Precision Metal Components

J&E Companies has been recognized as a “one stop” source for the manufacture of precision metal components, weldments, assemblies, and products. From design and value engineering right down to customized packaging, J&E can “build to suit” no matter what your project entails.

We take immense pride in our extensive capabilities to manufacture precision metal components. We know that the more we can offer your company, the easier your job becomes. That’s why we are continually updating our equipment and adding to our extensive list of services. From simple precision metal components, to complicated products finished and assembled, we know you’ll appreciate the attention to detail and fine workmanship in everything we build. It is through our talented people with years of manufacturing experience, along with our firm commitment to customer service, that we can truly say, “Experience Excellence.”

From our receiving departments, through each process in design and production to our inspection, packaging and shipping services, you will find the correct information communicated to each person who impacts your order.

Value Engineering: Where It All Begins

All of our activities are focused on your quality requirements. From the moment that you meet us, you begin to feel the preparedness and eagerness that we bring to each job. J&E takes the time to understand each detail:

  • Design requirements
  • Tolerances
  • Strength
  • Function
  • Cosmetics

We can provide cost saving alternatives through value engineering. Our experience offers you added value, and we will strive to exceed your expectations. Communication is the key to success in building lasting partnerships. Our customers can be assured that their inquiries will generate a rapid response, as we consider even the smallest detail to be critical.

Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication: Experts at Our Trade

Whether the need is prototypes or high-volume production, your job is fully engineered with complete documentation before it is released to the shop floor. Materials are ready, planning is complete and all job specifications are understood before our team goes to work. J&E has 225,000 sq. feet of production space and we stay at the forefront of technology. The expertise, training, and communication skills of our staff are unequalled anywhere. We take pride in our tight control of every process and the related information and maintain the flexibility to smoothly handle the rapid pace of today’s manufacturing environment. We manage your engineering changes with seamless integration throughout our system.

Finishing and Assembly: The Finishing Touches

We have the facilities to be your one-stop source for components and assemblies, or completed products. We easily handle very high cosmetic paint requirements as well as textured or standard surfaces in our full-service liquid paint and powder coating department. We have 3 painting facilities and multiple conveyorized lines. All our facilities are set up with assembly capabilities that are available depending on your specific need.

Our Recent Acquisition by Willis & Smith Capital

July 21, 2022 11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

PLANO, Texas & MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Willis & Smith Capital and First Capital Partners, and their respective affiliates, announced today the acquisition of J&E Manufacturing LLC, and its affiliate, J&E Coatings LLC (together, “J&E”). The transaction closed on July 15, 2022.

“We view J&E as a world-class manufacturing organization, and together with the capabilities of our portfolio company R&B Grinding, LLC, the increased capacity and scale now available to our collective clients couldn’t have been timelier.”

Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, J&E provides precision fabrication and machining services to a highly diversified client base including, among others, those in the medical, aerospace, commercial, and agricultural industries. J&E operates six facilities throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Mexico, totaling over 225,000 square feet of production space and directly employing approximately 215 employees.

J&E has been in continuous operation since 1972, and for the past 26 years, has been led by its current Chief Executive Officer, Michael F. Hansen. During his tenure, Mr. Hansen and his team have dramatically grown J&E through organic initiatives and 12 successfully integrated acquisitions. Mr. Hansen and J&E’s current senior management team will continue to manage J&E’s day-to-day operations. Willis & Smith Capital’s operating partner, Gene Simon, will provide additional operations support.

“We view J&E as a world-class manufacturing organization, and together with the capabilities of our portfolio company R&B Grinding, LLC, the increased capacity and scale now available to our collective clients couldn’t have been timelier,” said Eric Willis and Terrence Smith, Co-Founders of Willis & Smith Capital. Operating partner Gene Simon stated: “It’s clear the manufacturing environment is rapidly evolving, and consolidating with J&E demonstrates to our clients that when they need us most, we can and will deliver.”

Mr. Hansen added: “The transition of ownership went smoothly, and the experienced management team remains intact. We are prepared to work with Willis & Smith Capital on continuing the company’s stated goal of expanding our reach and capabilities in both the domestic and Mexican marketplaces.”

Fredrickson & Byron, P.A. provided legal advice to J&E.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. provided legal advice to Willis & Smith Capital.
Willis & Smith Capital is a private equity firm focused on lower middle market companies with up to $200M in annual revenue. For more information, please visit
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Terrence B. Smith, Partner
Willis & Smith Capital

Services provided by region:


  • Light/Medium Gauge Fabrication
  • Certified Welding
  • Spot-welding
  • Powder Coating
  • Liquid Paint
  • Assembly


  • Light Gauge Fabrication
  • Powder Coating
  • Stamping
  • Certified Welding
  • Spot-welding
  • Precision Machining


  • Powder Coating
  • Specialized Masking
  • Assembly


  • Certified Welding
  • Spinning
  • Heavy Gauge Fabrication
  • Roll Forming
  • Precision Machining
  • Milling & Turning


  • Precision Machining
  • Milling & Turning
  • Centerless Grinding


  • Grinding
  • Turning
  • Milling
  • Screw Machining
  • Welding
  • Broaching