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Gibbs® is an ISO 9001:2015 Processor and Distributor of Strip Coil and Wire Products in Stainless Steel, Carbon Steel, Nickel Alloys, and Red Metals

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Locations

  • Five U.S. locations in Connecticut, North Carolina, Indiana, Texas, California
  • Canada location in Brampton, Ontario
  • Mexico location in Queretaro, Mexico

Our Mission:

Our goal at Gibbs is to be the highest quality supplier of specialty steel products in the marketplace. We will realize this goal through use of a Continuous Improvement Plan, Employee Education, Training & a company-wide Commitment to Excellence.blog1

The management of Gibbs recognizes that its people are the key to establishing error-free production. By promoting teamwork and providing the tools to achieve top performance, Gibbs strives to meet and surpass our customers’ requirements the first time, every time.

Contact Us: 800-800-4422 in the U.S & Canada or @ +860.621.0121

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The Benefits of Shaped Wire vs. Machined Bar or Plate

shapedwireinterestingRolled Shaped Wire products all begin their manufacturing process with a metal round wire starting diameter that is rolled to size and shape through a series of rolls and intermediate anneals, when applicable.

Custom Profiles and Shaped Wire products can lower costs due to the reduction of machining time and material waste as it’s produced near-to or made-to the size and shape needed. It is supplied in continuous coils with fewer or no welds for longer run times, highly accurate shapes, and consistent properties throughout the cross section of the wire. Shaped wire can be symmetrical or asymmetrical and is available in stainless steel, carbon alloys, red metals, titanium, nickel alloys, and exotic alloys. One common use for shaped wire is ‘wedge wire’ produced specifically for filter screens and liquid-solid separation and used in a wide variety of industries like pulp & paper, waste treatment, fish hatcheries, and commercial walkways. Shaped wire is also used for spring applications, automotive, aerospace, medical, electronics, and more.

Flat wire is generally defined as a dimensional cross section of less than a 5:1 ratio. It is used for applications where a burr free edge is critical and rolled edge strip is not a viable option due to cross section size or mechanical property requirements. Flat wire is generally offered as a ‘natural round’ edge created by reducing the starting diameter round wire with top and bottom rolls creating a ‘natural’ curvature (round edge) that forms as the top and bottom of the round wire is flattened. Flat wire can also be produced with controlled radius corners or a shaped square edge. These additional edges are formed with side rolls. Flat wire is used for countless applications from Li-Ion batteries, windshield wiper blades, hand tools, guide wires, window mechanisms, springs, and more.

Square wire is another popular wire shape and is used in hundreds of end uses such as header bars, eyeglass frames, orthodontic wire, and hand tools. It is shaped with top, bottom, and side rolls and can be produced with controlled radius edges or a shaped square edge.

Benefits of Shaped Wire over Machined Bar or Plate:

• Continuous coils with fewer or no welds & multiple winding options
• Tight dimensional tolerances
• Produced to finish size or near-finish size for no, or minimal machining
• Consistent properties throughout the cross section of the wire
• Ability to roll complex shapes
• Can be produced to specific mechanical property ranges

Submit your quote for Shaped Wire Products Here or contact Tom Nichols at 800-800-4422 for more information.

 

301 Stainless Steel Strip for Spring Manufacturers– The Gibbs® Edge: A Superior Round Edge for a Better Spring

301 stainless steel strip ‘high yield’ is used in the manufacture of superior springs.  Commonly used for constant force springs for window counterbalance springs, point of purchase displays, medical devices, and filter snap bands, the manufacturer desires an end product with a long performance life.

Because every detail about the raw material matters in the manufacturing processes of the spring maker, Gibbs® has developed the best 301 sources and suppliers for superior chemistry, gauges down to .002”, slit widths narrower than .250”, consistently tight tolerances, and trouble-free oscillate wound coils. Gibbs also offers a 301 high yield with added silicon to provide added ductility at high tensile ranges.double-hung-window

Perhaps the most exciting of all of the Gibbs® advantages is our proprietary superior round edge. When incremental performance increases matter, the Gibbs® superior round edge can help to equalize the stresses across the width of the strip which may help to improve the life cycle of the spring.

