Owner Jim Howe graduated from Ames High School
in 1980, with a gold medal from the State of lowa High
HW School Welding Competition. He joined the United States
Navy in 1980, serving onboard USS L.Y. Spear AS-36
sub-tender until 1986. He was top of his class in the US
Navy Welding School and is certified for non-nuclear
high-pressure plate and pipe, US Navy Standards. He
also completed the US Navy heat treatment of metals and
aluminum MIG & TIG school. Jim remained in the Naval
Reserves until 2006.
Howe’s Welding and Metal Fabrication was opened in 1986
at its current location, 811 South Duff. The business has
been running for over 35 years. Jim and his staff can tackle
most any job, and are not afraid of problem-solving.
The mind is the only limitation!
Steel, aluminum, stainless
Flats, rounds, pipes, square tubes
I & W Beams
Custom orders on other materials. Availability may vary, but the material can be ordered and received in 3-5 business days.
CUTTING AND SHEARING
Ironworkers: 60, 88 ton hydraulic, 60 ton deep-throat punch mechanical up to 1.5" holes.
Shearing: Up to 1/2" thick by 12' wide.
Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat: 8am - 12 noon