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Re: What is the rate for welds in a repair shop these days?

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Wile E

12-25-2012 06:33:44

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Most shops charge a minimum of $50 per hour. They will charge on a per job basis, so if it Really only took the guy 2 hours but the shop foreman quoted $150 then they are getting $75 per hour. That my friends is the new math you hear so much about. Productivity means something. The same goes for Car/truck/tractor repair, machine shops, welding shops, HVAC too.

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Bob Huntress

12-25-2012 14:51:56

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 Re: What is the rate for welds in a repair shop these days? in reply to Wile E, 12-25-2012 06:33:44  
HVAC is a totally different animal, as we have two seperate price schedules. We have a price for those with PM contracts (Regular costumers) and a seperate one for those who only call when something breaks. Some companies only give the PM price while they are actually doing PM"s, but it is common enough that as long as a repairman is regularly doing the place"s PM"s they extend the price to most of the labor for them. It isn"t like there is much maintenance for the bead that will prevent the welder from having to repair the job later, other than don"t overload it.

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