In 1977, Flexco Products began in a tiny building on Rowe Street in Elkhart, Indiana. The business was started by owner and visionary, Tom Jellison, with the purpose of becoming a distributor of flexible tubing and sheet metal parts. Within a year, Flexco was thriving and growing so rapidly that it was being expanded into a new building constructed by Tom himself. Tom’s drive, vision and business savvy soon led to more fabricated parts being manufactured directly at Flexco to supply a host of local manufacturers.
Rapid success and growth for Flexco Products led to a number of expansions to the new facility on Bryant Street. Approximately 10,000 square feet were added to the facility each year in order to keep up with Flexco’s growing production needs. Years of steady and directed growth have resulted in over 400,000 square feet of production space, and this space is home to state of the art equipment and automation rivaling even the most advanced manufacturing corporations in the world today. Embracing both vertical and horizontal growth, Flexco is now able to control all aspects of product development, distribution and innovation.
Flexco’s future focus and Tom’s drive to be the best provider of fabricated steel and aluminum parts has continued to expand Flexco into new markets and industries, and this is just the beginning. Flexco uses, and will continue to use, its engineering capabilities to push innovation in all areas of design and fabrication in the years to come. Why? Because at Flexco, we are committed to providing only the best and most up-to-date products for our customers.
Tom Jellison was born, raised and still lives in Elkhart, Indiana, where he spends a great deal of time supporting local programs and improvements. Tom is not only the founder of Flexco Products Inc., but he also oversees operations for the Industrial Steel Corporation (a steel supply center that supplies raw material to both Flexco and many of Flexco’s competitors), Metalcrafters and many other entrepreneurial endeavors.