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Ace Welding & Machine, Inc. was founded in January of 1980 by Sylvester “Bess” Walters and has remained a family-owned-and-operated business ever since.

Ace Welding has grown into a publicly acclaimed and highly successful business because we take pride in taking care of our customers and providing the highest quality workmanship.

Terry Walters, Bess' son, runs the business today. Terry worked with his father since they built the walls of the company thirty-five years ago. Bess would be proud of Terry today for maintaining his outstanding customer service and high quality work standards and keeping the family-owned business a success. Customers, whether well-established or new, can tell you how dedicated we are to their satisfaction. Our hard-working staff takes pride in our craftsmanship and our best-in-the-business work ethic. Regardless of your need, we're here to get the job done.

Custom work is a substantial and important part of this business. We can fabricate, build, weld, bend, grind, and create just about anything! Whether you need a sign or shingle for your home or business, a decorative garden piece, staircase or railing, we can do it! We also repair things, big or small—from a candlestick to a snow plow to industrial metal staircases. If you've got a need that is too big to move (or you just don't have the time to haul it down to us), we also provide an innovative mobile service that comes to you!

Please take a few minutes to browse around the site to get a better feel for what we do and see some of our handiwork. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and help make that project a reality!


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We'd love to hear from you. Whether you prefer Facebook, e-mail, a good old-fashioned phone call, or an even more ol'-fashioned stop-in-to-see-us, you can find the information below. Thanks!


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  • Terry Walters



Company Address
Ace Welding & Machine Inc.
1505 Premier St.
Traverse City, MI 49686

Hi Terry, I just wanted to drop you a note and personally thank you for fabricating the shaft for us last week and doing it in less than 1 day. Because of the specialized equipment we use, there is only place in the U.S. we could get that part and it was going to take a week to get it. You saved us thousands of dollars a day by getting our machine up and running for us. Again we really appreciate the great service you’ve given us over all these years. There has yet to be a time when you and your staff couldn’t fix or make a part for us or to come up with ways to improve or make them last longer.

Alpers Insulation LLC Scott Alpers