In 1949, Jay Berwanger founded Jay Berwanger, Inc. a Manufacturers Sales Agency specializing in rubber, plastic and other elastomeric materials. Jay graduated from the University of Chicago in 1936 and was the first recipient of the Heisman Trophy. Jay established a guiding philosophy, which we strongly hold to today, to create superior value for all customers and principals through dedicated service and by providing integrated solutions to our customers' applications.