December 5, 2016 | By Josh Welton
While being self-employed is a dream of many who are “working for the man,” doing so isn’t always as idyllic as many think. Here’s a dose of reality for those who are pining away for the greener pastures of being your own boss.
November 1, 2016 | By Josh Welton
If you reflect on who and where you are in life, chances are you’ll find yourself thinking of your childhood and those who had a significant influence on your development, both in terms of character and career. Maybe you followed in someone’s footsteps?
October 30, 2016 | By Josh Welton
People choose careers for many reasons. Sometimes it really is about the money. It truly is a thing of beauty when following the money leads to a career you love—the reverse of the oft-given advice: Do what you love and the money will follow. It happens.
October 27, 2016 | By Josh Welton
Some people are busy, and some are crazy-busy. Crazy-busy coupled with serious challenges isn’t for the fainthearted. Yet, the show must go on, and Josh Welton is on the road with the fruits of 100-hour weeks. Take a look.
September 29, 2016 | By Josh Welton
After months looking for a new workspace following a move to Detroit, Josh Welton revisited a site he looked at a year ago. While this spot is not ideal for his operation, sometimes, out of necessity, you have to make do with what’s available. Adapting is a process.
September 28, 2016 | By Josh Welton
Justin Webster’s fabricating career began as a spark ignited by his father, who advised him to take a welding class in his freshman year of high school. His journey did not take a linear path, but he now has his own shop and is living his dream. Here’s how he got there.
September 26, 2016 | By Josh Welton
Who doesn’t like music? It has charms to soothe the savage breast and also can make a workday more tolerable. Thanks to modern technology, listening to your personal favorites in the shop is getting safer and more comfortable. Here are some options.
August 29, 2016 | By Josh Welton
You may be able to tell certain things from a photo, but not everything. No one knows that better than Josh Welton, whose weld photos garner a lot of attention and feedback.
August 25, 2016 | By Josh Welton
Welders work on all sorts of projects. Sometimes their efforts keep us safe in ways we probably never think about. Meet Devin March and learn about his contributions to our safety.
August 17, 2016 | By Josh Welton
Have you ever thought about how quick we are to notice and point out mistakes? Doing so seems to have become de rigueur in today’s society. When even the most trival mistakes generate a deluge of hostile corrections, maybe it’s time to take a closer look at the practice and the reasons behind it.
August 4, 2016 | By Josh Welton
Change, even for the better, often meets with resistance. If you are skilled at your trade, why do you need newer technology? Here’s why.
August 2, 2016 | By Josh Welton
Being nervous in day-to-day interactions can be problematic, more so for some than others. It’s amazing how conversing about something you have a passion for can send nerves packing.
July 19, 2016 | By Josh Welton
Starting your own business isn’t for the faint of heart. It helps if you are inspired by an ancestor who did the same. Here’s the story of how Pablo Guerrero made his own mark while honoring his grandfather.
June 29, 2016 | By Josh Welton
Nonwelders who aren’t interested in learning more about the science don’t have an appreciation for what it takes to repair different items. One repair may take a few minutes, and another considerably longer. It depends on many things.
June 23, 2016 | By Josh Welton
The measure of your success as a welder lies in the quality of your weld. For female welder Sam Riggin, the quality of her welds also has earned her respect in a male-dominated profession.