Industrial Sales and Manufacturing Inc.


Jim Rutkowski Sr. started Industrial Sales and Manufacturing (ISM) Inc. with a single drill press in a one-car garage in Erie, Pa. The company’s current facilities are only five blocks away, but that’s no indication of how far the company actually has come since 1963. Jim Rutkowski Jr., the company’s general manager and treasurer, says ISM has grown into a major contract manufacturer of components for OEMs across multiple sectors, and credits its flexibility, skilled workforce, diverse equipment capabilities and services for that success. 


Industrial Sales and Manufacturing Inc.