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Potential year-end Tax Savings.

Purchasing capital equipment near the end of the year is a common practice for construction companies to minimize tax exposure. If your company is in this position and are considering some equipment a Van Mark Brake or Slitter may fit your needs. Any business considering this should consult their tax preparer for how this would affect their individual needs and situation
The Van Mark  Mark II TrimMaster (model TM10) with a stand and accessories like our UniStand EZGO, TrimCutter, CoilDispenser and TrimFormer is the best selling brake for the residential Siding, Window and roofing contractors. The Van Mark Industrial Metal Master 20 EZ (model IM1065) with a TrimCutter (#3017) and Trim-A-Slitter model SCI24HD is designed specifically for the Metal Roofing and Post Frame Building industries.
Van Mark manufactures tools designed to fit your bending and slitting needs. Please contact us for more information on any of our products.
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Employee Focus: Ronnie Lapere

October’s Employee Focus is on Ronnie Lapere.  In just a couple of months, Ronnie will be celebrating 14 years with Van Mark Products.  Ronnie started as a Production Associate, before moving into the role as a Logistics Associate in our Shipping and Receiving department.  Ronnie takes a lot pride in his diverse abilities and is always ready and willing to step in and help in different areas within the plant when needed.  His consistent smile and upbeat personality also make him a positive asset!

Ronnie said that some of things he really likes about working at Van Mark is that his schedule allows for a great work life balance, we are offered a variety of benefit options, and he really likes his coworkers!  When we asked Ronnie to describe Van Mark his reply was “Quality”.  Van Mark is known for its quality tools and service, so we think this description is spot on! 

Ronnie was born and raised in Detroit.  He moved out of Detroit at the age of 20 and eventually settled in Farmington Hill…

Van Mark at Metalcon 2018

With only a week away from Metalcon 2018, (October 10-12 - Booth #1429) in Charlotte NC. We would like to talk about the tools that would be seen at our booth.

Over 50 plus years of manufacturing job-site metal forming equipment. Find solutions for onsite bending, slitting and perforating needs for metal roofing with tools that are Manufactured AND assembled in the USA. Van Mark has produced portable job-site benders, brakes, slitters, perforating machines and panel cutting tables, designed specifically for the metal roofing and metal building industries since 1964.

Our tools have been known for over 50 years as the best quality in their class and we continually strive to make them better. We want our tools to be trouble free and have a minimal amount of maintenance required of them. Van Mark tools cost slightly more than our competitors but the low cost of ownership over the life of the tool far exceeds any short- term savings in the purchase price of other tools.

We are introducing…

Employee Focus: Julie Dinger-Sanders

For the month of September, our Employee Focus is on Julie Dinger-Sanders.  Julie became a member of the Van Mark team in May of this year, stepping into the position of Regional Sales Manager.  Julie has 20 years of sales and marketing experience. She has a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Marketing/Sales, from Ferris State University, and an Associates degree in Applied Science, majoring in Mechanical Engineering.  We believe Julie’s background made the transition into the new position seemingly flawless.

Julie told us that she likes being part of a family owned business that, not only produces products built solely in the USA, but also continually focuses on Research and Development.  We asked Julie to describe Van Mark in a few words and she responded with “Friendly, Superior Quality, and Reputation”.  Julie’s current and future focus is on developing a good working relationship with our distributors and outside sales representatives.

Julie grew up in Greenville, Michigan,…

Employee Focus: Gary Polehna

Our employee focus for August is on Gary Polehna.  Having started with Van Mark in 2002, Gary will be celebrating 16 years with the company in November.  Gary has worked for Van Mark back in the 90’s but left for a couple of years to work with his brother in the roofing industry.  After realizing that roofing was not the long-term career he wanted, he returned to Van Mark, and has been here ever since.  Over the years, Gary has gained experience working in almost every job position within our manufacturing department.  He’s assisted our Shipping & Receiving department when needed.
Gary told us he sees himself working for Van Mark for many years to come.  He said that he feels Van Mark builds a good, quality product, and feels fortunate to work with a group of good people. 

During his free time, Gary enjoys playing guitar.  He’s started playing about 10 years ago and considers it one of his favorite hobbies.  He has an interest in Heavy Metal music and attends concerts whenever h…

Employee Focus: Heather Poston

July’s Employee Focus is on Heather Poston.  Heather joined the Van Mark team in 2015 for her role as Product Design Engineer.  She recently celebrated 3 years with Van Mark.  Heather obtained her B.S. in Product Design Engineering Technology from Ferris State University along with an A.A.S. in CAD drafting and Tool Design, also at Ferris State.  She brought with her a background in CAD design as well as experience in product analysis. 

Heather tells us that she really enjoys working with our close-knit Research & Development team, and the team is always working on a common goal.  When asked to describe Van Mark in a few words, she declared “Consistently Improving” as her answer.  Thanks to Heather and the entire Research & Development team, we agree!  One of Heather's biggest contributions since joining Van Mark is her ability to use computer generated designs to influence new product development along with scientific based testing methods to determine product performanc…

Employee Focus: Hal Burns

June’s focus is on another of Van Mark’s long-term employees, Hal Burns.  Hal started working for Van Mark in August of 1985. This August, Hal will be celebrating his 33 years with the company.  That’s quite an accomplishment!  When Hal started at Van Mark, he worked in general maintenance, but eventually began learning many different functions in our Production area.  Hal’s love of building things make his work at Van Mark that much more enjoyable.  Hal tells us “We sell a unique product, so I feel my skills are not typical, and that gives me a great feeling of job security.”

Hal told us that he is very proud of the products he helps produce. When asked where he hopes to be in five years, Hal told us he hopes to be retired and golfing as often as possible. 

Hal began golfing just 2 years ago and has really fallen in love with it.  Hal has been practicing martial arts for many years and received his black belt in in 2004.  He enjoyed participating in various martial arts tournaments …