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After 23 years G.H. Metals in Smiths Falls shuts down its manufacturing plant in Smiths Falls

GH Metals

For Immediate Release – Nov. 6, 2015:

On Monday, Oct. 26, G.H. Metals in Smiths Falls shut down operation of its manufacturing plant at 36 Lorne Street after 23 years in operation.

We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our workers and production staff for their many years of hard work and dedication. Our 23 years of success would not have been possible without everyone’s loyalty and enthusiasm.

Closing the plant was not a conscious decision by the management staff, but rather a necessary reality. We fought against the closure for as long as we could. The widespread collapse of the manufacturing sector over the past decade, both in Smiths Falls and in Canada, is a shame, and has been detrimental to the community and families across the country.

We are tremendously saddened at the loss of 23 jobs in the community. As a company, we have continually strived to support our employees, as well as local and Canadian businesses, because we see first-hand how important they are to the community and to families.

However, we feel that this should be a time to celebrate the company’s remarkable achievements. The company first got its start in 1946 as part of Beach Industries in Smiths Falls, famously started by Russ Beach. In 1992, G.H. Metals’ President and C.E.O. Gordon Hicks acquired Beach’s mailbox production division. In subsequent years, the company grew to become the largest Canadian exporter of mailboxes, and most recently launched the Beach Toolboxes line – a tribute to Russ Beach’s boxes, reimagined for today.

Moving forward, we wish our employees and the community nothing but success.

– Gord Hicks, President & C.E.O., G.H. Metals.

Media contact:
Hanna Lange-Chenier
Social Media Specialist, G.H. Metals

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After 23 years G.H. Metals in Smiths Falls shuts down its manufacturing plant in Smiths Falls

GH Metals

For Immediate Release – Nov. 6, 2015:

On Monday, Oct. 26, G.H. Metals in Smiths Falls shut down operation of its manufacturing plant at 36 Lorne Street after 23 years in operation.

We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our workers and production staff for their many years of hard work and dedication. Our 23 years of success would not have been possible without everyone’s loyalty and enthusiasm.

Closing the plant was not a conscious decision by the management staff, but rather a necessary reality. We fought against the closure for as long as we could. The widespread collapse of the manufacturing sector over the past decade, both in Smiths Falls and in Canada, is a shame, and has been detrimental to the community and families across the country.

We are tremendously saddened at the loss of 23 jobs in the community. As a company, we have continually strived to support our employees, as well as local and Canadian businesses, because we see first-hand how important they are to the community and to families.

However, we feel that this should be a time to celebrate the company’s remarkable achievements. The company first got its start in 1946 as part of Beach Industries in Smiths Falls, famously started by Russ Beach. In 1992, G.H. Metals’ President and C.E.O. Gordon Hicks acquired Beach’s mailbox production division. In subsequent years, the company grew to become the largest Canadian exporter of mailboxes, and most recently launched the Beach Toolboxes line – a tribute to Russ Beach’s boxes, reimagined for today.

Moving forward, we wish our employees and the community nothing but success.

– Gord Hicks, President & C.E.O., G.H. Metals.

Media contact:
Hanna Lange-Chenier
Social Media Specialist, G.H. Metals

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