Elma, New York (PRWEB) May 09, 2012
The Made In America Store brings its customers over 3,000 American made products and a guarantee that every component used to make up the products are 100% USA made. General Welding & Fabricating, a facility in Elma, New York, produces steel products that fit the strict needs to be sold at the Made In America Store. The steel fabricating company has added their unique fish chairs to the list of products they already have in the store.
General Welding & Fabricating brings mild and stainless steel products to the Made In America Store that range from fire rings, grills, tractor hitches, corn roasters and now they can introduce their very own fish chairs. The 73 pound chairs come in a range of colors and the steel can withstand any weather its put though. The steel chair is constructed from 3/16 inch steel plates and measure to be 54 inches tall, 31 inches wide and 34 inches long. The chairs unique shape resembles that of a fish with armrests. Although the chairs are made of steel, the shape of the chair makes it very conformable.
Owner of General Welding & Fabricating, Mark Andol, started back in his father’s garage fixing lawn mower engines and side projects. In 1989, Mark decided to expand his business and start General Welding & Fabricating in a 5,000 square foot facility in East Aurora, New York. The East Aurora facility offered consumers welding, fabrication, truck equipment, utility trailer manufacturing and installation of snowplows.
In 1992, Mark had outgrown his East Aurora facility and had to expand. A four and half acre plot of land in Elma, New York was the home of his new location, where the facility is currently today. The 14,000 square foot facility was now ready to keep up with the demand.
Over the next 14 years, the company grew like wildfire. At this time, Mark and his crew expanded the company and grew to 60 employees and added three more locations.
As a snowplow distributor, General Welding & Fabricating rose from a rank of 150th to 3rd in the country. Mark added over 16 sub-dealers throughout Western NY, and sold more than 600 plows annually.
In 2007, Mark again broke ground to fulfill his ultimate dream, a state of the art addition at the company’s Elma location. The facility was now 48,000 sq ft with a 46 ft high ceiling height, six overhead cranes, and a 2,500 sq ft training room that was designed for flexibility, efficiency and growth. Today, General Welding has customers across the United States, and a few around the world.
The company has completed many projects, including welding for the oil drilling industry and the military sector. Balboa Engineering commissioned airplane positioners. However, General Welding’s top industrial project was fabrication of the Joint Threat Emitter (JTE) training systems for the US Air Force as a subcontractor for General Welding’s customer, Northrup Grumman.
Unfortunately, the unfair market started to catch up to Mark Andol and soon after he had lost a million dollar contract to a Chinese competitor, leaving Mark no choice but to layoff over a third of his work force. This was the catalyst that started the Made In America Store idea. In 2010, Mark opened the Made In America Store and brings both companies together to bring all American products.
Today, The Made In America Store and General Welding & Fabricating work together to bring top quality, steel products.
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