Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors

We are experts in vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRCs), structural steel mezzanines, in-plant offices, material handling conveyor systems, and setting heavy machinery.

North American VRC maintains, services, and repairs VRCs, mezzanines, in-plant offices, and other industrial material handling systems. We also manage new installations and upgrades to existing systems, acting as on-site liaisons from design through project completion and start-up.

We can help your business ensure a safe and efficient project at the most economical rates by producing feasibility studies and conceptual designs, utilizing comprehensive surveys of your material handling or manufacturing activity. We’ll maintain detailed reporting throughout your project and assist you in start-up and training.

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Installation | Service | Consulting

Over 40 years experience.

for your vertical reciprocating conveyor (VRC), freight lift, or material handling conveyor systems?

Our team brings over 40 years of industrial sales and installation experience (read more here). It is our mission to make sure that your VRC or freight lift is not only installed correctly, but it is maintained for maximum performance throughout its life.
Excellent customer service is our standard, not just our goal.

PFlow Hydraulic Lift


Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors (VRC)

Installation, Maintenance, Repair

Structural Steel Mezzanines

Installation, Repair

Industrial In-Plant Offices

Installation, Repair, Relocation

Miscellaneous Material Handling Equipment

Installation, Maintenance, Repair

North American VRC can provide you with the experience and knowledge to manage all your vertical reciprocating conveyors, material lifts, freight elevators, conveyor systems, dumbwaiters, platform lifts, and multi-level lifts.  From system design to maintenance and repair, we can provide the expert assistance you need. 

Whether you need help designing and building your multi-level industrial storage, or need repairs or service to an existing mezzanine structure, North American VRC can be your primary point of contact.  We’ll make sure your warehouse storage and retrieval systems work to streamline your business and maximize profits and efficiency in your plant or warehouse.

North American VRC can help you make the right decisions when it comes to installing modular offices in your plant or warehouse.  Don’t hesitate to call on us when planning for your project begins.  From design to repair, we can provide the experienced guidance you need.

When you need VRC service, you need it promptly. Down-time equals money down the drain.  Count on North American VRC to make the necessary industrial equipment repairs quickly and efficiently.  Our years of experience with industrial lifts and material handling equipment means you won’t waste time or money.  We do VRC service, VRC repairs, VRC maintenance, freight lift service, freight lift repairs, freight lift maintenance, mezzanine service, mezzanine repairs, and mezzanine maintenance.


Mark R. Deweese

Sales and Service Manager

Mark DeweeseMark started his career in the material handling business in 1991 as Operations Manager in a Midwest manufacturers’ representative company.  Under his leadership, the operations and service aspects of the business grew from four employees and three service vehicles to 38 employees and 29 service and installation vehicles. As sales increased, Mark built four two-person installation vehicles to support sales when dedicated sub-contractors couldn’t keep up with the volume of installations.

Mark was instrumental in building the client confidence that resulted, by 2016, in approximately 15,000 pieces of equipment being under planned maintenance service contracts.

He served on the Global Service Council for the world’s leading Loading Dock and Industrial Door Manufacturer for 15 years, and served as president of the council for two years.

Eventually Mark transitioned from running day to day operations to acting as Project Manager for all projects over $50,000.  This involved handling all aspects of each project, from the beginning of the sales process though commissioning.  The largest project he managed was valued at $1.5 million.

In 2017, Mark started North American VRC with the express purpose of helping business owners, plant managers, and general contractors utilize and maintain today’s material handling technology in the most efficient and cost effective way. Even the best equipment can fail to perform at potential unless every step of the design, installation, training, maintenance, and repair cycle is managed by someone highly experienced and knowledgeable.

Contact Mark today to see how North American VRC can optimize the performance of your industrial material handling equipment.


  • Safety Director (25 years)
  • Certified Fire Door Mechanic
  • Certified Kentucky Elevator Mechanic’s License
  • Authorized Trainer of OSHA 10 & 30 hour General Industry courses
  • Member of National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) since 1994

Nick Deweese

NAVRC President

Nick Deweese

Nick graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in 2006. After obtaining his degree he began working in the material handling industry for Arbon Equipment out of Albany, New York, and Baltimore, Maryland. Five years later he moved into the industrial process filtration field, signing on with FSI of Michigan City, Indiana.

FSI was eventually acquired by Pall Corporation and Nick was promoted to Regional Sales Manager, overseeing a team of nine sales managers focusing on providing products and services to the automotive paint filtration sector. Clients included GM, Ford, Toyota, Tesla, Chrysler, and Flex’n’Gate.

Nick and Mark Deweese founded North American VRC in 2017. Nick went full time with NAVRC in 2022, at the same time NAVRC acquired ATP Welding, Inc.

Nick is passionate about helping all business owners navigate the challenges presented by the global economy. He looks forward to stoking the success of NAVRC and ATP through his commitment to providing exceptional service to clients and customers.

When he’s not at work, you’ll find Nick enjoying time with his wife, Jackie, and their two young children.


PFlow Material Lifts

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“Since 1977, PFlow has been solely devoted to the design and manufacturer of vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRC’s), material handling equipment, systems, and specials. As the VRC pioneer, PFlow has led the industry from the start.”

CIP Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors

Custom Industrial Products

Over the last two decades, CIP has become the recognized leader in the VRC (Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors) industry. Their focus has always been to provide the most innovative, highest-quality VRC’s in the marketplace – supported by the most knowledgeable engineering and sales staff.


725 Pineview, Zionsville, IN 46077

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