Ending 2014 & Looking Toward a Bright 2015!

The Pro Weld Crew would like to thank all who contributed in the success of 2014! We anticipate an exciting 2015 in our metal fabrication shop, and will continue to be a positive influence on the global economy.

Next month we introduce two new faces at the front desk. We will be participating in the Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) program through Rogue Community College (RCC). These interns will use their time at Pro Weld as their classroom experience, and add to the Pro Weld culture.

We are also in the preliminary stages of planning with SOU‘s upper division “Applied Business Research” teams to analyze and hone in on our Iron Horse BBQ client base through survey research.

With those changes, we will also be posting new photos and videos produced by a local photographer Kevin Jantzer.

Kevin Jantzer shoots action shots of welding fabrication in White City

Kevin Jantzer shoots action shots of welding fabrication in Southern Oregon

Remember to stop in to see our latest CNC Plasma Table, and bring your custom plasma parts and projects! See Shady Cove Family Dentistry‘s outdoor sign below.

CNC Plasma Table

CNC Plasma Table in process

CNC Plasma Custom Sign

Prototype CNC Plasma Sign for Shady Cove Family Dentistry

Thank you for choosing Pro Weld for your metal fabrication needs. We wish you a SAFE and JOYFUL New Years.

See you next year!


Let the Sparks Fly

Welding dates back to the Iron and Broze ages. Who doesn’t love to see metal forged, sanded and welded — creating a one-of-a-kind item?

Here is a short video of welds done for an Iron Horse BBQ…slowed WAY down.

Watch as the various colors illuminate the screen and fiery sparks fly. Although Pro Weld is only demonstrating one type of welding here, there are numerous ways to weld.

– Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) – aka “Stick Welding”
– Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) – aka “TIG (tungsten, inert gas)”
– Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) – aka “MIG (metal, inert gas)”
– Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW)
– Submerged arc welding (SAW)
– Electroslag welding (ESW)

See wiki for more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welding

Observe How to Weld – FAST, FURIOUS & FUN!

The countdown is on! There are less than 16 days until Santa comes to town, and all our elves are working around-the-clock to fabricate toys and gifts for Christmas.

Soon we will be presenting a custom made Iron Horse BBQ to “LAS VEGAS’ Favorite Charity” the
Opportunity Village Website.

Watch this quick upbeat video on how to weld. Let yourself be mesmerized by the brilliant colors reflecting spectacular shades as sparks fly and are reflected on the fabricator’s welding mask. This one minute video will let you see from the eyes of a professional how simple the welding technique can be.

This is one of a kind, custom fabricated “Iron Horse BBQ” will be presented to the world-class “Opportunity Village” non-profit organization for people with disabilities in the heart of Las Vegas.

See their website at http://www.opportunityvillage.org/ for more on what you can do to spread the word, contribute and make a difference in the lives of those in need.

For more info on the Iron Horse BBQ (the western themed commercial BBQ Grill) see

Keep an eye on our “NEWS” section as we shed light on welding advice, inspirational projects and ways to produce the perfect weld.


“Makeover” Surprise

Pro Weld, Inc. on site for Extreme Makeover

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Pro-Weld is putting finishing touches on a structure that will be a surprise part of the makeover.

The builders cannot say what the structure is, but can say it’s made of steel, is 21 feet wide, 16 feet tall, and weighs 9,000 pounds. The team has put the structure together over the last two weeks, overlapping several kinds of construction at once.

“Once we got through proofing all the drawings and made sure were on the same page about what’s being built, it went pretty easily,” said Jim Oberlander with Pro-Weld.

The special piece will be shipped to the home and revealed later this week.

By Bryan Navarro Mail Tribune

Pro Weld Honored as Family Business

Pro Weld, Inc. of White City was one of four Oregon companies receiving the 2005 Excellence in Family Business Awards presented by Oregon State University’s Austin Family Business Program Thursday night at the Portland Zoo.

Pro Weld, Inc., owned by James and Penny Oberlander, won top honors in the small business category, which includes businesses with 10 to 24 employees.

Pro Weld specializes in custom construction and technical welding. Judges chose this company because of its ability to involve family in all aspects of business; its innovative business direction; strong involvement within the community; and strong marketing plan.

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OSU Family Business Awards

CORVALLIS – A White City firm, Pro Weld, has been honored as a finalist in the 2004 Excellence in Family Business Awards, presented by Oregon State University’s Austin Family Business Program.

In the small business category for firms with 10-20 employees, judges noted Pro Weld’s achievements in innovation, economic and community contributions and commitment.

Owned by the Oberlander family, Pro Weld includes James, Penny, Tanna and Eli Oberlander, as well as daughter and office manager Tifiny Skirvin. Pro Weld field welders travel throughout Oregon and Northern California providing a variety of standard and special process welding services. The company maintains a website at www.pro-weld.com.

Award winners were selected from nominations from businesses and individuals from throughout the region earlier this year. This year’s winners also include firms from Rickreall, Lincoln City, Dayton and Woodburn.

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