General Stamping & Metalworks to Gain Speed, Collaboration & Accuracy in Quoting Process through Adoption of Paperless Parts

July 25, 2023

GSM partners with Paperless Parts to empower Sales & Estimating team and deliver unparalleled quoting experience to its customers.

South Bend, INGeneral Stamping & Metalworks (GSM), one of the leading metal fabricators in the United States, today announced that they are adopting Paperless Parts, the premiere quoting and estimating platform for manufacturers. By embracing Paperless Parts, GSM aims to solidify its position as an industry leader and offer an exceptional quoting experience to its valued customers.

GSM has earned a reputation for delivering fast, top-quality work over its 100+ years in business. However, their homegrown quoting system places a significant burden on their estimators. John Axelberg, GSM’s President & CEO, has been searching for “the holy grail” of quoting systems, which would allow his estimating team to automate many of the manual administrative tasks associated with quoting and turn accurate quotes around quickly.

“Our estimating team consists of some of our most experienced personnel,” said Axelberg. “However, due to manual processes, they only get to utilize about 15% of their brain power on those things that actually impact our bottom line; the rest is consumed by administrative legwork. Paperless Parts will enable our team to work more efficiently and drive company growth.”

With a dedicated team of two primary estimators and several individuals supporting the sales and estimating process, GSM is well-positioned to leverage the full potential of Paperless Parts. The platform provides enhanced visibility, intuitive workflows, and secure collaboration tools that will enable the team to work on quotes simultaneously, breaking free from the limitations of a linear process.

“We are thrilled to join forces with GSM as they continually raise the standards of operational excellence,” stated Jason Ray, Co-Founder & CEO of Paperless Parts. “It is an honor to be a part of their journey and enable them to provide unrivaled speed and precision to their customers.”

About General Stamping & Metalworks

General Stamping & Metalworks (GSM), with over 350 employees across their South Bend, IN, and Tomah, WI locations, is one of the leading providers of stampings and fabricated metal parts to progressive OEM’s worldwide. With a strong focus on precision and unparalleled responsiveness, GSM serves a diverse range of industries, including lawn and garden, solar, automotive aftermarket, and industrial equipment. In business for over 100 years, GSM has established itself as a trusted partner for OEMs, offering innovative solutions tailored to meet unique customer requirements. To learn more, visit

About Paperless Parts

Paperless Parts is the industry’s top-rated quoting and estimating software for job shops and contract manufacturers. The software streamlines the quoting process, enabling businesses to generate accurate quotes quickly and efficiently while providing real-time analytics to help companies make better decisions. With Paperless Parts, manufacturers can modernize their operations to improve profitability, generate new revenue, and improve customer satisfaction. For more information about Paperless Parts, visit

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