JIT Companies, Inc.  (Who we are and what we do)

We are often asked what we do at JIT Companies and sometimes that can be a complicated answer and confusing to clients that are just getting to know us.  There is over 30 years of history we could talk about but for now, I’ll keep it to this blog.  JIT has 3 divisions which are precision waterjet cutting, custom laminated glass and surface metal finishing.  I know, it seems like we are trying to be all things to all people and can’t make up our mind what we want to be when we grow up.  In reality, they all fit together rather nicely and we have established a special niche of services that can’t be found anywhere else under one roof.

glass cutting division JIT

JIT Waterjet Cutting Division

Let’s start with JIT Waterjet Cutting Division; if you are unfamiliar with waterjet cutting you really need to stop by for a visit.  The machinery has the ability to cut through any material, in any thickness with extreme precision.  This is why JIT has such a diverse customer base that we work with on a daily basis.  If we had to say what sets us apart from other waterjet companies, it would be our ability to process glass.  This is a material most others avoid because they are unfamiliar with it but more on that later.

JIT Glass Division

glass waterjet cutting

Our JIT Glass Division is where it really all started; it’s a long story but we have narrowed this down to specifically custom laminated glass.  This includes design elements that are laminated between glass ranging from organic fibers, prints, and decorative metals to name a few.  When dealing with laminated glass, the only way it can be further cut to special shapes after laminating is with waterjets…starting to get the connection?  Again, our laminating capability is very impressive with the equipment we have to work with so if you have a special request, chances are we can assist you with your project.

JIT Metal Finishing Division

metal finishing division

Our JIT Metal Finishing Division has expanded our capabilities with the acquisition of Midwest Metal Finishing this year.  In the world of straight-line metal finishing, JIT is one of the very few left in the business that have talented metal artisans that can produce a “True” straight- line finish in which most cases can only be done by hand. Many of our waterjet clients utilize our metal finishing as a one stop shop for their projects.  It’s amazing to see how often a client uses all of our services once they see the entire operation.  It provides them peace of mind knowing a single company can take care of all their needs.

So there you have it in a nutshell how things work at JIT Companies.  No matter what you need help with, just pick up the phone and call. A friendly, live person will greet you by the second ring and get you to the right person to assist you…Guaranteed! We also welcome you to contact us here on our website.

We look forward to having you join our family at JIT Companies, Inc.

Ronald C. Beltz – CEO

JIT Companies, Inc
240 Shamrock Drive
Green Isle, MN 55338
Phone 507-326-5240
Please remit all payments to: PO Box 241, Green Isle, MN  55338

JIT Companies, Inc. (Metal Finishing – New Location Effective October 2, 2017)
700 Railroad St. W
Norwood Young America, MN 55368
Phone 952-777-0022

JIT Metal Finishing Now in New Location in Norwood Young America

JIT Companies Metal Finishing New locationJIT Companies, Inc. has grown this year with the acquisition of Midwest Metal Finishing in January. Due to the loyalty of our customers and increased business, we have outgrown our Brooklyn Park, MN location. JIT Metal Finishing is excited to announce our move to a larger facility in Norwood Young America, MN. This expanded facility will allow us to continue to offer the excellent service and metal finishing quality that you have come to expect from JIT Companies.  It will also provide the space to expand and upgrade our equipment to better serve the needs of our metal finishing customers across the country. As an added service, JIT Companies will work with each of our customers to help reduce inconveniences with the transport of materials and final orders. This includes both to and from JIT Companies at our Green Isle and our new Norwood Young America locations. Please contact us for more information.

JIT Companies Metal Finishing  – New Location

JIT Metal Finishing (Effective October 2, 2017)
701 Railroad St. W
Norwood Young America, MN 55368
Phone 952-777-0022
Metal Finishing Questions Email:
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm CST

JIT Waterjet and Glass Divisions will remain in Green Isle, MN

JIT Companies
240 Shamrock Drive
Green Isle, MN 55338
Phone 507-326-5240
Please remit all payments to: PO Box 241, Green Isle, MN  55338

Meeting all your Metal Finishing Needs

JIT Metal Finishing specializes in top quality straight-line finishes on aluminum, stainless steel, bronze alloys, brass alloys, sheet, plate, and shapes. Metal suppliers, fabricators, sign companies, food service equipment makers and other specialty manufacturers prefer our attention to detail and high internal standards which ensure consistent results on time and on budget. JIT’s custom metal finishing includes non-ferrous and architectural metal finishing. For over 35 years we have held the bar high for our craft. That same attention to detail continues using the technology and skill customers expect, now at our new Norwood Young America, MN location.

We appreciate your continued business with JIT Companies.  Thank you for working with us through this transition of our metal finishing department.  We are excited about what the future holds as we grow our business and expand our equipment and capabilities for our customers!  Contact us if you have questions or a quote on your metal finishing needs.

Tile Cutting for DIY’ers and Professional Tile Contractors

Backsplash tile cuttingWith all of the new materials that are being used for backsplashes and tile projects these days, homeowners can select from an endless array of affordable glass tile to suit their style and budget.  One thing that gets overlooked in the excitement of choosing a product is how difficult is it going to be to install.  For a typical do-it yourselfer, or even for a seasoned tile contractor, cutting glass tile for a simple backsplash can be a real challenge.

Challenges with Cutting Glass Tile

The difficulty is getting a precise chip-free edge, let alone having all of the joints line up during installation.  There’s nothing worse than looking at misaligned grout joints or poorly cut glass.  For this reason, many of our commercial contractors use JIT Companies for precutting all of the material ahead of time so it can quickly and seamlessly be installed.  This saves on wasted or damaged product, resulting in lower project costs and a more professional installation.

Backsplash tile cutting DIY


Precutting Glass Tile – How do we do it?

At JIT Companies, we use our many precision waterjets to precut the tile to perfection.  We simply take your supplied material and lay it out on the large cutting surface, making sure all of the material aligns perfectly.  From there, using your measured template, we program the cut path to include all electrical cutouts, notches and holes as needed and hit the “Go” button.  There’s no need for expensive specialized tools to complete a project let alone the frustration in using them.  It can now be as simple as calling JIT Companies for your next backsplash or tile project.

Contact JIT Companies at 507-326-5240 for a quote on your next tile project!

Backsplash tile cutting DIY