49 Years of Excellence
Gordon, Inc. was founded in Shreveport, Louisiana, 1964. Since then, the company
has grown to 100+ employees, with a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility utilizing
over 226,000 square feet, and supported by over 70 independent agents worldwide.
Gordon specializes in sustainable architectural metal products for interior and
exterior applications. Product applications include specialty metal ceilings and
wall systems, drywall and plaster trims, column enclosures, and many other architectural
specialty products. Systems are designed for commercial, acoustical, educational,
cleanroom, data center, healthcare, correctional, industrial, and institutional environments.
Gordon, Inc. is an award-winning manufacturer and is widely known throughout the
industry as the leader in custom architectural specialties.
Gordon’s exceptional growth and success have been guided by strategic growth plans
which combine (1) expansion of existing markets, (2) development of new and unique
products, as well as (3) new business and product acquisitions.
In 1999, Clestra Cleanroom Components was acquired, leading to corporate reorganization
which created Gordon's Cleanroom Products Division. In 2001, Gordon acquired ALPRO®
Acoustical Systems. Gordon’s most recent acquisition occurred in 2007, when Gordon
purchased the metal security ceilings systems marketed under the names Lockdown®
and Cel•Line®, from Environmental Interiors, Inc., and with that, the Gordon Corrections
Division emerged. In 2010, Gordon Exterior Division was created to include metal,
exterior building materials for walls, soffits, columns, and ceilings. In 2011,
Gordon Data Center Products Division was created to provide architectural solutions
for the data center environment, including ceiling and wall systems for containment
and process support, acoustical ceiling panels and wall treatments, and energy efficient
Gordon is widely known in the industry for its custom CNC fabrication capabilities
and outstanding finishes. Punching, cutting, forming, welding, curving and custom
in-house eco-friendly painted finishes are just some of the ways Gordon adds value
to its extensive line of unique products. Gordon offers cutting-edge capabilities,
high quality precision assembly work and metal forming. As a large and capable custom
manufacturer of architectural specialty products, Gordon continues to expand its
capabilities to offer the broadest range and the highest quality products to the
The company is guided by an adopted set of Values, Beliefs, and Principles which
provide the foundation for individual and team behaviors, and development of overall
business strategies which ultimately shape the culture of the company. Environmental
responsibility and ethical personal and business behaviors are a paramount expectation
of all members of the organization, with standards set for integrity and fairness
which prevails in all transactions and relationships.
In January of 2010, Gordon announced an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) which
is designed to transition ownership to its employees. As an ESOP company, our mission
and culture will continue in the finest traditions of our day-by-day passion for
continual improvement. Every employee-owner is both responsible and accountable
to work with maximum intensity to embrace the needs of our customers and our vendor
partners, and seize every opportunity to provide for them both solutions and a totally
delightful business experience.
On the strength of its absolute commitment to a customer-first focus, superior quality
and workmanship, second-to-none service, state-of-the-art manufacturing capability,
and exceptional financial stability, Gordon, Inc. has positioned itself as the recognized
industry leader in the Interior Specialties, ALPRO® Acoustical Systems, Cleanroom
Products, Corrections, Exterior, and Data Center markets.
Core Values, Beliefs, and Principles
Ownership, Management and Team Members of Gordon, Inc. are guided by Principles
that serve as expectations for Individual and Group behavior, as well as for the
execution of overall Business Strategies.
The highest standards of integrity, ethics, and fairness must prevail in all transactions
Maximum Productivity and Job Satisfaction for all members of the organization can
be realized by providing opportunities to participate in decision-making, by offering
opportunities to assume responsibility commensurate with ability, by providing visible
recognition for group and individual achievement, and by creating an atmosphere
of openness, trust, and respect for high performance.
The most important business leadership priority is sustaining a system of values
and a culture that reflects a company-wide commitment to:
- Developing unique and cost-effective approaches to
solving problems and capitalizing on opportunities
- Defining and implementing winning strategies; those
that provide win/win outcomes without invoking loss on others
- Continuing to improve individual and team performance
- Being willing to take calculated risks and learning
from our mistakes
VALUE TO OUR CUSTOMERS
Sustaining superior financial performance requires that the primary thrust of the
entire organization be directed toward providing superior value to our customers
at the most competitive cost. We must strive to earn and re-earn the respect and
trust of our customers. Processes and the resulting products must perform near to
state-of-the-art and must exceed the performance of competitors.
A strong and pervasive profit orientation should be maintained and reinforced.
The Employee Stock Ownership Plan provides each employee with the opportunity to
share in the financial success of the company.
An intense and unwavering commitment to utilize materials that are safe and pose
no threat to the environment. Individual responsibility to recycle and reduce the
root cause of waste is expected of all members of the organization.
The Company can most effectively contribute to the well being of the community by
creating and maintaining safe, productive, and rewarding jobs. Business performance
and jobs will be the first priority in the commitment to the Community of our time,
energy, and resources.
Gordon will become recognized as the premier manufacturer, provider of solutions,
and global supplier of construction specialty products.
Achieving our mission will require:
- Strategic alliances with our major customers and suppliers
based upon our joint consensus, and our absolute commitment to customer service
and satisfaction that sets industry standards.
- Cutting-edge technology and service to improve the
total value delivered to our customers.
- Leadership in development of manufacturing capabilities
that mirror the needs of our customers in all respects.
- An organization and company culture that attracts superior
people; emphasizes accountability; and rewards results, commitment, customer responsiveness,
teamwork and the taking of calculated risks.
- A relentless commitment to out-performing the competition
in terms of quality, service and cost.
Accomplishing this vision will redefine the construction specialty industry and
provide enriched levels of rewards for our customers and for our organization.
Our Strategic Imperatives
- Improve organizational effectiveness and capability.
- Develop and implement a process that provides step
function improvement in service.
- Develop and implement plans to assure long-term cost
management and achievement of relative cost and quality advantage.
- Exploit the total organizational technical capability
to continually differentiate ourselves competitively.
- Develop a growth strategy that focuses on continually
adding strength to the company’s overall competitive position by maximizing utilization
of existing capacity.
Manufacturing Facility Size: 226,000 square feet
Number of Employees: 100+
Year Founded: 1964
Business Type: Metal and Fabrication
Gordon values its reputation for actively pursuing aggressive environmental policies.
Gordon utilizes vendors who share these same values and whose processes employ the
use of recyclable components. Likewise, a strong recycling initiative prevails in
all Gordon manufacturing processes.
Extruded Aluminum is the principle substrate that is utilized in manufacturing of
our ceiling and wall system products. We annually purchase over 4 million pounds
of aluminum extrusions. Our primary supplier for this material currently uses 58.2%
recycled aluminum materials. This material is composed of 39.1% pre-consumer and 19.1%
post consumer content - LEED®1 (Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design) Credits MR 4 – Recycled Content.
When using metal coil materials:
- 30% recycled aluminum coil
- 19% pre-consumer content
- 11% post consumer content
- 73.7% recycled steel coil
- 12.6% pre-consumer
- 61.1% post consumer
In addition to what we purchase, the excess drop materials that naturally occur
in the manufacturing processes are returned to our suppliers for recycling.
Our in-house finishing facility uses only water-soluble / biodegradable materials
yielding no VOCs. All waste from this process is rated safe for discharge to our
city storm sewer system which is ultimately delivered to our city waste water treatment
plant with no adverse impact to the environment. No hazardous materials are used
in this or any other process within our facility.
Our Environmental Policy is embodied in our Core Values, Beliefs, and Principles.
It is the responsibility of every Gordon employee to continually identify new and
expanded opportunities to not only recycle, but to reduce the root causes of waste.
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