JG Kern Enterprises is a privately held family owned business, founded in 1967 by Joseph Kern. Our first facility – a 2,800 square foot building in Madison Heights, – employed 7 people and produced automation machinery components & military ordinance parts. In 1978 we moved to a larger 10,000 square foot plant – and within a year added another 3,000 square feet.
During the 1980s our product offering expanded to include automotive parts, and the Ford Motor Company awarded JG Kern the Q1 Preferred Quality Award to recognize our ongoing efforts toward quality and customer satisfaction.
By 1990 low volume production automotive parts became our predominant product offering and we moved operations to a newly constructed 40,000 square foot building in Sterling Heights, – and employment reached 70 people. Automotive manufacturing became 100% of our focus.
In the 2000’s we expanded to over 152,000 square feet and continued to upgrade machinery, equipment & capabilities, allowing for growth of high quality & complex machined & assembled component production. Higher volume automotive production parts became the major source of our revenue stream. In 2016 we continued to focus on our growth, expanding by
another 45,000 square feet & adding metal plating capabilities.