Founded in 1965, MGM Industries has grown into a vertically integrated manufacturer,
keeping our finger on the pulse of quality control from PVC powder to extruded frames
to cutting to assembly. We keep quality up and cost down.
With over 400,000 square feet in manufacturing facilities and eight lines of extrusion
equipment, running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, MGM Industries is a leader in the
production of high quality pvc fenestration products for wholesale distributors both
large and small.
MGM Industries has a team of supervisors, engineers, tool makers, electricans, customer service personnel, computer I.T. people, outside salespersons and a host of a great bunch of employees to serve your window product needs.
The Gaskins Brothers, the "G" in MGM
Abe Gaskins- The elder brother, his first job at MGM was at the tender age of 14 working on Saturdays,
sweeping floors and cleaning toilets. He decided to go to college after Dad's "opportunity" wore off and graduated from Vanderbilt
University in 1980, with a degree in mechanical engineering. Upon graduation, he worked as a field engineer for a natural gas pipeline company
and then as a design engineer in the marine industry, before earning his MBA at the University of Tennessee in 1985. That
's when his dad offered him another opportunity at MGM and he's been here ever since. As an engineer, Abe oversees MGM's extrusion operation
and is the principle designer for MGM's windows. He keeps his pulse on future products that will address customer needs and market trends.
And when he's not focused on the future, he's spending his time putting his private pilot's license to practice,
flying over the Tennessee countryside.
Zeke Gaskins- The middle brother, like Abe worked in the plant as a teenager and began working at MGM as an adult after graduating in accounting from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, in 1981. Zeke's mantra is "quality, quality, quality". It's either good quality or bad quality and he will not tolerate bad quality. (Gives him stomach cramps.) Zeke constantly has his pulse tuned to the daily rhythms of the plant and also oversees accounts payable. He enjoys golfing and has discovered the joys of hiking the national parks during vacations. Ask him about Glacier National Park next time you see him.
Joe Gaskins- The youngest brother, graduated from David Lipscomb University in 1982. Keen observer
that he is, he took up team sports during his teenage summers, after observing that Abe was cleaning toilets and Zeke was
following suit. His competitive nature positioned him well for his first job as a high school basketball coach and then as
head coach at Motlow Junior College, in Tullahoma, Tennessee. He went on to be an assistant coach at Austin Peay University in
Clarksville, Tennessee, before deciding to come to MGM and put his concept of team to work as head of the sales department.
Today, Joe functions as the Vice President of Sales and is in charge of receivables at the company. He keeps his finger on the
pulse of MGM's customers, building trust and lasting relationships with them. When you don't find Joe working, you'll find him on the golf course.
All kidding aside, when all three of the brothers came back to MGM as adults, they all started in a production role. Either running the glass department or a running a window production line. As MGM has grown, each brother has gravitated towards specific functional areas and together form a solid core from which the MGM team has grown and florished.
Mary England-(AKA "The Boss" ,AKA Mary E.) Truck Scheduling manager. Second employee of MGM Industries. She taught "The Boyz" everything they needed to know in the window biz. Mary currently manages all truck drivers, schedules the routes and decides whether to ship on our truck or make an LTL decision. Mary has been with the company over 40 years and is a very valued member of the team. Mary's passion, other then MGM, are her children and grand children and great grand children--and BINGO!! Do I hear a B-5, B-5 ... Calling B-5.
Mary has been with MGM for 40 years. Below is a link to a local news cast celebrating her 40th.
I've been in the BIZ since Aug.1970, started out driving a forklift and material handling--and
as they say the rest is history having
been a member of the M.G.M. family since Dec.1999.
I have witnessed and been a part of the continuous growth of M.G.M. from 150,000 sq.ft. in 1999, to approx. 400,000 sq.ft. in 2011.
When an order is not built in time, built wrong or giving trouble in the field, I 'm your man.
I have been married to my wife Debbie for thirty plus years and we have two children.
I have a son Jeremy 28 years old that's works in the Swing Door, Patio Door department. He has been in the company
for 10 years. I also have a daughter, Danielle, attending medical school at East Tennessee State University in
When I'm not building windows and doors, I like to go fishing not always with the best results but I
guess that's why it's called fishing instead of catching. (BTW- he's a lot nicer then his mug shot looks!!!)
Lisa Dill- Office Manager- I have been with MGM since 1996. I have a wonderful husband of 32 years. My son and his wife have blessed
us with a new grandson that brings us so much joy! We enjoy spending time with our family and friends and traveling. We have a group of great people and
great customers at MGM that make this a wonderful place to work.
Alicia Logue- Customer Service since May 2000. I am a laid back person with a twisted sense of humor. Happily married to my high school sweetheart,
Justin, since 2001. We have one son, Cyrus, that keeps us on our toes. Cyrus has my sense of humor but Justin's shy personality. Our niece, Adrian, spends a lot of time with us.
