Today we’d like to introduce you to Alex Seibert.
Alex, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
After high school, I struggled to find my way and didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. After listening to friends and family, they all recommended I get into a trade. My good friend at the time was into welding and fabrication and after seeing me struggle and on a path with no direction, he guided me to do the same. I was a little apprehensive at first but soon after starting, I fell in love with it. After ten years or working in different shops that make gates and fences to aerospace shops that make helicopter parts and rotational fixtures/tooling for top-tier aerospace companies, I now work with the same friend who got me into welding on our own business called Weld Services. We do everything we can get our hands-on. Such as heavy equipment repair, general fabrication, aerospace, mobile welding, off-road products, and laser cutting. Business is booming and after being at such a low I’m happy to be where I’m at now.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It definitely has not been a smooth road. Learning the trade is a struggle on its own. The real problem comes with balancing a full-time job and also a business. The full-time job keeps the bills paid and the remainder of the day is spent building a business. I didn’t come from a family that had lots of money. We always had enough to get by and whatever was left my parents put it towards my sister and I. My dad told me one thing that stuck with me “ you’re not lucky enough to have money at your deposal for your dreams and everything you get in your life will be earned”. Ever since then, I took his approach for my work ethic and it’s finally starting to pay off.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I work in the aerospace industry mainly. On the side, I do pretty much anything that involves welding. At the moment I’ll take everything I can get not only for the money but for the experience. I’m known best through social media for the work I do. I specialize in MIG welding and Tig welding. I’m proud to say that the exposure of Instagram brought me together with blue Demon Welding Supply and Everlast welders/generators that collaborate on projects with me. I think the one thing that sets me apart from most but certainly not all is how hungry I am for success and quality in the things I produce.
Can you talk to us a bit about happiness and what makes you happy?
Family and friends without a doubt. It’s good having people in your life who love and support you. No matter how bad things get, I always have someone to either help or make me feel better.
- Email: Alexseibertwelding@gmail.com
- Instagram: @crapoutwelds