History of Maupin Welding
In 1982, DeeLane Maupin had an idea. He had worked for Webster’s Farm in Rexburg, Idaho, for several years, and he liked his work just fine. He had grown up in nearby Chester and was happy raising his family in the Upper Valley. But he knew there was a little bit more he had to offer the world and his young family. He was pretty handy as a welder, so DeeLane started taking welding jobs on the side and working on those projects at night, after he got home from work.
In those days, a lot of DeeLane Maupin’s work came from potato growers who needed repairs done to the hook chains on their potato harvesters. Those worn digger links provided DeeLane with a lot of business, and in 1982 he was able to start welding full-time to provide for his family.
Things have come a long way for Maupin Welding in the last 38 years. In 2000, DeeLane retired and handed the reins over to his son Justin, who runs the business today. Things are different now for the company than they used to be. With the advent of belted chain in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, a lot of the Maupins’ welding diminished. And as farms have gotten larger, their need to come to a welder for repairs has gotten smaller.
While the company does very little welding anymore, the family has stuck with the name Maupin Welding because “that’s what people know us as,” says Justin. And it’s not as if their clientele has changed much. Maupin’s still deals almost exclusively with agricultural production, specializing in replacement parts and equipment .
The business has grown enough that the need arose for a larger facility. This was accomplished with a 22,000 sq ft building (about a mile up Highway 33 between Rexburg and Sugar City, Idaho) dedicated entirely to inventory. The new building allows Maupin Welding to accommodate the innovations and every-increasing demand that potato growers (their primary customers) are faced with.
Maupin Welding Inc. takes pride in the relationships that have been built with their customers and vendors over the years. We are excited to see what the future will bring. Whatever it is, you can count on us to keep your equipment moving with quality parts, the best prices, and superior service.