Manufacturer of Large Metal Fabrications

Leading Metal Fabricator

Metal Fabrication is a process that many may be entirely unaware of, however—Gilchrist Metal Fabricating Company in Hudson New Hampshire has established itself as a leading metal fabricator across the country. What’s more is that they’re continuing to take steps to make the company even better. Most recently the metal fabrication company has made steps towards going green.

Often, whenever anyone thinks of recycling or greening initiatives, they don’t think about industrial companies and metal fabricators like GMFCO. They picture instead the energy intensive forming, machining, welding, that takes place to produce metal fabrications for companies across the country. However, as Jack Gilchrist, president of Gilchrist Metal Fabrication Company says, “I don’t know who recycled on a large scale before those working in steel.”

Even in a struggling economy, Gilchrist maintains that GMFCO has had the opportunity to continue moving forward as a metal fabricator, not only by embracing greening initiatives such as using 100% renewable energy but by offering potential customers state of the art metal fabrication equipment to accomplish some of the hardest and most technical metal fabrication jobs. Gilchrist says, “It wasn’t a matter of cutting back or downsizing, but making sure we could do things better, faster, and more reliably.”

Professional Metal Bending and Metal Forming for Every Market

Often consumers don’t see what goes into creating all of the products they use and come into contact with every day. One of those processes inherent in manufacturing for centuries, is metal bending and metal forming. From the propellers on a boat or plane to the beams used to make buildings safe and sturdy, metal bending and forming literally supports the products and structures consumers center their lives around. That’s why Gilchrist Metal Fabricating Company has made steps to offer state-of-the-art professional metal bending and metal forming for every market.

Jack Gilchrist, president of Gilchrist Metal Fabricating Company, says “For decades, we’ve helped customers from just about every industry” For example, Gilchrist says GMFCO may perform “metal forming and bending to reshape damaged aluminum bronze propeller blades on one day, and metal bending for a construction company the next.” He continues, “whether metal bending is going to keep things running or keep things safe, you have to know what you’re doing—and we do. And having a press brake with capacities up to 750 tons and 20 feet doesn’t hurt either”

Gilchrist explains that, when it comes to metal bending and metal forming, it’s important to remember that the foundation of a project is just as important as the finished product. “We won’t start the job until we are certain that we understand the customer’s needs and we are comfortable that we can fulfill those needs.”

Machining Investment by Metal Fabricating Company

Recently Acquired Machining Equipment Expands Machining Capabilities


Company cites that offering both fabrication and large machining in one-shop is value-added benefit for their customers

HUDSON, NH, April 6, 2009 – Gilchrist Metal Fabricating Company,, a leading manufacturer of large metal fabrications and machining services located in Hudson, NH, recently acquired equipment for machining large parts that expands their in-house machining capabilities to service a diverse customer base. As a precision medium-gauge fabrication house, GMFCO can provide large part machining services for customers that many competitors are unable to accommodate; and can also offer customers both fabrication and machining in one facility.

“Our most recent expansion in an adjacent 36,000 sq. ft. building provides us the necessary space required to machine large parts, many of which can be as long as 75 feet, and weighing over 15 tons,” expresses Jack Gilchrist, president of GMFCO. “The large machining centers we’ve added include a large Toshiba horizontal boring/milling machine in addition to our two Quickmill gantry machining centers.”

Gilchrist also adds that the key to effectively producing a large machined part that meets their customers’ specification begins with the set-up. At GMFCO machinists are highly skilled at handling the equipment to ensure that each large part is properly aligned during machining; and are also adept at fabricating large machine parts that meets its customers’ challenging design requirements. Throughout the machining process, machinists employ a rigid series of quality inspections to ensure precision is achieved with each large machine part they produce, as even a change in thermal expansion could compromise the structural integrity of large machined parts.

“We’ve been able to accommodate our customers’ complex large part machining needs. But our customers also realize the added benefit of GMFCO’s in-house capabilities to offer them both machining and fabrication services in one facility-this allows us to manage the entire production process in-house which maintains part quality and reduces their costs. Also, due to GMFCO’s proximity to many of our customers throughout the Northeast, shipment costs may be reduced as moving large machined parts can be very costly to transport,” remarks Gilchrist.

GMFCO services a wide range of industries to include but are not limited to television broadcasting, construction, semiconductor manufacturing, food processing, paper-pulp processing, bulk material handling and many others. Companies interested in learning more about the benefits of contracting with GMFCO for the large machined parts needs are encouraged to contact us.