In 1967, James Rutkowski Sr. and Joan Rutkowski founded Industrial Sales & Mfg. Company in their family garage on Connecticut Drive with a Fosdick drill press and some parts to be machined for Copes Vulcan.
Fast forward to today, Industrial Sales & Mfg. Inc. (ISM) is a contract manufacturer that employs over 100 hard-working Pennsylvanians in six facilities in Millcreek Township in Erie County, Pennsylvania. In that time, ISM has produced more than 25,000 distinct parts numbers for over 800 companies and is approaching lifetime volumes of over half a billion dollars in revenue.