General Kinematics is celebrating its 60th anniversary.
Located in Crystal Lake, IL, General Kinematics (GK) is led by the founder's grandson, Tom Musschoot. The in-house manufacturing has grown to a 220,000-sq-ft modern fabrication facility, utilizing the latest material cutting, forming, and welding technology. GK has also expanded its global manufacturing footprint to include outsourced fabrication partners in Canada, China, England, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Thailand.
Founded in 1960 in a small storefront on Rt. 14 in Barrington, IL by Albert Musschoot, the company began with nothing more than a box of letterhead, an electric typewriter, and a grapefruit crate as a desk. The demand for GK vibratory equipment grew rapidly, and by 1975, after carefully investigating the possibilities, GK built a fabrication facility in Crystal Lake, IL. In 1998, Paul Musschoot took over leadership after the untimely passing of his father. Paul Musschoot led the company's growth across multiple new markets and established manufacturing facilities and offices worldwide.