About Us

Providing Mission-Critical Solutions for Over 40 Years

At JC Cross Company, we distribute, repair, and custom-build low-pressure air + vacuum and other mission-critical equipment that keeps the Midwest’s numerous industrial and municipal segments operating smoothly and efficiently.

In over 40 years in business, we have evolved into the Midwest’s top distributor and service center for industrial process equipment, including the Authorized Distributor for the industry-leading Gardner Denver brand and their lines of positive displacement blowers and vacuum pumps (brands like Sutorbilt, Duroflow, Cycloblower, Heliflow, and Elmo Rietschle).

We have multiple Midwest locations, over 75,000 square feet of warehouse and production space, and a large team of well-qualified and well-trained professionals available to meet your needs. 

We maintain the largest inventory of Gardner Denver blowers and vacuum pumps in the United States throughout our 6 strategic sales offices and warehouses, so our customers experience zero to minimal downtime teamed with the most reliable service in the industry.

JC Cross Company offers complete repair and reconditioning services performed at our company-owned repair facilities by our group technicians, who boast over 300 years of collective machine repair experience. Types of equipment we service include positive displacement blowers, centrifugal blowers, vacuum pumps, liquid ring vacuum pumps, process pumps, vertical turbine pumps, rotary airlock valves, and additional mission-critical rotating equipment.

Partner with us–a team with over 40 years in the process industry–and contact us to learn more about how we can assist you in procuring new equipment, prolonging the life of your existing industrial rotating equipment, or building custom equipment to meet your specific needs. 

Read on to learn more about our journey to become the Midwest’s top distributor and service center for industrial process equipment.


John Cross Sr founds JC Cross Co. to serve as a manufacturer’s rep firm and industrial pump parts repair service for numerous industrial processing segments.


JC Cross Co. begins to stock select industrial air filtration products, making the leap from manufacturer’s rep firm into distribution.


JC Cross Co. establishes its first HQ in commercial warehouse space – a small industrial suite located in Bettendorf, IA.


JC Cross Co. acquires the exclusive rights to begin distributing for Gardner Denver’s low-pressure air and vacuum products in Iowa and Nebraska.


JC Cross Co. acquires and relocates its HQ to 321 8th Street in Bettendorf, IA to allow for expansion of administrative and inside sales roles.


JC Cross Co. establishes an Omaha, NE sales office and distribution warehouse.


Realizing the need to boost industrial repair capabilities, JC Cross Co. acquires a 6,000-sq-ft facility on the west side of Davenport, IA. Over the next 10 years, this site grows into a 20,000-sq-ft, full-service repair facility.


JC Cross. Co becomes the certified ASC (Authorized Service Center) for Gardner Denver low-pressure air and vacuum products in Nebraska and Iowa.


To strengthen its position with rotary airlock repair capabilities, JC Cross Co. acquires EBE Industrial in Walnut, IL.


JC Cross Co. acquires the exclusive distribution rights for Gardner Denver in northern Illinois and Wisconsin.


JC Cross Co. establishes a Chicago, IL sales office and distribution warehouse.


JC Cross Co. acquires a 6,500-sq-ft facility at 5328 Tremont Ave in Davenport, IA to serve as its HQ and main distribution center.


JC Cross Co. establishes a Des Moines, IA sales office and distribution warehouse.


JC Cross Co. adds an additional 6,500 sq ft to its Tremont Ave HQ to boost distribution space and service center capacity.


JC Cross Co. becomes the certified ASC (Authorized Service Center) for Hoffman/Lamson products in Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and northern Illinois.


JC Cross Co. acquires 22,000 sq ft at 5402 Tremont Ave, Davenport, IA, next to its HQ, for additional distribution/production space.


John Cross Sr. still serves as Chairman of the Board and President of JC Cross Co.


Some of the Applications We Service

Some common applications we service include: 

Why, How, and Additional Values

The Drug of Problem-Solving

Why do we do what we do? We love to problem-solve. Solving a complex problem–when it’s an emergency on someone’s part, and we’re able to go in and embed and figure it out with them and come out the other side–that’s one of the more rewarding feelings that you can have in this job. That’s the little dopamine hit that keeps us coming back when people call. 

Sales Staff Longevity, Reliability

Our longevity and steady growth over 40-plus years go back to the way that we choose to go to market. We have long-tenured sales staff, and they all know their product very well. They know how to go out into the field, embed with a customer, and troubleshoot long-term.

Whereas it’s common in our industry to see one manufacturer’s rep one year, a new one the next, and a new one the year after that, you’ll see the same people with us. Many of our sales staff have been with us for 15-plus years

Our customers know they can rely on us, which means you can rely on us. When you call and talk to our salespeople, we’ve got solutions for you now, next year, and the year after that.  

Staff Training and Expertise

Your experience is what differentiates you when a problem falls in your lap. That’s just the truth. Who you work with is the difference between hours, days, or weeks of downtime. 

To reduce your downtime to a minimum, we keep our staff updated on products and offerings, such as updates to new generations of the machines that we sell, repair, and consult on. Overall, the technology in our industry stays much the same from year to year, but our knowledge of that technology is expert-level. 

No matter your industrial processing equipment needs, we have the inventory, repair capabilities, custom-build shop, pickup and delivery, staffing, and customer service to be your difference-maker

It’s All About the Customer Experience

In everything we do, it’s all about the customer experience for us. From the way we’re formed, to the way that we interact with our customers, from inside sales to outside sales, we never stop asking ourselves this question: How can we make it better and be the difference-maker for the customer from start to finish?

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