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Battle Creek Welders

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Scott's welding
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brian H.
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I had a mustang skidd steer that had a broken bracket that controled the steering thing broke when i was doing a job for a customer i am in the concrete falt work and he came fixed the machines part over night and i was able to move my equipment the day without inconveniencing my customer thanks for the great work scott

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Matt B.
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Adam was fantastic to work with. I highly recommend Elite and will definitely use them again when I have the opportunity! I had a great experience.

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I am a handy guy who has done all types of work. Some of the structures I have built have been homes, commercial buildings, churches, schools, grandstands, athletic park snack shops, log cabins, pavilions, stores, barns, chicken coops, dog houses, birdhouses, wood sheds, and bridges. I have worked in everything -- from a crane operator to a shovel operator. I am a certified welder, and I have a pretty good understanding of mechanical things.

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From farmers to doctors, I will come to you and fix your broken metal, including FE, Red and black iron, AL, aluminium pontoon boats and SS stainless steel.

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We do all types of welding. We can bend steel with our break press, punch holes, ornamental railing and gates, fabricate steel to meet your needs either in our shop or on your site. Call us, and maybe we can help solve your welding needs. Thank you for your business.

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I am AWS Certified in aluminum, stainless, carbon steel, plasma cutting and oxy-acetylene cutting. I have Tig, Mig and Stick capabilities too. I offer mobile service and 24 hour emergency service (after hours serious only). I am fully insured!

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Fabrication and Repair ARC MIG TIG. I only have a 110 MIG welder with flux core, but I can use anything anyone else has. I can travel pretty much anywhere in Michigan.

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We do all types of material such as stainless steel, aluminum, steel and copper. We are willing to fabricate anything; just give us a call, and we will do our best to help you. Thanks for your business!

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I weld anything. I do portable welding of heavy equipment. Also, I do welding of stainless steel and aluminum.

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I do all kinds of welding from fixing lawn & garden equipment to hay wagons and farm equipment. Big or small I can do it. I use a mig welder or stick welder or Setaline & oxygen and I do have a plasma cutter on hand too so let me know what you got. If you need a garden put in your yard or a big lot to mow I do that to so let me know. Thank you and have a great day.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We offer mobile structural and pipe welding throughout Michigan and the surrounding states. We provide 24/7 emergency services.

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We do it all from welding and metalwork to small engine repair, general maintenance, concrete, stonework and foundation repair!

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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.

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.

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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