(503) 263-2858tanks@jvnw.com September 20, 2018


Commonly called “JV” after Jones and Verboort, the company founders. JVNW was established in 1981 to provide cost effective stainless steel processing tanks and related systems that will get the customer up and running quickly.

JVNW is one of the few privately held companies of its kind in the United States. Customers are given such VIP service that the return rate is over 80%. Strategic alliances with OEMs put us in contact with a wide variety of industries and stabilizes our production year.

The average length of production plant employment at JVNW is six years. The workforce is well trained and talented. The state-of-the-art manufacturing plant is built for efficiency and smart ergonomics. The company has been presented with two building design awards.


We are a small but professional sales force with deep technical experience. Let us introduce ourselves.

A New Year and with it new and exciting changes afoot! JVNW is thrilled to announce that Kyle Sawyer will step up to General Manager of JVNW effective January 2018! Kyle has been instrumental to our success through the years and the JVNW Board of Directors is confident his leadership will propel the company towards even greater success in the years to come.

David Carter Jones has taken a (very) early retirement from JVNW to devote his management talents to an extra-curricular start-up he began with a couple of partners 4 years ago. We wish him every success and intend to follow his new career with a great deal of enthusiasm.

  • Kyle D. Sawyer
    Kyle D. SawyerGeneral Manager

    Tall and slender now, it’s hard to believe Kyle was a super bulked-up college football player. Although Florida born and raised, he played football at Missouri State where he earned his Engineering Degree. He later earned his MBA while working full-time.

    Kyle must really like to play around with metal because he has worked with metal engineering from coast to coast. We have him hooked on Oregon now, but it’s not hard to imagine him lusting for those warm sands in our dark and rainy winter months. He is into mountain climbing and loves the challenge but he will be the fist to tell you that advanced rock climbing has yet to be embraced. Wait….Rock?! Kyle is a wild guitar player and has a talent for attracting even bigger talent. Willy Nelson has signed his guitar and he recently hung out with his buddy Harrison Ford. Okay, he just ran into him at Kyle’s hotel, but they had some laughs.

    Bachelor of Science - Industrial Engineering, Missouri State University
    Masters Business Administration, Drury University

    General Manager - 2018
    Chief Operations Officer 1997 - 2017

    • Jared McClintock
      Jared McClintockNational Sales Director

      It must be something about Oregon that attracts foragers, or perhaps it's JV's inventive, and sometimes playful, equipment  solutions for the industries we serve. Inventive and playful, two words which describe Jared McClintock perfectly.

      Jared has been known to hike deep into the forest with a bottle of fine wine in his backpack. Not unusual for Northwest types, you say? Yes, but how many of them bury the unopened bottle only to retrieve it (sometimes years) later? Lucky for his wife and hiking buddies, Jared's talent includes remembering where he buried it. Farm-to-Table? ...Jared likes Buried-Treasure.

      Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

      Nation Sales Director 2014 - 2018
      Plant Manager 2013 - 2014
      Head of Project Management 2011 - 2013
      • Chelsea Shoji
        Chelsea ShojiDirector of Marketing / Inside Sales

        Chelsea Shoji is used to speed. Whether is getting a quote to a customer or setting up an elaborate trade show booth. Shutter Speed? She’s an ace photographer. But…Downhill Speed? Now we’re talking her language. She can out-ski anyone at JV, and by out-ski we mean ‘Olympic Trials’ out-ski. To hear her describe the way her skis chatter and shutter in competition, is to know she is a bomber (fearless on snow.)

        After graduating in Digital Art at the University of Oregon (one of three business & art degrees she holds, but who’s counting?) and coaching for a Ski Academy, she ran into our famous (infamous?) Phil Loen who liked her fearlessness on the slopes and thought she would fit right in at JVNW.

        Chelsea is now happily married to a backcountry snowboarder and taking a second run at motherhood. A son will soon join their young daughter. They are currently taking bets: will the kids turn out to be two-plankers or shredders?.

        She grew up on the slopes of Oregon’s Mt. Hood, but Chelsea’s international family practically circles the globe. It extends from England (that’s the Chelsea part) to Japan, from her father-in-law, where Shoji probably translates into ‘Speedy’. Two beautiful names!

        Bachelor of Art - Digital Art, University of Oregon
        Bachelor of Art - Art & Business Administration, College of Idaho

        Director of Marketing, Inside Sales 2017 - 2018
        Marketing & Advertising Manager 2008 - 2017
        • Brandon LeBlanc
          Brandon LeBlancEngineering Manager

          An avid homebrewer, Brandon was an easy fit in our project management department where he quickly became the project lead on every complex brewing system we contracted. Behind the scenes Brandon worked to develop countless components designed in response to brewer’s needs on the brewdeck and in the lab. Constantly thinking about the next design or innovation, Brandon transitioned into this role full-time in 2017 as the Engineering Manager.

