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  • JIT Delivery
  • Packaging
  • Blind Shipment
  • Manufacture & Production
  • Rapid Prototyping
Great Lakes has a number of customers who rely on them to deliver component parts at specific times on specific days, to arrive just in time for installation in their finished goods. GLM can coordinate production and shipping so as to best support these customer needs. In many cases, these services involve custom materials, processes and colors.
GLM has the resources and experience to develop customized hardware kits, instructions and packaging for customer products to make them ready to be placed into inventory. We provide this service on a confidential basis. In many cases we hold customer-supplied components which are included with parts fabricated by Great Lakes, to be packaged together for shipment as finished goods inventory, ready for shipment to your warehouse, with no worries or hassles.
For some customers, Great Lakes arranges for shipment of product directly to your customer, saving time and money while increasing customer satisfaction. Orders are processed and shipped at your direction with the same quality, speed and efficiency of Great Lakes' own products! We can mange your inventory and order fulfillment, allowing you to focus on other things.
While we've always been known as the company which can manufacture customized product quickly, many customers are now requesting that custom products be available immediately. Sometimes, for a number of reasons, our standard lead time of six weeks is just not fast enough. Great Lakes Case & Cabinet Co., Inc. has now positioned itself at the forefront of the enclosure and metal fabrication industry by creating the ability to satisfy these unique needs of our customers.



We'll ask you some specific questions to be sure we understand your needs. Our technical staff will discuss and finalize specifications with the customer, our production team will manufacture it, our freight management team will ensure that it is assembled, packaged and shipped within ten working days following your approval of drawings. We'll provide you with a shipping date and you can rest assured your product will be delivered on-time.
For many companies, one of the most complex aspects of metal fabrication is prototyping. Many companies approach prototyping in a different manner than regular production conditions and procedures, leaving the finished product to be more model than prototype. Often times, construction must be completed in a different manner than under regular production conditions and procedures.



At Great Lakes Manufacturing, our significant investment in state-of-the-art equipment and systems allows us to produce production quality prototypes with lead times ranging from six weeks to as little as ten working days from the approval of drawings. You can rest assured that the prototype created by Great Lakes will be of the same quality as the next 10, 100 or 1,000 units. We can manufacture the prototype from any format of CAD drawings. If you've got a great idea and don't have drawings, our engineering team can create them for you. If you have a rough model or pattern, our Virtek laser part scanner can create the proper DSX files for us to work with.
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Technical Staff:
Great Lakes' technical staff uses Autodesk Inventor 2016 Cad, SMP and NC Express CAM. Files can be accepted in a variety of formats, with quick turnaround on part developments from your full blown drawings or converting your ideas into production prints.

Product Development:

We can assist you in choosing the right material for your application, and offer solutions to your sheet metal needs by applying in-depth knowledge of part geometry, sheet metal development and assembly options. Utilizing "Design for Manufacture", your product idea can be converted into a full production part, weldment or assembly.

Production:

Hi-Tech, Hi-Speed, and Hi-Accuracy all contribute to a top quality product. Constant training and application of technology ensures our production capabilities stay on the cutting edge. By utilizing the best that the world has to offer in production equipment, and investing in people, we are able to reach our goal of Zero-defects / On-time delivery.