IFG History

Industrial Flamespraying & Grinding (IFG Services) was founded in 1974 by J.M. Welch to provide the Kern County gas and oil industry with an exceptional machine shop. With more than 20 years experience in the business he knew he could provide outstanding work and service to the community. His goal was to offer affordable, consistent, quality  work in a timely manner.

When IFG opened in 1974 Keith Welch worked along side his father becoming a second generation machinist and in 1996 became the owner and president of IFG. His vast experience, knowledge, “can do” attitude and relationships with business associates provide you, the customer, the best that IFG has to offer.

IFG Today and Tomorrow

Today, IFG is well established in Bakersfield, California. The company has built a solid foundation on honesty and integrity in all aspects of its business operation. IFG is known among its peers as an outstanding machine shop and provider of exceptional centrifuge repair. This reputation has earned IFG a strong local and national presence.

The future provides IFG working for you the only way they know how — with integrity and resolve, striving to be the machine shop and centrifuge repair center you can rely on  to meet your needs.


Many of the employee’s at IFG have a long working history with the company, some 25 years and more. Among them is a combined knowledge of over 100 years of experience in the gas, oil, industrial, agricultural and waste water management industries. This longevity and vast experience enables IFG to provide a dependable and reliable team. The office staff, machinists and mechanics are accessible to the needs of each and every customer.

Personal Service

IFG recognizes the importance of building and maintaining valued customer relationships. You can expect personalized service to meet your individual needs.


Safety is #1! IFG conforms to all state and federally mandated safety requirement. Because of managerial supervision and conscientious employees IFG maintains an excellent safety record.

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    Contractors Classification C61/D21

    California Contractors License No. 516263

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