Growth Opportunities Continue at Gilchrist Manufacturing

Growth Opportunities Continue at GMFCo

Gilchrist Metal Fabricating Company has been quietly growing, and by quite a lot. As we continue to expand our capabilities, even more significant opportunities have opened up to us.

While we cannot be specific regarding some of the larger business developments, we can make the following general announcement:

Expanded Qualification Creates New Opportunity

GMFCo was recently approved to manufacture and furnish a category of products and services that support our men & women in uniform, pursuant to the strict laws and regulations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) governing such engagements. 


New bridge mills recently installed at our Hudson, NH facilities

Total Team Effort

We are extremely proud of our entire team for stringently maintaining the high quality, safety and security standards required for compliance and approval to furnish critically important components for equipment needed to support our troops. 

As a veteran-owned company, it’s hard for us to find words that are worthy of expressing our appreciation and gratitude but we can come up with at least two. Thank you! This goes to all of our customers, employees and contractor-partners as well as the men and women who serve our country in uniform.

We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have about large machining and metal fabricating challenges. Feel free to contact us online or call (603) 889-2600 to speak with a specialist in large precision machining, bending, cutting and welding services.

Amenities Construction Takes Shape with GMF Fabrications

Amenities Construction Takes Shape with GMF Fabrications

A luxury apartment complex in Brooklyn, New York differentiates its offerings with unique amenities designed and built by NYEG Corp. All metal fabricating for the architectural and amenities construction at The Denizen Y, located at 54 Noll Avenue in Brooklyn, was produced at Gilchrist Metal Fabricating.

It was a pleasure working with the designers and builders at NYEG. In collaboration with their team, GMF custom fabricated unique metal fixtures and components for seamlessly integrated amenities featured throughout The Denizen Y project. The results could make almost any architect blush.

If there was one key word that could explain why GMF was chosen for the architectural and ornamental metals for this project, it would be capabilities. Very few independent fabricators have the size, capacity and variety of equipment combined with the experience that we offer. That’s why this New York firm came to New Hampshire for the metals. Strategically, we tend to put ourselves out there when it comes to sophisticated and challenging jobs.

As the metals supplier for this million square-foot project, GMF helped NYEG build more than 50 distinctive attractions, facades, surfaces and service centers, including:

  • • 7 fitness gyms
  • • 15′ X 54′ swimming pool
  • • 6 hot tubs (2 rooftop infinity tubs)
  • • 5 themed elevator concepts
  • • Bowling alley
  • • Rooftop urban farm
  • • Outdoor mini golf course
  • • Beer brewery
  • • Wine room/wine storage
  • • Chef’s/teaching kitchen
  • • Public park between buildings
  • • Arcade room
  • • Fireplace lounge
  • • Rock-climbing wall
  • • Playroom
  • • Card room
  • • Dog spa

 

The Denizen Y project showcases some of the most interesting (and fun) special amenities we’ve ever seen in an apartment complex, and If it involved metal, we made it!

As an example, look at this steel ribbon style railing that was fabricated in sections, then installed and finished for a beautiful seamless appearance (even while still under construction).

To learn more about this amazing property, you can visit the NYEG project page. If you have any questions about the metal work involved with building custom amenities for your residence or facility, feel free to contact one of our specialists online or by phone at 603-889-2600.

Learning S.T.E.M. from M.A.Y.H.E.M.

GMFCo Continues to Support Local FIRST Robotics Team


Building a functioning robot is all about applying Science, Technology and Engineering as well as Math (STEM) to solve the problems associated with mechanical implementation. You need to design and fabricate working parts to build a physical machine that functions as intended.

GMFCo, along with several other companies, is instrumental in supporting Milford Area Youth Homeschoolers Enriching Minds (MAYHEM), more specifically, the Mechanical Mayhem First Robotics team. These students need quality components to build top ranking robots.

If you happen to be interested, there are always opportunities for businesses to help M.M. and other FIRST teams in New Hampshire and around the country.

FIRST Robotics, founded by Dean Kamen, inventor and businessman, started in 1989 and is based in Manchester, NH. It’s a “public charity designed to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology, and to motivate them to pursue education and career opportunities in STEM fields.”

The Crucial Importance of STEM

Properly applying STEM to your parts designs assures they will work. Fostering STEM learning  rewards businesses with critically skilled people and helps build a better engineered world for all of humanity. This is why we’re so happy to be participating in the FIRST Robotics program!

We are always amazed at the ingenuity of Mechanical Mayhem, the aforementioned FIRST Robotics high school team that we sponsor. We work with their CAD drawings, much the same as we would with our professional engineer clients, to produce finished metal parts for their robots. The only real difference is that our student engineers are more fun to work with (no offense to our professional customers).

The Future of Industry

Youthful and creative energy, along with the spirit of competition, bring fresh perspectives to our shop each year and now we get excited every spring when the FIRST Robotics Competition gets going. In fact, we recently completed parts fabrication for Mechanical Mayhem’s 2019 robot and we really enjoyed working with these kids and their teachers.

We’d like to share part of a note we received from our team. “Thank you so much… We truly appreciate your generous donation to Mechanical Mayhem… through your contribution… mentors teach and inspire young adults to creatively use software, hardware and power tools to design, build and program an industrial-size robot to compete in high intensity tournaments… Thank you again for investing in their future.”

If you would like to support Mechanical Mayhem or learn more about and how they are helping area young people learn and develop STEM skills, visit their website at www.mechanicalmayhem.org. If you happen to be an educator interested in helping students learn about careers in metal fabrication and manufacturing, feel free to call (603) 889-2600 or contact us online.