On August 18, 2010 I announced that Handy Industries. a well-known name in the motorcycle industry for over 40 years, was closing its doors. At the time, a situation created by the economy in a downward spiral and foreign competition at an all-time high. Not willing to let an opportunity slip through their fingers, within weeks of closing, the owners of Janco Industries, in small-town Sully, IA, jumped at the chance to purchase the company. What started as a specialty metal fabrication shop in 1993, Janco had been manufacturing several components of the Handy products for over ten years. The loss of business would have been a big blow to Janco.
Rather than focusing on the potential disaster, brothers Mike and Joel Jansen decided to channel their energy into rebuilding Handy Industries into something better than it was. Today, it’s my pleasure to report that Handy Industries is back in business with 40 employees with each inch of Handy products made in America, whether you’re buying a lift for your motorcycle or ATV or a louvered tailgate for your pickup. Handy is again well and alive, so next time you have the opportunity give them a chance to get your business. Handy Industries.