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GCX Corp. / HQ: Petaluma, Calif. / Employees: 200 / Specialty: Medical device and IT equipment positioning technology / Cris Daugbjerg, vice president of sales and development: “For GCX, durability is a fundamental characteristic of our products, and it really sets us apart in the market.” From the Source gcx’ s hybrid production planning system allows it to find operational efficiencies. by kathryn jones What began as one man’s ingenuity to find an easier way to mount heavy television sets in hospital rooms has evolved into a global medical technology positioning corporation serving the industry’s largest medical device manufacturers, as well as hundreds of smaller, start-up companies around the world. GCX Corp.’s success can be linked to its relentless commitment to quality and its solid supply chain, which enable the Petaluma, Calif., company to provide exemplary customer service, says Cris Daugbjerg, vice president of sales and development. Founded in 1971 by Gary Gilbert, GCX got its start by developing a novel vertical wall track system that allowed hospital room TVs to be safely lowered, serviced and returned to their position. It continued to serve the wall mounting needs of its healthcare clients, gaining a reputation for producing high-quality, sturdy components that were CNC machined from aluminum extrusions. As medical devices and computers became smaller and more interactive, the company branched out into mobile carts, stands and wall-mounting systems with greater ergonomic adjustability. In addition, GCX produces components for shop floor applications, such as putting computers on a production floor. “For GCX, durability is a fundamental characteristic of our products, and it really sets us apart in the market,” Daugbjerg says. “ISO 9001 is a baseline,” he notes. “IEC 60601 is a basic safety standard for electro-mechanical devices, and we take that as an absolute minimum gcx says durability is a fundamental characteristic of its products, and industry standards are its baseline. 46 SPRING 2011

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Manufacturing Today - Spring 2011
Business Value
Supply Chain
Patriot Forge Co.
Reading Bakery Systems
The South African Mint Co.
GCX Corp.
Jay Industries Inc.
Johnson Electric Coil Co.
Certified Transmission
Olhausen Billiards
Pace Industrues
RTI Claro
The Testor Corp.
Restonic Matresses
Advanced Automation
Anadigics Inc.
Hermes Cones & Snack Manufacturers
JR Automation Technologies LLC
Prodomax Automation Inc.
Stafford Manufacturing Corp.
New England Ropes
Berger Paints Trinidad Ltd.
Air Tractor
Artisans Inc.
Bermingham Foundation Solutions
Bowers Manufacturing Co.
Ferti Technologies
Industrial Acoustics
Morton Industries
Presstek Inc.
Ranco Fertiservice Inc.
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Manufacturing Today - Spring 2011