JET Equipment 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 manual chain hoists and trolleys; sold from a single hardware store in Tacoma, Washington. Over the years, JET has carried everything from electric chain hoists to air hoists. Beginning in the 70's JET introduced a full line of industrial air tools and material handling products which included paving breakers and backfill tampers and forklifts
By the early '80s, as JET continued to grow, metalworking products became the core business line. And 5 short years later, JET launched its woodworking product category rounding out the largest breath of product categories under one brand. 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 to designing and manufacturing its own products to stringent specifications. We have an expert team of engineers both in the USA and overseas and a world-class supply chain ensuring prompt delivery of quality products.
Over the years, our colors have changed from blue to green, orange, and finally 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 its product class; all the while providing excellent service.
We pride ourselves on bringing new products to our consumers and working with world-class distributors.