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Logan Gibbs – Wire & Strip Product Sales, Southeast U.S.

Providing Wire & Strip Products to the Southeast. Meet Logan Gibbs!

Gibbs is pleased to introduce to you our Field Sales Representative for the Southeast region of the U.S., Logan Gibbs.

Logan grew up in Cheshire, Connecticut, and attended Cheshire High School.  After high school, he studied Criminal Justice at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire. An avid sports enthusiast, he also played hockey, lacrosse, and golf, throughout his school years.  After college, Logan was employed in the golf industry in both Waterbury, Connecticut, and Jupiter, Florida. 

Logan joined Gibbs Metals in September 2015 as an Inside Sales Representative in the Charlotte, North Carolina, facility.  He entered Field Sales in September of 2016 where he calls Southeast customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.  His territory is diverse in geography and industries and serves a wide array of markets including spring, electronics, oil & gas, automotive, aerospace, medical, power generation, consumer goods, and more. 

When asked about his thoughts on Field Sales in the Metals Industry, Logan commented, “I enjoy Field Sales because of the customers. The daily one on one interaction with them is very rewarding.  There’s something different and challenging that arises every day.  It’s my goal to bring added value to my customers by understanding their value proposition and offering solutions that can improve both their products and manufacturing processes.”

If you are located in the Southeast, U.S., and have a request for wire or strip products, you can contact Logan in our North Carolina facility at 1.800.788.8117.  If you prefer email please contact us at RFQ

Gibbs offers 7 locations in 3 countries including the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.  

Dedication To The Community: Bill Torres & The Wheeler Clinic

Dedication to the Community: Bill Torres & The Wheeler Clinic

Bill Torres, CEO and President of Gibbs, volunteers his time and efforts as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Wheeler Clinic in Connecticut.  As Vice Chair, his role includes membership on the Executive Committee, Board Meetings, Past Chair and current member of the Retirement Benefits Committee, as well as, Past Chair and current member of the Golf Event Committee.

Bill first became involved with the Wheeler Clinic 11 years ago when a friend invited him to assist with the yearly Golf Outing to benefit the Clinic.  Bill has been involved ever since.

In a recent discussion about his commitment to the organization Bill added, “The experience with Wheeler has been wonderful.  They are a very well run organization providing a full range of outstanding care to those in our community who are often underserved.”

Gibbs and the Torres family are sponsors of the annual Golf Outing.  If you would like to attend this year’s golf event on June 11th  or donate to Wheeler you can visit their website here:  https://www.wheelerclinic.org/patients

About Wheeler Clinic

Wheeler has facilities in several communities in Connecticut including; Bristol, Enfield, Hartford, Manchester, Meriden, Middletown, New Britain, New Haven, New London, and Plainville.

Wheeler provided comprehensive solutions that address complex health issues providing individuals, families, and communities with accessible, innovative care that encourages recovery, health, and growth, at all stages of life.

Wheeler provides behavioral health, addiction, and primary care services across Connecticut including treatment for mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, opiate and heroin addiction, substance abuse, alcoholism, asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes, and more.

This blog post is part of the #GibbsPeopleCare campaign promoting the selfless things Gibbs employees and their families do for their communities and charities.

Metal Slitting Services

Metal Slitting Services & Toll Coil Processing

Gibbs is a precision slitter of stainless steel, carbon steel, red metals, aluminum, and specialty alloys.  We provide toll slitting services to our customers and others that need additional capacity or slit-to-width processing outside of their in-house capabilities.  Many send us their obsolete material to size down to usable widths, repurposing inventory which may have been scrapped. Gibbs has the capability to slit your extremely light-gauge strip from 0.002″, to widths as narrow as 0.024″ wide or, up to 0.062″ thick x 24″ wide.  Gibbs will also oscillate/traverse wind on almost any size spool or reel up to 2500 lbs, as well as, provide specialty edges including round, square, and beveled.  We offers competitive prices on standard and complex slitting requirements.

