New and Used Machinery
PreFabrication Servicesand more...
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.
The Redding machine and weld shop building was built and later was operated as Johnson Machine Works.
Shop building was partially destroyed by arson.
Fred W. Gerlinger and son, Bert, purchased the facility, rebuilt, and opened for business.
Gerlinger Foundry and Machine Works established and incorporated.
Gerlinger Foundry begins selling steel.
First electric welder purchased and put in to use.
First iconic Redding red brick warehouse building, now called "Bay 2," finished construction.
The County Shop is purchased and has since been renamed "Bay 4."
Through the 1960's Materials provided to Shasta Dam and other Hydro-Electric projects.
Second Redding warehouse building, Bay 1, built.
Redding Office completed construction.
Final Redding warehouse building, Bay 3, built. Delivery range now extends West to Eureka, CA, and south to the San Francisco Bay.
Fred W. Gerlinger Sr. passed away, leaving the business to Bert and his other two sons, Fred Jr. and Frank. Second floor of Redding Office completed construction.
Redding truck yard on South St. purchased from PG&E.
Redding Wholesale Store completed construction.
Foundry division of the business was shut down.
Thorughout the 70's Gerlinger Steel sells materials to support projects including the Trinity/Whiskeytown and Oroville Dams, irrigation and canal systems throughout the Sacramento Valley, as well as construction of Interstates 5 and 80.
Now doing business as Gerlinger Steel & Supply, active heavy metal-working machine sales begin.
Pre-fabrication processing begins, including: shearing, forming, rolling, and flame burning.
E.E. "Bert" Gerlinger passes away.
Sacramento, CA branch opened by purchasing the metals processing operations from Sacramento Pipe Works. Delivery range now extends south through the San Joaquin Valley
Bert's son, Fred M. Gerlinger (3rd generation), becomes CEO.
Nevada City Machinery branch opens. Delivery range now extends East to Reno and Carson City, NV.
Tim Gerlinger (4th generation) becomes the company Vice President and the Facility Manager of the Sacramento location.
Sacramento branch sales office relocated to place it in nearer proximity to processing operations.
Redding installs bundle-cutting 25 x 30 HydMech Vertical Miter Saw.
Sacramento processing now includes Amada CO2 laser.
Woodland, CA facility purchased. Sacramento and Nevada City locations consolidated to single new facility.
Woodland installs 11' x 60' High Def CNC Bevel Plasma Table.
Redding installs new generation Amada fiber laser. Woodland installs 16" Mazak tube laser.
Woodland installs new Amada punch/laser combo machine, specializing in rapid production custom shape cutting through the use of high speed punching and CNC laser work.