Brown Dog Welding

Josh Welton

Owner
Brown Dog Welding
Detroit, MI 48208
USA

Still Building America—Jump into your trade with both feet

May 23, 2016

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Interested in a career in welding and fabrication? Take advantage of opportunities to learn more, and you might find yourself on a fulfilling career path, just like Jonathan Lewis.

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The ability to multitask—a gift and a curse

May 19, 2016

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Times have changed. We live in the information and stimulation age. Many things vie for our attention, and it can be difficult to focus on a single activity or life plan. Is that good or bad? Here’s Josh Welton’s take, based on his own experience.

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The Arsenal of Democracy—When Detroit bailed out the U.S. government

May 2, 2016

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Remember when the U.S. government bailed out Detroit? Many people were up in arms over the action. Perhaps knowing more about the automakers’ contributions to winning WWII might have softened some opinions. Here’s a short story about Chrysler's role.

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Still Building America—Welding big birds, pursuing big dreams

April 25, 2016

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Welder and inspector Lucca Ilbert, who trained at the Robert Morgan Educational Center in Miami, loves fabricating and repairing aircraft parts. He hopes one day to have his own FAA-approved custom fabricating shop.

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Running stringers—an exercise in utility

April 20, 2016

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Repeating certain exercises is a fundamental part of learning a skill. Running stringers is one such exercise for anyone learning to weld. It also helps to listen to the instructor explain how it’s done.

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Building memories

April 7, 2016

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Do any of your earliest memories involve work? Josh Welton remembers using a drawknife and a hatchet to help his parents prepare wood for a log home. It was a communal labor of love that likely fostered his love of making things by hand.

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Still Building America—One automotive masterpiece at a time

March 29, 2016

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There are dream cars and dream jobs. Combining both has allowed J.D. Hendrickson to achieve his dream career. Here’s the short story of how he got there.

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There is always more to learn about welding

March 15, 2016

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How much do you know about welding? The best welders recognize that there is always room for improvement and more to learn.

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Feeling the love at Autorama

March 1, 2016

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The first time welder and metal artist Josh Welton displayed his art at a show was at the 2010 Detroit Autorama. Six years later, he’s still participating and enjoying not only the show but the people, including some who have become valued friends and mentors. He also appreciates the opportunity to talk shop and share his passion for welding.

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Still Building America—Giving a young welder a chance

February 17, 2016

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With the right skills and support, it’s possible for talented welding students to move directly into a good job with growth potential.

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10 things welding students need for class

February 11, 2016

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Getting the most out of your welding classes requires some tools of the trade. Well-prepared students need these 10 items.

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Never undervalue what you do

February 2, 2016

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“Welding is easy; business is hard.” At least that’s how Josh Welton sees running his own business. An important thing to remember is “if you’re good at something, never do it for free.”

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Still Building America—From Legos to bicycles

January 21, 2016

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In February 2015, Lego® replaced Ferrari® as the “world’s most powerful brand.” Perhaps an even bigger accomplishment is the number of engineers, designers, and artists who got their start working with the blocks, people like Clyde James.

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Preserving history

January 14, 2016

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Welders and other tradespeople not only build things, they also restore precious items from the past, including awe-inspiring, iconic aircraft.

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Still Building America—Thanks, friend

December 14, 2015

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Good friends are invaluable. Sometimes their advice is also. Such was the case for Quinton Smith, who pursued welding thanks to a friend’s suggestion.

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