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.