At the age of 3, Kyle Couch declared he wanted to be a “worker man” when he grew up. He had a love for the outdoors and a natural interest in tinkering with moving parts and constructing something from nothing. He also had a remarkable natural artistic talent – drawing, painting, sculpting. It’s no surprise that these attributes led to a successful career as a welder and fabricator.
Kyle received formal training at Ivy Tech in Indianapolis and honed his craft over the years at a few shops around town, each with a dedicated emphasis.
“My first job after receiving my AWS Certification was at a shop specializing in aluminum handrails – industrial railings for sports stadiums and events centers. These require a specific type of weld and a higher level of craftsmanship,” says Couch. “It was at this early stage of my career when I placed an emphasis on perfecting the art of the craft.”
Through the years, he ascended the ranks and added more finely tuned skills and specialties to his repertoire.
In 2020, he launched Wolf Welding and Millwright, employing AWS Certified Journeyman Millwrights and Pipefitters. They specialize in industrial maintenance and offer 24/7 on-call services to anyone, anywhere, anytime. They bring the shop to you.
Wolf Welding’s qualifications and responsiveness would prove critical as Covid created increased demand for online shopping. Conveyors and fulfilment companies around the country were put to the test as order fulfillment and shipping caused a dramatic increase in conveyor operation, and breakdown.
“We are versed in nearly every type of conveyor and have been in more UPS and Amazon Fulfillment Centers than packages,” laughs Couch.
Word spread through the industry and they were tapped to tackle an emergency repair at a carwash.
“I arrived immediately, diagnosed the issue, performed the repair and had them fully operational by a nearly impossible deadline,” Couch says.
For Wolf Welding, that kind of response was business as usual, but for the client, it was unheard of – so impressive, in fact, Wolf Welding was awarded a national contract.
“In the past three years, we have traveled to almost every state in the continental U.S. installing their conveyor systems in new facilities and repairing and maintaining their existing systems,” says Couch. “With a strong crew and fleet of service trucks, we can confidently install and repair any conveyor system, anywhere.”
In addition to conveyor systems, Wolf Welding and Millwright services include corrugator, paint booths and more. Steel erection in these areas may include the need for a mezzanine or other structural work — they can tackle it all the way down to handrail.
Pipefitting services include welding, threading and installing gas, steam, sanitary, and most other lines. Wolf Welding and Millwright can offer such an array as they also have experience installing the pertinent machinery/systems and piping them in.
They also provide a “shift cover” for those who have employees taking time off for a day or a week to work their shift when no one else can, or to provide an extra hand on a project.
Wolf Welding and Millwright is proud to be a locally operated, family-owned business. Wife Laura, CFO, lends her expertise as a trained auto mechanic and former manager of a tire store.
“We are an Indiana family-owned company. Our professionalism, reliability, and skilled crew are the hallmarks of Wolf Welding and Millwright; our strongest asset,” Couch says. “We provide excellent communication, we’re easy to work with, and there’s never been a claim on any of our work. These qualities are what makes Wolf Welding and Millwright leaders of the pack.”