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Category: Custom Fabrication

What’s So Cool About Manufacturing Video Contest

There are 36,500 manufacturing jobs in the Lehigh Valley area of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.  What’s So Cool About Manufacturing aims to educate middle school students about manufacturing careers and opportunities.  Each year the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing Video contest builds excitement in students across Pennsylvania to explore cool manufacturing careers and produce profiles of companies. Each contest features an online vote for its Viewers Choice Award.   This year, Reading…

Prop door aids firefighter training

Mark Metals Parent Company, The Rose Corporation, Custom Fabricates Steel Door for Training Reading Fire Department

From the Reading Eagle by Anthony Orozco | Reporter Prop door aids firefighter training Gifts help Reading Fire Department READING, PA — Reading firefighters Rik Kuhn and Andrew Getka pried and smashed their way through a steel door on a recent afternoon at a city factory. There wasn’t a raging fire at The Rose Corp., 401 N. Eighth St. This was just for practice. The fire department demonstrated how trainees learn forcible entry with a prop door, which was given…

Municipal and Industrial Custom Fabrication Projects

Mark Metals: Custom Sheet Metal Rack

Mark Metals Machine Shop recently completed custom metal fabrication projects for a Reading area municipality as well as a local power facility. Mark Metals specializes in providing innovative solutions and high-quality custom fabrication of a variety of metal products. Beginning with drawings, simple sketches or simply an idea continuing through the fabrication process, we use state of the art equipment and highly qualified personnel to provide the highest quality product that meets the needs of each of our unique customers.…

Custom Metal Fabrication: Carbon Steel Fire Pit

Mark Metals Custom Carbon Steel Fire Pit

Recently a resident from the Hershey, Pennsylvania area called Mark Metals to inquire about Mark Metals custom fabrication capabilities because she wanted to have a custom fire pit and tailgating grill made for her husband. After initial conversations about what she envisioned for the grill and fire pit, the Mark Metals design team went to work and put together some sketches of designs for both the fire pit and tailgating grill. After the initial sketches were shared and modifications were…

Reading Metal Service Company, Mark Metals, launches e-commerce platform

Reading Metal Service Company, Mark Metals, launches e-commerce platform August 23, 2017, Reading, PA – Mark Metals, the metal service division of The Rose Corporation has launched a new e-commerce website platform in conjunction with the rebranding of Mark Metals with a new logo. The new Mark Metals website (mark-metals.com) is fully responsive, which means the site automatically adjusts its size depending on the device being used, be it a desktop PC, mobile or tablet. The site enables customers to order…

Mark Metals Custom Fabricates Aluminum Camp Trunk Tray

Aluminum Camp Trunk Tray Custom Fabrication by Mark Metals

A local Reading area family recently contracted with Mark Metals to fabricate an aluminum camp trunk tray for their son’s summer camp trunk. The family had purchased the trunk which came with a wooden tray that was poorly constructed and fell apart mid-way through last summer’s camp. Our team worked from hand-drawings, measurements, and verbal descriptions to fabricate a tray that would fit in the existing trunk and hold smaller items such as sunscreen, school work, cards, and toothpaste. The…

Mark Metals Open House

In conjunction with the Greater Reading Economic Partnership and Reading Chamber of Commerce, Mark Metals, recently hosted an “Open House” at our metals service center facility in Reading, Pennsylvania. It was a wonderful success and, as we discovered, a great venue to showcase our metal products and custom fabrication services. The objective was to build awareness among our target market – local contractors and manufacturers and open our doors to new clients.  Mark Metals is a one-stop metal supply and…

From The Reading Eagle: The Rose Corp. custom-fabricates

Tom McDevitt of The Rose Corp. - Custom Metal Fabrication Company

By Brad Rhen, The Reading Eagle READING, PA – When Louis and Rosemarie Bruno founded The Rose Corp. in 1987, it occupied a single bay in a warehouse on the west side of North Eighth Street. The company now occupies eight buildings on both sides of Eighth Street, totalling more than 150,000 square feet. A custom fabricating company, The Rose Corp. makes a wide range of products for a variety of companies and organizations. It specializes in industrial fabrication of…