GMFCo Open for Business as Critical Infrastructure Workforce

Customers, employees and suppliers of Gilchrist Metal Fabricating Co. can be assured that our company continues its operations according to CDC safe distancing as well as personal and workspace hygiene protocols.

As an essential supplier to our defense, transportation, power generation & transmission and communications infrastructure, our people and their ingenuity are needed to provide vital manufacturing services to several key contractors. We are grateful and humbled by the fact that our manufacturing services are needed right now. It’s “game on” at GMFCo!

Our nation is mobilizing to fight a pandemic and that’s going to affect how we do things for a while. As business leaders, we need to mobilize our teams to focus on the right priorities and provide them with the reassuring certainty that the future will be okay. Issues are being addressed and new opportunities are being created. It’s our job to remain calm, get informed and make measured strategy adjustments as needed. Collaboratively, we can deliver a more certain future to our teams.

According to memos from the Department of Defense and Homeland Security, many essential products & services are needed at this time and producers must continue operating, some at an even greater capacity. While there are folks who need to stay home or work remotely, their skills are still being utilized. Keep in mind that demand for some products and services is going through the roof in response to urgent needs and those industries are hiring right now! Perhaps new and more fulfilling careers will be discovered by some of the temporarily displaced.

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We are deeply concerned for those who’ve gotten sick and their families. At the same time, we remain calm and optimistic as our healthcare and medical professionals perform phenomenal work. We’re practicing safe social distancing (6 feet +), washing hands frequently and monitoring our personal health. Anyone with the slightest cold or flu symptoms must NOT come to work and get care if necessary.

During times like this, we are reminded of our company motto and why it’s been so valuable to us over the years. “Where others see problems, we see opportunities.”

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Here to help as always.

-Jack Gilchrist