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GSIB Leadership Change

January 6, 2020

Leadership Change A major leadership transformation occurred at GS Industries of Bassett, Ltd. Tony Helms, Production Manager took over the management of the company as General Manager on January 1, 2020. Mr. Helms has worked for GS Industries of Bassett for 32 years.

Mr. Terry Cundiff will continue as Vice President for a time to insure a smooth transition for the new General Manager.

GS Industries of Bassett, Ltd. is an injection molder producing products to customers specification for the appliance, furniture, home-décor, construction, textile, carpet and other industries and two proprietary plastic injection molded product lines, Textube, and Underground Products. Established in 1966, in Bassett, Virginia as Dominion Ornamental to service the local furniture industry, it was purchased in 1971 by Libbey-Owens-Ford and operated as a subsidiary for 27 years. During that time the company continued to thrive as a prominent injection molder as it adapted to various corporate changes and ended up as a subsidiary of Aeroquip Corporation in 1989. In 1996, private shareholders purchased the injection molding company. In March 2006, the company purchased Textube and added production of plastic injection molded textile carriers to its line of products. In February 2009, Tahoma Enterprises, Inc. acquired the company.


GSIB Adds Energy Efficient Presses

December 31, 2018

Bassett, VA - GS Industries of Bassett, Ltd. is pleased to announce the addition of two new LS Mtron energy efficient injection molding presses to its press fleet. The company recently installed a "WIZ390E", a 390 ton all-electric machine and "TheONE 550", a 550 ton hybrid machine.

WIZ390E The 390 shot size is 38.2 ounces, mold space is 36.2 x 31.9 inches, daylight min/max is 14.0/61.0, platen width is 51.2 and knockout pattern is 4x16, 6x28.
The 550 shot size is 64 ounces, mold space is 32.3 x 32.3 inches, daylight min/max is 13.8/55.9, platen width is 45.3 and knockout pattern is 4x16, 6x28. TheONE 550

With the addition of the two new presses, GSIB now has injection-molding presses ranging in size from 220 tons to 1500 tons, with shot sizes from 20 ounce to 225 ounces, giving them the capability to serve a wide variety of markets and industries. In 2018 GSIB also invested in a total facility roof replacement, another energy efficient move that will continue to support the environment and maintain the facility to help ensure the success of their customers. Distribution services and inventory solutions for customer products help their customers remain competitive in the global economy. Specs for all our presses can be found at

ABOUT GS Industries of Bassett, Ltd. GS Industries of Bassett, Ltd. is an injection molder producing products to our customers specification for the appliance, furniture, home-décor, construction, textile, carpet and other industries and two proprietary plastic injection molded product lines, Textube and Underground Products. For more information, visit Tahoma Enterprises, Inc, a holding company in Wooster, Ohio added GSIB to their diverse manufacturing companies they oversee in 1996.


Announcing our new logo and look!

November 28, 2017

Recently GS Industries of Bassett, Ltd embarked on designing a new brand identity, to reflect who we are today and to symbolize our future. You can already see the new look on our website, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest pages and our YouTube site. Soon we will have all our product brochures updated and new signage.

We believe this new look better matches what we have become since Tahoma Enterprises, a group committed to conducting business with high standards of integrity in order to assure long-term success, acquired us in 2009.

Our new logo is designed to emphasize our Mission Statement - Striving to create a lasting, honorable alliance with our customers, vendors, and employees; to continually achieve loyalty and to increase overall profitability while building a solid foundation of brand and company recognition.

Lower case letters remind us that we are a player in this life, dependent on our customers, vendors, employees and sales reps to be successful. The colors, lime green and indigo, support our mission statement.

Lime Green is a combination of yellow and green. Yellow encourages communication and instills optimism and energy. Green offers a sense of renewal, self-control and harmony. Lime Green represents optimism and harmony in our alliances with our customers, vendors, employees and sales representatives.

Indigo (blue-violet) is a combination of blue and purple. Blue is seen as trustworthy and dependable, having equal appeal to both men and women. Purple uplifts and represents creativity. Indigo symbolizes integrity, deep sincerity and wisdom. Reflecting on our history will energize our creativity by introducing new products and solutions to our customers. GS Industries of Bassett, Ltd. has been involved with injection molding since 1966; our technical staff has a combined 135 years of experience in all aspects of injection molding, Underground Products was the pioneer in engineering the first plastic injection molded spacer system ...that's a lot of wisdom!

The font is stylized with curves for a friendly and personal appearance. It reminded us of spirals which represent the growth, evolution and transformation of GS Industries of Bassett, Ltd. as we build, achieve and create. Taking the first letters of our legal identity creates a modern and quickly recognizable logo.

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New introduction to the Underground Products Spacer System
8x3 Spacer
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November 13, 2017
Bassett, VA - GS Industries of Bassett, Ltd. is happy to announce the introduction of the new 8" x 3" spacer within its Underground Products line. The newly improved design has the ability to not only secure an 8 inch pipe, but it can also secure two additional pipes within the same spacer. The base component design can hold up to a 1.5" pipe and the intermediate component design can hold up to a 2" pipe diameter without the need to purchase any additional adaptors. Not only does this feature avoid the additional expense and the need to manage excessive components to secure smaller pipe sizes, but the flexibility allows the customer to add in a last minute communication line without any disruption to the project build. The product is made with the same rugged, ultraviolet resistant material and contains the snapping tabs to lock the pipe in place for easy assembly in the field. GS Industries of Bassett, Ltd. pioneered the engineering of the first plastic spacer system more than fifty years ago and continues to look for innovative ways to improve its line of products.

Starlett Hedrick, Sales Manager
800-445-2192, x 15
GS Industries of Bassett, Ltd.
85 Rosemont Road
Bassett, VA 24055




































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Community Involvement

Annually, GSIB selects local charities to support on a monthly basis throughout the year. In addition, other organizations receive one-time donations. This year, we are proud to support the following organizations monthly.

Partnering with the Ambassador Company Partnering with the Ambassador Company, Campbell Court Elementary School children are presented two books annually. One is about doing your best and being your best, the other is about character. Our goal in doing this is to share with children and parents the strong values upon which our nation was built and encourages the character traits necessary for a successful life.
Backpack Program School Backpack Programs help children in need get nutritious and easy-to-prepare food they need to get enough to eat on the weekends. GSIB is blessed to be able to provide funds to the following organizations who assemble bags of food for three local schools.
  • Smith River Church of the Brethren - Woolwine Elementary School
  • Stuart Elementary School
  • First Baptist Church of Bassett - Campbell Court Elementary School
Grace Network of Martinsville GSIB is pleased to provide financial assistance to Grace Network, a faith-based, first-stop center for resources for families in crisis in Martinsville and Henry County, providing financial assistance for housing and utilities, a food pantry, and more.
Southside Survivor Response Center Southside Survivor Response Center provides community response for women, children and families suffering from domestic and sexual assault by providing crisis intervention, advocacy, safety services, and other appropriate interventions necessary to bring about change and end the violence. They serve Martinsville, Henry and Patrick Counties.
Sponsor of Celebration 2019, a family fun event celebrating Independence Day. Sponsor of Celebration 2019, a family fun event celebrating Independence Day.





































GS Industries to Expand

Tahoma Enterprises, a holding company with 24 local investors, announced it had acquired GS Industries of Bassett, an injection molding manufacturer with headquarters in Bassett, Va.