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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I save money by converting a punch press part into a multi-slide part?
YES – Typically 15-20% savings, due to the elimination of the carrier strip. Tooling is typically less expensive for a multi-slide press compared to a punch press. However, not all punch press parts can be made on a multi-slide press. Multi-slide parts generally need to be 0.050” thick and smaller than 3” in width.

What is the most common type of alloy that is extruded?
6063 alloy was designed for the extrusion industry. It has great mechanical properties, welds easily, bends well and is outstanding for anodizing. Today over 90% of extrusions produced are made from 6063 alloy.

What value does a Manufacturer’s Representative (Gorham Inc.) bring to my company?

  • Gorham Inc. has been delivering quality results to businesses for over 75 years
  • We help solve problems, reduce costs, and improve service
  • We offer design engineering assistance to ensure manufacturability
  • We know our customers have to be successful for us to be successful
  • We represent great companies that care about their customers and employees
  • We are honest, trustworthy, and hardworking, and will follow through with our commitments
  • We listen to our customers
  • We will become an asset to your organization

What is your average quote turnaround time?
Our manufacturers generally shoot for a 5 business day quote turnaround. However, in certain cases we have turned quotes in less than 24 hours.

Who do Purchase Orders go to?
Purchase Orders are submitted directly to our manufacturers.

What is your geographic territory?
LIMITLESS. We will travel to customers located anywhere.

Where are most of your customers located?

  • Illinois: Aurora, Bloomington, Chicago, Cicero, Collinsville, Crystal Lake, Danville, Decatur, Dekalb, Des Plaines, Dixon, Downers Grove, Elgin, Elk Grove, Elmhurst, Franklin Park, Freeport, Glendale Heights, Glenview, Gurnee, Hinsdale, Itasca, Joliet, Kankakee, Lake Zurich, LaSalle, Lincolnshire, Melrose Park, Moline, Mount Prospect, Peoria, Rockford, Rock Island
  • Wisconsin: Appleton, Beloit, Brookfield, Cudahy, Fond du Lac, Franklin, Grafton, Green Bay, Kenosha, Kohler, Madison, Menomonee Falls, Milwaukee, Mukwonago, Muskego, Oak Creek, Oshkosh, Racine, Sheboygan, Waukesha, Wausau, Wauwatosa, West Allis
  • Michigan: Adrian, Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Bay City, Benton Harbor, Big Rapids, Burton, Cadillac, Dearborn, Detroit, Escanaba, Farmington Hills, Fenton, Flint, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Holland, Ionia, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kentwood, Lansing, Livonia, Marquette, Midland, Monroe, Mount Pleasant, Muskegon, Niles, Norton Shores, Owosso, Pontiac, Rochester Hills, Roseville, Saginaw, Sault Sainte Marie, Sterling Heights, Taylor, Traverse City, Walker, Warren, Wyoming and Ypsilanti
  • Mexico: Monterrey, Nogales, Queretaro, Ramos Arizpe, Saltillo, San Luis Potosi
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