L & J Industries, Inc. has been located at 1811 Cleveland Avenue since its inception in 1965 by James B. Garden. We are a full service metal manufacturing facility specializing in Free-Flow Floor Supports. We are marketed to distributors and dealers of grain bins and equipment.
Alan Kolbet, Production Manager, Teresa Miller, Office Manager, Chris & Lisa Garden, Owners/Operators
L & J Industries, Inc. has seen many changes since it began as a small welding and repair shop known then as L & J Welding. In 1986, Chris Garden (James's son), became an active employee which led to assistant manager in 1991.
Due to increased sales and building expansion, L & J Welding became incorporated and is now known as L & J Industries, Inc. Chris and Lisa Garden became sole owners/proprietors in 2003.
Our staff includes Chris Garden as the President, he does the buying and oversees all aspects of the business. Lisa Garden is the Trucking/DOT Compliance Coordinator for the shipment and delivery of floor supports and for products shipped for other companies.
Alan Kolbet as Plant Operations Manager, who has been with L & J Industries, Inc. for over 30 years. Al oversees the day to day planning and operation of the production area.
Teresa Miller is Office Manager handling accounts receivables, payables and payroll. She is also the Safety and Compliance Coordinator and has been with L & J Industries, Inc. for over 15 years.
Jacie Garden handles Marketing, Production, and Sales. She manages the Facebook page, website, networks with and quotes floor support customers, as well as repairs and creates programs for our robotic welders, and assists in managing the shop floor.
Brady Garden has taken over for our previous Floor Support Salesman and now is the exclusive contact for any floor support questions and sales. He travels all over the Midwest visiting our customers and distributors and promoting our floor supports.
In 2018 we expanded our office and designed an upgraded entrance appealing to both our customers and employees! We converted our old office into an employee break room so make sure to stop out and take a look at the changes!