IAfter working with his brother Bob, in the 1960's and 70's, at Bob's service station on Main Street in East Aurora,
Jim and a friend started Rigwel Corp, which provided rigging and welding services.
After several years, the two split their businesses into
Brooks Rigging Corp. and General Welding,
and went their separate ways.
His old partner sold off General Welding,
a very successful local company today.
Jim Brooks built Brooks Rigging into what it is today, serving many local manufacturing companies, machine shops (small to large), food manufacturing facilities, woodworking companies, printing facilities and all other types of businesses in between.