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The Factory

Handcrafted Assembly Line

At Gateway Bronco we build the way Henry Ford envisioned, on an assembly line.
This enables up to 5 year warranties, and deliveries as short as 2 months.

Shop bronco on stands

Hamel, Illinois

60,000 square feet providing vertical integration, your Bronco will not leave the facility from the start of production until it is ready to be delivered. All production is done in house. If fact Gateway Bronco even acquired a powder coating company, purchased the entire company so it can perform the ultimate in rust proofing on frames, differentials and suspensions. From metal fabrication, powder coating to paint and final assembly. A completely vertically integrated facility. Most important, a shop with the space and expertise to build the Ford Bronco the way Henry Ford envisioned – on a production line using KanBan, 5S and Lean production processes leveraging Seth’s depth as an award winning engineer and a Six Sigma Black Belt applying world class quality controls to each Bronco built.

Factory door

Located near Route 66, Gateway Bronco recruits some of the best talent in the Midwest region. Multiple members of the team have moved their homes and families 2 hours or more to join the Gateway Bronco team. This is a special team of craftsman. This is a team of true professionals, most master craftsman or journeyman level technicians with multiple managers within the facility to ensure production is consistently meeting the fixed schedule for our customers.

Factory paint

Only the finest materials are used from Prismatic Performance Powders for powder coating to PPG paint and clear coats sprayed with the finest equipment from Sata and Iwata. The results, show quality paint is standard. Many times the paint you see at Barrett-Jackson events by Gateway Bronco is not cut or buffed prior to the show. Our paint jobs come out of the booth defect free and shining. Routinely performing matte finishes without defects.

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