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Grand Rapids Scrap Metal Services

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D&T Services
from 43 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
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Came to take away an old metal swingset in our yard, ended up taking down and disposing of a small tree that had been growing too close to the house. Junk removal was free, tree takedown was a good price. Only reason not excellent - was supposed to come back later to remove the stump of the tree and consult about other tree takedown, but didn't. Most likely forgot. Still, good guy, good service. Thanks!

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Rodney Fisher
from 13 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathy M.
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Very prompt and removed a very large amount of scrap metal from our property. Very pleased and will use him again in the future as well as refer others. Thank you!

People's Choice Flooring
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
PennyR R.
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I can personally vouch for People's Choice Flooring done by Mr. Worthington. I have seen his work and see such expertise and fine craftsmanship and pride of installation in his work that I would not hesitate to hire him for any of my flooring needs. He is prompt, gets the job done efficiently and all done with little to no scrap. His tiling is also superior to any I have seen thus far. Continued Success Jim!

Stainless Concepts LLC
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
James D.
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Great job


We remove scrap metal items for free in or near Muskegon. We also do Clean outs, House cleaning and We also do Yard Work . We are very dependable dependable. No job to big or small. Thanks


Forward Metal Craft has been serving the industry for over 28 years by providing superior products. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more details.


Locally owned and operated in Battle Creek, Michigan, we are a full-line mechanical service company, complete with an in-house sheet metal fabrication shop. We take pride in providing top-quality workmanship and attention to detail. With 25 years of experience, we believe in doing the job right, and we don't cut corners. We look forward to exceeding your expectations! From small residential projects to large-scale commercial operations, we can assure you that we will complete your job in the best possible way.


We do custom metal and steel signs, garden decor and custom powder coating. Powder coating is a specialized baked-on finish to protect metal products from the elements. Most powder coating companies will charge you a $90.00 fee for custom colors, not us. We only charge for the new color usually just $20-$30 to cover the powder and cost of shipping. We have hundreds of colors to choose from. We also have a good old-fashioned work ethic. If you don't like the product, we will work with you until you are satisfied. Our steel and metal signs are also very unique. You will never get an off-the-shelf design. We will work with you on a design until you get exactly what you want. We do not charge for design time, and our prices are very reasonable.


We clean up any thing that's metal and haul off property's. Any size object. We can get it off your property.


We will take any kind of metal you no longer have a use for i.e appliances, old car parts, sheet metal products. Your trash is our treasure. And my favorite part is we do it for free if you are within 50 miles, but if you won't let us do it for free, tips are always accepted.


Our services include lawn care, scrap removal, painting and wiring (special wall fishing) services. We even have DJ services for any event. We are honest, hardworking guys. We have equipment for any job. References are available upon request. We are clean, neat and respectable. No task is too big. No task is too small. Give us a call.


I am specializing in reclaiming wood, metals, and other recyclables. Give me a call, and I help save resources.


We do ornamental and miscellaneous metal fabrication. We are currently working mostly in commercial industry. We are doing mostly high-end restaurants covering the entire USA.

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How does a welder work?

A welder is person who works (typically) with metal. Welding can be done with a wide variety of metals including aluminum, wrought iron, stainless steel, carbon steel and galvanized steel. A welder uses extreme heat to meld together metal pieces to repair or create metal structures. Welding is used for automotive, structural, plate, decorative, pipe, restoration and other metalwork projects. Some items that are made by welding are custom fences, metal gates, interior decorative metalwork, and safety features such as window bars or safety gates for children or pets. The average national cost for welding services ranges from $100 to $150, although pricing can be higher depending on project scale and whether the cost of the metal is included. Hourly rates for welding services can range from $65 to $125. Welders may have a minimum service fee, especially if they are performing the work at your location. Welding can be dangerous work without the proper safety equipment, so welders work with protective masks and body coverings to prevent damage to their vision or skin. Some examples of welding repairs could be $25-$30 for tacking together small items (such as patio chairs), or $35-$100 for larger repairs on metal furniture. Bigger projects, such as a baby gate to seal off the top of a staircase, could cost $550-$750. This price would include one full day of metal cutting, one full day of welding and construction, one to one and a half full days of grinding and painting, and a few hours of installation.

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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