Industries, and various supplies for soldering and hand tools.
Started in Stirling, NJ, USA, the business presently operates Bound Brook, NJ USA.
On September 19, 1999, just 4 weeks after moving into the newly renovated building, Hurricane Floyd hit
the North East USA and the Raritan River ran over its banks and drowned town of Bound Brook. The new
facilities were under 12 feet of water. JANEL, Inc. suffered a total loss of building, records, computers and
inventory. However; business operations did not skip a beat mainly by the loyal and determined staff
establishing a temporary office from which orders were processed and customers were serviced by direct
ship and new inbound inventory. By November 1999, the building was re-renovated and it was business as
April, 16, 2007 had another round of disaster with the Raritan River; Janel, Inc. was liquefied with 6 feet of
were worked up with the vendors and the new, re-renovation finished in November 2007.
March 2010, the one hundred year floods seem to be re-occuring much more frequently. The facility was
marginally affected by 3 inches of water, having a downtime of 7 business days, mostly from waiting for the
power grid to be re-activated.
The US Army Corps of Engineers have been dilligently working on a flood control project for the town of Bound
Brook, NJ. "A Project Cooperation Agreement was signed 24 June 1999 with the State of New Jersey. The
following project features have been constructed to date and are currently in place: Segment U levees and
floodwalls; Segment R1 levee; Talmage Avenue Bridge raising; Lincoln Blvd Bridge raising; Segment T
levee, pump station and closure gate; Finderne Farm wetland mitigation site; Conrail Bridge demolition;
flood proofing of 500 Union Avenue in
Bound Brook; volunteer buyout and demolition of homes on Prospect Place in Middlesex Borough."
Over 50 years, Janel, Inc. is a distributor of over 140 manufacturer brands, clientele worldwide, obtaining
a "Premier" status as a "Desco Focus Distributor", as Kester's Largest Woman Owned Single Stocking
Distributor in the Northeast, and a JBC Tools direct distributor.