We are manufacturers of portable bending brakes, saw tables, slitters and gutter hood roll forming tools for the construction trades. In business for over 50 years, we have made a name in the industry by providing the strongest portable bending brakes found anywhere in the world.
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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 he
gets the opportunity. Gary is close with
his family and enjoys hanging out with family and friends when he’s not at
work. Gary was born and raised in
Westland, Michigan. He now resides in
Livonia, sharing his home with his brother.
Look forward to another employee focus next month and be sure to follow us onFacebookandTwitterfor announcements.
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
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…
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.