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Employee Focus: Helen Mickle

Our Employee Focus for the second quarter of 2019 is on Helen Mickle. Helen joined the Van Mark team in 2004 and just celebrated her 15-year anniversary this past March. As a Customer Service employee, Helen spends much of her time assisting customers and end users with product questions and placing orders.  With over 40 years of customer service experience behind her, Helen has a proven track record of always taking care of the customer’s needs with a positive outcome.  Helen told us “I thrive on customer satisfaction.  Anytime a customer shows appreciation I feel rewarded and proud of the accomplishment”.

Helen describes Van Mark as “family oriented”.   Her goal in the next five years is that she will be either retired or preparing to retire.  During her free time Helen enjoys being outdoors, gardening, and dog sitting her “grand dog”, a Great Dane named Titan!  Lately, however, Helen’s time is sparse as she spends a lot of her free time helping her elderly mother with her daily ne…
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Van Mark at JLC Live 2019

We are only days away from the JLC Live event in Providence, RI. (March 29 and 30, 2019 – Booth#835) Van Mark is proud to announce the tools that will be displayed at our booth this year.
Van Mark is a family owned and operated business with 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 Mark II Trimmaster® is our most popular and top-of-the-line portable aluminum bending brake. It is accurately and artfully engineered to be the workhorse for any remodeling contractor. We will be demonstrating the TM10 mounted on the on the USA1EZ UniStand for ease of …

Employee Focus: Brett Hutchison

For the first quarter of 2019 our Employee Focus is on Brett Hutchison.  Brett came to work for Van Mark in May of 2017 as a seasonal Production employee, working just during the summers, while he attended college.  After working the last two summers, Brett recently transitioned to a part-time employee, working a few days a week while he goes to school.  Brett enjoys working with his hands which makes working at Van Mark a great fit for him.

When asked to describe Van Mark in a few words, Brett’s reply was: Hard working team!  We concur!  We do have a great group of hard-working folks here at Van Mark.  Brett shared with us that he is very proud of his work and particularly proud to have been part of the production team that has broken production records in the last year.

Brett is currently working on his Mechanical Engineering degree and is hoping that once he completes his degree, he’ll be able to utilize his education by joining one of the “Big 3” in an automotive related engineer…

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.

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,…