JRI Industries

A founder and owner managed business
From 2004 to 2015

Learn about the company

JRI is one of the largest and most experienced parts washer manufacturers in the United States. With a large portfolio of parts washers and cleaning systems, JRI is the go-to provider for a long list of leaders in the heavy equipment, remanufacturing, mining, railroad, aerospace, automotive and general manufacturing industries. The company has a well-earned reputation for rapid turnaround time, excellent customer service and the ability to develop solutions tailored to customer needs. The company has manufacturing facilities in Missouri and Connecticut.

JRI Industries outcome

The Situation

Jack Rogers, the founder and president of JRI Industries, wanted to sell a portion of his business but he was not quite ready to retire. He also wanted to execute some estate planning to benefit his family. Jack partnered with Hadley to help him achieve his liquidity, estate planning, transitional employment and retirement goals. Jack was synonymous with JRI—JRI stood for Jack Rogers Inc.—and he ran a good company, but he wanted help to take it to the next level. Hadley provided the resources and support to help achieve Jack’s and the company’s goals.

There is more to the story


Transitioning from Jack’s leadership took several years but success came when Jim Jones joined JRI as President. Eventually, Jack felt comfortable leaving the company in Jim’s hands.


Led by Jim and supported by Hadley, JRI made significant Foundation investments in its people, processes, systems and capabilities over several years.


JRI then acquired two complimentary businesses, moved facilities, expanded its distribution network, and invested in sales and marketing resources. As a result, JRI was a substantially bigger, and better, company when we sold the business ...


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