South Bend’s On Demand program supports local employers in helping build skill sets of their employees. Through GSM’s partnership with the City of South Bend, 13 GSM employees received the opportunity to attend training aimed at expanding lean and manufacturing skill sets. Three employees participated in the Skills for Success Boot Camp that began in June, 2018 and concluded in December, 2018. These employees learned about 5S, root cause analysis, critical thinking, effective workplace and communication skills, print reading ...
March 15, 2019gsmw
In the fall of 2018, GSM partnered with one of Northern Indiana’s local community colleges to provide high quality weld training. That training led to AWS D1.1 certification for nearly 30 team members. GSM is committed to providing opportunities for their team to enhance job related skills. This is not only an investment in their team, but also an investment in their company and an assurance to their customers. The professionalism and commitment of the GSM welding team is second ...
February 21, 2019gsmw
December – 2018 The Fabricator recently highlighted the strategic partnership between Trumpf and GSM in their article, "A Deep Dive into Laser Cutting". The article focuses on five different organizations with very different business models. Even though these companies vary in scope, how can process, superior equipment, and innovative software tools improve throughput for all of them? First, General Stamping & Metalworks combines a high degree of software automation with smart inspection processes and long-term capacity planning. In addition, GSM utilizes high-density ...
February 8, 2019gsmw
General Stamping & Metalworks (GSM) hosted nearly 100 students at our facility on October 5, 2018 for National Manufacturing Day. Students were welcomed by GSM’s Chief Executive Officer as well as Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Students learned that manufacturing is the largest economic influence in our region, made up of South Bend, Elkhart and Goshen, and were exposed to the concept of repeatability in manufacturing as it relates to reliable ...
November 2, 2018gsmw
General Stamping & Metalworks to host Manufacturing Day events SOUTH BEND, IN – In celebration of Manufacturing Day, General Stamping & Metalworks will open its doors on October 5th to more than 120 students from the South Bend, PHM, Mishawaka and New Prairie schools as part of an effort to change people’s perceptions about today’s manufacturing environment and draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide. Planned events include facility tours, technology demonstrations, and hands-on activities ...
October 2, 2018gsmw
GENERAL STAMPING & METALWORKS OF SOUTH BEND, IN RECEIVES SAFETY AWARD OF MERIT FROM FABRICATORS & MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION ELGIN, Ill., April 23, 2018, South Bend, Ind., May 1, 2018 - General Stamping and Metalworks of South Bend, Ind. was recently chosen to receive a 2018 Safety Award of Merit from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA). Open to all FMA company members, the FMA/CNA Annual Safety Awards recognize metal fabrication companies that adhere to excellence in safety. Sponsored by CNA, the endorsed ...
May 1, 2018gsmw
GENERAL STAMPING & METALWORKS OF TOMAH, WI RECEIVES SAFETY AWARD OF HONOR FROM FABRICATORS & MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION ELGIN, Ill., April 23, 2018, Tomah, Wis., May 1, 2018 - General Stamping and Metalworks of Tomah, Wis. was recently chosen to receive a 2018 Safety Award of Honor from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA). Open to all FMA company members, the FMA/CNA Annual Safety Awards recognize metal fabrication companies that adhere to excellence in safety. Sponsored by CNA, the endorsed business insurance carrier ...
May 1, 2018gsmw
This February, 2017, at The South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce's annual Salute to Business luncheon, General Stamping & Metalworks was presented with The 2017 Economic Impact Award. CEO and President, John Axelberg, accepted the award on behalf of GSM. This award recognizes Mr. Axelberg's vision for a state-of-the art manufacturing facility in South Bend, Indiana, and his continued commitment to and investment in the South Bend community. The new facility solidifies General Stamping & Metalworks as a strong economic and charitable ...
March 3, 2017gsmw
Excerpted from the South Bend Tribune 2/15/2014. SOUTH BEND - General Sheet Metal Works Inc. has acquired AAA Tool and Die Co., John Axelberg, president of General Sheet Metal, said Friday. Axelberg said the addition of AAA's capabilities and skilled work force will help General Sheet Metal continue to grow. AAA, which employs 12, will maintain its facilities in South Bend and John Shirrell, former owner of AAA Tool and Die, will remain with the company as a sales and engineering consultant. AAA produces tooling and dies ...
Excerpted from the South Bend Tribune 7/06/2012. SOUTH BEND - Now in its third generation of leadership by the Axelberg family who created it, General Sheet Metal Works in South Bend has certainly withstood the test of time. Its latest challenge was the recession of 2008-2009. Once again, the financial strength of the company based on its conservative financial management, its leanness and its ability to adjust to challenges, shone through. In November of 2008, “we were just at the edge of a cliff ...
Excerpted from the Fabricator 3/26/2014. Indiana fabricator looks inward to grow By: Tim Heston, Senior Editor John Axelberg grew tired of the griping. Year after year the president and CEO of General Sheet Metal Works (GSMW) attended meetings with other manufacturing leaders, and most ended the same way. “Every time I got together with a group of business leaders, I noticed that the discussion devolved into a gripe session about the quality of the available workforce,” he said. “People have been griping for decades.” Nine years ...
Original content posted 4/18/2014: From the beginning in 1922, our people have always known that GSMW’s most valuable asset is our customer relationships. As a result, our unique customer-centered ethic empowers us to make extraordinary customer service a daily routine. While going the extra mile is included at no extra charge, it is one of the building blocks of our business’ foundation. As a result of staying true to this mind-set, our business continues to grow. Consequently, we identified ...
April 18, 2014gsmw
Excerpted from the South Bend Tribune 7/21/2013: SOUTH BEND - City leaders and economic-development officials have talked a lot over the years about South Bend's potential as a hub for data centers. Its location along major fiber-optic lines, relatively low utility costs and even a cold climate, which means less need for air conditioning to keep servers cool, could help attract technology companies that store, manage and analyze data for customers. At least one businessman also sees South Bend as a good place to make equipment ...
July 21, 2013gsmw