In 2002, Joe Solberg and Aaron Bloy discovered that they had a common goal: to innovate paper manufacturing and make improvements in every facet of the industry. Eager to build upon existing products and practices, Solberg and Bloy founded JSI and immediately began developing solutions for paper manufacturers based on their 35 years of experience in the industry.
Just one year before, in 2001, Solberg opened Spare Parts Specialists, JSI’s sister company. Spare Parts Specialists provides engineering and manufacturing support to JSI’s clients. From the JSI Platinum Series Holder to custom machine projects, SPS has a wide range of experience that consistently brings new and innovative ideas to our clients, no matter how big or small the project.
JSI quickly built a reputation as a world leader in paper manufacturing, particularly in production improvements and operational safety. The company has made tremendous strides in developing and delivering many innovations that improve the throughput of paper mills, including the Slitter Solution Program, the Accu-Slit System, and comprehensive safety audits.
Today, JSI is headquartered in Georgia and operates six regional maintenance facilities across the United States. JSI has also built an international network of partnerships that address any need in the paper manufacturing industry using the best available options.
Joe Solberg and Aaron Bloy start JSI, one year after Solberg opens Spare Parts Specialists.
JSI opens its second service center in West Monroe, LA for expanded customer support and repair service in the Southeast and Southwest. JSI opens four more service centers in Washington, Ohio, Wisconsin, and South Carolina through 2015.
JSI, together with Spare Parts Specialists (SPS), builds and opens a 35,000-square-foot headquarters in Tyrone, GA. This new facility allows expansion within our manufacturing capabilities, with its own in-house engineering department that continues to produce innovative solutions for the paper manufacturing industry.
JSI expands mill services to include mechanical audits, maintenance service agreements, winder safety risk audits, and alignment services.
JSI develops Accu-Slit by JSI, a slitter positioning system that sets in five seconds or less.
JSI becomes the North American distributor for Tapio Technologies Oy.
PMT Italia and JSI sign a sales representation and distribution agreement for winder products in the United States and Canada.