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Ford Meter Box Company has announced they have selected GK Systems as their partner in building their foundry of the future. The groundbreaking for the Ford Meter Box state-of-the-art foundry facility took place on Thursday, October 26th, in Wabash, Indiana, featuring members of the Ford Meter Box company, General Kinematics and local government officials.

Announced as the principal design firm for the project back in July, GK SYSTEMS (a premier brand of General Kinematics) has now been designated the General Contractor for the project. Chris Shanks, Executive Vice President and GM, commented on the decision to select GK Systems:

”We are pleased to partner with General Kinematics in the building of our new state-of-the-art foundry in Wabash, Indiana.  For over a year, Ford Meter Box has been collaborating with the GK team on designing our foundry, and we are excited to have the partnership continue through completion of the project.”

General Kinematics’ CEO, Tom Musschoot, on General Contractor designation: “This is a significant milestone in our journey to answering the needs of the foundry industry. As a company, we have made significant investments in our people, processes, and tools in order to continue our growth and support of customers like Ford Meter Box.”

With a shared vision and common goal, both companies are thrilled to move forward together.

About General Kinematics:

General Kinematics Corporation, incorporated in 1960, was established to market, design, and custom fabricate innovative vibratory equipment for the foundry, recycling, mining, and processing industries. Today the company continues as one of the world’s largest suppliers of vibratory processing equipment and has evolved into an industry-leading EPC firm. Headquartered in Crystal Lake, IL, General Kinematics has seven global locations providing engineering and support to a worldwide customer base. GK is a third-generation, family-owned company and is ISO 9001 certified.

About Ford Meter Box:

The Ford Meter Box Company, Inc. is a manufacturer of water meter setting and testing equipment, service line valves and fittings, and pipeline coupling, repair, and restraint products for the waterworks industry and ancillary markets. Founded by Edwin Ford in 1898, the privately held company operates manufacturing facilities in Wabash, Indiana, and Pell City, Alabama, and is certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. A member of the American Water Works Association, Ford Meter Box employs a workforce of approximately 800 in support of water purveyors and stocking distributors in the United States as well as over sixty countries around the world.

Sarah Maher