          Brandon was recruited directly from college, OSU… Go Beav’s! One of his engineering professors enthusiastically let us know Brandon was her most promising engineering student. Although, she might have said most promising Disc Golf student…can’t remember.

          Brandon is passionate about Disc Golf, Cross Fit, sports in general and his energetic family (I don’t think we have those in the right order.) With his young son and daughter, Brandon is just a big kid at heart. He can make a hilarious but intense competition out of …well, anything! And don’t bet with him, others have tried.

          Under Brandon’s coaching the JV Disc Golf Team is pretty darn impressive, just be careful cutting across the lawn during lunch. Don’t let their laughter fool you …they’re ruthless.

          Bachelor of Science - Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University

          Engineering Manager 2017 - 2018
          Project Manager 2010 - 2017
          • Marc Jones
            Marc JonesManager, Project Management/System Automation

            As a kid, Marc started writing code for fun and built his own computer after a family friend sent him a box of parts. He moved up to teaching computer skills at the local Science Museum when he was …10? In high school he won 4th place in the citywide science fair…something about analog to digital interface. Automation for brewing systems? Piece of cake.

            Marc is the proud father of two daughters, nether one is into coding but the younger daughter just built her own 3-D printer. She may have had some fatherly support; we all know Marc would not be able to keep his hands off that little project! They all like camping and whitewater rafting. Marc is an Eagle Scout (emphasis on ‘is’)

            Marc worked for JVNW during summer breaks throughout his college years. During one of those summer breaks he designed the tank-estimating program that JV uses. Ditto for the design of our level gauge. When JVNW decided to enter the field of automation Marc was called for advice, then for more advice. Ultimately, he was hooked. Welcome back Marc!

            Portland State University
            Oregon Institute of Technology - Computer Programming

            Head of Project Management 2018
            Industrial Automation Engineer 2015 - 2018
            • Don F. Jones
              Don F. JonesChairman of the Board and Founder

              Don Jones is the founder of JVNW and the Chairman of the Board, so you know right away this is bound to be a fluff piece. Honestly, Don has done a pretty good, okay lets say outstanding, job at position our company in unique fields and keeping a strong engineering focus throughout the company's products.

              Don is a distance runner, hiker, skier and Eagle Scout (notice how I said IS and not WAS?) All that scouting produced a guy who doesn't like to eat indoors. He loves the outdoors and most nice evening he dines on his deck. His favorite restaurant in Portland is the Veritable Quandary. Naturally, the VQ has tons of outdoor seating.

              Don enjoys fishing but no one will fish with him. He has caught a few, very few, but the worst of it is the no one will catch fish if he's around. It even extends to crab, clams, and mushrooms.

              His 1938 Chris Craft Runabout recently won a local boat show award but Don is more of a car guy and is quite adept at automobile restoration. At one point, on his way to becoming an engineer--here's where his love of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo comes in--he had five perfectly restored cars at once: an MG, old Reo, Austin Healy, model T, and the last one looked like a big bucket of nickel-plated parts, sorry, I'm sure it was some type of nice old car.

              He has been known to go shopping in Germany when the car he wanted was not readily available in the US, or perhaps it was just an excuse to travel? He loves to hit the road now that he is not at JV every minute, but complete retirement? That's probably not going to happen.

              Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
              Chairman of the Board - 2006 - 2017
              Cheif Executive Officer 1981 - 2006

              • David C. Jones
                David C. JonesBoard Member

                A stand up guy who tells it like it is and makes you laugh at the same time. Do we get his humor? Does it matter? Well maybe...he's still fuming (losing JV’s ugly Christmas sweater etc etc). He’s a gourmet chef who cooks for two or two hundred with the same inner calm, yes, he paid us to say that but we might have said it anyway. On the rowing team (stroke position) at PLU in Washington (Business) finished the Siebel (Fermentation) course in record-cold Chicago, he is the 5th generation of his family to be in metal fabrication.

                David is an avid skier-boarder, water or snow. Being a good sport, he once dressed up as a mummy to water ski the length of a lake for a Halloween stunt and nearly drowned. It might have been a good idea to consider the mummy wrapping weight. Good thing he’s a strong swimmer. His is also strong runner of long standing, growing up in Eugene, Oregon, how could you not be?

