Food and Beverage Industry Specialists

Gottstein Corporation
Written by Jessica Ferlaino

Established in 1984, Gottstein Corporation has continually engaged in good manufacturing processes that meet the needs of its clients’ operations. The industrial mechanical contractor specializes in installation, setup, mechanical process and maintenance for the world’s food and beverage industry.
Gottstein Corporation’s clientele include some of the world’s largest bakeries and process plants. In filling the needs of these industry leaders, the company itself has become an industry leader in industrial and commercial contracting.

Satisfied clients include Cargill, Dairy Farmers of America, Hershey Foods, Kroger, General Mills, Nestlé, McCain Foods, PepsiCo, Pepperidge Farm, and Dial Corporation, to name a few. Each year, the list continues to grow. The company is proud to be a Walmart Contractor, a feat that is not easily achieved.

From management and site leadership to its employees, products and services, it offers its clients the very best quality and delivery. Gottstein Corporation’s people possess extensive knowledge and expertise. The company’s team of over one hundred millwrights, welders, laborers and tradesmen can fulfill any of its clients’ installation, maintenance or repair needs in a safe and timely manner.

Success has come by way of the strong work ethic of its people, the drive to deliver results and a commitment to relationship-building with its clients, industry partners, employees and the communities of which it is a part.

Staff members are trained individually to ensure strong comprehension of the rules and regulations to which its clients, and thus Gottstein Corporation, are subject. It also has dedicated safety managers and project superintendents who follow up regularly to monitor and inspect site conditions and progress.

Gottstein Corporation is accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA), International Code Council (ICC), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Red Cross, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), AIB International and ISNetworld.

Excellence is of utmost importance in everything Gottstein Corporation does. From its commitment to housekeeping and good manufacturing processes (GMP) to its efforts to ensure cleanliness and minimize disruptions while working within a clients’ facility, the company is compliant with all of the rules and regulations that govern the food and beverage manufacturing industry.

It is not by mistake that it has achieved a safety record that is a source of pride. The company relies on a GMP sign-off sheet to track quality and cleanliness. It always endeavors to further improve its processes and engage with its people to achieve a safer, more productive work culture.

As its website states: “From weekly toolbox safety meetings to monthly team meetings, we tackle all aspects of employee safety, facility safety, good manufacturing practices (GMP) and specialty training. We carry out job site safety surveys weekly with safety managers and inspectors visiting job sites daily.”

Gottstein Corporation has posted safety numbers that have been well below OSHA standards throughout the years, and the company plans to continue the trend of minimal to zero missed-time accidents in the future. It has received several awards that recognize its hard work and its dedication to creating a safe working environment.

Safety and quality are at the heart of delivering the company’s services. It offers process, packaging, material handling and conveying services, process piping, custom fabrication and machining, rigging, design-build, contract maintenance, anytime emergency repair, turnkey project management and facility maintenance.

As process and packaging system specialists, Gottstein Corporation supports the bakery, beverage, snack, fruit and meat industries. Services include the design, management and installation of bulk systems for flour and sugar, wet systems, depositors, pumps, sanitary welding, ovens, mixers, freezers, overhead coolers, spirals, proofers and packaging equipment.

The company’s knowledge in multiple trades is a major point of difference that supports its variety of services. It offers a wide range of products, installation and customer support for material handling and conveying in the commercial, industrial and manufacturing sectors.

Gottstein Corporation joins with the industry’s best material handling equipment and industrial machinery manufacturers to deliver solutions that meets its clients’ needs while being cognizant of their bottom lines. From simple projects such as racking and mezzanines, to more complex conveyor systems, it gives clients a selection of options for their product transportation needs.

For this leader in industrial piping installations and custom fabrication, no problem is too big or small, too complex or simple, to undertake. Piping services include air, gas, water, steam, high oxygen, medical, piggable (able to accommodate a cleaning or maintenance device known as a “pig” inside the pipe), jacketed, stainless, carbon, PVC, weld, thread and adhered (glued).

Clients depend on Gottstein Corporation for key components and the construction of vital parts and instruments. The company, in turn, relies greatly on the support of its well-equipped machine shop with lathes, presses and milling machines. The full-scale fabrication and machine shop provides fast, effective part fabrication, service and support by skilled machine technicians with the knowhow and experience to complete all job requirements.

The company’s capabilities include custom shop design, machining, conveyor design, parts design, platform and catwalk fabrication, equipment modification, CNC, MIG, Electrode and TIG welding, plasma and water jet cutting. It can also complete additions, modifications, machine bases, oven pads, mixer pads, silo foundations, containment curb systems and provide sewer and drain related service.

The company has five locations across North America: in Hazleton, Pennsylvania; Bakersfield, California; Montreal, Quebec; and its two newest operations in Dallas, Texas; and Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. It staffs each location with a full multi-trade crew to enhance its services and meet client needs.

Gottstein Corporation is experienced at rigging jobs and can remove, move or place equipment in clients’ facilities easily, efficiently and in a cost-effective manner.

It also offers contract maintenance to its clients to help maintain the integrity of facilities and equipment as well as round-the-clock emergency services, maintenance and repair. The company’s preventative maintenance program saves clients time and improves operational productivity.

Through its turnkey project management, Gottstein Corporation can have a new facility operational in the shortest time possible. This ensures there is no lost time, no lost product and ultimately, no lost customers. It covers project management, engineering, mechanical installation, construction, permitting, zoning and much more so clients don’t have to deal with any of the details.

The company is an active member of industry groups and community organizations and supports charitable efforts through contributions, donations, community assistance efforts, sponsorships and volunteerism. It wants to continue to be a leader in the industry as well as in the community.

Gottstein Corporation’s mission is to bring the U.S. once again to the forefront as an industrial leader. The company has the industry knowledge, passion and enthusiasm to see this vision through to reality.

Through its commitment to quality products and services, Gottstein Corporation has a clear vision for the future and is in a position to realize that vision, advancing itself, the industry, its communities and the national economy in the process.



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