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Employee Focus: Jeff Bossio

This month’s employee blog will be focusing on Jeff Bossio. Jeff is Van Mark’s Production Supervisor, overseeing the production employees. Jeff tells us “I work with a great group of employees”. He also added “I love the hours and schedule, and it’s a very family-oriented atmosphere!”. He also shared that he appreciates that he has been given the opportunity to assist Van Mark with growth and improvement projects.In the future, Jeff is hoping to move into a more advanced role with Van Mark.
When asked about an accomplishment that Jeff was proud of, he said “During the last week of 2017, we received a larger than typical order. Our team came together and exceeded everyone’s expectation by completing and shipping the order with time to spare”.
Jeff was born and raised in Westland, Michigan, and currently resides in Livonia with his wife Sally and their dog Seger. Having recently purchased a new home, Jeff is in the process of completing some major renovations, which also happens to be …
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Employee Focus: Wayne Stankus

For our latest employee blog, we’ll be focusing on Wayne Stankus.  For 16 years now, Wayne has been a valued employee at Van Mark Products. Wayne is one of our production associates primarily building our brakes and takes a lot of pride in the quality of the products he helps produce.

Wayne told us, “I like the people, working dayshift, and we never work weekends!”  Wayne enjoys the stability of working at Van Mark, which is why one of his goals is to achieve 20 years of employment with the company. “I’m proud of the knowledge that I’ve gained over the years and I appreciate always being treated fairly.”

Wayne grew up in Wyandotte and currently lives in the house he grew up in as a child.  He inherited the house when his parents passed and really enjoys being back in the old neighborhood. Wayne is happily married to his wife Angela since 1997 and they have one Pomeranian who is an important part of the family too. Wayne enjoys going to the movies with his wife and the occasional week…

Van Mark at the International Roofing Expo 2018

We are less than 2 weeks away from the International Roofing Expo, (February 6-8 – Booth#2234) and we would like to talk about the tools that will be displayed at our booth.
Van Mark has over 50 years of experience manufacturing job-site metal forming equipment. Find solutions for onsite bending, slitting and perforating needs for Steel, Aluminum, copper, zinc and many other metals 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 residential roofing, window, siding, metal roofing and metal building industries. The Industrial Metal Master® 20 EZ-Go portable job-site brake with 20” throat depth, designed for job site use, offers easier bending and hemming on up to 24 gauge painted steel.   The machine features reinforced LockMaster™ locking castings for increased bending capacity. 
Also on display this year is the 24” Trim-A-Slitter™…

Message from the President of Van Mark

As we complete our 54th year in business, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our distributors and end users for their support and patronage of Van Mark Products throughout 2017. Over the last few years we have seen the remodeling and construction markets that use our tools continue to grow. Van Mark’s business has grown as well, and we expect this trend to continue throughout 2018 and beyond.

We consistently hear from our customers that they appreciate the craftsmanship and quality of our tools. While our tools have been known for over 50 years as the best quality in their class, we continually strive to make them better. We don’t publicize many of the minor improvements we make, but rest assured, we are always adding value and durability to our tools. 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…

Van Mark at the Batimat Expo 2017

We recently attended the Batimat Exposition in Paris France. The expo is held every two years and attendees come from all over the world to see the latest in construction products and techniques.
It is one of the bigger building product expositions in the world.

Some of our European distributors have stands at the show and promote our tools. This year our IM655 2-meter brake was on display at the Gutterfrance booth. Our Industrial Metal Master® 20EZ brakes are used primarily to bend aluminum, zinc and slight gauge steel in the exterior building and remodeling segments all over Europe.

They also exhibited our Trim-A-Table™ model TAT60 in conjunction with Gutterfrance's GMK 600 Couir Panel roll forming machine. Our Trim-A-Table is used to easily cut angles on panels anywhere from 90 degrees to 10 degrees. Gutterfrance was exhibiting the table positioned to cut roofing panels as they exit their new roll former. There was a great amount of interest in these tools.

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Employee Focus: Bryan Brillhart

For this month, our employee focus is on Bryan Brillhart.  Bryan has been employed at Van Mark for over 25 years, and just celebrated this huge milestone this year!  Being a long-term employee, Bryan, who is our International Sales Manager, has seen many changes take place at Van Mark over the years.  One of those changes is the increase in international sales.

“I’m proud that I have been trusted to expand Van Mark’s global presence by developing numerous international relationships over the past 10+ years.”  Bryan’s focused on continuing to help build on Van Mark’s excellent reputation in the industry overseas.  “American Pride” is how Bryan describes Van Mark.  “I look forward, each day, to working with my customer base.  We offer a product line that we believe in and can stand behind.”

Bryan was born and grew up in downriver Detroit.  He relocated to northwest Wayne county in 1999, and has resided there ever since.  During his free time, Bryan enjoys spinning vinyl!  He winds down…

Employee Focus: Darlene Hayes

Our Employee Focus this month is on Darlene Hayes.  Darlene has been with Van Mark Products for only a year, but in that short time her positive attitude and willingness to help others has proven her to be a valuable member of the Van Mark team.  Darlene handles Van Mark’s receptionist duties, as well as supporting customer service and the sales department.  If you call Van Mark, most likely Darlene’s voice will be the friendly voice you hear on the other end of the phone. 

When asked what she enjoys most about working at Van Mark, Darlene responded “The people!  We all work really well together!”   Darlene likes that she reports to a supervisor who is a hard worker, and sets a great example for others.  She feels her work is challenging and the biggest perk is that she works with a great group of team players.  As for the future, Darlene said she hopes to retire from Van Mark.

Darlene is a Detroit native who grew up on the west side of Detroit.  She has since moved to the suburbs of…