Gibbs Launches A Contest of Ideas! Win $1000, $500, or $300!


Invent or Create a Product or Service Utilizing Stainless Steel Coil Scrap and/or Excess Inventory and Win Up to $1000.00!

Gibbs is looking for a creative use of our scrap and excess inventory created from our slitting process. Slitting is a metal cutting process that ‘slices’ narrower coils from a wider coil.  The coil cutting process requires us to take an outer edge cut or a “side-cut” that frequently becomes scrap. In addition, the coil cutting process can produce shavings, which also become scrap. The ‘middle material’, or prime coil material, is utilized for many applications but, we may have overages of excess of prime coil inventory on our shelves, that goes unused.

Rather than scrap the side-cuts, shavings, and prime excess inventory, we’d like you to suggest a use, re-use, re-purpose, creation, service, or invention!  You may suggest an idea from one or all of the forms of excess material we have!

We want your ideas and we’re giving away $1000.00, $500.00, and $300.00 prizes!

Visit the Contest Website:

Contest begins on December 1, 2017, at 8:00am EST and ends at 5:00pm EST on March 1, 2018. Only three Entries per person allowed. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, D.C., Mexico, and Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority. Prizes consist of a $1000 USD award for to the best idea (Grand Prize), $500 USD for Second Place, and $300 USD for Third Place. Odds of winning depend on the number and caliber of entries received; winning Entries will be chosen according to judging criteria. Total ARV of all Prizes is $1800 USD. Winners are responsible for all taxes associated with the prize. Subject to full Official Rules at . Sponsor: Gibbs Wire & Steel Co., Inc.  Void in Quebec, and where prohibited by law.

Gibbs Canada

Strip & Wire Close-Up - Gibbs of Brampton, Canada!

Located in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, our facility provides strip and wire products throughout Canada. We stock a vast inventory of wire and strip for many industries including; spring, automotive, aerospace, electronics, medical, oil & gas, chemical processing, pulp/paper, and more. Our materials include stainless steel, carbon, specialty metals, and red metals. We provide precision slitting capabilities for light gauge strip as thin as .002″ and as narrow as .024″.  We can provide exceptionally tight tolerances, as well as, a variety of edges and winding options.

Round Wire


  • Min 0.005 in / .127 mm
  • Max 0.625 in / 15.875 mm


Carbon Steel:

Music Wire, Phosphate Coated Music Wire, Corrostan Music Wire, Preco Z Music Wire, Preco N Music Wire, OTMB Spring Wire Class I, OTMB Spring Wire Class II, OT Chrome Vanadium CQ, OT Chrome Vanadium VQ, OT Chrome Silicon CQ, OT Chrom Silicon VQ, Hard Drawn MB Spring Wire, Galvanized Hard Drawn MB Spring Wire Class I

Stainless Steel:

302, 302 Nickel Coated, 316, 17-7PH, 17-7PH Nickel Coated

Specialty Metals:

Inconel X750 Spring Wire, Inconel 600 Spring Wire

Red Metals:

Phos Bronze Spring Wire






Strip Coil


  • Min     0.0020 in /  0.0508 mm
  • Max    0.062 in / 1.575 mm


  • Min  0.024 in / 0 .6096 mm
  • Max    24 in / 609.6 mm

Gibbs can precision slit light gauge coil/foil to exceptionally narrow widths, to 0.024″/0.6096mm.

Contact Sales for specific tolerances on your thickness/width strip request.


Stainless Steel Strip:

201, 301, 301 high yield, 302, 304, 304L, 305, 316, 316L, 316Ti, 17-7 PH, 420

Carbon Steel Strip:

1008, 1050, 1060, 1070, 1074, 1075, 1095

Specialty Metal Strip:

Inconel® 600, Inconel® 625, X750, 800H, Ti Grade 2, Hastelloy® B3, Incoloy® 825, Duplex 2205, Alloy 20

Red Metals Strip:

Phosphor Bronze, Beryllium Copper

250 Chrysler Drive Unit 1
Brampton, Ontario
Canada L6S 6B6
Toll Free: 1.800.387.2441
Phone: 905.791.6811
Fax: 905.791.9588

301 Stainless Steel Strip Excess Inventory Available!

301 High Yield and 304 Tempered Finished Cuts In Stock - Order Now!

Gibbs has pre-cut quantities of 301 stainless steel tempered strip in light gauge sizes and ready for immediate shipment.  Please view our off the shelf finished cut items here:  These finished cuts are ideal for prototype orders or small jobs.  

If you don’t see the size or item you need, send us your requirement here:

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    Laser In-Line Welding for Stainless Steel Strip & Slit Coil

    Laser In-Line Welding for Stainless Steel Strip & Slit Coil


    As we continue to increase manufacturing automation, the demand for larger and longer running stainless steel slit coils and spools is a common requirement.  To produce these larger traverse or ribbon wound coils during the slitting process, the strip is welded end to end.  This lengthening, allows the coil to run without continual supervision for longer periods of time.

    Not all welds are equal and a poor weld can create havoc in the manufacturing process.  A quality weld is uniform, consistent, smooth, and includes no burn-out on the edges of the strip.

    Image of a good Weld:


    Whether our customers require functional welds that become part of their shipped product, or a flagged weld, that is removed during processing, the Gibbs proprietary laser welding process provides trouble-free, longer running, stainless steel strip coils.

    Our highly acclaimed ability to provide a repeatable functional weld on extremely light-gauge material is an additional capability our customers find indispensable in their manufacturing processes.

    Our processes and skilled operators, establish a standard of service that build long lasting partnerships. Each detail of our processes add value to our product and differentiates us from our competition.

    Gibbs’ dedication to the quality and effectiveness of our in-line welding is part of our world-class mission.

    Contact us for more information on how Gibbs can provide you higher quality, longer running, stainless steel strip coil.

    Gibbs Mission Statement

    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.

    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.

    Our Team is Growing: Bill Thoma Joins Gibbs as Midwest Strip Sales Manager

    stainless steel strip coil and slit coilGibbs is pleased to announce the addition of Bill Thoma as Strip Sales Manager for the Midwest Region of the U.S.  Bill is based out of the Gibbs South Bend, Indiana, facility.  He comes to us a seasoned professional in the Metals Industry.  Bill began his metals career with Ulbrich Steel, working in Manufacturing, Sales, and Production Layout.  In 2005, he launched his own firm, TNT Steel Sales, acting as a broker, independent representative, and sourcing consultant specializing in narrow width, slit and edged strip products.

    In his new role at Gibbs, Bill will be responsible for expanding strip and slit coil sales in the Midwest region and beyond.

    Bill’s philosophy on business is simple. He looks to listen for the needs of the customer in an effort to solve the problems they identify as constraints or challenges.  Bill is patient and persistent. He takes a genuine interest in his customers’ manufacturing processes in an effort to identify solutions that lower their costs and add value to their products.

    If you would like Bill to contact you to discuss your strip and slit coils needs, please email him below or call him directly at:

    Toll Free: 1.800.788.8113
    Phone: 574.234.6071