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Folkestad relocates Wadena Machining and Welding

Photo by Rachelle Klemme David Folkestad II relocated Wadena Machining and Welding to a larger location on Ash Ave.

Wadena Machining and Welding has relocated to Ash Ave. NE across from John's Car Care.

Owner David Folkestad II said the new location had about three times the amount of space as the previous location on 209 Jefferson N., and that it provided more visibility.

"It's basically right out on the main drag," he said.

Folkestad said that after he was laid off from a job, he saw the opportunity to start his own business. He first opened Wadena Machining and Welding January 2008, and then recently decided to expand, moving to the new location in June.

Folkestad works with hydraulics, PTOs, fabricating new parts and rebuilding parts. He said he mostly deals with farm equipment.

The phone number is the same as the last location: (218) 632-8012.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday by appointment.