Graybill Machines News

Graybill Machines News

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Job Shadow Program

We welcomed Luke MacNair today to job shadow one of our engineers, Shawn Sauder. Luke is a freshman at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and is studying mechanical engineering. During his visit Luke will be exposed to the software programs we use in designing our custom food processing machinery as well as a glimpse into our work environment

Water Jacketed Double Hopper

This water jacketed hopper was recently completed for a customer. It's designed to hold two different materials, such as peanut butter and chocolate. Both hopper sides are sealed from each other so that each side can operate at its own temperature. The fabricators challenge was to ensure all seams were welded precisely to prevent water leaks.…


We welcomed retirees back for a recent employee luncheon.  It’s always great to see our retirees and express appreciation for all their years of service.

Honoring Don Nolt

Honoring and remembering Donald S. Nolt who passed away October 24th. Don was a valued employee at Graybill Machines for 38 years, retiring at the age of 82. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.


Cross-training in action! Ethan and Arley, two of our mechanical engineers are helping in our assembly shop.  Ethan is wiring a control panel and Arley is helping with mechanical assembly.  Both are learning new skills and helping to balance the workload at Graybill Machines.  Thanks for your help Arley and Ethan!  

Core Value “Excellence”

“Excellence” is a core value of Graybill Machines. The robust construction and precision of the base framework done by our fabricators is an integral part of the successful solutions we provide. Graybill’s reputation for providing quality, dependable food processing machines stands on the excellence of our fabricators.

National Aviation Day

It’s National Aviation Day! Meet Steve Lougee, one of Graybill Machines’ skilled machinist.  Steve is also a commercial pilot working toward the goal of flying for a major airline, which requires 1500 flight hours and ATP (air transport pilot) certification.

National Book Lover’s Day!

It’s National Book Lover’s Day! Currently the Graybill Machines Leadership team is reading and discussing this book in their on-going effort to improve their effectiveness and communication skills.

Employee Appreciation Luncheon

Graybill Machines recently held our mid-summer employee appreciation luncheon.  Owners Curt and Mike gave a big thank you and a mid-year surprise pay increase to everyone for their hard work and dedication.  Our solutions are only possible because of our greatest asset -our employees- Thank you!   Shout out to @Sei’s catering for the…

New Employees

Graybill Machines is excited to welcome 2 new employees! Ethan Huber is our newest mechanical design engineer.  He is a recent graduate of Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.  Ethan worked with GMI during college as an intern. Dan Stoltzfus is our newest CNC machinist.  He recently graduated…