                Chief Executive Officer 2006 - 2017
                Regional Sales Manager 1995 - 2006
                Though David took an early retirement from JVNW at the end of 2017, JVNW looks forward to following his new career at a start-up he began fours years ago.

                • Phil Loen
                  Phil LoenBoard Member

                  We call Phil ‘The Forager’. If it’s free and you can eat it (crabbing, clamming, duck hunting, steelhead fishing, mushrooming) he is there. Of course, it costs hundreds to keep him perfectly equipped and licensed. Speaking of equipment, his bike rack is mounted on the top of his trusty Subaru. He has crunched so many racing bikes driving into his garage that he nailed a piece of one such bike above his garage door as a ‘warning’. Wish we could say it worked. Ask him to tell you about the time his hunting dog skewered his tongue and Phil’s finger with a fish hook while driving down a busy San Francisco freeway and you will never want to bait a hook again. Its just one of many crazy Phil-adventures.

                  A graduate of University of Colorado (skiing was the draw), he picked up his MBA at Portland State. His father is a well-known author of business related books, his mother is a well-known artist and Phil is our very own well-known Beer Guru. He even has a sandwich named after him in Portland, Oregon, Phil-The-Fire at Fatheads Brewery!

                  Senior Vice President of Sales 1985-2017

                  Though Phil retired in 2017, he will continue to advise and council JVNW as a board member.

                  We’re all about the details

                  Ultra-Sanitary Innovations

                  Sanitary Sanifoil Mixer Impeller

                  • The leading edge is curved slightly upward, effectively captures CIP spray and redirects solution to the underside of the blade.
                  • The impeller-to-shaft union’s strength is derived from its curved shape.
                  • The portion of the impeller closest to the hub is configured in a CIP-friendly vertical position to offset the slower relative speed near the center.
                  • The trailing edge is tapered to create an axial flow pattern, causing robust agitation and a uniform velocity across the length of the blade.
                  • The top surface of the hub is pitched for complete drainage allowing the cleaning surface to flow underneath the hub.


                  Sanitary SaniBearing Steady Bearing

                  • Three access slots allow a sliding action to secure the bearing on the end of the mixer shaft and through the spider (legs).
                  • Easy twist of bearing seats the spider into 3 support slots, reversal of this action allows bearing to slip free while shaft remains fixed.
                  • All bearing slots are radiused, all edges are chamfered to 3A sanitary specifications.
                  • Radiused milled flats at the end of rotating mixer shaft redirects CIP solution to effectively wash inner bearing surface.
                  • Ends of spider are radiused to provide minimal contact to steady bearing.


                  Service Policy

                  At JVNW service is an integral part of our products. Our goal is to accept nothing short of total customer satisfaction. To accomplish this JVNW operates on the following principals:

                  • Our customer’s business is our business. We make a point to understand your business. We support our customer’s trade organizations and sponsor related activities wherever we can.
                  • Requests for bids on upcoming projects are always finished within one weeks time, no matter how involved the project. Single vessel pricing can often be quoted immediately. Response time to quote or information inquiries is seldom longer than two hours.
                  • We listen to our customers. We encourage feedback we want to continually improve and learn.
                  • If a problem should arise, every effort will be taken to solve it to the customer’s satisfaction. Every time.
                  • A Project Manager will be assigned to your order. Single source communication helps the project run smoothly.
                  • Products are completed and delivered on time. Period.
                  • Full year warranty. All defects in parts or workmanship will be fixed or replaced for one year. If our good customers think a defect is our fault, then it’s our fault. We run our business honestly and we assume the same of others.
                  • Every product will be subjected to extensive quality control. Every single weld is checked and signed. We are an ASME code shop and adhere to all 3A standards. cGMP procedures are followed.
                  Finishes & Welds

                  Standard (commonly used) stainless steel welds and finished. Weld sample parent material: 150 grit polished stainless steel, unless otherwise noted.

                  migMIG As-Welded

                  mig_bufMIG Buffed/Polished

                  mig_2bMIG Buffed/Polished, 2B Mill Finish

                  mig_doubleMIG Double Pass, As-Welded

                  mig_double_bufMIG Double Pass, Buffed/Polished

                  mig__d_2bMIG Double Pass, Buffed/Polished, 2B Mill Finish

                  tigTIG As-Welded

                  tig_bufTIG Buffed/Polished

                  tig_2bTIG Buffed/Polished, 2B Mill Finish

                  tig150TIG Ground Smooth to 150 grit

                  tig180TIG Ground Smooth to 180 grit

                  tig240TIG Ground Smooth to 240 grit, Electropolished

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