Ask an avid DIY-er, a mechanic, or any repair professional what he must have in his toolbox, and he's sure to tell you about tried-and-true staples like duct tape, WD-40®, and of course J-B Weld. For more than 40 years, our products have earned a loyal and enthusiastic following from the people who take pride in their work. They know J-B Weld products bond strong to a variety of surfaces in even the toughest environments.
The J-B Weld Company was founded in 1969 by Sam and Mary Bonham. Sam had discovered a need for a "cold weld" product to use in his truck service garage, instead of traditional torch welding. Working with a chemist, he formulated an original "tougher than steel" two-part epoxy and named it J-B Weld. Sam and Mary soon went from selling the product out of their car to auto parts jobbers across Texas, to selling it in stores throughout the U.S. and internationally.
The latest chapter of the J-B Weld story began in 2008, when the company was purchased by a group of private investors led by Chip Hanson, who now serves as CEO and president. In just a few years' time, the product line has expanded to meet the changing needs of customers, including new adhesives for metal, wood, plastic, and general-purpose use. With each new product we innovate-whether epoxy putty sticks, syringe-based epoxy adhesives, thread-lockers, or specialty product - J-B Weld continues to provide the world's strongest bond for your repair projects.