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COMPANY PROFILES


chairs into the back of his car and headed to Chicago to exhibit at the National Restaurant Show. Attendees were intrigued by Gasser’s highly durable, lightweight chairs. At the close of the show, George left Chicago with a sub- stantial order, several leads and a whole new market to develop. The brothers realized that if their young


company was going to succeed, however, innova- tive design alone was not going to be enough. So they established the key components of their business: enduring work ethics, sound engineer- ing principles and meticulous attention to detail. Today, Gasser Chair Company remains a


Gasser Chair


In the mid-1940s, the three Gasser brothers, Louis, Roger and George, decided to combine their talents and set out on the next phase of their lives.With a few ideas and very little money, they set up shop to work with a relatively new materi- al at the time—aluminum. Tapping into local expertise available in their industrial hometown


of Youngstown,Ohio, they began to provide serv- ices to area companies, such as assembling alu- minum storm windows and screens,welding alu- minum beer kegs and even fabricating custom parts for a prototype helicopter. Driven to develop their own product line,


the Gassers began designing and manufactur- ing aluminum-frame dinette sets. With some success selling these chairs and tables close to home, a young George Gasser loaded a few


inspection and certification of gaming technol- ogy, devices and systems, plus network and information security assessments.With 15 labo- ratories spread across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe,North America and South America,GLI is the only global organization of its kind to hold U.S. and international accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020 and Guide 65 standards for technical competence in the gaming industry. Visit GLI in booth 2919 at G2E 2010 and see


its “Innovation Station,” where GLI proprietary inventions—GLIAccess,GLI Link,GLI Verify, and Point.Click.Transfer—will be on display. These technologically advanced tools allow clients to work smarter, easier, faster and greener.


GLI, photo caption: James Maida, President and Founder, GLI


Gaming Laboratories International


For more than 20 years, Gaming Laboratories International has been the world leader in pro- viding independent, third-party evaluation,


• GLIAccess is the driving force on the password-protected back end of GLI’s website, gaminglabs.com. Here regula- tors and suppliers have 24/7 access to the lab for real-time tracking and project management, and to quickly and easily verify submissions and certifications.


• The award-winning GLI Link enables sup- pliers to test devices against systems remotely. For example, if a device is in Macau,and the system is in Las Vegas, sup- pliers can eliminate the time and expense


family-owned business. The second and third generations of the Gasser family, teamed with exceptionally skilled professionals in all aspects of the business, are guided by the founders’ original principles. Together they proudly continue the traditions of developing innovative solutions to customers’ seating requirements and expertly manufacturing the finest quality seating. Many companies market themselves as


industry leaders; Gasser Chair is among the few that can back up that claim. From the earliest days of the business, product development and improvement have been the constant motiva- tions. And, not surprisingly, simply listening to customers provided the opportunity for many of Gasser Chair’s successful innovations.


For more information, visit www.gasserchair.com.


of shipping and conduct testing over the internet. As a result, GLI Link reduces costs, increases efficiencies and lets suppli- ers to enter the marketplace fast.


• GLI Verify brings the lab to the casino via ingenious hand-held technology. It allows regulators to quickly verify that games and systems operating on a casino floor have been tested and certified by the lab, and generates SHA-1 signatures on files, folders, CD, CompactFlash and DVD media.


• Point.Click.Transfer. is an online appli- cation that allows suppliers to quickly and easily transfer previously tested and certified products into new juris- dictions around the world—literally with the click of a mouse, and without the time and expense of paperwork. Point.Click.Transfer. is the faster, green- er and more efficient way to enter the global marketplace.


In addition, stop by GLI’s G2E booth for infor- mation about GLI University—a continuous education series for regulators that offers on-site and off-site training, including the company’s globally recognized Regulator Roundtables.


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