SEASIDE— What started in his mother’s garage has now grown to a Seaside company proudly celebrating 30 years in business this month.

Sopko Welding, started by Joe Sopko, 54, in March 1981, had one shop truck and a few pieces of equipment when the company began welding on the North Coast.

Now, Sopko Welding includes Coast Crane Services, and has a fleet of trucks, a 10,000-square-foot shop and three cranes.

“It doesn’t feel like it’s been 30 years,”?Sopko said. “The community has been good at supporting us and I hope to be in business for another 30 years.”

Sopko Welding is located on 24th Avenue in Seaside. For more information, visit www.sopkowelding.com

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