New Hampshire Metal Fabrication Company Announces Improvements for 2013, EPA Recognition

New Hampshire based Gilchrist Metal Fabricating Company has announced both the addition of new equipment and the company’s recent recognition by the Environmental Protection Agency for using wind energy.

Contact: Jack Gilchrist, President
Phone number: 603.889.2600

In addition to numerous facility enhancements, Gilchrist Metal Fabrication Company has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for powering the company’s facility with 100% renewable energy.

As company President, Jack Gilchrist, explains, “We have always been committed to making a positive impact in any way we can at GMF. When the opportunity arose to power our business with wind energy, it was a no brainer.”

Gilchrist explains that domestic wind energy production recently surpassed 50 gigawatts of power generation capacity, which roughly equals the power producing capacity of 11 nuclear plants. “As a metal fabrication company, it’s no secret that we use a lot of power. Fortunately, making the switch to wind energy allows us to contribute to green initiatives on a number of levels. Not only is it more sustainable for businesses and communities, but it also allows us to help contribute to green initiatives on both a local and national level.”

Gilchrist Metal Fabricating Company has provided businesses and municipalities across the country with metal fabrications of every variety. Past projects range from intricate architectural fabrications to steel reactor chambers. With this in mind, Gilchrist explains that the company’s ongoing commitment to green initiatives does far more than increase the GMFCO’s energy efficiency, but speaks to the company’s commitment to efficiency in general as well. “It definitely isn’t just so I can sleep well at night knowing I run a green company. Apart from simply doing our part for the environment, it helps support the green initiatives of our customers — which is important.”

With efficiency remaining a common theme, Gilchrist Metal Fabricating Company has also announced multiple equipment optimizations, including numerous upgrades to robotic welding equipment. Additions like advanced vision systems and adaptive holding tools have enabled the company to drastically increase efficiency and productivity for metal fabrication projects of all sizes.

“Across the country and around the world the focus is on efficiency, whether you’re talking about energy or fabricating costs. We sink or swim based on our ability to competitively deliver more, faster.”

Gilchrist Metal Fabricating Company was established in Hudson, New Hampshire in 1975. Since then, GMFCO has been focused on providing industry leading metal fabrications and welding services for customers across the country.

Governor Mitt Romney rallied with Scott Brown at Gilchrist Metal Fabricating


The pair addressed the need to lower energy costs and increase supply to boost New Hampshire’s economy and eliminate the burdens of the Obama-Shaheen failed economic policies.

“New Hampshire’s energy costs are through the roof and Senator Shaheen wants to make them even higher by voting to pave the way for a new national energy tax,” said Brown “She has consistently voted against small business and has received an incredible zero rating from the National Federation of Independent Businesses. I’m running to put New Hampshire first and I’m glad to have Governor Romney here today. Our nation would be a lot better off with him in the White House.”

“Scott Brown knows what it takes to keep the economy growing, while Jeanne Shaheen has voted to open the door for a national energy tax and supports President Obama 99 percent of the time,” said Romney. “We need an independent senator who will fight for New Hampshire and that person is Scott Brown.”

Gilchrist Metal Fabricating, with 35 employees, manufactures metal products for 29 service industry companies and cites energy bills are the second most expensive cost for their business. Recent reports state energy prices will increase by up to 50 percent in New Hampshire this winter.

In 2013, Senator Shaheen voted to pave the way for a new national energy tax. According to a study from the non-partisan National Association of Manufacturers, gas prices would increase by 20 cents per gallon and home heating costs would rise by $650 annually. Shaheen has a 0% rating this Congress from the National Federation of Independent Business, compared to Brown’s nearly perfect lifetime record of 94%.

“We appreciate Scott Brown and Governor Romney joining us today to focus on reviving our economy,” said Jack Gilchrist, owner of Gilchrist Metal Fabricating. “Scott has been a champion for small businesses and will support meaningful reforms to lower energy costs, repeal Obamacare and eliminate the uncertainties of the Obama-Shaheen economy. He has my vote, and we trust him to be the independent voice that will put New Hampshire first.”

Contact: Jack Gilchrist, President
Phone number: 603.889.2600

Soup kitchen nears goal for backpack program


Monday, August 10 2015
by TINA FORBES – Staff Writer

The Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter has made up for a slow start in donations for the backpack program, nearly reaching its goal of 2,000 packs by August 10.

“We were getting a little worried,” said Carol Weeks, community outreach coordinator for the shelter.

At the end of July, the shelter had collected just 200 bags, 90 percent away from its goal.

After a surge in donations from community members and local businesses such as Fidelity Investments, Gilchrist Metal Fabricating and Liberty Utilities, the first floor of the shelter is nearly bursting with full bags, supplies and newly arrived bags waiting volunteers. to be packed by shelter

“Including the bags that we’ve filled, we’re up to 1,500. We have some empty ones too, but we’re well on our way to reach our goal,” said Weeks, adding monetary donations are being used to purchase school supplies to pack the bags.

The backpack program has been helping students in the Greater Nashua area prepare for school for more than two decades with a new bag full of grade-appropriate supplies such as pencils, pens, art supplies, binders and flash drives.

With donations still coming in, shelter staff has started distributing bags to families.

“It’s broken down by (alphabetical) order. Each group has two separate days to come in from now through August 21, so no one gets overwhelmed,” she said.

Before the shelter moved into the new facility on Quincy Street last September, distribution took place elsewhere in the community, such as Ledge Street Elementary School. Using borrowed space, the distribution had to be done in one day instead of over a month.

“It was hard. There were eight people signing families up, people had to wait outside no matter what the weather was doing,” said Weeks recalling the process last year. “It was exciting, but a lot of extra stress.”

Weeks said for the first year in the new facility, the long-running backpack program has gone well. “I’m sure we’ll tweak it for next year. There’s always room for change,” she said.

This year, only two volunteers were needed to man a table outside the backpack supply room to sign in families as they trickled in to pick up bags.

“We were so fearful of being overwhelmed. But, because it’s broken down by alphabetical order, it’s been a steady flow of folks signing in and checking out bags,” said Weeks.

Sharon Daley said groups of volunteers pack the bags for families to simplify the process. “So there’s no crayons in the high school bags, and no protractors in the elementary bags,” said Daley.

While the bags are already packed with supplies, the children get to walk in and choose a bag based on their age group.

“Last week, we had two young sisters come in – they wanted ‘Frozen’ bags, but two different ones,” said Weeks.

“They found two different bags, one with Elsa and Anna and one with Olaf. They were so happy they were skipping. That’s really what it’s all about,” said Weeks.

For information on how to volunteer, pick up a pack, donate to the program online or what supplies are needed, visit the website at www.nsks. org, or call 889-7770.

Those hoping to volunteer can call the shelter number and ask for Paula, or email her at Paula@, and recipients with questions can speak with Juana, Juana@nsks. org.

Tina Forbes can be reached at 5946402, [email protected] or @Telegraph_ TinaF.

Contact: Jack Gilchrist, President
Phone number: 603.889.2600