We consider her part of our family. She is planning to attend college in the Fall of 2013. As a family we love riding ATV's, shooting guns, drag racing, hockey and traveling.
My favorite personal hobby is baking sweet treats and decorating cakes/cupcakes. :-)
Direct Line: 615-590-4008
Debbie Martin- Customer service.
Shirl Baker- Customer service.I came to work in 2002 as an assistance on the 6010 line. Due to medical reasons, I got promoted from the back door of the 6010 line to the front door of customer service (Joe felt sorry for me). I enjoy trying to sing and bringing laughter to people I meet. My husband's name is Randall who enjoys fishing. My 24 year old son,Di'Angelo, enjoys playing the organ, keyboard and drums. I also have a 14 year old daughter, DeEbony,who enjoys playing basketball. I am very blessed and thankful to have such a good job and to work with such good people. And I look forward to many more years. God Bless You! Direct Line:615-590-4009
Abby Key- Hi! My name is Abby, and I am *not* a Gaskins! (Not sure why, but people are always asking me how my dad, Joe, is doing...but my dad's name is Jim.)
I really enjoy my job at MGM. The people that I speak with while I'm here at "work" are more than just customers; they are my friends.
I am very fortunate to have a job I enjoy, even though there is so much to learn about this world of window and door manufacturing...who knew that something as
seemingly simple as a piece of glass could be so very complex??? I didn't, but I do now! When I am not working, my number one priority and idea of fun is spending
time with my kiddos, Katie (21), Kevin (19), and Anna Lucia (7). When I am not being entertained by them, I love to paint and create pieces of art with items
that are repurposed. I love yard sales and flea markets because I'm always looking for something unique that catches my eye to make my next creation with.
My favorite phrase is this: "Choose to be happy," and it is a rule I try my best to live by. Direct Line:615-590-4021
Mary Blankenship-(AKA, Mary B.) Window production scheduling and Traffic manager. Works with Mary E. ("The Boss") to coordinate the daily window production schedule with the truck delivery schedule. Mary also manages all back hauling of the MGM truck fleet.
Sopharina Srey- Assistant Scheduling and Traffic. Sophie has been with the company for four years. Sophie is originally from Cambodia and immigrated to the U.S. after the social tumoil of the 1980's. She is quite a remarkable lady having lived through that era. Sophie is a single parent of two lovely children. Her son, Chrishna, is 16 yrs old and loves to play golf and tennis while her daughter,Christina, is 9 yrs old and loves to play the piano. In my job I am responsible for batching the window and door schedule for the MGM production lines. I like my job and the people with which I work. I am very happy to be a part of MGM experience.
Tonya Littlejohn- Load sheets and Invoicing. Creates load sheets for the shipping department. Invoices trucks. Tonya has been with the company four years.
In her off time she enjoys her time off with her husband Jason and their children Madelyn, Jackson, Matthew and Kaylin. They are busy with Softball and Baseball.
Gracie Bryan - Accounts Receivable. Started working at MGM in August of 2010. She works in the accounts receivable department.
While she is off work, she enjoys relaxing at home and spending time with her husband, Justin. Grace and Justin just had their first child, Lyla. She also likes going hiking, cooking, running, and playing tennis.
Carol Medsker - Pricing Maintenance.
Glenda Scruggs-(AKA, Bo) Pricing and Order Entry.
David Robinson - Purchasing.
Purchasing Agent and Safety Coordinator for MGM Industries. At work I enjoy the day in and day out challenges that come
with keeping a fast paced business running full steam. When not at work I enjoy spending time with my son Dawson and better half Clara. With sporting events
and all the ins and outs that come along with them, Dawson keeps me running at full speed! Our family also enjoys spending time outdoors and can be found on
the water whenever possible. We are all die hard football fans even though our choice of teams vary. I cheer for the Bengal's, Clara loves her Titans and Dawson
is a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Either way we can all be found on the edge of our seats come Sunday. The newest addition of our little family, Easton,
will arrive some time in April of 2014. We look forward to his arrival! If there is anything I can do to help you give me a shout or shoot me an email and I
will do everything I can to help build the relationship between MGM and your company.
Information Technology (I.T.)
Stephen Prather - Head of the I.T. Department.
Sean Theriot - I.T. Department. Sean works in developing and maintaining software as well as training and software support. If you are having trouble with MGM's software please give him a call or shoot him an email. He will be glad to help out. Sean and his Wife, Tori, have a daughter, Sarah..
Feroz Mohammad - I.T. Department. Feroz is a Java Programmer working on MGM Window Software graduating with a Master of Science degree in Computer Science in Fall 2008. After graduation, I came to work for MGM Industries and its a great learning experience. I enjoy Reading, Computers, Games, Hiking, Rafting, Mountain Biking, Watching Movies, etc.I would like study towards an MBA in the near future.