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Franklin Sheet Metal Fabricators

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JCJ Fabrication, LLC
from 16 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Gene K.
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I had an aluminum trailer modification that involved cutting, fabrication and welding. Chad was highly professional and the quality of his work was excellent. He was able to finish within a couple days and was honest about his time and materials. I highly recommend Chad as personable and easy to communicate and work with.

Renaissance Contracting
from 3 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
April D.
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Custom stairrail - metal and cable wiring

Cox fabrication
from 2 reviews
    Mindy M.
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    I needed a fishing pole holder for my husbands boat. Cox fabrication did awesome. My husband loved it :)

    Cox Welding
    from 1 review
      Teri C.
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      I am a jewelry designer, and I needed my Arbor Press rack altered so that I could install the metal stamps, that I use to create metal stamp jewelry. I explained this to Cox welding and within a few days, he had created just what I needed. The quality of His work is Excellent! Thanks Cox Welding!!


      Flexibility. My schedule remains fairly flexible within reason. I do have a full time job and use this as a means of secondary income.

      • 4 hires on Thumbtack
      Sally W.
      Verified review

      Gary was extremely friendly and most helpful. He did my small job on the spot and I am extremely pleased to have my metal Christmas tree back in one piece.


      I do mig, tig, and stick welding and fabrication. I also do stainless steel, hot and cold rolled steel, carbon steel, magnesium, inconel, titanium, and aluminum welding. I have 20 years of experience, with numerous certifications. Every customer is pleased with quality!


      We do metal fabrication of almost any prototype trailer, repairs and custom trailers. We provide mobile service in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. We also do stock parts to get you going fast.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

      I work full-time as a welder/fabricator, and I have been doing so for over 20 years. I also do it out of my own garage. I love working for myself because I can be creative and do things as I see fit not as say an engineer or a blueprint makes me build it!

      • 3 years in business

      My service is at a high skill level and highly efficent in production time management.


      We provide the following services: * Steel fabricator * Miscellaneous fabricator * Steel service center * Field installation * Welding, drilling, punching, shearing, sawing, forming, stud welding * Railings, stairs, panels, beams, columns * Roof deck * Pipe bollards

      • 12 years in business

      We manufacture and install our own 24-gauge steel. We have 5 different profiles or metal and a variety of colors. We have two finishes for the metal which will cause it to last two lifetimes! Is that enough for you?


      We run a complete welding and fab service complete with onsite stick,mig, and tig welding as well as plasma cutting and aluminum work.


      We are here for your metal welding and fabricating needs! Whether working at your location or doing shop work, ProWeldin offers fair pricing and personable customer service, with more than 10 years' experience. Quality is our goal!


      While many companies have switched to CnC Machines to complete their metal needs, B&B Welding Co., Inc still takes pride in crafting each piece by hand. While machines are great for many uses, this also increases the overhead many companies are struggling with this. Because of our master craftsmen, B&B is able to provide a high quality product while passing on the our savings from a low overhead to our customer.

      • 11 years in business

      Quality and client satisfaction in our main goal.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      How many types of welding are there?

      Welding is a method of fusing together two or more pieces of metal using electricity or flame. Welding is used to construct buildings, make metal sculptures, build and repair cars, make gates and furniture, and for many other practical and aesthetic uses. There are multiple types of welding. Here is an overview of the most popular methods:

      • Stick welding: Formally known as shielded metal arc welding, stick welding uses extreme heat applied at the seam of two separate metals to melt them together. A third (intermediary) metal may also be incorporated for added strength. As the metals cool, they are bonded together.
      • Metal inert gas (MIG) welding: Formally known as gas metal arc welding, MIG welding uses a tool to feed metal wire into the weld puddle while an electrical arc melts the wire, which will fuse to the base metal upon cooling.
      • Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding: Formally referred to gas tungsten arc welding, TIG welding is a similar process MIG welding, but instead of using a tool that continuously feeds metal wire into the weld puddle, the welder must hold and manually feed the stick.
      • Gas welding: A mix of flammable gas and oxygen is used to heat metal to the melting point.
      • Forge welding: Forging metal is an ancient art that involves heating two pieces of metal until they are molten, then hammering them together.

      How long is welding training?

      Because there are different paths to learning to weld, there’s no single timeline for welding training. Some people attend school part-time while working their current job, while others can focus full-time on their welding training courses. People interested in learning how to weld as a hobby can also take classes from professional welders, such as at KCMA & Services in Waterloo, Indiana.

      Expect to take at least two years to go from welding newbie to American Welding Society Certified Welder. A junior college Certificate of Completion welding course is two semesters full-time, or 10 units of coursework. With this certificate, students are qualified for an apprenticeship or internship, rather than a full-time entry-level job. Welding apprenticeships range from 6,000 to 8,000 hours long, equalling three to four years at 2,000 hours per year. Some junior colleges, such as Cerritos College in the Los Angeles area, offer more in-depth welding programs that lead to different welding certifications, such as arc welding and tungsten gas arc welding. These take three to four semesters to complete, so you could be qualified for an entry-level job in about two years of full-time study. Alternatively, you can prepare for employment more quickly through an intensive vocational program at a trade school. For instance, Ohio’s Lincoln Electric Company offers a comprehensive program that prepares people for a welding career in just 20 weeks and 600 hours of hands-on instruction.

      Where can I take welding classes?

      Your options for welding classes depend on where you live and whether you’re willing to travel. Many skilled professionals offer private or group welding classes across the U.S. Some high schools offer classes for teens, but many people learn from a private trainer or in a junior college or vocational school. Students learn basic welding, machining and fabrication processes, including using gas and arc welding equipment, and qualify for an apprenticeship or internship. Other colleges as well as vocational schools have two-year associate’s degree programs that prepare you to take the welding certification exam and seek full-time employment.

      How much is welding training?

      The cost of welding training depends on where you take your classes and how quickly you want to complete the program. In general, junior college welding classes are the least expensive, but may take longer; trade schools offer intensive classes that lead to certification more quickly, but are more expensive. For example, Cerritos College, a junior college in Los Angeles that offers a welding training course, charges an average of $46 per unit; most of their welding certificate programs require 19 units of coursework, so cost about $875 each to complete. Pro-Weld, an on-site welding school in Idaho, offers three different welding courses. The 36-week welder fabrication and the 24-week gas tungsten arc welding courses each cost an average of $3,300, while pipe welding costs an average of $2,500 for a 24-week session or an average of $4,500 for a 52-week session. The 20-week comprehensive program at the Lincoln Electric Company in Ohio costs an average of $9,500. Many programs require students to purchase approximately $120-$200 worth of personal welding equipment in addition to textbooks or other class material fees.

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