I was approached in 2005 with a new sanitary product line of gaskets and a very long list of breweries in the U.S. With a little research, it was easy to see that there was a genuine need for some rubber and sealing expertise in the industry. Most of the seals and gaskets that brewers were buying were either from the same supplier of pipes and fittings, or they were going to a typical MRO supplier like McMaster-Carr. While there is nothing wrong with buying from either of those sources, the bottom line is that neither can give you any advice about what rubber compounds hold up to hot water or what materials you should use for caustic brews or what might hold up better to the sanitizers they are using. And for the most part, for what you are getting, the prices are pretty high.
Since that time we have attempted to grow our product lines around the seals that are most needed in this industry. We are particularly proud of the advances we have made in the manway door gasket niche. We continue to provide solutions for the most hard to find gaskets: Grundy, Liquid Assets, Pub Brewing Systems, and Bohemian just to name a few. We have added metric size DN Gaskets and we continue to expand that line with additional materials. And most recently we have added stainless steel screen gaskets and pump seal kits.
For the past few years, I have been operating this business as the Managing Partner. As of March 1, 2009 I am proud to announce that my new company Jet Gasket and Seal Company has completed the acquisition of the Brewery Gaskets trade name. For our customers this means very little. Our contact information and our suppliers will not change, nor will the level of customer service you have come to expect. For all of our returning customers we would like to say thank-you for your continued trust and support. And for all of you out there who have not done business with us yet, we invite you to let us show you how true customer service is done.
Jet Gasket & Seal Co.