Jimmy Smith founded F.J. Smith Sales Co. back in 1921. Chester Ealy was friends with Jimmy Smith, and when he couldn’t get into the military, he joined the business in 1942.

In the early 1970s, Fred Ealy and his brother entered the business. Fred and his business partner, Peter Jauregui, are also owners of Advent Labelers, a leading label manufacturer in Los Angeles, CA.

Initially, Jimmy and F.J. Smith Sales Co. were selling butcher blocks and slowly brought on leading brands, namely MARSH. Since then, F.J. Smith Sales Co. has become a leader in supplying marking, sealing, stenciling, labeling, and coding equipment.

In the past century, there have been tremendous technological advances. Today, we have inkjet printers and label making machines and a diverse range of products available.

The way we sell now is also very different. From door to door sales, we are now selling products through e-commerce websites. This has been a massive change in our industry!

In the last century, what has sustained us the most has been providing the same quality and value to our customers. As a premier packaging equipment supplier in California and West Coast U.S.A, we take pride in stating that nearly all our products are made in the United States.

Besides providing high-quality products, we also deliver products on time and guarantee products, customer success, and support. As a business, we always try to support our customers and do anything and everything we can to make sure that our customers are happy.

Generally, when a customer purchases a product and takes the time to call us and tell us they are satisfied, that truly means a lot to us. Satisfied customers mean the world to us; it truly does! It is also incredibly fulfilling to know that we sell products that help customers improve their business and increase their sales and efficiency.

Standing behind all our products and the success of our customers has been the primary reason we have maintained our reputation in the last century. Also, always making sure that products are readily available to our customers. But most of all, providing quality marking, ink, coding, and labeling products that are built to last and Made in the U.S.A.

We have enjoyed sharing our story about the things which matter to us and how they influence the way we do business.

For California and West Coast U.S.A.’s premier packaging machinery supplier and distributor, please visit our website at fjsmith.com.