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Jack Rodewald

Jack Rodewald
Ever since Jack received a two-year vocational degree in welding more than three decades ago, he’s been working in metal fabrication and welding. He’s been at All-Type Welding and Fabrication, Inc since the summer of 1994, and has held many positions, from welder to general manager. Jack ensures the company meets and exceeds any customer need, whether that involves solving an engineering issue or determining how quickly parts can be manufactured.

Recent Posts

3 Situations to Use Stainless Steel Grained Finish

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 27, 2017 10:02:00 AM / by Jack Rodewald posted in Stainless Steel Fabrication, Stainless Steel

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Choosing a finish for a stainless steel project is crucial for ensuring the piece meets the specific needs of your industry and utility.

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Costs of Partnering with a Fabrication Shop

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 13, 2017 2:19:36 PM / by Jack Rodewald posted in Custom Fabrication, Fabrication

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If you’ve never worked with a sheet metal fabrication shop before, you might not know exactly what to expect when you get your custom quote. Depending on the company you partner with for your next project, the information included could differ, but there are several things that are generally industry standards.

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Benefits of Aluminum Sheet Metal Fabrication

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2017 8:31:02 AM / by Jack Rodewald posted in Fabrication, Aluminum

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If you’ve got a particular fabrication need, aluminum sheet metal fabrication may be just the solution you’re looking for to get the job done right and on budget. Unlike other commonly used materials, aluminum offers several additional benefits thanks to its lightweight and flexible nature.

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Value Engineering: More than Cost Cutting

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 5, 2017 10:15:13 AM / by Jack Rodewald posted in Find the Right Firm, Engineering

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What is Value Engineering?

Value engineering is a systematic method to improve the “value” of goods and services by using an examination of function. Value, as defined, “is the ratio of function to cost.”

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4 Red Flags to Avoid when Choosing A Fabrication Partner

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2017 10:18:21 AM / by Jack Rodewald posted in Find the Right Firm, Metal Fabrication

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When selecting a fabrication partner, there are considerations other than cost which should be taken into account. Selecting a fabrication partner is the start of a relationship, one that affects your business and clients directly.

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Top Quality Questions to Ask Your Fabrication Partner

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 10, 2017 12:21:37 PM / by Jack Rodewald posted in Find the Right Firm

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An unsuccessful manufacturing partnership with the wrong metal fabrication company can be a costly waste of time. However challenging it may be, taking the time to choose the right partner will result in a long-term and beneficial experience for your organization.

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Reducing Costs With Your Fabricator

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 10, 2017 11:58:37 AM / by Jack Rodewald posted in Custom Fabrication, Fabrication, Find the Right Firm, Metal Fabrication

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Your welding and metal fabrication partner should help you reduce your costs.


Because choosing to outsource your custom metal fabrication means that you do not have to invest in costly equipment or maintain the right workforce to produce your materials.

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