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Saint Paul Scrap Metal Services

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America's Movin
from 125 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
Diane C.
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Brandon and his team provided outstanding service during our recent move from Forest Lake to Coon Rapids. He, Kevin and another guy, as well as Brandon's wife Lucy were courteous, and extremely efficient. We also contracted with Lucy for the clean out service and she did an excellent job. We were very pleased with the service. We would definitely recommend this company to anyone. There was a snafu with the wardrobe boxes provided - the metal bars did not match the boxes, size-wise, so we just had to stack our clothes inside the boxes - no big deal, we just made the best of what we had.

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IRONMAN Junk Removal
from 105 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
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Brandon H.
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Ironman Junk Removal was so professional, polite, and respectful when working in and around my house. They took refrigerators, a couch, some piles of concrete, and other random stuff. They were so careful to not scuff up my walls, they took there boots off when walking in the house, and cleaned up thoroughly after themselves. Rob, the owner, took all scrapable metals to the scrap yard to cut down on dumping costs for me. SO GREAT!! The pricing was very fair, significantly lower than others estimates. I would definitely recommend and use Ironman junk removal again! Thanks guys!

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from 46 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
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Rosa Y.
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The Scrapbusters truck arrived on time. The truck is clean and organized. A team of two loaded my mattresses, scraps of wall panels, and lumber very efficiently. Pricing is also affordable.

from 33 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Rita V.
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We needed work on a number of areas in an old building we were renovating. Work included: - fixing front door handles and ensuring door hangs properly - rearranging shelving and adding flooring - getting rid of trash and scrap - replacing some damaged concrete in a bathroom floor - patching concrete floor in basement - scraping, cleaning and sealing old concrete walls in the basement - painting basement - replacing some damaged drywall Tony from FixItVets did a great job and even worked over a weekend to help ensure we got things done faster due to a deadline we had to meet.

  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Douglas P.
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Project is coming along. John is careful to listen and willing to accommodate as best possible. Plus side is the fact that his service is mobile and comes to your site. Would highly recommend John's Welding for metal working needs large or small.

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Shelly Campbell Studios
from 18 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Pat C.
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At a loss as to how to replace a broken metal piece to an out of date exterior door, someone suggested a welder. Shelly took the piece and welded it perfectly. Cannot thank her enough for her work.

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George Hindley LLC
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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Julie D.
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George was great for our project, a custom metal stove hood cover. It was the first one he'd done so it took a little longer than expected but he kept me informed throughout the process. He is a true craftsman.

The Double SP
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tomo L.
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I needed some limited production metal work. Nick did the job for MUCH less than the job shops, and the quality was MUCH better that I could do in my basement. I am very happy customer.


JML Fabrication is a small owned business, our expertise exceeds over 40 years in the industry. We work with our customers to find the most cost effective solutions saving the customer both time and money.


We specialize in architectural sheet metal for residential and commercial projects including gutter and downspouts, copper bay roofs, standing seam metal roofs, custom metal work, flat soldered decks, and aluminum soffit and fascia systems. As an industry leader in full service to homeowners and contractors, we've been turning gray skies to blue since 1950! Whether you're looking for a full-service installation, just want to purchase materials to install yourself, or are in need of custom sheet metal fabrication, Sheridan Sheet Metal is your one-stop shop. We're open to the public, and most materials are in stock ready to go. Call or stop in today, and request a fast free estimate on your project.


We will remove junk or metal from your business or home. We do a great job and clean up your property.


Moorhead Machinery & Boiler Co. is the best place to service your boiler repair, welding or metal fabrication. Call us today for more information.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I provide miscellaneous metal fabrication services including stairways, ornamental fencing, and furniture such as benches and tables. I also do welding repair.


We believe that a professional, ethical organization grows long- term relationships and fosters good business for all. Our goal is to provide our customers with the best possible service and return on their metals with our domestic and international vendor relationships and our dedicated staff. We look forward to creating an efficient system for optimizing your metal recycling and beginning our business partnership.


I pick up the scrap for free! I am on time and honest if I can't make it I will definitely communicate with you.


Offering from welding to laser cutting, metal fabrication service, for us at Mocorp Custom Metal Fabrication in Ramsey, MN, it is all about being perfect and providing timely service since debuting in 2007!


Manning Fabricating is a custom steel/metal fabrication shop that does anything from steel targets to floor drain covers and retail display shelves. We can custom design something for you, or you can bring us your design idea or problem, and we can help you. Our number one goal is to make our customers happy they chose us.


B&B Roofing of Buffalo, MN is your best choice for local sheet metal and roofing needs. Call us today and let us know how we can help you with your next big roofing project!

Q & A

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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 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 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.

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.

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