Still Building America—Adam Deuling’s ‘go for it’ attitude pays off

Prestige SM Director

Adam Deuling reached out to me after being tagged in a Facebook post about my “Still Building America” column. He was excited to share about his small sheet metal fab shop in Muskegon, Michigan.

From taking every metal and wood shop class available in high school, to learning CAD in college, to becoming a plumbing apprentice, to working in drafting and moving up to an engineering position, Adam has developed a “go for it” attitude that led him to start his business.

Josh Welton: Could you explain what kind of work do you do? What got you started?

Adam Deuling: I own a small sheet metal fabrication business, Deuling Design LLC, that I started in October 2015 at the age 24. I fell in love with sheet metal fabrication through my day job as a product engineer and started buying the tools to be able to do it on my own.

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