Tenant Spotlight: MARKS Design and Metalworks, LLC
The port welcomed MARKS Design and Metalworks, LLC (MARKS) as one of our newest tenants earlier this year. MARKS is a leader in designing and fabricating many types of stainless-steel vessels including brewery and distillery systems, wine vessels, methane extraction systems, cannabis extraction equipment, and other engineered products.
MARKS began fabricating in Vancouver in 2008 and after years of significant growth, it was clear that a larger facility was needed. It took MARKS some time to find the right opportunity for expansion, and then the Trimac facility at the port became available. Through this partnership, the port has been integral with getting MARKS moved and operational in the new space and has kept these jobs in the Vancouver community. Over these last few months, the MARKS team has been moving into their new space with a focus on growing their team and building a culture of collaboration, passion and quality.
The popularity of craft brewing, hard seltzer and the diversification of craft beverages have contributed to their continued growth, and their fabrication talents extend beyond those industries to include industrial processing, storage and finding unique solutions to product extraction and automation.
“If it needs stainless steel, we’re your go-to,” said owner and manager Mary Novak-Jandrey. “The variety of fabrication and engineering we bring to the table when partnered with our leading craftsmanship and quality, provides top of the line products and innovative solutions.”
With the ongoing challenges and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, MARKS continues to persevere. “We’re holding the course and working with our employees during this uncertain time,” said Jim Paulsen, MARKS’ President. The port is proud to partner with MARKS to help grow their business and keep these local jobs in Vancouver. Earlier this year, MARKS was able to hire some employees from the building’s previous port tenant, Trimac.
“We’re looking forward to getting back to full-speed, and when the new facility is operational a celebration is definitely in order,” said Paulsen.
Be sure to follow MARKS on social media for updates on the facility and visit their website at marksdmw.com for an in-depth look at their manufacturing, engineering solutions, parts store, brewing systems and how they can help take your business to the next level.