Founded in 1951, G.G. Schmitt & Sons is a family-owned manufacturer of marine products and hardware. Its inventory includes seats, ladders, handrails, steering wheels and portlights made of aluminum and stainless steel. The company also provides folding stern seats, leaning posts, cleats, footrests, door catches, bolt latches and windshield braces. It offers painted, anodized, powder-coated and plated products. G.G. Schmitt & Sons also provides installation services. The company maintains a custom products division that designs, engineers and fabricates various products for nonmarine purposes. Headquartered in Lancaster, Pa., G.G. Schmitt & Sons maintains one of its plant locations in Sarasota, Fla.