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www.ogsindustries.com / Revenue: $15 million / HQ: Akron, Ohio / Employees: 130 / Specialty:
Metal stamping, fabrication and machining / Tom Bader, vice president: "We are a true job shop."
Diverse and Expanding
ogs industries has expanded its capabilities
to include 3-d printing. by chris kelsch
ogs adheres to a philosophy
of not letting any one
company or industry dictate
its revenue flow.
In a perfect world, OGS Industries' ideal customer would need all
three of its core capabilities: metal
stamping, fabrication and machining.
"We are a true job shop," Vice President Tom Bader says. "We are highmix, not high-volume. We are able to
serve a lot of industries, so diversification is wonderful."
Not only does OGS offer a wide array of services, but it also can serve a
variety of industries. "It can be hard to
differentiate yourself," says Director
of Marketing Andrew Bader, Tom's
nephew and one of the third-gener84
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ation Baders active in the company.
"But when you are certified in aerospace, automotive and environmental
like we are - plus a wide range of capabilities - we don't ever want to give
people a reason to go elsewhere."
Not giving people a reason to go
elsewhere has led to steady growth
in recent years, though the company
adheres to a philosophy of not letting
any one company or industry dictate
its revenue flow. Despite growth in
the aerospace portion of its business,
it remains no more than 30 percent
of OGS's entire portfolio. Additional-
ly, OGS serves industries such as aircraft, off-road trucking, Tier II automotive suppliers, heavy trucking and
growth through acquisition
Jack Bader founded the company in
1959 as Ohio Gasket & Shim Company. It has grown steadily since its beginnings, and now has five manufacturing and procurement companies
and one packaging division.
When OGS sees a need to expand
its services, its ownership isn't afraid
to move forward. For example, in