Ramsey, New Jersey-based Glebar Company (www.glebar.com) is celebrating the full start-up of operations in Ramsey, New Jersey with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting and open house at its new and fully integrated, state-of-the-art headquarters and manufacturing facility.
Glebar Company is a highly innovative manufacturing firm specializing in precision grinding systems including centerless grinders, gauging systems, double disc grinders, and secondary process devices. Demand for its machine systems has increased dramatically over the past two years and employee headcount has grown by more than 65 percent over the same time period. Glebar machines operate in six continents with a significant footprint in Europe and Asia. Key markets include medical, metals, automotive, aerospace, consumer goods and mining.
In July, the company announced its move from Franklin Lakes, N.J. where it occupied several locations for more than 60 years.
"In the 1980s, New Jersey was home to over 110,000 manufacturing companies. Today, there are less than 14,000," said Adam Cook, CEO, Glebar. "We believe in the Made in the USA and Made in New Jersey, and want to continue contributing to U.S domestic growth and the New Jersey economy. Glebar has been in New Jersey for 63 years and we take immense pride in that. Today, we proudly open our doors to customers and our neighbors in Ramsey to celebrate our accomplishments and mark the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in Glebar company history."
"The entire Glebar team has been working hard to expand our research and development department to more proactively serve customer needs, install network drops on all machines to leverage setup reduction programs and move from a pull-and-build assembly system to an efficient kitting operation," said John Bannayan, president, Glebar. "We have also created a leadership audit program that allows team leaders to audit all functional areas on a weekly basis to double-check safety requirements and ensure quality, on-time delivery, maintenance and efficiencies."
Glebar has invested in new capital equipment and automation improvements for the new 44,560-square-foot facility, to maximize efficiency and increase capacity. Upgraded filtration and ventilation, more efficient power systems, and motion controlled LED lighting are some of the environmentally friendly features of the building.
The ribbon-cutting event brings together many of Glebar's clients, partners and numerous invited guests including the Office of U.S. Senator Cory Booker, Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, Ramsey Town Councilmembers and members of the Ramsey Chamber of Commerce. Company management and guests will deliver special remarks; participants will be provided a tour of the manufacturing facility.
Glebar's new headquarters is located at 565 East Crescent Avenue, Ramsey, in Bergen County, New Jersey.
About Glebar Company
Glebar Company (www.glebar.com) is an innovative, vertically integrated manufacturing company that designs and configures its standard platform of modular machine systems – from an affordable job shop machine to fully automated, lights-out grinding packages – to provide custom grinding solutions focused on maximizing a customer's return on investment. Glebar serves companies in many markets, from medical and metals to automotive and aerospace. Its machines are all made in the U.S.A. to the highest quality standards and are backed by a 24/7 customer service operation, serving customers all over the globe. Glebar machines are known for their precision, longevity, flexibility and efficiency.