From humble beginnings our Marks Metal Technology company history.
In 1946 John Marks made a one-man metal shop in the barn on his family’s farm. His operation started out small working on sheet metal needs for ducting and flashings but had John’s integrity and quality-conscious mindset behind it. He slowly added equipment and adapted to the different needs of his customers. Before long, his company grew, and his sons continued in the family tradition of offering skillful, personalized metal fabrication.
We have continued to grow and respond to changes within our industry by investing in cutting edge technology and developing our expertise to encompass innovative processes and methods. We utilize advanced CAD software in programming, detail and design to improve efficiency and decrease waste. From our beginning as a tin shop to currently serving industries such as Infrastructure, Defense, Aerospace, Water Treatment, Petroleum/Chemical, Renewable Energy, Mining, Sand & Gravel, Precast Concrete, Medical Equipment, OEM Manufacturing, Repair & Maintenance and Food Processing Equipment.
Our 49,000 Sq. Ft. facility sits on 4 acres located in the heart of the Clackamas industrial area with easy access to I-205. Having so many complementary services, capabilities and processes in one place enables us to streamline your project with minimized production time and increased cost savings. We have you covered, if you are a “walk-in” customer needing one small art piece for your garden or a multi-national corporation needing a dependable supplier for ongoing parts production. Components, or entire projects--we do it all. Now in our third generation, we are a close-knit company and still have the same simple customer driven mindset of suppling personalized, high quality and cost-effective services.
We at Marks metal Technology are stewards for the company, our customers and community. We have the tradition of integrity, quality workmanship, and customer mindset. We feel the deepest commitment to our customers’ need for reliability and ethics driven business. From the early days we learned that open communication leads to lasting relationships with our customers and we love to collaborate on new ideas. After all, the reason we are here is you.
Key events in Marks Metal Technology’s history:
-1946- John Marks begins his business enterprise to provide for the needs he sees in his community for accurate and honest craftsmanship in the metal industry.
-1969- John’s sons, David and Jon take over operations of the company.
-1986- Acquisition of the Bldg. 1 in Clackamas Or. expanding operations to become primary working location. Currently it serves our Cutting Dept. and our Plate Dept.
-1997- David and Jon re-structure into two separate companies to better serve customers’ needs. David Marks creates and implements Marks Metal Technology name.
-1998- David buys property and Bldg. 2. This was a former Gardenburger plant which we converted and retrofitted to currently house our Fabrication, Machining and Structural Rolling Depts. This year we expanded our HW beam capability with our Diamond Curve technology.
-2007- Expansion to Bldg. 2 creates new space for several fabrication cells and machining centers. Purchased CNC Roundo Plate Roll to accommodate a high-volume customer project and advance our plate capabilities.
-2008- Began our cutting department by acquiring our 87,000 PSI. Flow Waterjet.
-2009- Added capabilities of CNC 230 Ton Cincinnati Press Brake and a Berthiez Vertical Lathe with the capacity to machine large diameters.
-2013- Expanded CNC abilities with a HASS Machine Center and our CL850 Laser cutting Machine.
-2019- Responded to customers’ needs with the addition of enclosed paint bay for industrial coatings. We continued to improve capability, adding a new production saw to our cutting department and Union Mill to our machining department. We began facility improvement projects including new pavement, constructing a dry storage area and repainting our buildings.
-2020- Remodel of offices in Bldg. 1 and updated our local pick-up/delivery options with two brand-new Ford F450 trucks, we now have a maximum payload capacity of 15,000 lbs.
Marks Metal Technology’s history of accommodating and adapting to our customers’ needs is an ongoing family tradition. Let us put it to work for you.