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Veterans Day

One of the pillars at GSM Industrial is SERVING OUR CUSTOMERS with excellence in custom metal fabrication, plant maintenance, equipment installation, machining, and contract manufacturing. The roots of that pillar go back to our two owners’ commitments to SERVING OUR COUNTRY, and has been amplified over the years as other Veterans of our United States Armed Forces joined the GSM team. Serving has been ingrained in us at GSM and as a way of life in general.

As the nation honors all of our military veterans today, we at GSM want to raise up our men who have served and extend our heartfelt gratitude to the men and women actively serving here as well as abroad. We know the freedoms we appreciate are due in large part to the brave service and sacrifice of others. Thank you.

We are proud to recognize members of the GSM Industrial family who have served, and continue to serve our great country.


Steve Arnold (Field Crew Foreman): Corps of Engineers, Sergeant – 1966 to 1968

Glenn D. Dickinson III (Welder): Specialist – 1982 to 1985

John Gooding (Owner): Intake Clerk (Vietnam), Sergeant – 1968 to 1969

Carl Lopez (Field Mechanic): Field Artillery, Specialist – 1983 to 1986

Jim Towers (Owner): Corps of Engineers, Captain – 1971 to 1979

Charles Joe Whitehill (Welder): Forward Artillery Observer, Private 1st Class – 1984 to 1988

Scott Yingst (Manager, Shipping & Receiving): Tank Gunner, Sergeant – 1982 to 1986


Nicholas Wagner (Field Mechanic): Machinery Technician, 2nd Class Petty Officer – Active Duty


Chris Awkward (QC Inspector): Avionics Technician, Sergeant – 1982 to 1992


Jerry Adams (Welder): Machinist Mate, 3rd Class Petty Officer – 1976 to 1980

Kevin Brown (Welder): Hull Tech, 2nd Class Petty Officer – 1974 to 1978

Jeff Kramer (Business Development): Intelligence Specialist, 2nd Class Petty Officer – 1997 to 2001

Jim Kush (Fabricator/Machinist): Machinist Tech, 3rd Class Petty Officer – 1977 to 1983

David Miller (Designer): Hull Tech, 3rd Class Petty Officer – 1974 to 1978

Denny Papich (Field Account Rep): Hull Tech, 2nd Class Petty Officer – 1974 to 1982

Jarrod Randel (VP, Sales): Electronics Technician, 2nd Class Petty Officer –  1999 to 2003

We’d love to know if you’re a Veteran.

Send us the following information to by 11/30/18.

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Branch
  • Rate
  • Rank
  • Date of Service

We’re going to randomly pick a Veteran to receive a custom fire pit.

Win a fire pit designed and fabricated by our GSM team. We’ll plasma cut the winner’s military branch into it. The winner will be selected on November 30th. Keep a lookout for our December newsletter where we will share pictures of the winner with his or her new fire pit.