G&T Industries Wins “Customer Service” 2017 Supplier of Year Award

On Friday, April 13 G&T was recognized by Haworth Inc. (a major office furniture OEM) for exemplary quality and service for foam fabricated products/services. The award was presented at Haworth Corporate Headquarters located in Holland Michigan at their annual all supplier meeting. Jeff Hoeksema, Chief Operating Officer for G&T Industries was on hand to accept […]

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ESOP and Engagement

In a time where all the buzz seems to be around Employee Engagement and Productivity enhancement, not much has been published about the contribution of a business structure to the improvement of Engagement.  In 2005, G&T Industries (Employees thru an ESOP) purchased our business from Bob Wood, the remaining original partner in the business, which […]

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G&T Industries purchases Crane Interiors, Inc. Woodbury TN

100% ESOP owned G&T Industries; which is headquartered in Byron Center, Michigan has acquired substantially all the assets of Crane Interiors, Incorporated of Woodbury Tennessee.  G&T is a multi-faceted manufacturing/distribution company which has been in business since 1954 serving the furniture, medical, packaging, military, and marine marketplaces.  Crane Interiors has operated as a marine sewing/upholstery […]

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G&T Supports Adopt A Family Program in BIG way…

Tis the Season..  G&T employee/owners and their families/friends once again went above and beyond in support of our 2017 Adopted Family this Christmas season.  Our family this year consisted of a single mother with 4 children who without the support of the program would not have had a robust holiday season this year.   With the […]

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United Way Day of Caring

On September 15 a group of 16 Byron Center employees participated in the United Way’s annual Day of Caring.  Our project this year was at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Grand Rapids, where we helped them prepare for the upcoming Light the Night event.  Volunteer duties included preparing lanterns for the upcoming walk, and […]

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GT Green Story Continues…

Our business entails taking large buns and planks of PU, PE, EPE, and XLPE and cutting them into specific shapes and products for our customers.  While we work hard to engineer the highest possible yield from every cut, it is impossible to not create some excess material (scrap) from the fabrication processes. G&T Industries is […]

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Where are the Workers?

Certainly, this has been a frequently asked question in conversations among those owning or operating a business with a manufacturing/factory component. In recent years, the need for hourly employees has increased, yet the pool of a ready and able workforce dwindled. One employer recently told us they had to turn down a 4 million dollar […]

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Customers Endorse G&T Service Model

In 2011, G&T hired an outside Sales/Customer Service consultant to conduct a survey of Customers who were purchasing Foam Fabrication products/services across the country.  The feedback that we received from the resulting survey was concerning to us.  The consultant indicated that our ‘industry’ was being underserved in terms of both quality and service. We immediately […]

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G&T Assembles Fidget Boards

On November 8 a group of 16 volunteers in Byron Center got together and assembled “fidget boards” for Alzheimer’s patients.  Fidget boards are wooden boards with miscellaneous attachments to fidget with, such as switches, locks, plugs, and other everyday household items.  The boards are used to keep Alzheimer’s patients busy when they get anxious so […]

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G&T Industries Adds More Water Jet Capacity

Cutting precision cross link and higher density PE foams; when a minimum of dust/residue is a requirement, is best accomplished using water jet technology.  Water Jets produce and use a concentrated, high pressure stream of water to cut almost any material or substrate.   Add an abrasive with the water; and marble, stone, steel, or aluminum […]

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