About General Metal

A Single Machine and a Simple Philosophy

About General Metal

General Metal was founded in 1966 by John Tuszl in a one-room shop with a single sheet metal machine and a simple philosophy: Build a strong team and create a rewarding family atmosphere where people enjoy coming to work. These elements have allowed us to develop a service-oriented team that truly thrives on customer satisfaction.

During our early years, General Metal quickly evolved, adding new capabilities and new clients, growing out of seven different shops by 1974 (when John purchased our first major facility).  Not long after, Susan (John's oldest child) and Michael (John's oldest son) joined the business to help support our rapid growth and expansion.

Advancing Sheet Metal Technology

The 1980s saw the introduction of CNC technology, increased capacity and a move to our current facility.  During this burgeoning technological period, we did a lot of work for Unisys and IBM, producing the sheet metal for countless mainframe computers.

As the large-scale, blue-chip projects started to slow down and international competition picked up, John started to transition the operation to his children, adding John Jr. to the corporate roster. In 1996, Michael was named president and the next chapter of General Metal officially began.

Under the leadership of our second-generation owners, General Metal has continued to look for ways to control costs and increase output through the use of cutting-edge equipment, such as laser cutters, punch laser combination machines and robotics.  We are currently exploring and implementing fiber laser technology to once again increase speed and productivity.

50 Years of Exceptional Service

By adhering to John's original vision, we've been able to consistently deliver exceptional customer service with a personal touch that few organizations have been able to match for 50 years!

In our ISO9000-compliant Bensalem, Pennsylvania, facility, we are able to provide:

  • Design Services
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication Services
  • Finishing Services (including powder coating & silkscreening)
  • Assembly Services

Our team prides itself on producing some of the quickest turnaround prototypes in the industry, maximizing operational and production efficiency to ensure short lead times.  Among the many keys to our speedy delivery are our Kanban inventory control system and our in-house line of delivery trucks.

In addition to rapid prototyping, we also offer high-volume laser cutting and precision sheet metal fabricating production at highly competitive price points.  Contact us today at (215) 638-3242 to learn more about our team approach to metal fabrication and finishing.