United Mechanical & Metal Fabricators, Inc.
When Gina Wang was working as an accountant for UMEC in the 1980s, owning a business was far from her mind. UMEC was founded by her father in-law, who evolved it to its current specialties – sheet metal fabrication and high precision parts manufacturing. By 2003, Gina had acquired majority equity in the company. As a minority female operating in an economically disadvantaged area, she secured federal DBE (Disadvantage Business Enterprise) certification, allowing her to serve many major corporations. UMEC’s other certifications comply with the Buy America requirements, leading to government funded contracts.
Gina knew automation and state of the art technology would position UMEC for long term sustainability. With an SBA loan she purchased a significantly larger building in Union City, next to the company’s first facility for cost savings and operational efficiency. For Gina, the new building is proof that standing by your vision can result in tremendous success.