Glebar Company, a manufacturing firm specializing in precision grinding systems, began a full start-up of its integrated state-of-the-art headquarters and manufacturing facility at 565 East Crescent Avenue in Ramsey, New Jersey.
The company invested in new capital equipment and automation improvements for the new 44,560-square-foot facility, to maximize efficiency and increase capacity. Upgraded filtration and ventilation, more efficient power systems, and motion controlled LED lighting are some of the environmentally friendly features of the building.
According to the firm, demand for its machine systems has increased dramatically over the past two years and employee headcount has grown by more than 65 percent over the same time period. Glebar machines operate in six continents with a significant footprint in Europe and Asia. Key markets include medical, metals, automotive, aerospace, consumer goods and mining.
"In the 1980s, New Jersey was home to over 110,000 manufacturing companies. Today, there are less than 14,000," said Adam Cook, CEO, Glebar. "We believe in the Made in the USA and Made in New Jersey, and want to continue contributing to U.S domestic growth and the New Jersey economy. Glebar has been in New Jersey for 63 years and we take immense pride in that. Today, we proudly open our doors to customers and our neighbors in Ramsey to celebrate our accomplishments and mark the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in Glebar company history."
"The entire Glebar team has been working hard to expand our research and development department to more proactively serve customer needs, install network drops on all machines to leverage setup reduction programs and move from a pull-and-build assembly system to an efficient kitting operation," said John Bannayan, President, Glebar. "We have also created a leadership audit program that allows team leaders to audit all functional areas on a weekly basis to double-check safety requirements and ensure quality, on-time delivery, maintenance and efficiencies."