Gamco Corp., which provides an array of fenestration systems and architectural metal components, has proactively altered its production process as a result of various economic challenges, the company said. As a result, Gamco claims that it has improved lead times and prices for the majority of its product line.
“Gamco has provided building products in the New York metro area for over 35 years, and we have never experienced the intensity of supply challenges facing the business as we are now,” said Melora Chang, vice president for marketing, sales and administrative operations. “In response, we proactively developed new suppliers to add to our existing ones, giving us flexibility and options. As a result of more suppliers on board, we are seeing improvements in the inventory we maintain. This in turn allows us to manage lead times much more closely and give our customers the best options.”
Supply chain, material availability and labor challenges have resulted in a shift in the way companies do business. Gamco has attempted to mitigate the effects of the economic woes by streamlining and automating the production process and revamping hiring, training and mentoring, which has allowed new hires to immediately add value.
“We developed a new, comprehensive R&D training program with our experienced engineers and project managers to help provide a seamless onboarding experience for new hires, expediting the ramp-up time for engineers to support sales quoting and take-offs,” said Lelina Chang, president, and head of operations. “With our new emphasis on learning and development, Gamco is providing a stronger talent experience that drives improved outcomes for our customers, including faster quotation turnarounds.”
The initiatives have allowed Gamco to improve sales, enhance customer and supplier relations and increase employee retention, the company said.
“The building products industry is still a long way off from pre-pandemic stabilization, but Gamco has proven it is adaptable, nimble enough to meet the challenges, and deliver for our customers,” said Melora.