See our catalog of 301 stainless steel strip products for additional sizes and product information.  If you don’t see the size you are looking for, don’t count us out.  Contact us a the link below and one of our skilled, industry experts will get back to you promptly.

Contact us today for more information or to quote your 301 high yield material requirements.

Gibbs offers 7 locations in three countries, since 1956.

Japan and Slovenia Added to DFARS Qualifying Countries List

Effective on 8/2/2016, the Department of Defense (DoD) amended DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement) to include Japan and Slovenia as Qualifying Countries in the procurement of Specialty Metals under clause 252.225-7002. The updated list of qualifying countries is below.

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Austria
Belgium
Canada
Czech Republic
Denmark
Egypt
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Israel
Italy
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Luxembourg
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
#Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Gibbs® carries the following regular stock items under the Specialty Metals designation. 300 Series Stainless, 17-7, Inconel X-750, Inconel 600, Phosphorous Bronze and Chrome Silicon / Chrome Vanadium wires (both commercial and valve).

The importance of this amendment is that it now allows Gibbs® to sell our Suzuki Chrome Silicon and Chrome Vanadium valve quality wire as DFARS compliant.

To see the official DFARS clause please use the DFARS link on our Quality Page

Vern Guetens – Director of Quality, Gibbs Wire & Steel, Inc.

Message from the President & CEO, Bill Torres

Making Digital a Strong Component of Our Service

Our plan is very simple: regardless of the way you want to connect with us, we want to be the best. (This is currently being referred to as an omni channel approach.)

Gibbs has a great reputation for the quality of our inside sales and our outside group and we continue to work diligently to improve in both areas. We focus our attention on making sure that our people are available, knowledgeable, and very customer focused.

We also recognized several years ago, that to truly be a world-class company in service and support, we needed to have a very robust digital component as part of our plan. No one questions that digital has become a major aspect of all our lives. It is amazing to think of how it has changed our buying habits. The change in information flow is mindboggling. (Thanks to the web, my home projects now have a much higher success rate!) Our first inclination on many things is to go to our computers and enter a search request.

Thus, our plan at Gibbs was to add digital components that would give our customers and potential customers the same type of experience they were seeing in other aspects of their web-based searches for information and purchasing. We wanted to make things easy for you. We think we have done it.

We are very pleased to talk about three digital improvements at Gibbs that we think will make your material review and purchasing decisions easier.

We have a new corporate website now available to you as Gibbswire.com or Gibbsmetals.com. The site has been updated and enhanced in a fully responsive design for a better user experience on  gibbs_comp2mobile, tablet, and desktop. Our contact forms are simpler and easier to use along with helpful tools and information you need in regard to quality, certifications, calculators, and surcharges. Our contact information is bold and easy to find giving you the option of how you want to purchase or receive your price & delivery information. We hope that you are finding it easier to navigate and also filled with more information.

mex imageWe have a new Mexico and Latin American Web Site:  Gibbs.mx is published in Spanish and English, showcasing our extensive inventory of wire and strip products available to our customers in Mexico, Central and South America. Gibbs Metals de Mexico, is located in Queretaro, Mexico.

We have developed a customer portal Gibbs-Online.com.  This project, which was many years in the making, is now being rolled out to you. With the portal, you will have much greater access to information about your orders and our inventory, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, from your desktop or mobile device. You will be able to print and view certifications and shipping documents. You will be able to inquire about buying new material, download all open and closed orders/invoices, check ship dates, invoice status, and payment information. We will also have a chat feature available for you to message ‘real-time’ with our insides sales department, assisting you with additional information you may need.

We have installed SharePoint software to organize and store relevant documents to shorten our response time to you.  As mentioned above, we want to constantly improve your experience when talking to our inside and outside sales group. One way to do this is to greatly improve their access to information to provide fast answers. With our new SharePoint software, we will be able to provide a much larger database of information instantly available to our sales people.

Gibbs is committed to being your best service provider regardless of the channel you want to use. We are very excited to see how our enhanced digital presence helps our companies work together.

All the best

Bill Torres, President and CEO
Gibbs Wire & Steel, Inc.