Jorgenson Celebrates 50 Years of Business with Open House
In December 1967, a family-owned machine tool business opened its doors in the Salt Lake Valley. A couple of decades later, a new family took over the business when long-time salesman Roger Jorgenson and his wife decided to purchase it from the previous owners.
When Roger retired in 2008, he sold the company to his kids, who have taken up the legacy of offering the best in metalworking equipment along the Wasatch Front and beyond, serving 13 Western States in new equipment, and nationwide in used equipment.
To help commemorate the 50th anniversary, Jorgenson Machine Tools held an open house at our Salt Lake City facility on November 1st and 2nd, 2017.
The open house ran from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM each day and featured press brake training classes sponsored by Wila and Radan, machine demos, discounts, a BBQ lunch, snacks, giveaways and prize drawings (including the grand prize drawing for a free band saw).
We would like to remind our customers that Section 179 of the United States Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. § 179) has been restored to $500,000 for 2017. This means businesses that purchase up to $2 million in qualifying equipment can deduct up to $500,000 from their 2016 taxes (please note that all equipment — including software — must be purchased, financed, delivered and in place before midnight on 12/31/2017).
Get a Great Deal on Machine Tools and Metal Fabrication Equipment
Jorgenson Machine Tools is holding a machinery auction on May 9th, 2017 at our facilities in Salt Lake City, UT.
Well over 100 pieces of metalworking equipment will be available for bidding, along with machine accessories, tooling and even material handling items.
Visit the Jorgenson Machine Tools team at this year’s FABTECH trade show, where we will be helping to man JMT’s booth, #C39047. FABTECH 2016 will be held November 16-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jorgenson Machine Tools carries the entire line of JMT equipment, including lathes and CNC lathes.
JMT‘s series of CNC lathes feature the following capacities: 23″ to 98″ swings, 60″ to 480″ between centers, 16″ to 52″ bed widths and 3″ to 21″ bores. Both Fanuc and Fagor CNC controls are available.
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What Do You Call It? Saw Blade or Blade Saw?
“Excuse me sir, can I ask you what kind of band saw blade you are running right now?”
“Sure it’s the blade I had laying around when I needed to cut some material.”
Okay, so how many times have we all heard a reply similar to that? In this blog we are going to address the “great mystery” of band saw blades for metal applications.
The poor old band saw, sits in a dark corner of the shop and don’t get no respect. This band saw is rarely — if ever — serviced, is filthy, has chips all over it and is probably located by the overhead door where it’s always cold.
Shearing Machines for Sale
Jorgenson Machine Tools has both new and used shearing machines for sale.
Jorgenson is the premier dealer for new JMT shears. We can provide a new shear for every cutting need, from small, motorized MS series shears, to larger, more powerful machines like the SBT series (Swing Beam Touchscreen) and the VS series (Variable-Rake Shear). Jorgenson also carries new shears from Krras and Roper Whitney.
Jorgenson Machine Tools carries new JMT press brakes for sale in the Rocky Mountain states.
As the originating dealer of JMT fabrication machines, Jorgenson has access to the entire line of new JMT press brakes, including the AD-S series, the AD-R series, the value priced PBF series, servo hydraulic brakes, electric brakes, and small 4 foot wide hydraulic brakes. read more →
Jorgenson Machine Tools has partnered with an auction group that allows us to offer LIQUIDATIONS, AUCTIONS and APPRAISALS for our customers.
Roger Jorgenson, our founder, was certified as an appraiser and was able to provide these services to our customers in the past. To continue this tradition of service, the company — now owned by Roger’s children — has created this new partnership to be able to extend these additional services to our friends in the industry.
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Jorgenson Machine Tools is part of a larger parent company (Jorgenson Industrial Companies), and we are delighted to share in each of our divisions’ successes. Having said that, join us in congratulating our Material Handling and Lockers Divisions’ recent move to a new facility! Their new home is large enough that all office, sales and warehouse staff are now able to be in the same location to better serve customers.
To celebrate, they’re holding an Open House at the new facility on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at 1239 S. 700 W. in Salt Lake City, Utah.