Facilities Expansion & Increased Capabilities — Throughout the period beginning in the mid 90’s, we exhibited growth in our machining business, which, in 1998, prompted establishment of a separate 6000 square foot plant and extensive investment in CNC machining centers to support this growth. We were now able to completely handle all the metal working needs that our customers might have, becoming a true “full-service” supplier.
Our journey of improvement continued. In 2000, our quality systems became registered to the international ISO 9000, and were then upgraded to the ISO 9001:2000 standard, a quality standard recognized around the world. As we strategically moved our business focus to the Defense industry we were required to strengthen our processes and to obtain and maintain numerous process certifications enabling us to satisfy our customer’s needs, helping to attract and retain the broad customer base of premier defense suppliers. Our customers represent the best Defense suppliers in the country.
Acquisition of GKI® — Electromet again experienced a period of growth when, in 2007, it acquired General Kinetics, Inc. This acquisition was a defining moment in Electromet’s history. GKI substantially increased our business, gave us a proprietary product and by adding GKI’s customers to our base brought a level of customer quality which we had previously only marginally enjoyed. It also allowed us to increase our machining capacity by establishing an operation in Johnstown, PA in a rented facility, employing many of GKI’s previous employees. Building on this success, we built a new 16,000 square foot plant in 2010, complete with CNC machining centers, welding, and expanded manufacturing capabilities.
Electromet has now taken on a broader complexion. Following the GKI acquisition, we expanded our design and electro-mechanical assembly capabilities, which has further strengthened our value to new and existing customers.
We have been honored with several awards from our customers recognizing our contribution to their success including:
Northrop Grumman Life Cycle Costs Award
L3 Supplier Appreciation Award
Lockheed Martin Small Business Award
A Future of Innovation and Market Leadership — Even with the economic challenges of the last several years, we have continued to strategically invest in our people, facilities, and equipment, defining Electromet as a world class company that is focused on meeting the evolving needs of our customers. We continue to demonstrate our innovation and market leadership, which has increased revenue, further diversifying and strengthening our business.
Today, Electromet employs over 100 people and serves many of the largest companies in the Aerospace and Defense Industry. We look forward to continued growth, and the opportunity to provide our customers with the superior quality, high performance products and excellent customer service.