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Millwright and Rigging Services

Southern Trades Inc, is recognized as a premier specialty millwright and rigging firm providing specialized expertise to a broad range of clients. Our reputation is a direct reflection of the excellence we provide in our areas of practice, the professionalism of our staff and our commitment to provide superior client service.

Southern Trades Inc Millwright and Rigging Services Include:

  • Machinery and equipment moving and installation
  • Material handling, design fabrication and installation
  • Pump installation and alignment
  • Motor installation and alignment
  • Shaft repair, replacement and alignment
  • Precision and laser alignment services
  • Conveyor fabrication, installation and repair
  • Steel fabrication and erection
  • Installation of industrial conveyor systems
  • Welding processes
  • Industrial rigging
  • Trucking and relocation services
  • Troubleshooting all aspects of business fabrication and manufacturing
  • All types of material handling, equipment repair and installation
  • Heavy and high rigging for specialty projects

Welding & Fabrication Services

Southern Trades Inc. provides premier fabrication and welding services of all types of alloys including steel, stainless steel and aluminum, as well as, the fabrication of small repair pieces to heavy industrial steel.


From structural steel, handrails, stairs, catwalks and guards to precision tig welds, sheet metal fabrication, and weld assemblies, whether we build to your specifications in our shop or for field installation Southern Trades Inc. is your full service company.. We can also fabricate:

  • Tanks and hoppers
  • Service platforms
  • Conveyors (including installation/repair)
  • Steel fabrication
  • Small repair pieces


Southern Trades uses common welding methods such as Oxy-Acetylene, GMAW, GTAW and SMAW.

We also weld exotic metals, all grades of stainless Hastelloy C276, Hastelloy C2000 aluminum and Chromalloy. All welds are applied by certified and qualified welders. Whether it is fabrication, transportation, demolition or installations our technicians get the job done.

Industrial Burner and Kiln Installation and Repair

Southern Trades Inc is a custom fabricator of repair and replacement parts, specializing in parts such as riding rings, girth gears, trunnion rollers, thrust rollers, and cylinder section replacements for rotary equipment. Whether your needs are for a new unit, or for maintenance or rehab parts to get your equipment running smoothly, we can be of service to you. We provide services to the following industries: Distilleries, Aggregate and Asphalt.

Burner and Kiln Services
  • Installation and Repair
  • Scheduled, preventative maintenance
  • Burner tuning
  • Operation reliability
  • Burner and pilot inspection
  • Leak tests
Tire and Trunnion Services

Southern Trades offers grinding services for your tires and trunnion rolls. Grinding is a procedure that takes the imperfections out of the surfaces of your tires or trunnion. Benefits of grinding include:

  • Prevent downtime and damage
  • Increase bearing life
  • Save energy
  • Increase productivity

Mailing Address

4740 Rockford Plaza
Louisville, KY. 40216
Phone: 502.448.3005
Fax: 502.448.1991

Proud Member of

Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.

Better Business Bureau of KY


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