Jancy. The hole story.
Immersed in war in December 1943, in the heartland of America, two men were working long hours out of their small offices in Davenport, Iowa, cutting out sheet metal coverings for the U.S. Military effort. The end of World War II also brought an end to many wartime manufacturers. Not so with Jancy, military and the flourishing automotive industries continued to order sheet metal parts. By the mid-1950’s, demand had grown for a product that would bore very precisely into large and thin block metal. To respond to the growing demand, Jancy designed and produced its first cutter, the Roto-Bor. That product would eventually cut a clear path to the company’s future - manufacturing premium quality annular cutters.
Orders for the unique Roto-Bor exploded as the industrial revolution engulfed in the U.S. By the 1970’s, Jancy engineers had met yet another demand; a magnetic drill that allowed operators to bore holes with exacting precision. Orders for the magnetic drill poured in as bridge, railroad, high-rise and other heavy metal manufacturers and construction firms discovered its unique qualities.