March 19, 2015
School boards across the country considering canceling shop classes need to hear from students like Lexi Noonan, a young welder who would have been “absolutely lost” if she had graduated from high school without learning a trade.
February 26, 2015
What quality do you think is most important in creating good work? The answer is in the details.
February 5, 2015
Despite concerns some have about radiation emanating from 2 percent thoriated (red) tungsten electrodes, welder Josh Welton sees little risk. The electrode continues to be his first choice.
January 22, 2015
In 2014 media headlines claimed that Toyota was replacing robots with humans in its factories. Not so, but the real story is important and encouraging.
January 14, 2015
Taking shop classes to enhance his automotive skills, Tom Howes found a new love in welding, one that opened up a world of opportunity.
January 7, 2015
Everyone is familiar with the workaround. You don’t have the ideal part or solution, but you improvise and come up with a workable plan. Here’s how welder Josh Welton used the tools on hand to repair an air compressor part and avoid a trip to a big-box store.
December 18, 2014
Most of us strive for a “normal” life and look forward to that magic day when everything falls into place. This quest can keep you from living a full life today. Something to think about as you approach the new year.
December 11, 2014
Ambitions, interests, and careers evolve. Craftsman Jared Craver set out to be a professional landscaper, took the reins at a cattle/hunting ranch, saw a need for welding on the ranch, took welding classes, and now has his own business. Here’s how it all came together.
November 13, 2014
Up first in this series of articles about young tradesmen and -women in the U.S. is 19-year-old Justin Nover, an ironworker in Manhattan who is continuing the family tradition in the trades.