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Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

When the Saturn V rocket of the Apollo missions sent American astronauts into space, Margaret Brennecke played a critical role as a metallurgy researcher at NASA. Brennecke had graduated from the Ohio State University and then researched metals at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Welding students in Oregon have received real world welding experience, practical projects, and a healthy challenge as they learned their craft through their school’s partnership with Fabform Industries. The students in the intermediate and advanced classes have worked on projects for the company with supplies

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Welder and artist Melissa Gillespie Davis turned to welding as a career nearly 20 years ago because it didn’t require extensive schooling, paid a good wage, and had reasonable hours so that she had time with her family. Welding itself struck Davis as a kind

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

The welding students at West Virginia Northern Community College in Wheeling have big goals, both for their welding program and for their community. Faced with limited space and a need for new equipment, City of Wheeling Director of Parks and Recreation Director Jesse Mestrovic suggested

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Josie Hunter took a welding class in high school purely by chance, but it didn’t take long for her to realize that she had stumbled onto a passion for her life. Hunter now welds just about any kind of metal together for custom artwork, creating

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

If you love craft beer, thank a welder! Welding inspectors Matt Young and Keanan Janus had been inspecting the stainless steel welds at a brewery when they realized that they could do better TIG welds on their own. The two started welding on the weekend,

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

The Ironworkers Local 27 hosted 28 high school welding teams in Magna, Utah for a Skills USA  welding and fabrication competition. The event aimed to raise more awareness about welding as a trade and as an incentive for students to improve their welding skills. Image

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Wade Morris worked on pipelines and in various welding industry jobs before accepting a position as a welding instructor at Barton Community College. Morris focuses on the skill and technique of welding by getting students in the booths as much as possible, trying to minimize

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Is rig welding for you? In a recent edition of the Fabricator, Jim Mosman writes that he has seen many of his former welding students earn significant salaries as rig welders in the Permian Basin (located primarily in Texas), and that the long days and

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

The welding program at Grand Rapids Community College is among those that have benefitted from a $10,000 grant from the legendary heavy metal band Metallica. The college is one of 10 schools that were awarded $10,000 from the Metallica Scholars grant. Out of a sense