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Frequently Asked Questions

Gulf South Machine has been in business since 1969, because we respond to customer requirements. There is no manufacturing project too big for us.

Q: Who should I contact concerning a quotation for a project?
A: Please contact the GSM Sales Department by telephone at (985)386-9401, by fax at (985) 386-9206, or by e-mail at

Q: What is the maximum and minimum size of product that Gulf South Machine can manufacture?
A: Fundamentally there is no size constraint; however we do not produce stamping.

Q: What is the typical lead time?
A: The typical lead time is two to four weeks not including lead time for raw material.

Q: What raw material sources does GSM use?
A: GSM uses a large variety of sources because of our diverse customer base.

Q: What type of material does GSM machine?
A: GSM is equipped to manufacture bar stock, castings, and forgings. GSM has produced product from Brass, Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel (300 and 400 series), Alloy Steel, Precipitation Hardening Stainless Steel, Tool Steel, Titanium Alloys, Monel, Inconel Alloys, Titanium, PVC and Plastics, and many others. If you did not see your material requirements listed above, contact our Sales Department at (985) 386-9401 or e-mail them to GSM is confident we can meet your requirements.

Q: What is your Quality System?
A: GSM has implemented a Quality System that is in compliance with ISO 9002 Standards, ANSI/ASQ Z1.4. The Final Inspection process is based on "Zero Defect".  

Q: What is the Management Philosophy?
A: Management is committed to implementing a Lean Six Sigma philosophy throughout our organization. GSM has worked with some of our customers on six sigma projects. One of the six sigma projects led our customer to re-engineer the product, resulting in a significantly lower price product with a lower in-service failure rate. The project was a success because of our close trusting relationship with our customer.

Q: What is the working relationship between Gulf South Machine and Drilex Corporation?
A: Drilex  Corporation is a sister company of Gulf South Machine. Both companies have the same owners. Work load may be transferred between locations on an as-needed basis and with customer approval. Be sure to visit the Drilex Corp. website at