A little history I (Larry Pearson) learned to weld in 1979 working for Dee Zee Mfg. in Des Moines, Ia. On the job training. I first learned to TIG and MIG weld aluminum running boards. As the company grew, other opportunities arose. We also manufactured heavy truck equipment for semi trucks and trailers. Such as toolboxes and headache racks. Headache racks are the large aluminum racks that you will find right behind the semi tractor cab. They are designed to keep the load from hitting the cab in sudden stops, thus the name, headache racks. I spent 15 years with them. Seeking greener pastures, I started with Quality Mfg. They do custom fabricating for other companies. I MIG welded the inside of John Deere fertilizer tanks. Custom motorcycle trailers. I also TIG welded the seat frames and many other parts for the Super Man ride in Orlando, Flordia.
Seeking work closer to home, I began welding for Putco Manufacturing Inc. in Story City, Ia. They make stainless steel truck accessories. They were the first after market running board manufacturer in the world, after the auto companies quit installing boards as standard equipment on the old trucks.
In 2000, I was fortunate to be employed as a personal welder, fabricator and metal artist for a Commercial Real Estate investor I created everything from the brackets needed for the natural gas service to Chandeliers in "The Barn". You'll find more about "The Barn" on my Gallery page. For the last 12 years I created metal art pieces for friends and family in my spare time as a hobby. As of June of 2007 I became a full time artists.
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