Gin-Cor Industries specializes in selling three major lines—Bibeau dump bodies, Viking-Cives snow and ice control equipment, and Palfinger cranes. The company’s main shop in Mattawa, Ontario, is designed for such applications. It features wider bays than normal, fewer doors for improved energy efficiency, and high ceilings to accommodate the bridge cranes that perform much of the heavy lifting.
A Grove crane makes lifting a dump body or spreader easy.
Each bay has a full complement of hoses descending from the ceiling: air, oxy-fuel, grease, hydraulic oil, and electrical.
Even though the Gin-Cor product line is specialized, the company has 4,800 SKUs in inventory.
Gin-Cor is getting increased municipal business, along with a contract for the Canadian military.
Control systems are assembled and tested.
The shop is divided into five teams: chassis prep, hydraulic and electrical, body prep (including sandblast and painting), installation, and final inspection. Gin-Cor has 26 people working in the shop.
Control systems, preassembled and tested are delivered to the bay for installation.
Gin-Cor recently added this 18,000-sq-ft fabrication center and shop.
Gin-Cor does its own painting and sandblasting.
Luc Stang, left, is the company’s president and CEO. Rob Kent, right, is product manager for Gin-Cor’s snow and ice control business.
Gin-Cor uses an electronic scale system that lets its supplier know when it’s time to reorder.
Each bin sits atop an electronic scale that indicates the total weight of the bin and, by implication, the number of parts in that bin.
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