Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication
We produce accurate metal fabrications that meet high standards.
Your Go-To Metal Fabricator in Minneapolis
At Shotwell Sheet Metal in Minneapolis, our team does exceptional metal processing management from start to finish. Our company provides short run, quick turn fabrication with immediate quotations.
We use state of the art equipment to make cabinets, enclosures, brackets, custom control boxes, and more. Our equipment includes:
We take care of sourcing outside services like powder coating and plating to your specifications.
In 1893, Horace J. Shotwell partnered with a friend and started their first metalwork business called Canfield & Shotwell in Fargo, ND. Five years passed and Horace was able to buy out Canfield’s shares and moved to the South Minneapolis area.
What started as a small manufacturing company for automobile copper radiators and fenders became the “Quality Standard” for auto parts in the 1920s. H.J. Shotwell Company provided components such as radiators, fenders, hoods, and gas tanks for well-known companies like Ford and Packard. By the 1960s, the company was established as a major sheet metal fabricator in the Midwest region.
Our company adapts to the changes brought about by technology and modernization. That is why for more than 125 years, we have earned a reputation for high quality sheet metal work.
The Shotwell Lineage
The Shotwell's have always had a fascination with automobiles. For instance, Bob Shotwell designed and built the famous car called Philbert the Puddle Jumper at the age of 17. Bob created the automobile in 1931 for his uncle Horace, who told him that if he really wanted a car then "he should build one himself". The Puddle Jumper made the national headlines when it was driven from Minnesota to Seattle, Alaska, and back.
In the 1990's, Jay Leno was able to purchase the famous automobile from Bob Shotwell. Currently, you can find the fully-restored auto displayed in Jay’s car collection in Los Angeles. Check out Jay Leno's garage and the Shotwell car.