Today, DeWys Manufacturing is known for its state-of-the-art sheet metal fabrication capabilities, but the company’s beginnings were about as humble as they could be. Founder Mark DeWys started the company out of a small red barn in western Michigan in 1977. His brother, President Jon DeWys, says the enterprise was a one-man operation in those early days, focused on a modest but diverse range of work. “We just started out making small little products like fireplace inserts, wood racks, wood stoves, and we got into some very light repair work and welding,” DeWys says.
The company wasn’t confined to that barn for long, however, and now DeWys Manufacturing is one of the leading sheet metal fabricators in the Midwest, with a client base that remains diverse to this day. DeWys says the company’s broad customer base is one of its greatest advantages, one that has helped the company weather the storms of the manufacturing sector for the last 37 years and beyond.