New and Used Machinery
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to the Greater Northern California area.
Our company locations in Redding and Woodland allow us to work together to provide our customers the products and services they need to complete their projects, whether for themselves or their customers.
We also cover many communities in Northern California with our delivery trucks right to your jobsite. Our sales and delivery staff primarily cover territory up to the southern Oregon border in the north, central California to the south, the Bay Area to the west, and northeastern California/Northern Nevada border to the east. Our machinery sales serve customers from the Canadian border to Southern California and east to the Rocky Mountains. We are a family owned business, in continuous operation at the same location in Redding California since 1929.
Who We Are
Gerlinger Steel was established in Redding, CA in 1929. At that time, Fred Gerlinger Sr. and his son Bert, purchased and rebuilt the damaged Foundry and Machine Shop that had operated since 1905. The Steel and Industrial Supply division was added in the late 1930’s, utilizing salvaged material from the fire that engulfed McCormick Saeltzer "Big Store."
To better serve our customers, metal fabrication and processing services were added to the Gerlinger arsenal in the 1980’s. While starting out in humble beginnings of a fought-over shear, those services have since expanded to include: master sheet plate burning, sheet and tube laser cutting, high capacity press brake and roll services, as well as a full welding and machine shop.
The early 1990’s saw the addition of Gerlinger’s first alternate location, located in Sacramento California, which expanded the processing capabilities of the company at that time. More importantly, the crossroads-located city provided the family with a better position to service their customers south of the Bay Area and east in to Reno. The operation was moved to Woodland, just across the river from Sacramento, in 2013 to a larger facility that could accommodate the increasing number of fully-automated equipment employed in the Gerlinger processing shops.
Gerlinger Steel & Supply has served construction, precious metal, lumber, aggregate mining, and agriculture industries in Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. Through the passage of time, Gerlinger Steel continues to expand and evolve its services as the needs of its customers change, offering full lines of metals, fabrication equipment, industrial hardware, and fabrication services. It has also expanded its areas that it services customers, at times providing delivery services south through the San Joaquin and east to Nevada. Regularly the sales and warehouse teams coordinate machinery shipments across the Western United States.
Gerlinger Steel & Supply is a fourth generation family owned and operated business. It is constantly striving to serve its customers and provide the highest quality services as efficiently as possible.
Redding “Shop” building was built sometime between the turn of the 20th century and 1920. It was operated as Johnson Machine Works until partially destroyed by arson in the late 20’s.
Fred W. Gerlinger, Sr. purchased the facility, rebuilt it, and opened for business.
Gerlinger Foundry and Machine Works was incorporated in the State of California by E. E. "Ber" Gerlinger for his father, Fred W. Gerlinger, Sr.
Gerlinger Foundry and Machine Works started selling steel.
First electric welder purchased.
Bay 2 completed.
The County Shop was purchased. Bert’s two younger brothers, Fred Jr. and Frank, joined the business. Materials were supplied for the rest of the decade to help build both Shasta and Keswick Dams.
Due to wartime fuel rationing, Dobbin Gulch Mining ceased operation.
Bay 1 completed attached to the east wall of Bay 2.
First floor of the office built.
Bay 3 built completed attached to the west wall of Bay 2.
Supplied materials to road projects such as I-5, I-80, Dam Projects including Trinity, Whiskeytown, Oroville as well as many other powerplants and valley irrigation districts through the late 1980’s.
Fred W. Gerlinger, Sr. passed away just before completion of the second floor of the office building.
Second Floor of the office built.
P G & E yard purchased to use as a truck yard.
Gray iron casting operation (foundry) shut down.
Bert’s son, Fred M. Gerlinger (3rd generation) joins the company.
Gerlinger Steel began actively selling heavy metal working machinery.
Began operations such as shearing, forming, rolling, and shape cutting.
Welding Supply, who leased a building next to the railroad tracks, moved out. The Gerlinger Steel Store was relocated from Bay 2 to this building.
E. E. "Bert" Gerlinger died.
Sacramento branch opened by purchasing Sacramento Pipe Works Machinery.
Purchase of metal working machinery from Hix Bros in Stockton to add to the Sacramento facility’s capabilities.
Opened Nevada City branch.
Added additional Heavy Machinery by purchases from March Metal and Fab, as well as Armco Steel.
Tim Gerlinger (4th generation) becomes the company Vice President and the Facility Manager of the Sacramento location.
Redding installs two Fadal CNC Machining Centers.
Installed 25 x 30 bundle cutting HydMech Vertical Miter Saw in Redding.
Installed our first new CNC laser machine and CNC press brake in Sacramento.
Purchased and moved to new Woodland facility with 9+ acres and 80,000+ Square feet of building, consolidating our Sacramento and Nevada City branches.
11’ x 60’ CNC Oxy/fuel table installed in Woodland
Installed our first 16” x 49’ capacity tube laser in Woodland. Redding’s first laser is installed, which is also the company’s first flat fiber laser.
Woodland installs a new CNC laser/punch combo machine, and both Redding and Woodland install sister 350 Ton x 14’ CNC Press Brakes.
New Woodland machines: 4th CNC 5’ x 10’ Plate Laser, CNC miter saw, CNC Quick Drill, and 1’ x 12’ Roundo Plate Roll.
This year, Gerlinger Steel will erect a 60,000 square foot Solar Structure in Woodland to produce upwards of 700 KW of power at peak efficiency, allowing us to rely less on the power grid and reduce our overall carbon footprint. Additionally, we celebrate our 90th anniversary in October of 2019. This is made possible only through the continued support and loyalty of our customers, and the dedication of our team. For that, we thank each and every one of you.