Weirich Welding Plus is a small welding and fabrication
business created by Duane Weirich. Duane was a senior in high school in
1979 when his family suffered a farm tragedy; consequently Duane
resolutely continued the family farm operations, raising row crops and
hogs. In 1983, he willfully expanded the farm operations to include
In addition to operating his family farm,
Duane's insatiable desire to increase his knowledge energized him to
work for Schuler Manufacturing during the next three years. His tireless
efforts gave him the skills necessary to begin welding full-time in
1991. Soon, he added farm repairs, pipe fencing, and concrete pads to his business line. In 1999, he also expanded the business by making slip-form bunks for cattle feeding operations.
16 years of working from his home property, Weirich Welding had grown
to the point of needing a much larger facility. In 2007, Lewis Iowa
committee officials generously gave Duane three acres of land to build a
new welding and fabrication
building. Duane invested his own hard earned money and built a new
welding shop on the edge of Lewis Iowa, cutting the ribbon in 2008.