Welding… It’s what makes Jim Appley’s, Jim Appley’s. With a team of highly trained welders from all walks of life and backgrounds (like US Navy trained welder Jake Blanchard) we are a highly effective group that pumps out only the highest quality work.

We know you probably noticed the “Truth-Arc” in our logo, that’s for a reason we have you covered!

Most common applications:

  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) – Shielded Metal Arc Welding is also known as “SMAW” or as “stick welding.” The stick in question refers to the electrode, which is coated in a protectant flux. An electrode holder holds the “stick” in place and an electric arc is created using either direct or alternating current. This in turn causes the electrode to slowly melt away while also melting the metals to be joined. At the same time the flux coating releases a gas vapor which, together with the slag, creates a shielded environment to protect the weld area from contamination.
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) – Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, also known as “GTAW” or “TIG welding” uses a tungsten electrode to produce the weld. Unlike SMAW welding the electrode is not consumed during the welding process. Instead the weld area is protected from atmospheric contamination by an inert gas, often Argon or Helium gas. The acronym “TIG” refers to “Tungsten Inert Gas.”
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) – Gas Metal Arc Welding, also known as “GMAW” or “MIG welding” uses a consumable wire electrode that is fed through a welding gun. An inert shielding gas such as Argon or a mixture of Argon and Carbon Dioxide is also sprayed over the welding puddle to protect it from contamination. MIG welding has become the most common welding method in industrial settings because of its versatility and relative ease. However, it is not ideal for use outdoors or in other areas with high air volatility.
  • Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) – Flux-Cored Arc Welding, or “FCAW,” is very similar to MIG welding; however, it features the use of a special tubular wire that is filled with flux. The flux may be sufficient by itself to protect the welding puddle from contamination or a shielding gas may also be used, depending on the filler material and other circumstances.

Custom Metal Fabrication

Custom, we love it. We consider welding to be an art, and we prove it. People have been able to enjoy our custom work all over the Continental United States, everywhere from well known state fairs to local museums you are bound to find some of our high quality work. Working with large brands like Coca-Cola, smaller local projects, and everything in between, there is very little we cannot do.

We bide by the tagline, “You dream it, we build it!”. We connect your vision to reality with our seamless process, that runs smooth from start to finish. When you think custom, think Jim Appley’s Tru Arc.

Trailer Build & Repair

Repairs, we think of it as making things, “as good as new”. Trailers take a beating through use and leads to common wear and tear. Whether it is just a quick welding repair, or putting some new hydraulics on your dump trailer we are efficient. Completing the job right the first time and getting your property back to you quickly is simply what we do.

We build trailers too! Whether you bought that big boat that needs an even bigger custom trailer, or need a custom dump trailer, or anything else you can imagine give us a call! We will figure it out from there!


We wouldn’t be a one-stop shop without machining capabilities. Also known as “controlled material removal,” machining is a very important part in services. Everything we touch is machined to spec before being released back to our clients. It’s just another way we have you covered.

Contact us today to talk about your specific requirement with specifications and tolerances.