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Gorbel® Announces New Facility in Henrietta, NY

Posted on August 11, 2020

Gorbel® Inc., a Victor, NY based manufacturer of material handling and fall protection equipment, is expanding operations into a new facility in Henrietta, NY. Gorbel® currently has manufacturing locations in New York, Alabama, Arizona and China, plus a sales office in Michigan. Expanding to Henrietta will increase their manufacturing presence and capability within NY and add roughly 60 new jobs to the area by the end of 2020.

Gorbel will be hosting two hiring events at the location at 1777 East Henrietta Road on August 11 and August 18 to fill those positions. The company is looking to hire welders, mechanical assemblers, electrical technicians, quality technicians, and other general production support workers. The hiring events will run from 7:00am to 5:00pm on both August 11 and 18. They will be following all local and CDC guidelines to keep attendees safe, including staging people in their personal vehicles until the interview process, maintaining social distances of at least 6’, and using masks when that distance is not possible.

“Our expansion into Henrietta demonstrates Gorbel’s commitment to growing manufacturing jobs in the region and is an exciting opportunity  to align to our Mission to “Improve People’s Lives” both for our employees as well as through our products,” said Tyler Brown, VP of Operations of Gorbel.

Henrietta Town Supervisor Stephen L. Schultz said, “I was very happy to learn that Gorbel will be moving into the vacant space in the former Getinge facility, and more importantly, adding 60 new high quality manufacturing jobs to Henrietta and Monroe County, with the possibility of more in the future. The Town has been working with developers, like Donohoe Management and LeChase Development, to try to encourage reuse of existing facilities so it is great to see this opportunity come to fruition. Gorbel’s success and upward trajectory will have a strong positive benefit to the Town and the greater community as a whole.”

Gorbel® was founded in 1977 by David Reh, a Clarkson graduate with over a decade of experience selling material handling equipment. In 1990, Gorbel® outgrew their small Fairport location and moved to their current location in Victor, NY, outside Rochester. Brian Reh, David Reh’s son, took over the company as President in 2004, and President and CEO in 2010.  In 2019, Brian Reh transitioned into the role of CEO and David Pritchard became the President and COO.

About Gorbel®:

Gorbel® Inc. is a leader in overhead material handling, ergonomic lifting, and industrial fall protection. Since 1977, Gorbel® has been dedicated to providing high-quality solutions to protect critical investments-people, products, and resources. As an innovator and leader in the enclosed track work station crane industry, Gorbel® has over 40 years of experience providing overhead solutions from 50lbs to 40 ton to customers in a wide range of industries. "We Improve People's Lives" is the cornerstone in Gorbel®’s mission. We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality equipment and service available. 

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