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Jenn Schippers

Applied Lubrication Technology specializes in providing innovative lubrication solutions for all industries. The company was founded on conveyor chain lubrication but, over the years, has grown to specialize in all types of lubrication and systems for various industries (gypsum, forestry, automotive, mining, food and beverage, and more). We pride ourselves on delivering on-time customized solutions for our customers’ varying lubrication needs.

Tell us about yourself?

My work background was heavily focused on customer service in various fields, primarily in the hospitality and tourism industry. Applied lubrication technology was founded by my father, John Schippers, in 1999. He is the owner and president of the company today. The business started in our garage and has grown to what it is today with his leadership and guidance. After exploring other fields of study and gaining valuable work experience outside the business, there came a time when I wanted to jump in on the family business and learn what it was all about. I have had the opportunity to work in many different areas within the company and have gained so much knowledge and experience. I continue to learn every day from our talented team, who always go above and beyond for their coworkers and customers. Industrial lubrication has become a true passion of mine as it allows me to learn about and visit so many different types of industries.

If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?

That is a difficult question as I choose not to live in the past but to learn from it. I have gained knowledge and valuable experience over the past several years. I choose to focus on using those experiences to move forward and help grow our company.

What problem does your business solve?

We solve all types of lubrication problems, especially things that are part of a preventative maintenance program, such as seized bearings, wearing chains, hard-to-reach grease points, lubricating moving objects, service of systems, and so much more.

What is the inspiration behind your business?

ALT was inspired by John Schippers’ desire to provide a great quality product and exceptional service to the manufacturing industry and to outdo the competition. Our customer base extends through many industries. All moving parts require lubrication, and we are here to provide lubrication solutions to make sure those parts don’t stop moving for our customers.

What is your magic sauce?

Our dedicated team is what sets us apart from the competition. We have a great group of people working at ALT who get excited to work closely with our customers to provide the best Lubrication Solutions with the best customer service. We all work to support each other, which helps us love what we do.

What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?

Our vision is to grow the company while continuing to provide the best products and services to our customers. We want to continue to develop new innovative products that can truly help our customers with their lubrication troubles. We want to continue to employ the great group of people we have today and add new valuable members to the team as we grow.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?

COVID-19, of course, was a big challenge for us, along with many other businesses. There were supply chain disruptions, price increases, and travel difficulties, just to name a few. We took on a contract to make hand sanitizer which introduced many unknowns, but our team worked hard and overcame many obstacles to achieve and surpass our goals.

How can people get involved?

If you are looking for lubrication solutions, please reach out to us at 1-800-252-5636 or email us at