1642 John H Cooper Drive Southeast Cullman, AL 35055


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Organization Overview

Since 1892 J.E. Lortie, Co. (Jelco) has prided itself on manufacturing quality products and meeting each and every customer's need. Joseph E. Lortie started the business with a handful of leather craftsman manufacturing a line of quality dray horse harness and ancillary leather goods. By the turn of the 20th Century the burgeoning industry of telegraph communication and electric energy distribution involving wood poles created a need for leather pole climbing belts and straps which the Lorties' began to manufacture. Since then Jelco has had a long association of designing and manufacturing fall prevention devices.

When it comes to testing we meet or exceed the standards of any country. Our products are tested in accordance with and meet or exceed applicable standards of OSHA, ANSI, CSA, and ASTM. Jelco is ISO 9001:2015 certified. Our quality management program concentrates on defect-free products, services to our customers, and continuous improvement to all aspects of our quality management system.

We have been in business for 125 years because we know how to change and adapt to meet the industry's need. We are constantly looking at innovative ways to make our products more user friendly, lighter, using materials that are stronger, safer, and more durable. Technology has drastically improved since the turn of the 20th Century and we are keeping apace both in terms of improvements to our products and creating new products to meet the requirements for tomorrow's worker. Along these lines, Jelco has designed the first wood pole fall arrest system named The Pole ChokerĀ®.
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Areas of Expertise

Safety & Training