Gateway Manufacturing Design Team

Whether you need help with Product Design, Packaging, Assembly Fixtures, or Automated Machinery, Gateway Manufacturing can help you. We have been Designing and Building our own machinery and equipment since 1994 and have now decided to offer Design to our portfolio. Once our engineers understand your needs, we can design a solution for your company’s problem. Gateway will assign a key contact to create a conduit for flow of information from design concepts through machining and fabrication to pilot run. Utilizing the latest software, our engineering staff can analyze and make changes very quickly if something changes in midstream!

  • Precise 3D drafting, drawings, modeling designs
  • Smart Dimensions designs
  • Create blueprints, schematics for structures, machines, or systems
  • Improve your performance and efficiency of existing products
  • Oversee all design, manufacture, and operation of components, devices or systems

Top Tips for Keeping Pets Safe this Spring

Spring is a time of all things new, a season when many people get inspired to make changes. Whether new additions or new adventures, it’s what’s on everyone’s mind.

With that said, it’s important to be safe wherever you are, and whatever you’re doing. As safety experts, we’d like to offer you our tips for keeping your beloved pets safe this spring, so the season is fun-filled and worry-free.

Home Improvements

As the temperatures rise, everyone seems to have spring cleaning and home improving at the top of their list. Whether you’re painting, de-cluttering, or adding a new addition onto your home, keep in mind that your pets could get very curious, and could be put at risk. Be sure to use pet-safe paint and pick up any object they could choke on, such as nails and other small tools. The best way to ensure their safety is to confine your pets to a safe room blocked off by a gate. Our Wire Mesh Gate Line is the perfect way to keep them out of harm. Choose the appropriate size based on the size of your dog, and relax knowing your furry friend is safe.

Lawn and Garden

Nothing says spring like a garden in full bloom, but remember that fertilizers and insecticides can be fatal to a pet if ingested. And some of those fragrant flowers we favor are a lot less harmless than they look; lilies, for instance, are poisonous to animals. If you want to enjoy your green thumb and your pet’s company at the same time, our 108” Keepsafe is the perfect solution. It can be used to block off a one-car garage and allows you to keep your pet outside with you, yet safely confined—even if you don’t have a fence.

On the Road

Spring is in the air, adventures await, and the only one happier than you to hit the road is your dog, who looks irresistibly cute with his ears flapping in the wind. But his vehicle safety is just as important as yours, and this is ensured by keeping him secured in a pet-safe area of the car. Our PetShield Travel Barriers are the perfect way to protect your pooch while on springtime joy rides. And for SUVs or vans, our 3716 Bucket Seat Barrier allows the whole family (pup included) to ride safely together.850

Once you get to your destination—whether beach, picnic, or party at a friend’s place—you can keep pets and kids safe and away from harm (stairs, stoves, barbeques, etc). with our Play Yards, complete with patented Sun Shades.

We hope you have a great summer. Just don’t forget to stay safe!

Another Great Year at Global Pet Expo

At GMI, we’re very proud of the quality products we manufacture, and we love introducing them to more people. One of our favorite things is to attend various industry trade shows, where we can get face-to-face with current and potential customers, while learning about the latest industry happenings.

We recently attended the Global Pet Expo, March 12-14 in Orlando, FL, and it was a great success. Global Pet Expo is simply the largest annual pet industry trade show, and the single best opportunity to connect with people in the pet industry. Thousands of people from around the world—exhibitors and attendees—come together to display and view products, network, and learn. It’s truly an exciting event.

This year proved to be no exception. There we exhibited our Variety Display Packs, which offer retail customers a great way to easily display gates or pet barriers. These packs are three-tiered systems that conveniently hold an assortment of gates or barriers in a streamlined, organized presentation. They show off the variety of gates/barriers within them, without taking up a lot of space, and look great standing at the end of aisles in retail stores.

We provide all of the racks and marketing to accompany the Display Packs, along with signage that connects to the rack and gives all of the information on the product, giving the consumer an educated choice. Because the customer clearly sees what they are buying, these products consistently result in an increase in sales and a decrease in returns.

We met with so many people at the Global Pet Expo who were very interested in this unique product, and it proved to be a great way to get leads and sales, but also to reach customers who are normally harder to reach. We also gave away a free iPad via raffle, and would like to congratulate the winner, Jim Warren, of Paws ‘N Play in Southern Maryland.

The event was a great success, and we can’t wait to go next year—hope to see you there!

December is Made in America Month!

There was a time, not too long ago, when most everything we bought was made in factories within the U.S. Our manufacturing industry was strong. It employed our families, our friends, and our neighbors and produced just about everything we needed. Then in the 1970s U.S. manufacturing began to change as overseas manufacturing became a cheaper option.

It has taken a while but the importance of buying products made in the U.S. is news again. People are starting to realize that a strong manufacturing industry is vital to a strong nation. Manufacturing is the backbone of our economy and returns more money to the economy than it spends while employing thousands of people in steady, well paying jobs.manufacturingday9

December is the ideal time to become aware of our own spending power. As consumers we can aid the manufacturing renaissance by making a conscience effort to buy goods made in the U.S. In 1985, President Reagan proclaimed that December is Made in America Month. The proclamation reads, “I invite the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities to recognize and celebrate the excellence of American products.” What better way is there to celebrate American products then by purchasing American products?

At Gateway Manufacturing, we have always believed in the American dream. We understand the value of American workmanship. In products such as our wooden gates, each and every part is made and manufactured in the USA. We source all components from companies that are also committed to manufacturing in the U.S.

The economic importance of supporting our nation’s manufacturing industry is great.  Becoming aware of how one person can keep the industry moving forward is easy as news of the Made in America movement spreads.

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