1926-2016 Johnson & Towers early years

July 1926

1926

Our start was retailing marine engines and yachting equipment.

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July 1938

1938

J&T was appointed by GM as the third US Distributor.

July 1940

1940

Appointed Chrysler Marine.

July 1967

1967

Old faithful was born. The JT6-71 rated 265 HP @ 2300 RPM.

July 1972

1972

JT6-71 rated 310 HP @ 2500 RPM.

July 1976

1976

Marine pleasure craft business explodes, we opened distribution headquarters and introduced the 6-71TI 410 HP.

July 1978

1978

First marine heat exchanger to be certified by the Marine Institute of National Assoc. of Engine & Boat Manufacturing.

July 1980

1980’S

J&T expands with original product designs. Built over 200 engines/month for pleasure craft; 8.2 through 16V92 rated 1400 HP. Our operation included online Q&A development engineering, complete dyno testing of every engine built, dealer support in the US and abroad.

July 1989

1989

Last year J&T built own product line. Over our total production time, we built in excess of:
Over 12,000 6-71’s
1,500 8.2’s
3,000 8V92’s

July 1990

1990

Walter F. Johnson, III becomes President with David P. Johnson as Chief Financial Officer.

July 2002

2002

Awarded best overall distributor by MTU

July 2004

2004

Awarded most improved Gen Set Sales Distributer by MTU

July 2009

2009

David Johnson becomes President and Tom Hogan is CFO

July 2013

2013

– JT and subsidiaries hit an all time sales revenue high of $90,000,000
– JT awarded Western Star Truck Dealership
– JT awarded Volvo Penta Marine PowerCenter status

July 2016

2016

– JT family of companies acquires Dovell & Williams Isuzu Truck Dealership
– JT has best sales revenue year in company history of $127,000,000