If you’re reading this, you’re probably already familiar with welding, the different types of welding processes, and the applications of those processes. Here’s a quick reminder or introduction, though: welding is a type of metal fabrication that through heat, pressure, or both fuses two or more pieces of material together. Metal welding is the norm, but it’s also possible to weld plastic and wood.

Most businesses relying on welding for their products outsource it, and in a state as large as Texas, a lot of that work goes out to small welding shops. However, they’re not always so easy to find. It’s not like looking for the familiar logo of Starbucks or McDonald’s as you drive down the road, and efforts like Google searching don’t always produce the results you need. Plus, even when they do, you have to spend a lot of time sorting and vetting them.

There’s an easier way to find small welding shops in Texas, and that’s the Sustainment way. Before we talk more about us, though, we want to highlight just a few of the small welding shops we can help businesses connect with.


Originally based in the storied West Texas town of San Angelo and having recently expanded operations to Del Rio, ALNC has built a reputation of respect and trust over more than 50 years now. Primarily a steel fabrication business, ALNC offers the following services in addition to welding:

  • Full-scale fabrication and manufacturing
  • Full-service stairway and walkway
  • Plasma
  • Shear
  • Brake Press
  • Angle Master
  • Paint, galvanizing, and coating
  • Trucking

ANLC prioritizes unmatched quality, outstanding customer service, competitive pricing, and great lead times while fulfilling the demands of any project no matter how large or small.

Laser Welding Solutions

Founded in 2005 and located in Houston, Laser Welding Solutions is an additive manufacturing and laser materials processing company. Laser welding results in some of the strongest bonds welding can create, and this company’s services include laser joining, laser cladding and hard-facing, laser hardening, GTA welding, plasma transferred arc cladding, MyShopLaser mobile laser service (high-quality laser processing in your own shop), and 3D printing.

Industries that Laser Welding Solutions serves include the following:

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical Processing
  • Extracting & Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Power Generation / Green Energy
  • Transportation

Metalforms, Ltd

With over 45 years of operation and a production leadership team with a collective almost 150 years of industry experience, Beaumont-based Metalforms is an industry leader in the design and fabrication of shell and tube heat exchangers, pressure vessels, and related process equipment.

Metalforms has a commitment to delivering on time every time. While providing their customers products and services that match their needs and provide value, Metalforms strives to also help them conserve resources, increase production, reduce and avoid down time, and develop new products.

Among the services Metalforms provides are the following:

  • Design and manufacture shell and tube heat exchangers and pressure vessels
  • Build replacement parts for heat exchangers
  • Strip, retube, and repair existing units
  • Repair and retube air coolers
  • Manufacture and stock tube plugs

How Sustainment Makes It Easy To Find Small Welding Shops Near You

Sustainment doesn’t provide welding service; instead, we make it easy for you to find and connect with reputable small welding shops near you small welding shops that can meet your needs. As a member of the Sustainment community, you’ll have access to a powerful, reliable search tool that does exactly this. By saving you time and work, Sustainment helps you focus on other priorities your business has.

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