Radius Steel Fabrication – SOO Tractor partners with community college to train welders

August 27, 2012

Radius Steel Fabrication – SOO Tractor, an OEM in Sioux City, Iowa, has partnered with Western Iowa Tech Community College to help fill its hiring needs for the welding department.

The company offers entry-level welding jobs with 50 hours of instruction through the college's customized welding training program. Welders are trained specifically for Radius Steel's fabrication operations during normal business hours at an on-site school at the plant. Instruction includes introduction to fabrication, welding blueprint reading, common welding symbols, GMAW processes, equipment review, and workplace safety.

"With the high demand for skilled welders, it would be very difficult for us to keep up with our welding needs if we didn’t have this training program in place," said Sheila Baker, controller and HR manager.

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