GPT is very excited to announce the kickoff of Project Elevation.
Our Project Objective:
To create a center for Isolation Excellence
GPT has undertaken a comprehensive effort to become a more customer centric organization through a deeper connection with our channel partners and end users. As we embark on this journey, we would like to invite you to join us along the way.
The first of many exciting changes is arguably the biggest. GPT plans to relocate the Monolithic Isolation joint (MIJ) production to our Denver facility. We see this as a critical step as it will allow us to bring all our expertise under one roof. This is the first step on our long journey to make GPT the center for Isolation Excellence, globally.
In order to minimize any potential interruptions and to ensure a smooth transition we have put together a dedicated project team.
Existing Open Orders
At this time, we plan to complete all open orders prior to the transport of equipment to Denver. That means that if you have an existing MIJ order open with GPT your order will not be affected by this move. We will be providing regular progress reports that include order status updates for those customers with open orders as well as current lead time expectations for new quotes.
New Orders & Quotes
During the move, we will be required to shut down production of ElectroStop® MIJs for approximately 4-5 weeks as a result of the equipment breakdown, transport and set up. This extended lead time will be reflected in any new quotes and order acknowledgements as an add on to the quoted production lead times we would normally provide. We will provide regular updates to these specific customers as well as providing updates through the blog that will track the progress of our move to Denver. Please note leads times for our ElectroJoint™ product are unaffected.
The full transition of production to our Denver facility will be completed by the end of Quarter 2.
GPT will be providing regular updates on key project milestones and developments throughout the transition. We have created a dedicated blog on the GPT industries website so you can keep abreast with the latest goings-on. Be on the lookout for posts though our social media channels.
We are so excited to share this journey with you and look forward to the amazing things to come from Project Elevation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are we relocating Houston facility to Denver?
The plan is to Create a center for isolation excellence by integrating MIJ and FIK into one location. This will allow us to synergize our knowledge and resources as well as optimize our quality.
What capabilities does Denver provide us with?
GPT Denver has coating knowledge and capabilities currently used for EVOLUTION gaskets and Diamond-Hyde washers. Denver owns CNC machines previously moved up from Houston plant, which are already programmed to machine MIJ forgings.
When are we starting production from Denver?
We are shooting for quarter 2
Are we adding any new processes in-house?
Yes, we will add two processes in-house, Coating and Pressure testing. This will allow us to have full control on quality and Improve lead times
What type of coating will we be offering?
Our standard coatings will be SP- 2888 and 3M – 323. However, we can fulfill any other coating requests.
Is the transition going to affect ElectroJoint?
No, the ElectroJoint business should not be affected by the transition.
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