Weldall Company History



1973: Dave Bahl, Sr. borrows $800 and acquires a welding machine, rents a modest 500 sq. ft. shop space in West Allis and effectively Weldall is “born.” All this takes place while Dave works 2 other jobs.

1974: Weldall Mfg., Inc. files the required paperwork of incorporation and grows to 5 employees. Along with undergoing the first of many physical expansions.

Throughout the decade, Weldall quickly gains a reputation for the highest of quality and integrity in its work. This allows for gradual growth and expansion including the first steps into fabrication equipment.



1982: Weldall purchases land in Waukesha, Wisconsin and builds its first non-leased facility measuring in at 14,500 sq. ft. with 10 ton lifting capacity.

1985: Weldall purchases their first CNC Whitney Plasma/Punch Fabricating Center. Along with completing the first 4,500 sq. ft. addition to its facility to address further growth requirements.

1986: Dave Bahl, Sr. is named the Waukesha Chamber of Commerce Small Businessman of the Year.

1988: The second addition of 15,000 sq. ft. to the facility is completed, increasing Weldall's total sq. footage to 34,000 sq. ft. Along with increasing overhead crane capacity to 25 tons.



1992: Weldall introduces large machining capabilities with boring bar and large CNC gantry milling machine to their list of manufacturing services. A 4th addition of 12,000 sq. ft. is completed.

1995: Weldall purchases 2nd CNC Whitney Plasma Punch Fabricating Center. The last addition at this location of 11,000 sq. ft. is completed increasing Weldall's total capacity to 57,000 sq. ft. Future expansion at this location will not be possible due to the lack of additional land.

1996: Weldall purchases new equipment: IGM Robotic Welder and ESAB CNC Shape Cutter with OXY Fuel and Plasma Torches.

1997: Weldall purchases 2 new CNC Machining Centers.

1998: Weldall solves the "landlocked" issue by purchasing a nearby parcel of 13.5 acres and builds a new 98,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility. The new facility consists of 84,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space and 14,000 sq. ft. of office space. Weldall invests in their first ERP business system to help manage work flow. They also increase the overhead crane capacity to 50 tons and purchases their first semi tractor trailer to deliver customer orders.

1999: Weldall purchases video conferencing equipment.



2000: David Bahl JR and Dan Bahl join ownership with their father Dave Bahl SR.

2001: Weldall has estimating software installed to facilitate speed and accuracy of quoting.

2002: Weldall achieves ISO 9001/2000 Certification from UL DQS, Inc.

2006: Weldall acquires an additional 44,000 sq. ft. bay located next door at 1901 S Prairie known as Plant 2. Increases total capacity to 142,000 sq. ft.

2008: Weldall is named the Waukesha Chamber of Commerce, Small Business of the Year.



Throughout the decade, Weldall continues to re-invest internally to facilitate growth including the purchase of the following equipment:

(2) Tanaka 6000 Watt CNC Laser Cutting Machine
Pullmax 1375 ton Press Brake with 30 ft. bed
Whitney 4400 Max CNC Punch/Plasma System
Kinetic K5000 Plate Cutting and Machining Center
Wheelabrator Pass Through Plate Blaster (14 ft. wide)
SNK Gantry CNC Machining Center
Toshiba CNC Boring Bar Machining Center



2010: Purchases CNC double gantry kinetic burning and machining system.

2011: Weldall completes a 76,000 sq. ft. expansion consisting of two new high bays with 200 ton lifting capacity. Total capacity increases to 218,000 sq. ft.

2012:Weldall is awarded with Wisconsin's Manufacturer of the Year. Weldall gains certification to ASME "U" & "R" code.

2013: Weldall achieves ISO 14001/2015 Environmental Certification from American Global Standards, LLC.

2014: The Bahl's in collaboration with Steve Jakubiak develop a business strategy to provide blending, mixing, and sizing of materials for the processing industry where Orbis Machinery, LLC is born.
2014: Weldall purchases the assets of Mutz Manufacturing located in Slinger, WI. This allows Weldall additional 24,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space, known as Plant 3, to take on new opportunities.

2015: Weldall purchases the entire Plant 2 facility and surrounding land to increase it's Waukesha campus size for further growth.

2018: Weldall continues to expand it's customer base by achieving AISC & CWB certifications.

Weldall continues to re-investment with the following new equipment additions:

Weld Automation
Weld Positioners
CNC Plate Rolling
Large CNC Machining Center



2020: Weldall officially creates an Assembly department to handle large complex projects. Assembly project requirements range from test fit, mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and testing.
2020: Weldall purchases new Tanaka (12,000 watt) CNC Laser Cutting Machine with 16 plate stacker automation, and Flex CNC Machining Center. Weldall adds 11,500 sq. ft. of office space for growth needed within the engineering and sales department. Weldall achieves their EN15085 and ISO 3834-2:2005 certification for additional business opportunities and to help diversify it's customer base.

2021: New ERP business system is purchased to increase efficiencies in information and workflow.

2023: Weldall purchases a Pullmax Optima 1800 CNC Press Brake (2,000 tons), along with other machine tools. Weldall celebrates their 50th Anniversary!