Who We Are

General Machine was established in 1958 to provide a much needed machine/repair shop to the residents the Metro East, Southern Illinois, and the Greater St. Louis Area.  Many local agricultural and commercial customers benefited from the service provided by this small shop located just South of Belleville.  Over the years our reputation for quality workmanship has grown, and the once small shop has grown into a highly respected business.  The company remained as General Machine & Welding Service until 1994, at which time it was incorporated under the name General Machine Inc.

We have serviced the mining, earth moving, construction, excavating, and utility industries for the past 58 years at the current location, 33 years under the present ownership.

A normal job may be anything from rush machining of parts required for the local power plant to resume operation, repairing machinery for the local agricultural industry, or fabricating stainless duct work for a chemical plant in southern Alabama.

We provide welding compliant with AWS D1.1 (steel), AWS D1.2 (aluminum), AWS D1.6 (stainless) or ASME section 9. In-house NDE utilizing magnetic particle or dye-penetrant testing is also done for both the machining and welding sides of the business.

We stock a variety of carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum to allow speedy repairs, but also purchase from a network of local suppliers enabling us to acquire job specific materials quickly and easily.

General Machine Inc.’s philosophy has been to produce quality work at a competitive price and always on time.  Our customers’ needs are our top priority.   We know it is our responsibility to meet the needs of our customers as quickly and efficiently as possible.  General Machine is committed to producing quality products at a competitive price.

Serving Saint Louis and Southern Illinois for over 58 years!