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Welders are in High Demand

The welding world continued to churn out stories in the final week of 2011 while many of us celebrated last year away. Hope on the welding job front, students working towards a great welding future and much more make up this edition of the “Weekly Roundup.” Enjoy!


Special News

A woman teaches men more than just welding

"I love this woman and I barely know her," said student Josh Hidalgo, 40, a former terminal operations supervisor at Los Angeles International Airport who hopes to launch a new career as a welder. "I would go to war with this woman. … And now, I know how to weld."

SWIC instructor picks up honor for outstanding work

He's only been on the job for half a year, but Southwestern Illinois College's heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration program coordinator Keith Otten has already received an honor for outstanding work.


Welding Business

Jensen Precast expands metal shop operations

Jensen Precast, a Sparks-based precast concrete manufacturer, increased the ability of its metal shop operations with the acquisition of two adjacent buildings off of Glendale Avenue in Sparks.


Welding Jobs

Demand high for welders … supply lags

When Katana Summit received an influx of orders for its wind turbine towers this summer, the Columbus company set a goal of hiring up to 90 new workers.

Northeast Nebraska needs welders, companies say

There's a growing shortage of welders in northeast Nebraska, which is driving up wages and benefits and increasing the competition for reliable workers.


Welding Students

CCCC welding students work on Depot Park train

The old train is in the process of undergoing much needed maintenance and repair. Holland and Gomez are members of a welding class at Central Carolina Community College that has contributed to that.

High-school students in partnership academies graduate with game plan

There's a group of students at Tokay High School who know what they want and how to get there.

2010 graduate becomes GAVC’s first champion

Chris Ingram credits both his union and his Grundy Area Vocational Center education for his first-place win at the American Welding Society’s professional welders competition Nov. 17.


Welding Gone Wrong

S.D. inspectors urge fine of Northwestern Energy

State inspectors have recommended fining Northwestern Energy $2,000 because a contractor violated welding procedures on a natural gas pipeline under construction in Aberdeen.

Deputies: Drinking, welding causes explosion that injures man

Ever wonder how many times folks say "watch this" before ending up injured?

It happened again after a drinking duo found out the hard way that booze and explosive gases
are a potent mix.



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