True North was started in Cadillac, MI in June of 2000 by Mark Lanser. At the time it was a design only company and did very little of the actual machine build. Mark has been working from home since 1995 and has been able to be part of the technological revolution that has made working from home not only viable but sustainable.
A goal of the business has always been that the “tail wouldn’t wag the dog” and the structure of the business would allow a family-work balance while supporting our customers, and challenging ourselves with innovative, cutting edge solutions for the manufacturing world. This has held true as True North has grown slowly while still maintaining autonomy and commitment to family.