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John Monville has been a fixture at York Repair and with its customers for 30 years now. You don't see that very often anymore. Our commitment to our customers is mirrored by people like John.  John's commitment to the job and the customer is second to none. Without that commitment, York wouldn't exist.  A master service technician, John runs the field service department.  But he is also an excellent motor winder, a machinist, and can pretty much do all repairs on motors and other industrial equipment that comes in. Thank you for your outstanding hard work and sticking it out here.

The Technical Service Manager and in-house "Expert", Steve Jezowski turns 60 years old today.  Steve, who started with York 38 years ago, was the second employee hired by Frank York (the first was the late Bob Lewis).  He trained in the Navy and was immediately hired following his military service.  Steve also teaches technical classes at Delta College.  Steve is known throughout the state for his vast knowledge and troubleshooting abilities.

Last week, York hired a company called SMS Tank Cleaning Services to come in and clean our 2,000 gallon VPI tank system.  We use it for motor stators up to 8,000 HP after they have been rewound.  The polyester resin coats the windings before being “baked on” for protection.

Congressmen Dan Kildee visited York Repair along with The Bay Area Chambers Manufacturing Council.  The Congressmen, a freshmen Democrat, toured the facility with Frank York and family, management, Michael Seward, president and chief executive officer of the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, and local media members.  Jeff York, the Council Chair, led the group through the tour.  Kildee spoke to several technicians before taking questions from the press, followed by a luncheon, and a Q & A with the Manufacturing Council.

We have completed our new servo motor repair lab to accommodate more technicians and more repairs! The 1980 sq. foot facility was transformed from an existing warehouse into a well-lit, spacious room with a high ceiling and lined with large windows, to let the sunshine in. It is equipped with a new Econoline sandblaster, new paint booth, 1/2 ton lifting capacity, and a newly finished floor.

York Repair's Annual clay shoot was held in September and over 40 customer's showed up to enjoy a day at the beautiful Bay County Conservation Club in Crump, MI.  Several sales and management staff at York, including Frank York as seen above, teamed up with customers to blast away at little clay pigeons, which seemed to be coming from everywhere!  A lunch served by Bay Cafe was enjoyed as well.

Fellow Team member Randy Badour, pictured 2nd from left, has a passion for guitar playing, singing, and good times.  He is a member of the legendary local-band, The Matt Ryan Band.  He jangles and twangs across the stage like a lunatic fringe, showing anyone in attendance that it is quite OK to have a good time!  He writes some of the songs and collaborates on others, he sings back-up and some of the leads, and of course, he jangles.  His band is very polished as well.  They play all over the state of Michigan, opening for national acts along the way.

We recently purchased a new pick-up for our fleet and decided to try a graphics wrap.  After acquiring several quotes, we settled on Graphik Concepts in Farmington Hills, MI.  After several weeks of changes between our marketing department and their designer, we got it right!  A local designer, Adam Wernecke, designed the York "Dude" holding the big wrench.  York has many plans for this new mascot, an electro-mechanical "tough-guy" technician; it represents strength and tenacity, with a little bit of attitudeIf you happen to see the new truck around town or down-state, give it a

We are proud to announce, that today at 12pm, the entire staff at York Repair will gather at our pavilion to hold a luncheon in honor of Jeff York and Kevin Krupp, for their 20 years of service at York. Kevin has served as President for most of his time here and Jeff is currently Vice-President of Sales. Both have been key members in the growth and development phase of York, adding both new divisions and hundreds of regional accounts along the way.

Recently, the Bay Area Chamber Manufacturers council met at York for a discussion on new business development.  The Council, which champions area businesses and brings them together to talk about best practices, helps others’ to shorten the learning curve in business.

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