As a result of our success, we are now recognized by the glass industry as experts in the design and production of both flat and automotive glass racks. This expertise has also allowed us to expand into many related product lines. Since the 1990s, Gregory Design & Manufacturing has produced thousands of racks of various complexities to facilitate production for companies such as DaimlerChrysler, BMW, Dayton Tech, Ford, General Electric, General Motors, Honda, Midas Corp., Toyota and many others. These quality companies demand quality products and on-time deliveries. Gregory Design & Manufacturing has built a reputation of delivering.
In the fall of 1989, Mike Walker purchased a small family owned fabrication shop in Fort Madison, Iowa with the intention of becoming a major player in the material handling industry. At that time there were 19 employees manufacturing miscellaneous metal goods. It wasn’t long after the purchase that they received their first rack order. After that order, there was no looking back; the small metal fabrication shop was a thing of the past, and rapid growth in the material handling industry was the thing of the future.
Throughout the 90s, Gregory was primarily manufacturing racks for the glass industry, with a small influx of other industries that needed basic shipping racks. During this time, Gregory’s container business for the waste hauling and recycling industries also continued to grow by leaps and bounds.
In 2000, after adding new design capabilities and a few hundred more employees, Gregory decided to enter full-scale into the automotive rack market. In 2002, a new facility was added in Fayetteville, TN to assist in the pursuit of southern automotive locations.
In 2005, Gregory built a new state-of-the-art waste container manufacturing facility in Kahoka, MO to accommodate the growth of the container business.
Since 1989, Gregory Design & Manufacturing has experienced consistent growth and good fortune through hard work and a committment to satisfying their customers’ needs. From the modest start of 19 employees in 1989, Gregory Design & Manufacturing now employs over 300 people in 3 facilities in as many states with that number growing every year. We pride ourselves in handling the smallest jobs requiring only 10 racks, to the largest jobs requiring upwards of 5,000 racks. Gregory is determined to continue its growth in the future with the same hard work and customer satisfaction that has brought them this far to date.