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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

It’s impressive that Jonathan Flores, 24, has completed his welding program with a 4.0 average and is poised to graduate with a number of promising welding opportunities. However, what’s most striking about his accomplishment is that Flores has done all of this from a wheelchair

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Welding student Masih Madani had been studying housing development for the past four years. When he looked into the housing crisis in northern Nevada, he realized that he could weld shipping containers together in order to provide affordable housing. Madani enrolled in Western Nevada College’s

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Welder and blacksmith Nicolas Wicks became an unpaid intern for a blacksmith in Scotland before returning home to his career in environmental economics, and the direction of his life changed dramatically. Wicks learned that his grandfather, who had worked as a welder and trained shipbuilders

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Welding has proven to be a surprising but fulfilling career for many high school students, and Samantha Petrosino, 18, switched from the cheerleading squad and sports to a career in welding. Petrosino avoided classes that didn’t particularly interest her in high school, but her welding

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Water patrol deputy Chris Guise spends his days patrolling the waters of his parish, going between wetlands and waterways, but in his off time, he spends hours welding in his shop at home. Guise has been welding since he was a teenager, and he would

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

The bomb squad at the Scranton, PA Police Department had a special request for the Johnson College Welding Training Center. Students were asked to build heavy duty steel frame doors that can hold a door in place for bomb deactivation training. Image Source With the

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

A pilot welding program in a Montana women’s prison has successfully graduated 10 women whose welds passed industry standards and gave them a tremendous sense of accomplishment. One graduate, Misty Cockrill noted that the sessions in the workshop gave her a sense of freedom and

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

NASA’s planned trip to Mars in the 2030’s is one step closer to reality now that the massive fuel tanks have been completely welded together. NASA’s New Orleans manufacturing facility is home to the Vertical Assembly Center (VAC) welder, the world’s largest welding machine. The

Weekly Welding Roundup-Welding News

A two-man welding shop in Minnesota has fabricated materials for small companies and some of the largest businesses in the state. Jay Netter and Ron Schackmann have established a reputation for handling a large workload and meeting their deadlines after 24 years of business. Image