SBA Certified Small Business
At GLC Industries, we strive to be the premier job and machine shop in the nation. We proudly serve customers in the private sector and government agencies, and we are currently working to earn our ISO 9001-2015 and AS9100 certifications, with the goal of providing specialized service to the aerospace and general manufacturing industries by the end of 2017.
At GLC Industries, we are committed to offering high quality products and processes to solve our customers most difficult problems; through our commitment to our core values of excellence, capability, responsibility, and partnership, we aim to exceed our customers’ expectations every day.
GLC Industries has successfully incorporated robotic welding into many of our processes. Our manufacturing capabilities include a OTC 2 station, 7 axis digitally controlled Metal Inert Gas (MIG) weld robotic cell. This weld cell gives GLC the ability to manufacture a wide range of components in medium to high volumes, while repeating close tolerances part after part. Our versatility and quality precision allow us to consistently exceed customer expectations.
At GLC Industries, we understand that your machining needs won’t always fit into the typical machining shop’s comfort zone. Through experience with fixtures, jigs, prototypes, preproduction, and production run machining, our capabilities far surpass the industry standard. With technical expertise to expand as our customers’ needs change, we can remain a constant partner, growing alongside you as your business needs expand.
GLC Industries is committed to serving your needs because we understand that this is how long-term business relationships are developed. Give us an opportunity and we will guarantee your satisfaction.
Some processes are messy: grinding, sanding, and buffing are not compatible with a clean production environment, as these operations could introduce dust and contaminants into the work space.
GLC Industries acts as a one-stop solution for the metal finishing of over 30,000 stainless steel enclosures each year. We can operate as a seamless extension of your factory floor to solve your firm’s largest challenges: all of the service and none of the mess!
Drill & Tap
At GLC Industries, we want to help our customers focus on core competencies by offering a wide range of secondary processes. These include, but aren’t limited to: deburring, drilling, tapping, thread cutting, and secondary machining of castings. Our multiple spindle drill can add value to machined components through high speed drilling, tapping, and thread cutting. GLC also offers multiple welding services such as MIG, TIG, and SPOT welding depending on part functionality and weld specifications.
In today’s manufacturing environment, our customers are continually seeking to reduce their costs. To respond to this challenge, GLC Industries offers not only fabricated components, but the service of assembly as well to add value to your bottom line. As your one-stop- shop, GLC will manufacture, procure, and/or assemble all components needed, simply providing you with the finished product you need.
GLC’s CNC Lathes and Milling Centers
Hardinge Quest 8/51 Lathe
Main Spindle and Sub Spindle capable, w/6 live tooling
Slots (12-Tool Changer)
Cutting Diameter 305mm/12”
Cutting Length 521mm/20.5”
Spindle Bore 60mm/2.36”
Hardinge Talent 8/52 Lathe
Main Spindle with Tailstock
Cutting Diameter 1-5/8”
Cutting Length 15”
2 Mori Selki CL200B Lathe
Cutting Diameter 16”
Cutting Length 12”
Thru Spindle Bore 2-2/12”
2014 DMG Mori NLX2500Y 3 Axis
Main Spindle with Tailstock
Cutting Diameter 366mm/14.4”
Cutting Length 705mm/27.7”
Bar Feed 80mm/3.1”
Z Axis 18”/Y Axis 12”/X Axis 24”
Z Axis 20”/Y Axis 16”/X Axis 20”
Fadal VMC 402DA
Z Axis 20”/Y Axis 20”/X Axis 40”
GLC Industries Keeps the USAF Premier
After 40 years of service, many of the original specifications and drawings for the A-10 were either obsolete, or missing. On top of that, most of the supply chain was no longer available. To ensure its ability to sustain the aircraft, the USAF had to find and qualify new sources for specialized maintenance equipment and tooling.
GLC’s engineering and manufacturing teams reviewed available drawings and specifications and determined that with the use of new technology and modern materials the tooling could be reproduced faster, and at or below previous costs to the USAF. To date, GLC has either reproduced, re-engineered, or reverse engineered numerous items in support of the A-10 Thunderbolt.
GLC Industries Delivers Critical Look
Following the revision of the federal specification for Electromechanical Combination Locks (FF-L-2470), GLC’s Customer initiated design changes for its X-series High Security Lock to ensure compliance with the Government’s highest security standard. The Customer awarded GLC a contract to manufacture components for the prototype high security combination lock. Following a number of design changes and component revisions, the Government tested and approved the security lock under federal specification FF-L-2740.
GLC worked closely with buyers and engineers to design and fabricate the high precision machined components required to meet the exacting Government specifications and testing. GLC’s on-time delivery, quality processes, and responsiveness to the Customer’s need were key to the success of this project and ultimately the award of a Government contract to our Customer.
Byron Craig, Managing Partner
Byron Craig is the Managing Partner of GLC Industries. Since the formation of GLC in 2005, Mr. Craig has guided GLC by growing it from a 3,500-square foot garage with only light machining capabilities into a machining production unit with an ever-growing list of additional capabilities.
In addition to his responsibilities at GLC, Mr. Craig has taken on a business development role within Boneal, Inc. In this capacity, he will work towards the goal of expanding the company’s Kentucky manufacturing business.
Mr. Craig has accumulated over twenty-five years of manufacturing experience throughout his career. Prior to establishing GLC Industries, he worked at Boneal, as well as many reputable companies including Whirlpool Corp., Toyota Motor Manufacturing, and UPS.
Mr. Craig attended both the University of Cumberland and University of Kentucky.