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GK Community

GK Cares


Community Involvement is a long-standing corporate mission. For more than 50 years, our company and its employees have contributed both financially and with their time, putting in thousands of volunteer hours to improve the communities where we live and work. Investment in our communities is just one of many ways General Kinematics demonstrates our commitment to being a good corporate citizen.

Engineers of the Future

General Kinematics is committed expanding horizons in STEM fields for young men and women in the community. We support local schools through educational sessions exploring math and sciences, invite science clubs to tour our facility and more. Learn more at:

History through Castings

The Final Shakeout is an online historical collection of first pours, last pours, commemorative castings, and other metalcasting related history. Each casting tells a story about the foundry that poured them and the foundrymen behind the art. Learn more:

Industry Alliances

General Kinematics is committed to supporting the associations in every industry, we work with these associations to make advancements in education, workplace safety, government sanctions and more for our customers. Investing in a safe and prosperous future for all of the many industries we supply.

Our team is also committed to being industry leaders. General Kinematics very own Director of Resource Recovery, Dick Reeves was recently appointed to the CDRA (Construction & Demolition Recycling Association) Board. With more than twenty years of experience providing equipment and solutions for recyclers around the world, Reeves hopes to bring a new and unique perspective to the CDRA Board.

We proudly support:

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Community Leadership

We are involved locally too. General Kinematics is proud to announce that Randy Smith, Vice President of Technical Services/ Global Quality and a member of GK’s Global Quality Executive Staff, is now on the Board of Directors for the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce. Promoting manufacturing within the community will help to better the community as a whole.