WHO WE ARE
Strategic Supplier to OEM's
Formerly known as General Sheet Metal Works, for over 90 years and three generations we have approached our customers by protecting their brand with fabricated metal parts and assemblies that meet their quality, delivery and serviceability needs every time, on time, and on budget.
GSM’s focus on value is the reason our relationships span decades. We stay abreast of technology and invest in equipment that that is more cost efficient and environmentally respectful. We continuously evolve our organization and invest in our people’s education, health and development. We integrate an array of best-in-class resources to ensure a supply chain that is secure, efficient and responsive so you can scale your operations, simplify your supplier relationships and meet the needs of your most demanding customers.
Regarded as a strategic supplier to its OEM’s, GSM is known for consistent value, responsiveness, quality, and technical know-how. In a survey conducted by the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) for 2013, GSM ranked above the 95th percentile on all measures of inventory turnover, an indication of the effectiveness of our manufacturing system. Compared to the industry:
Focused on our customers’ needs to build and protect their brands, GSM has grown rapidly over the last five years. With that growth came the realization that in order to offer our customers the supply chain security and brand protection they need while ensuring our own growth, we needed to strategically align our entire organization to our vision of building the finest metal fabricating company in North America.
We’ve added new capabilities, new technologies and designed a new organizational structure that ensures we can meet increasing demand and complexity consistently, reliably and with the level of quality and value our customers have come to expect.
GSM consistently reinvests in training, employee education and best-in-class technology. Our new state-of-the-industry headquarters facility is currently being developed to dramatically improve process flow and accommodate fully automated systems while enabling us to add new, strategic capabilities. GSM’s fabricating capabilities include:
- Prototype Development Support
- MIG/TIG Welding
- Robotic Welding
- Kitting & Assembly
- Laser Profiling
- 5-Axis Cutting
- Tube Cutting & Bending
- CNC Punching
- Tool & Die Design, Build and Maintenance
- CNC Machining
- Cosmetic Finishing
Growing with Our Customers
We understand what it takes to grow. Our own growth in the last five years has come as a result of a number of coordinated interactions that make us the perfect strategic partner for OEM’s that are expanding their reach and their product lines:
- Skilled employees with a desire to deliver excellent performance
- A robust and adaptive organizational structure
- Adequate financial resources and access to capital
- Responsiveness on the part of vendors
- Capacity on the part of critical vendors
- Capacity within the supply chain and the ability to leverage that capacity
- Suppliers who are financially able
- Flexibility and facility with production and manufacturing techniques
- Suppliers with the capabilities needed by the business, as well as with the ability to anticipate their own requirements to keep pace with change
GSM’s rapid growth over the last five years has resulted from its success in acquiring and developing the needed resources to enable it to respond rapidly, flexibly and adaptively to its customer’s needs while helping them control costs. The company’s financial strength, its outstanding workforce and its willingness to adapt and innovate in anticipation of growth has positioned it among the top 10 percent of metal fabricators in the country.
From CAD to production design support GSM’s engineering team delivers specific expertise in tool & die design and fabrication, prototype and production machining, bending technologies, stamping, laser profiling and cutting, and a variety of other technologies.
GSM provides expert prototyping, metal fabrication and welding services to a variety of industries including:
- Agricultural implements and storage
- Alternative energy
- Automotive Aftermarket
- Commercial Turf and Landscaping
- Construction Equipment
- Data Center & Telecom Infrastructure
- Fire Prevention & Suppression
- Heavy Equipment
- Lawn & Garden
- Military vehicles & Transport
- Office Furniture
- Renewable Energy
- Seismic Bracing/Protection
- Recreational Vehicle
- Solar Infrastructure
- Heavy Truck & Trailer
- Power Generation & Distribution
A secure supply chain is the result of several factors. The first is a commitment to continuous external auditing to meet certification standards of the world’s most demanding OEM’s. Second, is a history of adaptability and responsiveness to customer needs.
GSM submits to annual internal and external supply chain audits in order to continuously improve its service, quality and reliability. Our adaptive scheduling capability, three locations, warehouse and fulfillment capability, and robust organizational structure enable us to deliver extraordinary responsiveness and reliability. Our 95-year history of collaboration with trusted vendors, sound financial management and reinvestment in technology and facilities allows us to cultivate outstanding relationships with our supply chain, making it possible to provide seamless integration while controlling costs for our customers.