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GK Plant Safety

Plant Tour Safety and Security Guidelines

​​When arriving at General Kinematics, please park in the visitor parking available near the main entrance. After watching the safety video and signing the Non-Disclosure Agreement, GK’s receptionist will invite you to wait in our lobby until your contact arrives.

The following information is to inform you of our current policies regarding visits to General Kinematics’ world headquarters.

General Rules

  • During your visit, please stay with your General Kinematics contact. It is not permitted to visit areas of the plant unattended.
  • In order to maintain effective communication, please ensure that you keep closely together as a group and that you wear the supplied protective gear.
  • Before your visit please notify your contact of the following details: Title, First Name, Last Name, and Company. Name changes can be made up to 24 hours prior to your visit.


  • When visiting the plant floor, you will be provided with the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • The following are required: reflective safety jacket, ear protection, safety glasses.
  • Smoking is prohibited except in specially designated smoking areas.
  • No open-toe sandals or high heels are permitted. Please wear close-toed shoes for the tour (steel toed shoes are not required). Trousers and comfortable clothes are also required.
  • Please keep to the pedestrian lanes inside and outside the buildings.
  • Be aware of any automated guided vehicles, fork-lift, tow trucks and/or any moving machinery in the production areas.
  • Touching machinery and equipment is strictly forbidden, unless your visit is technical.
  • If an emergency situation occurs, please stay with your GK contact who will accompany the visitors safely out of the building via the nearest exit.


  • No filming equipment, including cameras and cellular phones with cameras are permitted. Using mobile phones for taking photos are not allowed throughout the building.
  • Visitor badges must be visible during your visit.
  • Taking any material outside the factory is strictly forbidden.

Please send the name and contact information of your group leader prior to your visit. You may also inform Savanna Mensching at 815-444-3568 or in case of any change or delay on the day of your visit.


Thank you for your cooperation!

GK Safety Committee

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