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Employee Spotlight: Richard Boyle

  Meet Richard Boyle, the Executive Vice President of Operations based out of our Arden, North Carolina facility. Since 2022, Richard has been responsible for the oversight and execution of manufacturing and supply activities within GWS Tool Group. From Working On The Shop Floor To Overseeing Them All Richard first started working in the automotive […]

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GWS 2022 Catalog Release

We are very excited to announce that the all new GWS product catalog is ready for release and an interactive digital version is available now! This new catalog boasts over 30,000 items, all of which are stocked standard and sold exclusively throughout the GWS distribution network.  All items offered within the catalog are also now […]

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Employee Spotlight: Brad Walma

Meet Brad Walma, our Second Shift Leader at our GWS-MI facility in Grand Rapids, MI. Brad has been working at this location since 2013. He first heard about our Michigan facility from a friend of his who told him the shop was spotless and a great place to work, so he knew he had to […]

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Employee Spotlight: Dollin Islam

Meet Dollin Islam, our Logistics and Quality Supervisor at our GWS-Edmonton facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Dollin or “Dolly” as she is known to her coworkers, has been working at this location for over fifteen years. She started as a general labor associate and has quickly risen due to her attention to detail and willingness […]

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Employee Spotlight: Norberto Pablo-Quinones

Meet Norberto Pablo-Quinones, our Production Manager at our GWS-CA facility in Vista, California. Norberto has been working at this location for over ten years, when he left the Marine Corps to pursue a career in manufacturing. His military background helps him keep the many tool orders on schedule at his facility, utilizing his mastery of […]

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Employee Spotlight: Erin Hogan

Meet Erin Hogan, our Office Manager at our GWS-MI facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Erin has been working at this location since 2016, making sure both customers and coworkers alike are greeted with a warm smile. In addition to offering exceptional customer service when processing orders, her accounting skills and ability to help out in […]

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4 Tools In 1

Being competitive in a global market means maximizing all aspects of efficiency. This means not only minimizing cycle times, but also minimizing the number of tools you use to reduce costly set-ups, tool change times, and overall tool consumption costs. As this case study proves, it isn’t always as easy as it seems. At a […]

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Employee Spotlight: Lori Sturdevant

Meet Lori Sturdevant, our Lead Tool Design and Technical Service Associate at our GWS-Beloit facility in Illinois. Lori has been working at this location for 35 years, where she uses her vast experience with technical quotes, design and overall tap knowledge to help her customers every day. Designing Threads and Loving It Since 1986, Lori […]

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Tap Style Selections By Chip Management

Selecting a tap to avoid breaking and chipping is primarily dependent on the application. You need to decide the best way to handle the chips produced during the tapping operation by selecting one of four styles, Hand (straight flutes), Spiral Point, Spiral Flute, or Form Tap. Hand (straight flutes) Taps, “store” the chips produced within […]

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Employee Spotlight: Chris Luedtke

Meet Christopher Luedtke, one of our Production Setup Programmers at our GWS-Batavia facility in Illinois. Chris came to GWS Tool Group through the acquisition of CJT Koolcarb in March 2021, where he had been working since 2005. He now focuses on streamlining projects that include the reduction of processes to manufacture new and existing tools.  […]

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