Weekly Roundup – News in the Welding World
Think about the most amazing project you completed as a welding student; think it could’ve compared to the project Ashe County High School’s welding class took on? Read about them in the “Welding Students” section below. That article and more make up this edition of the “Weekly Roundup.” Enjoy!
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The Jones Act concerns delaying Escopeta’s efforts to bring a jack-up drilling rig to the Cook Inlet mean local welders are losing out on business.
In their combined 33 years of teaching, friends and co-workers Kevin and Steve Crochet have taught 1,320 local kids how to weld.
About 10 barbecue pits sit around Baldemar Garza’s house in Edinburg, but he only uses one of them to grill.
Paul Anderson has been to Iraq three times with the U.S. Marine Corps and once with the Wisconsin National Guard.
He's now gearing up for a career in welding after graduating Friday from a program that teaches the trade to military veterans and integrates them into the civilian work force.
A Welding Skills Class is scheduled at the James Valley Career and Technology Center.
This two-week curriculum is open to anyone 18 years of age or older interested in learning the basics of welding.
Rusty Rodgers' welding class at Ashe County High School has participated in their share of community service projects in the past, but nothing as visible as this.
Heritage High School took home bragging rights and some cool prizes recently when the Mountaineer welding students took on the William Blount High School welding class at their annual competition at DCS Electronics and Fab Shop.
“Having this training just gives me a foot in the door for my welding,” said Rainey, who will pursue his welding certification at Northwest-Shoals Community College in the fall.
Jesus Larios Murillo stood in a metal shop wearing a welder's thick leather garb this week.
His eyes gleamed at the glossy textbook in his blackened hands — The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe.
Welding Gone Wrong
In its second major records-related glitch since the Sept. 9 San Bruno disaster, PG&E has told state regulators it cannot meet the June 20 deadline for producing documents detailing welding defects in its natural-gas pipes over the past 55 years.
A fuel tank exploded and caught fire near a cruise ship in the British territory of Gibraltar Tuesday, injuring at least 15 people, most of them on the vessel, local officials and the ship's owners said.
A fire started by a spark from workers welding Wednesday caused $30,000 damage to a machine at the Primex Plastics warehouse at 2175 Williamsburg Pike in Richmond.
More than $16,000 worth of scrap metal and merchandise was stolen from Cook's Machine Shop in Augusta on Thursday night, according to a report from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.