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Mark Andol

Mark Andol

General Welding & Fabricating, CEO

“Failure is not an option”

At the age of 19, Mark Andol opened his first business in his father’s garage, “Mark’s Small Engine and Repair Service.” He started General Welding & Fabricating, Inc. in 1989, renting a 5,000 square foot shop in East Aurora, NY.

After his business outgrew the modest facility, Andol broke ground on a 14,000 square foot building in the Town of Elma that, over the years, expanded his business to 60 employees, and three additional locations. In 2007, Andol cut the ribbon on a 48,000 sq.ft. addition to his Elma facility.

When the recession occurred, Andol began to think about the relationship between what is made and his own spending. It was a realization that would change the course of his life and business forever.