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From Gooding, Simpson & Mackes to GSM Industrial—a Story Spanning More than Seven Decades

Gooding, Simpson & Mackes, Inc. was born more than sixty years ago. Twenty years later, GSM Industrial emerged as the choice industrial service for contracted millwright services, custom metal fabrication and welding, industrial ductwork, heavy plate fabrication, structural steel, field installation, mechanical contracting, and more.

What that means for you is a team that not only takes partnership in your project seriously, but that accepts the most challenging of jobs—with in-house fabricators and field installers who are capable, experienced, safe, and who get it done right and on time, every time.

Our History is Rich with Family, Excellence, and Unrivaled Service

Our industrial operation’s roots go back to 1946, when Fred Gooding first realized his dream of starting a roofing company. Soon after, Bill Simpson, then Fritz Mackes, joined him to establish what would eventually be known as Gooding, Simpson & Mackes, Inc. Fritz managed a division of the company until he passed away in 1974.

Jim Towers took over as head of that division, which steadily grew to become GSM Industrial in 1983.

It’s now its own entity that continues to expand its field installation and metal fabrication teams to take on any size challenge.

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Our Metal Fabrication Team

GSM Industrial’s metal fabrication team has the expertise and the onsite equipment—sub arc welder, overhead crane, and more—to engineer, manufacture, and deliver all types of industrial-level metal fab projects, including the following:

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Our Field Installation and Mechanical Contracting Team

GSM Industrial’s field installation and mechanical contracting teams generally travel within two hours of Lancaster, PA (and even farther for the right job) to complete the following services, among others:

GSM Industrial:  More Than the Average Industrial Fabricator

We want to share the history of our business, our family—and our philanthropic efforts—so we can foster long-term, trustworthy relationships with our clients. A quote for a cyclone or a classifier isn’t just a quote. Our overhead crane and robotic welder aren’t just tools that we use. And your order for large-diameter ductwork isn’t something we take lightly.

From our founders’ Gooding, Simpson & Mackes, Inc. to the GSM Industrial that’s making innovations today, our story is all about you. Everything that GSM Industrial designs, manufactures, ships, or installs exhibits only the highest standards in craftsmanship. That’s because we focus on value and commit ourselves to excellence, every day—for you.

All of that adds up to a trustworthy partner for your next custom metal fabrication project. Get in touch with us today!

Gooding, Simpson & Mackes, Inc.—Two Companies, One Vision

GSM Industrial and GSM Roofing make up The Gooding Group. The Towers family has been heading up GSM Industrial for more than four decades, while the Gooding family has been leading GSM Roofing for over sixty years. John Gooding and Jim Towers are brothers-in-law who have both passed the torch to the next generation in their respective businesses.

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Get to Know the Gooding Group Foundation

The Gooding Group Foundation has been carrying out the philanthropic efforts of the Gooding family since 1988. It supports non-profit organizations in Southcentral and Southeastern Pennsylvania, northern Maryland, and Delaware. Not only does the foundation make numerous, sizeable contributions to non-profits, but it also honors GSM Industrial’s employees through a matching-gift charity program and college scholarship program.