We have multiple certified welders experienced with MIG, TIG, ARC, and oxy-acetylene welding and brazing as well as torch and plasma cutting.


Specializing in torch and plasma cutting, the shop has multiple machines that efficiently cut metal and aluminum custom to your project and repair. 


We house two paint booths which can accommodate a variety of sizes from small project up to and including 55-foot long equipment.

Metal Forming

The shop contains a press break that can bend metal and a flanging machine for shaping aluminum. Whatever project you have, A-1 can shape your metal and aluminum to your liking.


The full service machine shop is equipped with machinery that can cut, bend, shape, drill, and punch aluminum and metal. Some machinery include: American engine lathe with a 44-inch chunk, 50 ton press, a flanging machine, the universal "Iron Worker," and much more. 


We can repair many projects including trailers, tubular frames, car frames, wrought iron furniture, and a variety of custom work. 


Steel tubing up to one inch in diameter can be shaped to any specifications. Also available is equipment to install fittings and flanging on flexible hydraulic hoses to specifications. 


Our sandblasting facilities can accommodate small trailers, tubular frames, car frames, wrought iron furniture, and a variety of custom work.

Metal & Aluminum Sales

We happily sells metal and aluminum bars and tubes to anyone looking to buy. Stop on in at the shop and someone will be there to help you. 


Custom Bench for Franklin Flashes



Turntable display for Buttercow at IL State Fair


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Tractor Repair


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Motorcycle Repair


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Custom Handrail



Aluminum & Metal Sales



Portable Cooker for Farm Credit Services of Illinois


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Custom Arches for the City of Jacksonville


Where Made in America is #1.