About GS Engineering
GS Engineering provides complete engineering of lightweight structures for military and commercial vehicles. We redevelop the structural systems, then build and field test prototypes to validate the design. Download our brochure to learn more about our capabilities.
GS Engineering is an agile small business focused on design & analysis services, vehicle testing, prototype development, & lightweight material R&D.
GS Engineering provides engineering services such as research & development in metal matrix composites, application engineering in the heavy tracked & wheeled vehicle market, concept modeling & prototyping, and lightweight component structural design, test equipment design & build, and vehicle testing. GS Engineering is a DoD certified HUBZone Small Business located in Houghton MI.
GS Engineering was incorporated in 2001 as the inaugural spin-off company under the Michigan Tech Enterprise Corporation SmartZone program. Glen Simula started GS Engineering to apply advanced technology developed during his past 19 years at the Keweenaw Research Center, Michigan Technological University, to solve commercial and military engineering problems.
GS Engineering initially began with 3 employees working from their homes. GS Engineering has grown to nearly 70 full-time employees. GS Engineering's customers include the Department of Energy, Department of Defense clients, leading vehicle manufacturers, and material development companies.
GS Engineering has received a number of recognition awards from Michigan's Governor Jennifer Granholm, including;
• GS Engineering was selected as the Michigan High-Tech Small Business of the Year by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation in 2003.
• Michigan Cool Company in 2004.
• Michigan 50 Company in 2005, highlighting the 50 Companies to Watch.
• Michigan's 2010 Government Contractor of the Year
In addition, GS Engineering was named the Business of the Year for 2007 by the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA). KEDA represents hundreds of businesses in the three county area surrounding GS Engineering.
In March 2008, GS Engineering moved into a newly constructed facility in Houghton that combines office space, a ceramic processing lab, material testing, electrical lab, and a high bay area for vehicle development projects.
Location & Facilities
Our research facility is located in Houghton on the Keweenaw Peninsula of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. As a technology partner with Michigan Technological University, GS Engineering has even further access to research facilities as well as many experts in the field of engineering. GS Engineering has a customizable test course consisting of 420 acres used for testing and vehicle development. The test course contains paved, gravel, cross country, and severe duty courses. Heated vehicle bays and a fabrication shop are also located on the test site.
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GS Engineering, Inc
47500 US Hwy 41
Houghton, Michigan 49931
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