Welding Unlimited slashing costs

Through Montoursville native Jacob Kreamer’s new business, Welding Unlimited, he is looking to share his encompassing skill for half the cost, he said. In 2002, Kreamer began welding with his father. “We would tackle the basics,” Kreamer said. But it grew into a lifelong passion and career for Kreamer. After four years of practical experience, he began welding professionally. Kreamer has worked for Pennram, Nu-weld, High Steel and on his own taking in work that people needed done. But warping and working metal into useful or aesthetic creations hasn’t always been work for Kreamer, it’s been an enjoyable outlet for art. “I just started putting stuff together when I got started,” Kreamer explained. But he soon realized that he could use metal to create whatever abstract image he wanted, he said. The door knocker on the Mill Tavern, metal artwork at the Genetti and many other pieces of Kreamer’s metal art can be found built into parts of the city. Kreamer recently decided to use all of those unique skills to create his own business – something he said he’d always wanted to do. “It’s more profitable to work for yourself in this area,” he said. “But I also want to help people. I want to share my skills and at half the cost of others.” Kreamer is certified with the American Welding Society and can do any type of welding a person would need done. “I named it Welding Unlimited because there really isn’t anything in metal works I wouldn’t be able to do for someone,” he said. His work will vary from simplistic rails on steps or a fireplace mantle to elaborate custom bumpers or top-to-bottom fabrication. “When I started doing custom work, that’s when a lot of people were coming in from the gas companies,” he explained. “They wanted some pretty interesting stuff.” He does welding work on vehicles, water pumps … even boats. “When I first started welding I focused on marine welding,” he said. “In-board and out-board motors, you name it.” Welding Unlimited is currently in a temporary location at 914 Quaker Hill Road, but within two months, construction will begin on the shop at 607 cemetery St., he said. “The shop will have everything … a car lift, a plasma cutter … the works.” Construction is expected to be complete by Spring. That next major move in Kreamer’s business is one that excites him because it will give him the room to learn even more than he already does, he said. “I strive to make each weld better than my last,” he said. “If I’m not learning something new to develop than what’s the point?”