Flamboro Machine Shop was established in 1992 by John Van Wyngaarden. He began his business in his garage with himself and hired one other employee. By 1995 the business had grown, and relocated up the road to a new and bigger property. Soon after in 1999, the business grew even more and an addition to the shop was built. Today, the business still thrives in this building.
John & Lee Van Wyngaarden – Owners
John has 40+ years experience as a machinist, nearly 25 years as a business owner. He still enjoys working with local farmers from time to time on machinery breakdowns, because they got him started back in the early days of FMS. John currently does all quoting, pricing, purchasing, and project management for the business.
Lee’s background as a nurse ended shortly after the business got going, because she was working days as the office admin and night shifts as a nurse, with two young kids at home.
John and Lee were blessed to have their business run on the same property as their house, because they were able to be home when kids were home, but still working and building a business. John and Lee have been married for over 30 years, with three grown kids, and a beautiful property to call home in Flamborough, ONT, as seen below.
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Brad Jansen, CNC Lathe and CNC Mill Operator
Brad has recently joined FMS in 2017 and is a great fit for our family! He is great at what he does on CNC Lathe, and is picking up CNC Mill with ease.
Curt Roberton, Custom Lathe Machining, Motor Specialist
Curt has been with FMS the longest! Since May 1996. Curt can be found machining on his lathe in the back of the shop most days, as he is a wiz at manual machining.
Darren McLennan – Shop Foreman, CNC Lathe and CNC Mill Operator
Darren came to FMS in 2013 from London, ON where he completed his machinist apprenticeship out of Fanshawe College. He is currently John’s right-hand man on the shop floor.
Eric Van Wyngaarden, Shipping & Receiving
Eric is John’s son, who is a licensed mechanic. He’s making a career change to become licensed in machining in the next few years. You will be able to find him shipping with the Hino and receiving materials in the shop, as well as learning manual machining.
John McIlwraith, Welding and Custom Lathe Machining
There isn’t much that John can’t do with a welder! He has incredible skills when it comes to this trade. In our shop, we call him Farmer John, to distinguish between the two Johns.
Lindsay McLennan – Office Admin / Accounts
Lindsay McLennan is John’s oldest daughter, and has been working for the company for 5+ years and is more often behind the scenes. September 2017 she will be on maternity leave / working from home.
Tim VanHoeve, CNC Operator and Manual Machining
Tim is our apprentice. He will be attending classes in the Fall of 2017. Tim is hard-working and tries new things every day to expand his knowledge of the machining world.
Tung Ha, CNC Mill Operator
Tung is new to FMS as well, and can be found at the Agma Mill in the back.
Tyler Marshall, CNC Boring Mill Operator
Tyler runs our big boring mill at FMS. The biggest, baddest jobs go to Tyler. This machine is always busy, with jobs lined up ready to go.