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Jorgenson Employees Notice Idea for Used Lockers In Homeless Shelter

The economy is getting better but that doesn’t mean everyone is out of the cold just yet.  Here is a story that we are proud of and hopefully it too will inspire you to make a difference in your community as well.

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Mike Dark and Dustin Jorgenson show off the ginormous pizzas they donated to the Midvale Shelter and the 30 families that needed a boost when promised help didn’t come through.

…and here is how the story unfolded;

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How Lockers Can Change A Life

As many of you know, one of our divisions ( sells lockers.  If you’ve ever been there, we have a locker for each and every use possible–for gyms, rec centers, schools (of course) and even karate or dance studios.  It  may surprise some that our locker inventory even spans to having the largest supply and inventory of kids lockers here in the United States…

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But the lockers we are going to talk about today  is not just any type of locker, it is a very special one that can literally change the life of someone who is in desperate circumstances…
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In The Locker Room – Jorgenson Industrial Companies Congratulates Utah Tight Endz

Jorgenson Industrial Companies is proud to announce that the women’s flag football team we sponsor took second place in the last summer tournament!  This win allows the Utah Tight Endz  a top finish in the Utah Tournament, and they are headed to the Western Regionals/Nationals in February!

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Head Coach Dustin Jorgenson couldn’t be more proud of his team and looks forward to the upcoming championships in February 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.

“The tournament to see who goes to the championship which will be the two top teams from CA, AZ, UT, NV and I’ve heard that even GA will send teams, so it will be quite a large tournament and it will take place in February in Las Vegas, Nevada,” said Utah Tight Endz Assistant Coach Mike Dark.

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Jorgenson Industrial Companies Employees Hit The Racetrack

During this year’s Salt Lake County Corporate Games one of the most anticipated and attended events by the employees of Jorgenson Industrial Companies was without a doubt, the Go Kart competition…

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Yes.  This is actually a competition!  And as you can tell by Jorgenson Material Handling Project Manager Dave Arbon and Sales Rep Lino Velarde’s faces (Dave’s insulated in the necessary safety headgear) that it was going to be an exciting day on the track…

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Jorgenson Industrial Companies Compete In The Salt Lake County Corporate Games

It’s no secret that the employees and owners of Jorgenson Industrial Companies are a bit competitive.  After all, when it comes to our easily recognizable ‘arm logo’ and the fact we pride ourselves in being ‘strong on customer service’ we like to be competitive–competitive in price, competitive in quality and above all else, competitive when it comes to any way that ensures our valued clients feel good about their purchases.

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It’s why we have achieved success with any of our divisions such as,,, Jorgenson Material Handling and either Jorgenson Machine Tools or JMT/USA–we enjoy that competition, and we’re always willing to compete for your valued business…
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Jorgenson Industrial Companies Summer Pool Party

Hey everyone, just a reminder that the BIG Jorgenson Industrial Companies Summer Pool Party is going to take place on July 19th!

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Here are the basics:

WHEN:    Saturday, July 19th
TIME:      6-9pm
WHERE:  Holladay Lions Recreation Center
1661 East Murray-Holladay Road (4800 S)
Holladay UT 84117
LOCATION PHONE: 385 468-1700
WHO:      All Jorgenson Industrial Companies employees and their families

Just a reminder to sign up now for the pool party  as we need to get a count for food and pool toys!

The sign-up sheet is next to the drinking fountain downstairs or you can email me whether you will/will not be attending.

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We will be having KFC (with mac and cheese for the kids), cake and a chocolate fountain.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!  🙂

The Best Lockers & Pallet Racking Warehouse Manager – Happy Birthday Chuy!

We just wanted to wish a very, very happy birthday to our and Jorgenson Material Handling Warehouse Manager Chuy Flores.


Today was his birthday and so his fine warehouse crew did a carne asada for him to help celebrate what he is calling ‘the tenth anniversary of my 30th birthday.’  🙂  So let me tell ya, his crew not only can assemble lockers in no time, they can cook up a birthday feast fit for a king!
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Lockers In The Garden

“It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn…”     –B. C. Forbes (Founder of Forbes magazine)

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Forbes was a very intelligent man and when it comes to spring (and your DIY activities) he is quite correct–springtime is high time to begin using an old, used locker in your next DIY garden project!

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Jorgenson Industrial Companies Cool Field Trip – Cool Idea To Feed Your Company

The other day our HR Assistant Andrea was invited to have lunch with a new company here in Salt Lake City. It truly was the ‘free meal’ you hear about, making the adage “there is no such thing as a free meal” slightly incorrect!


On the menu was pizza–but this wasn’t your average run-of-the-mill pizza; it was something a bit better…

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What A Sticky Note On A Locker Can Do…

How much is a packet of sticky notes?  If you go with the brand name and perhaps the market leader ( Post-it ) then for a 3″ x 3″ pack of 1,400 would run you…oh, about $16.50.


That averages out to be .84 cents per sheet–Yep.  A little less than a thin penny.  Not even one U.S. Cent.

So what can you do with a sheet?  Would you believe me if I told you that you could change a life?…

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Stealing Radioactive Stuff Before It Arrives At The Material Handling Site – Not So Smart

Okay, so by now everyone has heard about the truck loaded with highly radioactive material that was stolen earlier this week in Mexico.    If you are new to this story, here are the basics; a missing shipment of radioactive Cobalt-60 was found Wednesday near where the stolen truck transporting the material was abandoned in central Mexico.


