Since 1958 Par-Kan Company, LLC has been fabricating high quality products from metal. With product lines in agriculture, ground support equipment, refuse, and liquid recycling customers have come to depend on our robust processes and unrivaled service.
As part of a 2016 acquisition, Par-Kan now partners with sister company GB Manufacturing/Fabrication to expand our capabilities to limitless capacity and our footprint in the Midwest as one of 5 plants in Indiana and Ohio. As part of the larger company, Par-Kan now offers product design and engineering support, a wide range of machining options, in-house tool and die, powder coating and a commitment to offer unique solutions to reduce costs, lead time, and improve quality.
As Chief Executive Officer and primary owner, Nelson is responsible for the overall management of Par-Kan and its sister company GB Manufacturing/Fabrication. He drives sales and marketing, new markets, customer and growth strategies. In fact, Nelson has grown the organization more than 400% organically and by acquisition over the last decade. Additionally, the companies have grown from two plants/one location-servicing mostly heavy truck industries to five plants/four locations, servicing multiple markets (auto, heavy truck, industrial, refuse, agriculture, liquid recycling, and ground support).
Mr. Reyes has an MBA from the University of Indianapolis and a mechanical engineering degree from Purdue University.
Between studying team building skills and lean principles in Japan and spending more than 25 years in the automotive industry focused on processes, Jim brings a dynamic leadership style to the team at Par-Kan. His vision includes goals for both team members and for the company itself noting, “Our people are our greatest asset - let’s treat them that way. Let’s be the company that everyone wants to work at, and others try to emulate.” Continuous improvement, 100% on-time delivery, and building quality into every Par-Kan product rounds out Jim’s vision for the company.
For almost 10 years, Abbie has brought heart to the Par-Kan team. She says, “I have the best customers in the world!” Her focus is trained on building relationships with her clients and helping them achieve their goals. As sales lead in Refuse and Agriculture products, Abbie enjoys literally “being in the field” with clients or meeting face-to-face at tradeshows where she gets to share great Par-Kan product lines.
Abbie is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan and a member of FILA (Future Industry Leaders Alliance.)
Kyle has worked with Par-Kan for 13 years. He knows the company inside-out having led efforts in engineering and customer service. For the last 10 years he has brought that knowledge to the sales and marketing team focusing on GSE and Liquid Recycling product lines. In Kyle’s words, his mission “is to help each and every one of our clients continuously improve their business by supporting them with innovative ideas and products that will make completing their jobs safer and more efficient.”
Shane defines customer service for Par-Kan. “Customer service is important to me because it is important to the customer!” It’s a simple tenant, but one he takes seriously. “Sometimes there is no back-up plan for a customer so they need a replacement part quickly-that’s what I’m here to do. Hearing their relief and appreciation makes it all worthwhile. I enjoy it!”
Additionally Shane focuses on Quality Assurance and Safety at Par-Kan. This is a recent addition to his job description but one he believes will benefit customers by heading off any issues before the product gets to the customer in the first place.