About Us

Macklin Welding

15722 E . Sprague

Spokane Valley WA 99037

509 – 926 – 3597 , 800 – 462 – 8865


Grandpa George & William H “Mac ” Macklin  cut fire wood & sold it to make a living during the depression of 20 ‘s – 30’s at 14505 E . Sprague , Opportunity Wa . Later while Mac was building ships at Todd shipyard in Seattle  during WW II, George  started blacksmithing plow shares for the many farmers , among other things .George passed away in 1946  and   Mac established MACKLIN WELDING  .  Mac had our landmark neon sign built by a couple of Central Valley school mates  Luke & Chuck Williams  which later established a company called American Sign and Indicator right here in the Spokane Valley which designed , built , sold time & temperature as well as the first large arena score boards  shipping all over the world . Mac also took care of the farmers , designed the first solid frame trailer hitch for uni-body cars of that time  & became a job shop for Union Iron works which later became Coeur d ‘ Alenes Metal of today . Mac chose to get out of the steel fab & erecting buisness in mid 60’s when it just got to large for him to handle . Chose instead to establish one of the largest ” Hitch Centers ” in the inland N W . Early 70 ‘s Mac’s son Bill went to welding  & buisness school at S C C , went to work for his dad doing numerous tasks like fabricating hundreds of trailer hitches , trailers , parts for Fiberform boat factory ( later Bayliner ) , aux fuel tanks for motor homes , trailers ,  welding on aluminum molds for Kaiser among many other things . 1977 Mac hired Zack  & 1980 Mac retired  . Bill, Zack & others kept the Hitch  Center growing .In the mid 80’s Bill & Zack designed a system where snow plow owners could Quick release the plow attachment from the pickup in the off season , 1989 Bill bought his first Boss V plow – 30 years later with 10 dealers all over Washington & north Idaho Macklin is the largest north west Distributor for Boss snow removal equipment . Early 90 ‘ s when  Bill’s son  John was 7 , Bill started letting him” play” with the mig welder , making all sorts of little figures out of scrap iron . Today  four generations later , John , Bill  , Zack & others  are  still helping people out with a large Hitch Center, utility trailer sales and service, snowplow sales and service and much more. Macklin Welding  is known for selling the best quality products and the best workmanship. Stop by today. We can’t wait to meet you and help you with your towing, trailer, or snowplow needs.