Founded in 1999 by John Miller and Duane Gottschalk, JD Metalworks started as a six person welding shop in downtown Clare. It has grown into Michigan’s metal fabrication hub. Our state-of-the art facility is more than 100,000 square feet and employs 120+ welders, machinists, painters, fabricators, assemblers, and project management staff. We have the technology and capacity to complete any precision metal fabrication project, large or small.
John and Duane are still very much hands-on, day to day. They have grown the company one satisfied customer at a time. Expect superior metalwork, on schedule.
Our goal is to partner with you, start to finish. From prototype design to final paint, we provide “turn-key” metal fabrication services. Please browse examples of our work and see our “capabilities page” for the details of what our machines can do. Then call us so we can get your project into our workflow, and shipped out to you!