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Dan Poland Machine changes ownership, offering same services

Dan Poland Machine provides fabrication, plasma cutting, welding, repair, crane, millwright and service truck services as well as a large selection of steel and parts to the Jamestown area.

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Dan Poland, right, the owner of Dan Poland Machine, is set to retire from the business and has transferred ownership to his son, Brett, left. Dan Poland Machine has been in business since 1985.
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Dan Poland Machine has been getting the un-gettable and fixing the un-fixable since 1985.

"We offer diversity in what we can fix and what we can make," co-owner Brett Poland said. "We have aluminum, steel and stainless steel that we can roll, punch or bend.

"We can get parts that are kind of hard to find — that's just kind of what we are known for."

Dan Poland Machine Inc. provides fabrication, plasma cutting, welding, repair, crane, millwright and service truck services as well as a large selection of steel and parts to the Jamestown area.

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Dan Poland, the owner of Dan Poland Machine, is set to retire from the business. In 2021, Dan transferred ownership to his son, Brett.

"I can't think of too many manufacturers, construction workers or electricians that we don't do business with to some extent," Brett said. "A lot of our business is farm repair but we also do plasma cutting and machining for a lot of local manufacturing places."

Dan Poland Machine offers industrial cranes, custom metal fabrication, new steel, machining services and steel products. The company's specialties are farm and construction repair, complete hydraulic cylinder repair, PTO and driveshaft repair.

Dan said he began the business simply because it was something he was interested in. The company has partnered with the city, UTC, local ethanol plants and millwright work with Enzminger Steel as well as doing work with some of the local elevators and fertilizer plants.

"We're a little involved in just about all of the bigger building projects in town," Dan said. "We're a source for a lot of the repair work for less cost and people don't have to drive to Bismarck or Fargo to get things fixed."

Even with Dan not involved in the day-to-day business, Brett is confident the business will continue to thrive here.

"I imagine that it will continue in much the same way it has been," Brett said of the company. "It's worked pretty well for us and we continually buy new equipment to expand what we do and how fast we do it.

"I've got a good crew that has been behind us the whole way to get us where we are at today so I appreciate my employees and that goes for the customers as well."

Katie Ringer is a sports reporter for the Jamestown Sun. Katie joined the Sun staff in the summer of 2019 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a degree in journalism. She can be reached by email at kringer@jamestownsun.com or by phone at 701-952-8460.
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