COMMITTED TO SERVICE, VALUE AND HARD WORK
IT ALL BEGAN WITH ONE MAN
Joe Matthews, a Navy man from Grove City, PA, exceled at bringing ideas to life. Working for the W. M. Bashlin Company (now Bashlin Industries), he managed production and helped invent many products which are still used in the industry today.
The most important was the design and invention of the Shifting or Floating D-Ring Lineman's Belt. In 1946, Joe Matthews left his production job and moved his family to Fort Worth, TX to start his own business. Starting in a single car garage behind his house, Joe manufactured lineman’s belts, holsters, pole straps and accessories.
THE TRADITION CONTINUES
J.L. Matthews has grown from a small company operating out of a garage to a major leader in the Electric Utility, Tree Care, Structural Iron a Steel Industries. As the company heads into the future, the 4th generation of the Matthews family has been brought on board as a way to further connect the company to its customers and community. McKendree Bentzel Director of Sales works closely with students to ensure the company stays abreast of what’s needed to assist the current generation of apprentice in to journeyman.
J.L.Matthews has also dedicated themselves to continually improving its customer experience through technology, training and providing above and beyond service to our customers world wide.