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Safe Welding at Home

Welding at home can be a lot of fun, but it can also be risky. Many welders forget about safety when they are at home, probably because they feel most comfortable there. This kind of forgetfulness can quickly land you in the emergency room or

AWS Holding Conference in North Carolina

Conferences are excellent ways to further your skills and work towards recertification or a renewal. The American Welding Society (AWS) has an excellent program where attending a conference earns you PDH's, or Personal Development Hours. These hours can be used towards a renewal or recertification

Welding Equipment — Rent or Buy?

One of the biggest dilemmas any welding shop faces is whether to rent or buy their equipment. Renting has benefits for many but buying can be cheaper in the long run. But how do you know whether you should rent your equipment or just buy

Rising Demand for Welders

If you live in the Georgia-Carolina region, now is a great time to be a welder. With the expansion of the energy industry in the area, the demand for welders is increasing rapidly. Employers are looking for employees who have the skills to get the

Hiring Expected to Expand

No one has been unaffected by the recession. Every day there is a new report and thousands are out of work. Many more are underemployed, working two or three jobs trying to make ends meet. Manufacturing was one of the hardest hit areas when the

Fact or Fiction Revisit: Have You Kept Yourself Recession-Proof?

We first brought up this topic in the kickoff blog post written on Weld My World, “Fact or Fiction: Are Welders Recession Proof?” We’d like to know what changes have occurred in the job market since our last look. What changes have you made in

Outlook for Welding Jobs in 2011

One thing that everyone is concerned about is the future of welding jobs. Is there any kind of growth expected in this field or are the jobs being outsourced or taken over by robots? Those kinds of questions are the ones that often weigh on

Future Looks Brighter for Trade Jobs

In Wisconsin, despite all the arguing over the unions and whether or not they should have the power they should, trade jobs are seeing a brighter future than they were previously. Not all specialities that suffered greatly during the Great Recession are bouncing back, but

Fact or Fiction: Are Welders Recession Proof?

Where do I begin? Welcome to the official blog for Baker’s Gas- WeldMyWorld.com. The idea behind this blog is to be more than your typical “do-it-yourself” sort. Whether your knowledge about welding is as shallow as Paris Hilton or you’re the Tiger Woods of welders.