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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!

Recent posts

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 …

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.