Yep.  While the truck was sitting at a gas station, someone jacked it and then went to a secluded place where they opened up the back and found that the contents were just a bunch of pellets…

Um right.  Those “useless pellets” just so happened to be Cobalt-60, and very dangerous and highly radioactive substance which was heading for a nuclear waste facility.  Scientists agree that the culprit of this crime has only a few days to live if he doesn’t get to a hospital quickly.

You can CLICK HERE for the story.

So what does this have to do with our industry of lockers, shelving and material handling?

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Jorgenson Industrial Companies Shows Off At FabTech

For the past two days, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event has been currently going on at the North and South Halls of McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.  This is a HUGE deal for companies like our Jorgenson Machine Tools/JMT USA who supply manufacturers across the world with the big toys they need to make the cool stuff they do…

Just how big is this event?  The upcoming event is expected to cover more than 550,000 net square feet and anticipates over 35,000 attendees  and 1,500 exhibiting companies.


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FabTech provides a  convenient ‘one stop shop’ venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers,  see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools to  improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions to all of your metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing needs…

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Nukon Fiber Laser Cutting Machine Sold By Jorgenson Machine Tools / JMT USA

On August 23, 2013, Utah-based and family owned/operated JMT USA unveiled a new machine to its long line of machine tooling products. A new fiber laser cutting machine manufactured in Turkey is being introduced to the Americas, and this is a machine that could potentially change the landscape of the current metal laser cutting scene, saving companies literally tens of thousands of dollars because of the time and labor it can save them in production.

JMT has teamed up with Nukon, a thirteen year old company from Turkey, to bring a fiber laser technology that is not only affordable, but has greater energy efficiencies than traditional CO2 lasers currently being used in the marketplace.

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Up, Up and Away! The Jorgensons Take To The Air Using A Flyboard–Flyboarding; The Coolest New Water Sport.

There is no doubt it’s something right out of a James Bond film.  There, suspended above the water’s surface on what appear to be small jet packs for your feet, people are propelled skyward underneath a steady and very strong stream of water.  Like porpoises, people fly in and shoot out of the water, attracting and astounding onlookers.  If you’ve never heard of it, you had better get familiar with it because odds are it is already being done at a lake or ocean near you!

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The Mini Cell Phone Locker Brand Honors Jorgenson Industrial Companies With Florence Manufacturing Award

Jorgenson Industrial Companies is proud to announce they are the recipient of the 2012 Dealer of Excellence Award from the Florence Manufacturing Company based in Manhattan, Kansas.

“We are honored and proud to put this award up on our wall because it means that Florence Manufacturing Company knows we take our motto of being ‘strong on customer service’ very seriously. And along with providing our clients with that service, we can supply them with the quality Mini Storage Lockers that Florence Manufacturing builds,” said Jorgenson Industrial Company President Dustin Jorgenson. “By working together, the customer wins each and every time through this partnership.”


Jorgenson Industrial Company Web Manager Jason Pearce and President Dustin Jorgenson proudly display the 2012 Dealer of Excellence Award from Florence Manufacturing Company.

“The 2012 Dealer of Excellence Award is presented to Florence dealers who demonstrate exceptional performance in supporting Florence Manufacturing, its products and the customer base in the marketplace,” said Florence Manufacturing Company National Sales Manager Lori Ladouceur. “These dealers are typically subject matter experts who provide quality products and service for the betterment of our industry and our mutual success, even after the sale.”

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Ken Bartelli joins Jorgenson Machine Tool/JMT USA as the brand continues expansion.

Contact: Chance Cook
Jorgenson Industrial Companies
(801) 214-7340

Salt Lake City, UT – Jorgenson Industrial Companies is proud to announce that respected veteran of the machine tool industry, and former Executive Vice President of Amada America, Ken Bartelli has joined the family-owned Jorgenson Machine Tools/JMT USA based in Salt Lake City, Utah as a national sales manager. Bartelli brings with him a wealth of experience in this industry having been a Midwest and Northeast Division Sales Manager for one of the largest machine tool manufacturers in the world; Amada America.

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One Stop Shopping For Warehouse Shelving And Lockers At The Utah Supplier Development Council Vendor Fair

Where’s Lance?  If you have been reading our Facebook posts, you have arrived here looking for our very own Lance Jorgenson who is the project manager for cool and large projects like the huge warehouse shelving projects we did for the new Winco Fireworks new facility in Ogden, UT, the really impressive Peterbilt facility along State Highway 201 in Salt Lake City, UT and Komatsu’s new service facility in Rock Springs, WY and the one currently underway in Elko, NV.


Well, last month he was representing the Jorgenson Material Handling Division at the Utah Supplier Development Council Vendor Fair where he interacted and offered solutions to big player organizations like ATK, Hill Air Force Base, the Utah government, University of Utah, Salt Lake County government, Canyon School District, The LDS Church and Utah State University just to name a few…

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Jorgenson Industrial Companies Put A Win On Their Shelves!

Someone once wisely said that; “the only thing better than winning, is being able to rise from certain defeat in order to achieve that win.”


In a game such as softball, it is all about who has the determination and grit to go the distance and not surrender—even though the chips may be down and the score seems too overwhelming to catch up, let alone rise above…

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Jorgenson Industrial Companies Shares How Foot Locker Honors High School Player with Scholarship

Here at Jorgenson Companies we know a thing or two about high school–especially since we are one of the largest distributors of any type of lockers in North America. So suffice it to state we keep our eyes out for good stories involving athletes and we certainly found one today.

The Foot Locker company also knows a thing or two about athletics, and today we heard about Foot Locker’s generous award to Florida’s Southeast High School senior quarterback Myles Braxton-Johnson.

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