SUBMIT RFQ for SLITTING SERVICES

  • Gauges from 0.0020” to 0.062”
  • Widths from 0.024” to 24”
  • Oscillate and Ribbon Winding
  • Countless Spool and Reel Sizes for Oscillate/Traverse Wound Strip
  • Special In-House Edging Capabilities
  • Highly Skilled Slitter Operators
  • Quality Focused with Exceptional Customer Service
  • ISO 9001:2015 Certified Facility

Gibbs is a team of engaged and diverse individuals dedicated to world-class execution. Although diverse, we are aligned and united in our Core Values and dedication to excellence. We have a strong trust and belief in each other along with a passion and pride for everything we do. We all strive daily to perform with the highest personal and corporate integrity focused on mutual respect, honesty, timely communication, responsibility, and accountability. We commit to conduct our business with you, using these same values.

-The Gibbs Team

Steel & Aluminum Tariffs: Section 232

 

Section 232 Update:  As of March 12, 2018

To Our Valued Customers,

We want to keep you updated on Section 232.  Here is what we know as of today:

On March 8th, the President signed a proclamation imposing 25% duties on many steel articles shipped into the United States as of March 23, 2018.  The tariffs apply to all countries except Canada and Mexico.  The proclamation also said that information would be forthcoming regarding an exemption process.

As you know from our prior communications, we are very disappointed with this decision and oppose these tariffs for many reasons.  (We would be happy to provide you with copies of our letters to the President and other officials imploring them not to institute these tariffs.)

We are working diligently through these uncertain times to ensure material is available.   We have trusted relationships and partnerships with both domestic and foreign mills and are working with them to do all that we can to bring you the highest quality materials when you need them, at the best value our current market can offer.

We will continue to share information with you as we receive it.  Our sales representatives are available to discuss specific material needs and are at your disposal.

We thank you for your continued business and trust in Gibbs.

Sincerely,

Bill

William J. Torres
President & CEO

 

 

 

 

 

Section 232 And What It Means

To Our Valued Customers:

Section 232 and What It Means

As of March 2, 2018

This will be the first of many communications on Section 232. As information develops, we want to keep you informed. Here is what we know as of today:

We have reviewed the US Department of Commerce Report: The Effect of Imports of Steel on the National Security (An Investigation Conducted Under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as Amended, dated January 11, 2018.) A copy of the report and its attachments can be found at the US Department of Commerce website. This investigation was initiated to determine if the importation of steel and other metals is threatening our national security.

Yesterday, the President stated his intention to impose 25% tariffs on all steel coming in to the country. We have heard that there may be some countries exempted from this requirement. As we write this, we do not know the timing of the proposed tariffs.

We are very concerned that enactment of the tariffs, or any of the recommendations in the report, by the President will cause serious financial hardship to our customer base and will do more harm than good for national security. It is our intention to oppose the tariff. We will also attempt to seek some exceptions on products and countries where we think our customers will be hurt the most.

We will also argue that much more thought and analysis has to go into this issue before any decision should be made. As it stands, we feel the recommended actions are much too broad. A blanket approach fails to take the specifics of each product into account. For example, we are not aware of significant production of 17-7 rod in the USA.

As you know, we do give preference to domestic mills wherever possible. We enjoy long outstanding relationships with many domestic mills. We want them to thrive. We constantly work with them to improve all aspects of quality and competitiveness. In some cases, however, we find that domestic mills cannot meet the quality standards or quality standards at a competitive cost required by our customers. In those cases, we will buy foreign material.

We recognize that there are instances of unfair competition by foreign countries. We applaud efforts to protect our domestic steel industry. But as pointed out above, let’s approach the problem by looking very closely at each product and each country.

We encourage all of you to immediately contact your elected representatives if you share our view that the proposed actions will significantly increase your costs of doing business and limit the competitiveness of US manufacturing.

We know that you will have many questions on the cost and availability of material. We are diligently looking at all of our items. It will be difficult for us to provide answers until we have more information on the timing of the proposed tariffs.

We will keep updating you as we learn more information.

Sincerely,

William J. Torres
President & CEO