“General Stamping & Metalworks provides a proven platform of collaborative engineering, expert fabrication, and strategic supply chain capabilities that enable manufacturers to deliver superior products, scale their operations, and protect their brands.”
Supply Chain Security
Respectful, collaborative relationships with carefully selected suppliers cultivated over decades have resulted in the kind of mutual trust and transparency that affords GSM superior responsiveness and security in meeting our customers’ needs.
Our Adaptive Scheduling capability, made possible by these relationships, is a key reason customers look to GSM to help them manage their demand and internal capacity fluctuations. Continuous improvements in our organizational and manufacturing structures and our state-of-the-industry MRP/ERP system and electronic date interfaces (EDI) not only insure that this capability continues to be a core competitive advantage for us, but affords our customers and suppliers a significant strategic advantage by providing the flexibility that complex demand dynamics require. The key is to simplify the process, using best-in-class suppliers who care as much about us as a customer as we care about our customers.
“When you shrink the supply chain, you make it less complex. You take out distance. You take out time. You take out variability. When you do that you are minimizing the risk.”
– Gene Long, VP of Industry Supply Chain, Chainalytics, in EBN June 2014
At GSM, excellent relationships and flexibility have been crucial to our ability to adapt to change. By serving fewer and better customers and using fewer and better suppliers we can focus on anticipating needs, engage in scenario planning to maintain agility and better respond to the complex demand dynamics, threats, advancements in technology, and fluctuations in raw material prices that impact our customers’ profitability and brand perceptions.
Structural advantages that enhance supply chain safety and security:
Multiple plant locations
Established relationships with friendly competitors for back-up supply in case of critical breakdown
Multiple qualified sources for materials and outside processing
Leading edge manufacturing facilities that support efficiency and a highly motivated team of fabricators
A variety of specialized services:
Safety stock program
Distribution of kitted packages direct to job sites for field installations
Effective programs that enhance supply chain safety and security:
Raw materials stocking programs at suppliers
Web portal which provides suppliers with real-time demand and 12-month forecasts
Shop-floor release of incoming steel shipments
Finished goods safety stock at customer request
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Trumpf TruLaser 5030
* Excellent energy balance thanks to the world’s most efficient CO2 laser
* Sheets up to 50 mm thick can be processed
* Mobile operation and monitoring of the machine using the MobileControl App
* High-performance CO2 cutting optics guarantees best-quality sheet metal parts of all thicknesses
* Cut edges of the highest quality throughout the whole machining spectrum
* 3200 x 2200 x 2885mm (L x W x H)
* Lower tool holder for single V-matrices with hydraulic clamping
* Pressing force 85 Ton
* Bending length 2550 mm
* Withdrawal speed 135 mm / s
* Projection 410 mm
* Stroke 365 mm
* Working height 1050 mm
* 51 x 52 x 94in (L x W x H)
* Pressing force of 40 tons
* Bending length of 40 inches
* Precise up to 0.00008 in Y axis
* Precise up to 0.0008 in X and R axis
* Heat-free LED lighting
* Laser projector for exact positioning of bending line
* Variable supports for standing and seated operation
For almost 95 years you’ve known us as General Sheet Metal Works. Today, a new leading edge facility, a new name, buttress our enduring commitment to providing the highest level of service, responsiveness, quality execution, supply chain integration and breadth of fabrication.
To more fully reflect the company we have become and the capabilities we have developed over 95 years of continuous operation, effective September 15, 2016, GENERAL SHEET METAL WORKS, INC., will now be operating as
September 15, 2016
Dear Valued Customers, Suppliers, and Business Partners:
We are excited to announce we have changed our name from General Sheet Metal Works, Inc., to General Stamping & Metalworks, Inc., effective September 15, 2016. This change more accurately expresses the core of our capabilities as a full-service metal fabricator providing parts to OEM’s worldwide.
Our new name reflects the evolution of our operational expertise, which shifted dramatically in 1953, when we left the sheet metal business entirely to pursue the fabrication of metal parts for a diverse range of customers producing products for lawn and garden, agriculture, automotive aftermarket, and other consumer-focused industries. Today, we are a major supplier to the solar infrastructure market as well as serving emerging industries looking to prototype and scale new products.
For your convenience, our Internet address remains www.gsmwinc.com. Company email addresses will also remain the same. Our corporate address remains as follows until December 1, 2016:
General Stamping & Metalworks
1902 South Main Street
South Bend, IN 46613
After December 1, 2016 our address will be:
General Stamping & Metalworks
25101 Cleveland Road
South Bend, IN 46628
Our phone number will remain unchanged: