By the end of 2011, GSMW was growing rapidly. In order to stabilize operations company leadership recognized the need to professionalize its management team and evolve its organizational structure to provide the knowledge, support and control needed to continue that growth. Based on a more in-depth understanding of the company’s business model, the organization was completely redesigned based on a team matrix concept, minimizing pitfalls of the traditional steep hierarchy favored by most manufacturing concerns. The executive team was reconstructed and augmented to provide a new level of strategic expertise, bring clarity to the company’s mission, and realign the organization and its processes to drive knowledge and information throughout the company and provide strategic consistency.
As part of their own development, executives engaged in extensive development of their department managers, added to and refined core capabilities to decrease dependence on outside contractors for essential functions.
Learning as a Way of Life
After years of commiserating with other manufacturers about the “skills gap” and the shortage of educated, motivated production employees, GSM’s leadership made the decision to build the company’s engineering and production teams by providing formal educational and training support to existing employees interested in growing their careers in manufacturing. An internship program was initiated for college students interested in manufacturing technology and engineering.
Today, in addition to its strong administrative core, GSM’s innovative organizational structure includes a professional engineering team, a dedicated technology performance team, expert continuous improvement leadership, a credentialed quality assurance team, outstanding professional safety leadership, and a dedicated cultural development team focused on the recruitment and individual development of truly outstanding team members. Enhanced training and education programs for machine operators, technicians, management and supervisory employees is the cornerstone of our success, ensuring our customers get everything they need from us to protect their brands.
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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: