Gorbel Celebrates 40 Years of Manufacturing Excellence in the Material Handling Industry

“On behalf of everyone at Gorbel®, we are grateful to build upon the foundation that my father, Dave Reh, set in place 40 years ago when he took the entrepreneurial leap to start Gorbel®. Our team has been lucky to have such incredible employees and families of employees throughout the journey.

Gorbel® Inc., a Victor, NY based manufacturer of material handling and fall protection equipment, is pleased to be celebrating 40 years of manufacturing excellence this year. They marked the occasion with a large celebration for employees, families, and special guests at their Fishers Run headquarters on Friday, September 8.

Gorbel® was founded by Clarkson graduate Dave Reh in 1977 as a manufacturer of I-Beam Jib Cranes. Over the years, the company expanded its product line and outgrew their original location in Fairport. They moved to their current headquarters on Fishers Run in 1990. In 2003, Dave’s son, Brian, became President of Gorbel®.

The Gorbel® product line now includes Work Station Cranes, Gantry Cranes, Cleveland Tramrail® Patented Track Cranes, Tether Track™ Rigid Rail Fall Protection Anchor Systems, and G-Force® Intelligent Lifting Devices. In 2015, Gorbel expanded beyond the industrial realm by applying their G-Force® lifting technology to the medical rehabilitation world with their SafeGait® line of rehab solutions, including the SafeGait 360® Balance and Mobility Trainer, the SafeGait EMBRACE™ Rehabilitation Harness, and the SafeGait ACTIVE™ Dynamic Mobility Trainer. In fact, Gorbel founder Dave Reh recently had back surgery, and is using the SafeGait system as part of his inpatient rehabilitation at Strong Memorial Hospital.

In addition to their Victor headquarters, they also have manufacturing plants in Pell City, Alabama and Tianjin, China. Gorbel® now employs hundreds of employees worldwide, including over 350 people locally.

“On behalf of everyone at Gorbel®, we are grateful to build upon the foundation that my father, Dave Reh, set in place 40 years ago when he took the entrepreneurial leap to start Gorbel®,” said Owner and President Brian Reh. “Our team has been lucky to have such incredible employees and families of employees throughout the journey. From our humble roots in 1977 to the 400+ global employees who call Gorbel® home today, every ounce of our success points to the values, teamwork, and growth-oriented culture that we all share. Our Mission is to Improve People’s Lives and I can’t wait to see Gorbel®’s positive impacts in the world in the years to come. Here’s to the next 40!”

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 experience providing overhead solutions from 50lbs to 40 tons 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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