March Madness isn’t the only event underway; enhance your welding skills or start afresh when you gear up to join one of the new welding programs below (program details can be found in articles with orange headings). Those welding events and more form this edition of the Weekly Roundup. Enjoy!
Alcoa, a manufacturer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina, has received a $2.1 million contract from the U.S. Navy to develop advanced welding technologies to decrease aluminum-intensive shipbuilding costs.
When Pat Teakell taps the right side of his brain, his most effective artistic instruments are the ones he’s always known.
The 35-year-old oil field pipe welder’s hands are best suited for his DeWalt 4-and-a-half inch angle grinder and his torch.
Darin Beaner and his wife, Lisa, moved to Southwest Florida for the sunshine and water nearly two years ago, but they spend most days working long hours at their welding and fabrication shop, Fusion Welding of SWFL.
Welding course starts March 20 at Central Lakes College
A welding skills class is scheduled at the James Valley Career and Technology Center.
There’s a need for welders in the region, and the Mitchell School District is working to fill that void by adding welding programs next fall at the high school and post-secondary levels.
When it comes to skilled manufacturing jobs, the picture looks bright.
Eighteen months ago a shortage of welders sparked a larger conversation between CVTC and local manufacturing companies, about what the companies were looking for in new hires.
Super Steel LLC, which has experienced a major boost in business but often has struggled to find qualified employees to fill open jobs, including welders, is making donations of steel to Waukesha West High School that students can use for welding assignments and projects.
Florence-Darlington Technical College will once again host its own version of Trick My Truck and Junkyard Wars on Saturday, March 31, with the third annual Welding Rodeo. The FDTC Educational Foundation is sponsoring the free event.
When Justin Laorenza begins to use his welding cutting torch at the Aiken County Career and Technology Center, he puts on the sparkling new helmet he won recently at a regional student competition.
Welding Gone Wrong
Crews are cleaning up debris after a fire at Great Lakes Ford on Apple Avenue in Muskegon Township.