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Happy Retirement to Harold Burns!

Harold Burns (aka Hal), a long-term employee, retired this December. Hal has represented Van Mark since 1985. He has done an excellent job in both the production and maintenance of Van Mark’s products.

Hal has been one of our employee focus topics last year in June, you can read more about him here Employee Focus – Hal Burns.

We want to take the opportunity to thank Hal for his hard work over the past 34 years and wish him a healthy and happy retirement!

Recent posts

Employee Focus: Frank Delorey

For the last quarter of 2019, our Employee Focus is on Frank Delorey.  Frank joined the Van Mark team as a Production Associate in February of 2002. He will be celebrating 18 years with the company in 2020.  Frank tells us that he loves his work schedule because it allows him to have his evenings and weekends to himself.  When we asked Frank to describe Van Mark he stated, “Quality of life”.  Frank said, “it’s been different at Van Mark, not being required to work over-time” and he appreciates that it’s allowed him to spend more time with his family.

Frank takes a lot of pride in his work.  “I’ve been told I have mad Hinge skills”, Frank shared.  He tells us that this is not an easy position but, he feels he’s mastered it over the years.  Frank is looking forward to retirement in the next couple of years.  After retirement, he plans to work part-time, do some updates to his home, and eventually put it up for sale so that he can relocate away from “city life”. 

Originally born in Mexi…

Happy Retirement to Denis McCully!

Denis McCully, our independent sales representative for Canada, is retiring this September. Based in London Ontario and covering Canada from the Maritimes to British Columbia Denis has represented Van Mark since 1991. He has done an excellent job in both supporting our distributors as well as growing and maintaining Van Mark’s market share in Canada.

During our transition, please contact our internal sales team for any needs and questions. You can reach us at 1-800-VAN-MARK (1-800-826-6275).

We thank Denis for his hard work over the past 28 years and wish him a long and healthy retirement!

Employee Focus: Noah Schertzer

For the third quarter of 2019 our Employee Focus is on Noah Schertzer.  Noah became a Van Mark team member in October of 2018 when he was hired in as a Production Associate shortly after graduating high school.  Noah was asked to describe Van Mark in a few words and the description he provided was “tight-knit community”.  Being a small, family owned company, we think Noah’s description is spot-on. 

One of Noah’s responsibilities in the Production department is building coil dispensers and coil cradles.  Each one of these tools is etched with his initials once he’s finished building it.  Noah tells us that he takes extreme pride in building a quality product for our end users and is proud to etch his initials into each tool.  In addition, he enjoys being part of team that works well together and, when he receives a large order, he knows he will complete the task in a timely manner and still provide excellent quality.

Noah also shared with us that he’s hoping to attend a trade school i…

Product Insight: 4'6" Cam locking brakes

At Van Mark we receive many inquiries about our small brakes, shorter than the most popular 10’ 6” and 8’ 6” Sizes. Our 4’6” brakes are the most requested and are great for small jobs or where shorter pieces of metal are needed to be formed. These 4’ 6” brakes are perfect for bending chimney, skylight, and roof vent flashing's as well as small window installation and repairs. Our “Cam Locking” brakes will “Hem” or make 180° bends easily and are designed to bend trim coil and gutter coil up to .027 (3003H14) or .032, soft copper, and light gauge steel (please contact our factory for capacities on your specific metal.) Our 3 featured 4’6” brakes, the M4, our traditional hinge bending brake, the TM4, our most popular brake with the powerslot™ hinge, and our newly updated MM460, featuring a 20” throat depth and lighter yet stronger castings. All 3 cam locking brakes can utilize our optional accessories like our Trimcutter™ or Trimformer™ to cut or form the perfect flashing for the jo…

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…

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 …