; but one thing has remained the same. Jet still carries the same message of quality product, with the best features and benefits in it's product class; all the while providing excellent service.
We pride ourselves on bringing new products to our consumers and working with world class distributors.