Jade Enterprises Inc. was
created to develop, manufacture and distribute products for the aerospace
transportation and other industries. The first product, designed to solve
a particular problem in the riveting process (marring of aluminum from the
steel anvil or 'snap') was first thought of in 1997. By the fall of
that year, a patent process was begun and a prototype was developed.
Bartlett, Chief Executive Officer:
began with a single brilliant idea; problem solving really.
Doug, just as many other aircraft maintenance engineers, observed and
complained about what was seen to be a chronic problem with the riveting
process. Often rivets and metal sheeting that engineers are working with
become damaged or marred in the riveting process, leading to costly repairs or
replacements. There have been many improvisations, such as masking tape,
over the years to attempt to remedy this, but with limited success."
proceed, we needed both a 'brilliant idea' and excellent business management
capacities; our partnership provided both of these."
Doug Shore, Past-President
"One day I
was working on a very expensive private aircraft, I found myself having to
change the masking tape about every dozen or so rivets. Grumbling to
myself I said, 'There's got to be a better way to do this'. Suddenly the
idea hit me: why not develop some kind of disposable cap that would fit over
the anvil. That was in about June, 1997. I discussed the idea with
Judy who thought it was great and that we should proceed forward with development"
long standing customers such as Wesco, Bruckner, Ratheon Aircraft, Sikorsky,
and U.S. Air Tool Co., our little Snap Soc is fast becoming an industry
Use of this little plastic rivet protection cap, the 'Snap Soc', has grown exponentially across the aerospace industry. Marketing for other industries, such as buses, aluminum boats, and even hospital equipment is under development.
Socs are currently being sold across Canada, the United States and Europe.
You can find our distributors here: U.S. and European Distributors