About us

Muenchau Metal Works was founded as a company in 2008; yet, it truly began its origins in 1992 when CEO, Brian Muenchau, found his passion for welding through the Mascoutah High School Machine Shop classes and Collinsville Area Vocational Center VICA program at Mascoutah Community High School.

Brian developed his welding skills and knowledge over these early years with guidance many amazing instructors and his first employer, Stumpf Welding Supply, located just outside of Mascoutah. 

He attended Southwest Illinois College where he obtained his Associates Degree in Applied Science, then continued on to Ferris State University located in Big Rapids, Michigan graduating with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Welding Engineering Technology in 2001.

Brian worked for several companies for the next 17 years: Lincoln Electric, General Machine, Inc., Pandjiris, Inc. and Praxair.

While working at Pandjiris fulltime, Brian opened the doors to MMW in 2008 on a part-time basis, building his customer base slowly with quality projects and products. 

Brian became known for his creative abilities, ingenuity and honest work ethic. 

He continued this dual employment role for 11 years while working at Pandjiris and Praxair both located in St. Louis MO.  In January 2019, Brian put all other distractions aside and forged full time into MMW making it his primary business and this is where we are today – a full function metal fabrication, welding and machining company ready to take on your next challenge!