About State of the ARC Welding

“Owning my own welding and fabrication business along with providing quality service at a reasonable cost for WNY businesses has always been one of my goals.”

State of the ARC Welding | Owner: Zachary Gillard

State of the Arc Welding is a custom design and fabrication company founded in May 2016 by Zachary Gillard. The goal of State of the Arc is to provide high quality products and services to both industrial and residential markets.

Zachary has commercial welding experience through his previous employment with Power and Construction located in Scottsville, NY. The focus of the company is centered on 3 primary services, custom fitness equipment, general welding & fabrication and custom products. State of the Arc utilizes steel that is “Made in the USA” and is a low overhead operation which allows the company to be very competitive with the brand name manufactures, while utilizing top grade steel in our equipment designs.

Zachary is a local WNY resident and has received a certificate of completion from Monroe Community College in the Welding and Fabrication Industry Certification Program. The program was comprised of 360 hours of hands on training in the use of Cutting and Welding Processes, Blueprint Reading / AWS Weld Symbols, Fitting & Tacking, Plasma Arc, Oxyfuel Torch and Machine Setup, Adjustment and Trouble Shooting.

Zachary has obtained certifications in steel welding – GMAW 2F, 3F, 4F, GTAW 2F, FCAW 2F, D1.1 71T-1 3G unlimited, D1.1 71T-1 4G unlimited, SMAW 2F, D1.1 7018 3G 3/8”, D1.1 7018 4G 3/8”, D1.1 7018 3G unlimited, D1.1 7018 4G unlimited and D1.5 “Bridge Code” 7018 3G unlimited. As well as Aluminum welding – GTAW 2F and Stainless Steel – GTAW 2F.

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Custom Fitness Equipment

State of the Arc has worked with several gyms over the past year designing & fabricating custom gym equipment. Many gyms require special equipment to fit into unique spaces in their place of business.

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General Welding & Fabrication

We also provide general welding and fabrication for all types of products and applications.  We welcome the opportunity to service the community with general “odd job” welding requirements.

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Custom Products

Our goal is to be your one stop shop for all of your custom fabrication and specialty project requirements. We design, manufacture, and assemble a variety of custom furniture, railings and truck rack accessories.