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Browning accepts the 2005 Black Community Leadership Award, 26/02/2005  photo courtesy of Jim Allen

Browning Engineering & Manufacturing 849 Walker Road
Windsor, ON N8Y 2N4
Phone: (519) 256-7223

A Division of J.L. Browning & Co. Inc.
1240 Curry Ave.
Windsor Ontario, Canada N9B 2C9

J. Lyle Browning is an enterprising individual with over fifty years of business experience. He began his career at SKD Manufacturing Co Ltd. on Moy Avenue in Windsor. He excelled at this automotive machine shop and stamping business and moved up to becoming plant manager.

After seeing the new wonders of television Lyle worked with prominent business people to help establish Windsor’s only television manufacturing company. The company manufactured their own Coronet brand sets. In 1950 he held the position of Vice President and Plant manager for the operation. In 1952 he moved on to become the president of CarSteel Manufacturing Co. in Lasalle.

Mr. Browning has been the owner of several businesses ventures. He owned and operated Monitor Industries and Techno Tool & Die until 1966. He was forced to take a break from the business world due to a health crisis from 1966 to 1967. He later became the sales manager of Centraline Manufacturing a position he held until 1971.

In 1971 he formed his own company J.L. Browning and Co. Ltd. Since 1979 Browning Engineering & Manufacturing Company, a division of J. L. Browning Co. Ltd. has been serving the automotive industry in Windsor. They are manufacturing Force Pressure Gauges and they have an on site lab which ensures adherence to industry standards.

J Lyle Browning has achieve a series of ‘firsts’. He was the first African Canadian student at Assumption College in Windsor. He was the first Canadian of African descent to be a Vice President and General Manager of a large corporation in Canada. He has encouraged many young people to become skilled tradespeople.

Now in his 82nd year Mr. Browning continues to be very active in community service, advocacy and politics. (for more information please visit the Politics section of this website) He is a certified manufacturing engineer, a member of the Canadian Tooling Manufacturing Association and a Senior Life Member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He was appointed as a community representative to the Board and is a member of the Precision Metal Cutting Advisory Committee at St. Clair College.

On February 26, 2005 the Windsor and District Black Coalition hosted a dinner in his honour with more than 200 guests in attendance. J. Lyle Browning’s many accomplishment and contributions to the community were recognized and he was presented with the 2005 Black Community Leadership Award.

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