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Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

When Consolidated Precision Products looked for trained welders for their Selmet factory in Oregon, they saw a need for new welding machines at Linn-Benton Community College. In fact, current instructor Marc Rose learned his trade at the same school in the mid-1970’s on machines that

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

While Jimmy Byrd has been working as a welder since the age of 18, his daughter Kristin took a very different path before entering the family welding business.  Image Source Kristin explored careers in nursing and modeling before working as a driver for a logging

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

When the Saturn V rocket of the Apollo missions sent American astronauts into space, Margaret Brennecke played a critical role as a metallurgy researcher at NASA. Brennecke had graduated from the Ohio State University and then researched metals at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Welder Ryan Fincher, 21, of Cedartown, GA finished just short of winning the spot of U.S. representative for the WorldSkills welding competition three years ago. He then got to work, practicing his welds for hours at a time, even quitting his full-time welding job in

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Welding students in Oregon have received real world welding experience, practical projects, and a healthy challenge as they learned their craft through their school’s partnership with Fabform Industries. The students in the intermediate and advanced classes have worked on projects for the company with supplies

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Josie Hunter took a welding class in high school purely by chance, but it didn’t take long for her to realize that she had stumbled onto a passion for her life. Hunter now welds just about any kind of metal together for custom artwork, creating

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

If you love craft beer, thank a welder! Welding inspectors Matt Young and Keanan Janus had been inspecting the stainless steel welds at a brewery when they realized that they could do better TIG welds on their own. The two started welding on the weekend,

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

The Ironworkers Local 27 hosted 28 high school welding teams in Magna, Utah for a Skills USA  welding and fabrication competition. The event aimed to raise more awareness about welding as a trade and as an incentive for students to improve their welding skills. Image

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Wade Morris worked on pipelines and in various welding industry jobs before accepting a position as a welding instructor at Barton Community College. Morris focuses on the skill and technique of welding by getting students in the booths as much as possible, trying to minimize

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Deanna Drew inherited a welding program at Amboy High School in Illinois that she admits was in bad shape. The students had an inadequate number of dated helmets, old machines, no safety jackets, poor ventilation, and water leaks that were too close for comfort to