Dan and Vickie Poland grew up with a heritage of hard work and a conservative approach to an agricultural lifestyle. Like many farmers, a strong technical problem solving ability and having the knowledge to diagnose and repair almost any issue that cropped up were blessings Dan acquired from childhood. The ability to look at a complex machine and break it into its elements, understand its mode of operation, and ultimately repair it back to “better than new” is a passion for Dan. So much so that Dan acquired the knowledge of the processes and methods to re-create, enhance and improve equipment designs. Over time this passion extended to the machining methods and fabrication of replacement parts and improved designs.
Taking these skills to employment lead Dan to Enzminger Builders of Jamestown, ND where Dan started and managed a 16,000 square foot machine shop. In June of 2000, after 15 years of reliable service, Dan and Vickie Poland decided to purchase the business.
By focusing on a few simple principles;
• Understand the customers needs
• Provide cost effective solutions based on the circumstances
• Delight the customer by exceeding their expectations
combined with good talented employees, hard work and having the right equipment for the job Dan achieved steady growth.
As the business grew, keeping a strong foothold on those principles became paramount. A shop foreman was added in 2009 (Todd Wibstad) to assure work was performed in a timely manner and a growing crew stayed trained and knowledgeable of the new equipment, processes and methods.
In 2011, Brett Poland also joined the team, offering the diagnostic, machining and fabrication skills that his father passed to him to assure the tradition of service and growth will continue into the future.
Today Dan Poland Machine Inc. today has extended its machining, fabrication and services skills beyond the agriculture industry. Although this market continues to be the core infrastructure for the shop, services have grown substantially in the custom fabrication market as well. Automotive, construction, commercial equipment and CAD are all industries Dan Poland Machine Inc serve currently. With a broad array of service parts and accessories for trailers, hydraulic and material transfer systems, Dan Poland Machine Inc. provides for other businesses and the folks that wish to make their own repairs.
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In closing, a special Thank You goes out to Duane Enzminger and Dale Johnson for making these many years of service and opportunity for so many people become a reality.