Jamar reaches 100-year milestone

Jamar reaches 100-year milestone
February 5, 2013 - Duluth, Minn. - In 1906, Walker Jamar Sr. arrived in Duluth with not much more than a will to build his own American success story. He found work as a timekeeper at A.H. Kreager, a pipe-covering firm. Walker quickly honed his business skills and bought A.H. Kreager for $600 in 1911. Two years later, he renamed it The Walker Jamar Company which has significantly grown over the years providing a variety of specialty contractor trades and services for industrial and commercial customers. That was the beginning of a rich history for The Jamar Company.

A vibrant entrepreneurial spirit still prevails at The Jamar Company. It continues to keep pace with changing markets while embracing a commitment to superior craftsmanship and strong company values established more than a century ago.

"We have been successful because of our strong values and the truly great people who work for Jamar," said Mike McParlan, Jamar president. "We're very proud of our long history, and look forward to the next 100 years."

In celebration of its achievement, Jamar will hold employee and community events throughout 2013 starting with a centennial kick-off on January 5 that brought together employees from across its locations. A ribbon cutting and community event will mark the official anniversary day on April 16, 2013. Jamar will continue to be involved in the many community events it supports annually, as well as some new opportunities.

About The Jamar Company
The Jamar Company is a specialty contractor headquartered in Duluth, Minn., with offices in Green Bay, Wis., and Escanaba, Mich. For more than 100 years, Jamar has built a reputation as a solid partner delivering solid solutions. Jamar Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of APi Group Inc.

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