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ironworker: VETERANS MILITARY VETERAN MAKES After 14 years of service and 21 deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan retired Air Force pararescueman Josh Vandenbrink tried multiple jobs in a variety of industries, when one day he, somewhat accidentally, launched his own business. A fellow veteran in the Salt Lake City area who owned a coffee company called Black Rifle Coffee let him set up a work room in the back of his warehouse. The first thing he did was buy a flag. "It was super cheesy. It's ah, just one of the plastic ones," Vandenbrink said. "It was like four bucks. And that was about our total budget at the time." His fellow vets made fun of it, which prompted Vandenbrink on a Friday night to spend five hours making his own. This was no plastic version ā€“ it was made from steel. He used a process he learned while working at a steel shop years before. The result surprised Vandenbrink: A large piece of metal, with rustic but beautiful stars and stripes. The Black Rifle Coffee owner offered to sell the creation online. Orders started coming in. Today, his company, Iron Mountain Designs, has an 8,000-square-foot production facility in Salt Lake City, where he has a team, and an expanded business, making custom ironwork and furniture for other businesses. Many of his customers are fellow veterans. veteranscomefirst veterans_us Veterans Usveterans veteransUSA SupportVeterans Politics USA America Patriots Gratitude HonorVets thankvets supportourtroops semperfi USMC USCG USAF Navy Army military godblessourmilitary soldier holdthegovernmentaccountable RememberEveryoneDeployed Usflag StarsandStripes
ironworker: VETERANS
 MILITARY VETERAN MAKES
After 14 years of service and 21 deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan retired Air Force pararescueman Josh Vandenbrink tried multiple jobs in a variety of industries, when one day he, somewhat accidentally, launched his own business. A fellow veteran in the Salt Lake City area who owned a coffee company called Black Rifle Coffee let him set up a work room in the back of his warehouse. The first thing he did was buy a flag. "It was super cheesy. It's ah, just one of the plastic ones," Vandenbrink said. "It was like four bucks. And that was about our total budget at the time." His fellow vets made fun of it, which prompted Vandenbrink on a Friday night to spend five hours making his own. This was no plastic version ā€“ it was made from steel. He used a process he learned while working at a steel shop years before. The result surprised Vandenbrink: A large piece of metal, with rustic but beautiful stars and stripes. The Black Rifle Coffee owner offered to sell the creation online. Orders started coming in. Today, his company, Iron Mountain Designs, has an 8,000-square-foot production facility in Salt Lake City, where he has a team, and an expanded business, making custom ironwork and furniture for other businesses. Many of his customers are fellow veterans. veteranscomefirst veterans_us Veterans Usveterans veteransUSA SupportVeterans Politics USA America Patriots Gratitude HonorVets thankvets supportourtroops semperfi USMC USCG USAF Navy Army military godblessourmilitary soldier holdthegovernmentaccountable RememberEveryoneDeployed Usflag StarsandStripes

After 14 years of service and 21 deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan retired Air Force pararescueman Josh Vandenbrink tried multiple jobs...