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GN CORPS. INC.

FALL 2015

GN takes pride in helping its customers increase their marketshare..

induction-hardening, zinc phosphate,
fluoropolymer and various types of
enamel coatings, along with assembly,
subassembly, pressure-testing and
non-destructive inspection. "We also
have our own internal labs to support all
those processes," Plesa notes. "The labs
confirm the processes that we've done."
The company uses robotics extensively along with automated machining centers that can machine parts in
one setup. Automation also is used for
measuring, packaging and labeling,
and it has contributed to GN's growth.
"In the last three years, we've had
in round numbers about 10 percent
growth in each of the last two years,
and the year before that, the growth
was a little over 50 percent," Plesa
asserts. "I'm expecting our business to
increase in the next two years by about
100 percent. It's all coming from the
energy industry - it's more products.
We're actually doing more OEM work
in all geographic regions."
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Decreases in the price of oil have not
affected GN Corps.'s growth in the energy industries yet. "We're in a pretty good
situation where our major clients are
still active in the market," Plesa says.
"Everything is down, but we're benefitting from that relationship with them."
The company also is doing work in
the aerospace, high-technology and
automotive industries. "I would say
probably 80 percent is really oil-related," Plesa estimates. "Our brand is
known in most parts of the world."
GN Corps.' major clients are familiar names throughout the world in
energy or non-energy-related industries. "Everybody knows who they
are," Plesa says. "We're really close to
our customer."

CUSTOMER SERVICE SUCCESS
Plesa estimates that 80 percent of GN's
revenue is from repeat customers,
which he attributes to the company's
"heavy-duty" customer service. "Cus-

tomer service is big for us," Plesa says.
"It's a big factor in the success that
we've had with our clientele."
Another reason is the company's
manufacturing capabilities. "We're
really manufacturing leaders," Plesa
insists. "The strength of our business
is manufacturing. We've been able to
vertically integrate our business with
our clients' needs today. Everything
is kept in-house; we have control of
everything, including cost. We're very
vertically integrated, and we want that
to stay. We're introducing new manufacturing capacity here because there
is a demand for us to do exactly that."
GN Corps. Inc. is celebrating its 50th
year in business. Plesa attributes that
success to the company's employees
and suppliers. "It's the right mix of
personnel inside the plant and a very
strong supplier base," he says. "We've
got some very good suppliers who are
well-positioned and well-poised to assist us. They are a big part of our team."
He estimates that many of his suppliers
have been with GN for five to 40 years.
Plesa also stresses the importance of
his employees. "We've got employees
who understand all our customers'
wants and expectations," he emphasizes. "We talk about equipment and the
best of the best, but to make everything
run here I need the best people. The
management staff that I've currently
got here is the best in our company's
history. These are highly educated,
motivated people and very enthusiastic. They are helping significantly in
assisting this organization to grow."
GN's loyal customers also have
helped the company during its last
half-century. "Our major customers understand us, and we understand them,"
Plesa says. "We're able to assist them in
capturing more marketshare. We make
their product more profitable than they
have been historically. They win - they
get faster delivery and a better quality
product than they could produce." EMI


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