About SWM

Steffensmeier Welding & Manufacturing, Inc. was established in 1982 by the late Ben Steffensmeier. Ben started his business in a small shop in a small town.

With the help of his team, he grew his business to a 40,000 sq. ft. facility now located in Pilot Grove, IA. 

Ben started off doing small repair jobs for farmers and local business’ and later grew to large projects involving equipment and experience in laser cutting, mass manufacturing, and machine work. Today, his company takes on a variety of custom projects of all sizes. With SWM’s experienced team and high-powered equipment, the possibilities are endless. 

After suffering from Frontotemporal Dementia, executive function loss and personality changes, Ben lost the ability to run the company. In late 2011, all participation with the company ceased. His wife, Jenny took over operations and when Ben passed away in 2015, Jenny became 100% shareholder. 

Since Jenny took over, the company has earned the Woman Owned Business certification. She earned this certification by not only owning but leading SWM. Jenny has also restructured the organization, retained and acquired knowledgeable and experienced staff, and grown its customer base to include major customers such as Siemens Wind Energy, Case NH and Hearth & Home Technologies Inc.  

In an effort to become more environmentally friendly and reduce SWM’s carbon footprint; SWM became 100% solar powered in 2016. This 430.66kW solar array saves energy for Steffensmeier Welding & Mfg., Inc. and will undoubtedly pay for itself. 

While Jenny may have changed a few things at SWM, her husband’s legacy continues to be the foundation SWM builds upon today. Ben valued hard work and was committed to serving his community. He was a strong leader who led by example. The team at SWM learned a lot from him and continues to carry out his legacy by their work ethic, dedication to quality service, and a commitment to the greater good of the team.

Providing our customers with the best value and highest quality in our laser cut, machined, welded, and fabricated products. Our primary objective is to exceed the expectations of our customers, community, and business partners, along with maintaining the continued success of our company.

Our mission

Steffensmeier Welding & Manufacturing, Inc. is dedicated to providing our customers with the best value and highest quality in our laser cut, machined, welded, and fabricated products.
Our primary objective is to exceed the expectations of our customers, community, and business partners, along with maintaining the continued success of our company.

Our vision

SWM is your trusted partner for a broad range of high quality custom metal fabricated projects. We will continue to grow with our valued employees, customers, community and business partners, delivering quality products to customers across the United States, as we carry on the legacy of our company founder, Ben Steffensmeier.

Our team is unlike any other. We are all so unique, yet we all share the same vision. It’s a privilege to work alongside the team here at SWM.

 Jenny Steffensmeier