Handy Industries History
Handy Industries, a Division of Jadeim, LLC. was originally Handy Industries Inc and Western Manufacturing founded in 1964. Handy was located in a building that was built in 1880, originally used as a sugar factory. The business continued there for over 45 years until the summer of 2010 when economic conditions required a closure of the business.
Handy-Jadeim was formed in August of 2010 as a partnership between Joel and Mike Jansen as Janco Manufacturing of Sully, Iowa and Tom Deimerly of Marshalltown. The partnership purchased Handy and ProSpectrum Powder Coating. Handy-Jadeim now manufactures components in Sully and powder coats, assembles, ships and has offices at the former ProSpectrum building at 401 South 2nd Ave. Marshalltown. The partnership of Janco and Deimerly is a combination of former manufacturers who supplied Handy and is a combination of operations with over 40 years of manufacturing experience.
The company has progressed from building power washers and bug zappers to motorcycle and industrial lifts, truck tailgates, and fuel and tool combination boxes for pickup trucks. Typical customers are motorcycle repair shops, motorcycle enthusiast, and recreational vehicle dealers and truck accessory dealers.
The lifts have industrial users like Bunn Coffee makers, Sukup Grain Dryers and various furniture fabricators using the lifts for worktable positioners. Handy employs approximately 14 people in Marshalltown and 9 in Sully.
We will be adding additional staff as we gain production capability and assembly needs at both locations.