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GB Manufacturing (GBM)/GB Fabrication(GBF)/Par-Kan Co.

trash and food waste, and others in the
landscaping market who use it to carry
ground cover [such as mulch]."
The 2018 Work Truck Show will be
the first for both companies. "This has a
lot of potential in terms of what others
can do with it," she adds.

'Making Customers Happy'
GB Manufacturing and Par-Kan manufacture the Work Hound and Easy Dump
in their manufacturing facilities in Shiloh, Ohio, and Silver Lake, Ind., respectively. Par-Kan also operates a manufacturing facility in Nebraska.
GB Manufacturing is a metal fabrication specialist whose specialties include
stamping, machining and powder coat
painting. The company works in several
markets including automotive. Exam-

ples of its work in the automotive sector
include fabricated metal steps and decks
used on Volvo and Mack semi trucks and
stamped diesel truck engine parts.
"We can make one piece to a million
pieces of different products," Ries says.
"That makes us special - we're the guys
who can make prototypes, put products
on press brakes for low-volume production and then convert to a stamping die
for high-volume production."
Par-Kan also specializes in fabricating
high-quality products from metal. The
company's product lines include SeedWeigh tenders and other agriculture
equipment; baggage carts and ground
support equipment; refuse containers
and liquid waste recycling containers.
Both companies are privately owned,
certified Minority Business Enter-

Midwest

prises that take a similar approach to
their work. "The customer experience
is something we take very seriously,
and we have the same quality expectations," Ries says. "We have great people
throughout our businesses, and take
great pride in solving our customers'
problems. The end game for all of us is
to make our customers happy and give
them a great product." mt
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