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Creating Wealth at a Young Age

The plain and simple truth is that our world is built in a manner that requires constant welding work. With so much equipment required to run the facilities we use every day, it’s inevitable that repairs, modifications, and replacements are necessary on a consistent basis. And the opportunities to build a career offering this essential …

The World of Welding Symbols

As a welder, it’s important to understand the world of welding symbols for more independent work. Where do welding symbols show up and how do you read them? When you’re working on a project from a blueprint, welding symbols indicate what types of welds are required for the varying components involved in the job. They …

Pricing Your Work

Are you an independent welder wondering how much to charge for your skills? It’s important to avoid underpricing your work if you’re starting out so you don’t hurt others in your industry, but how do you decide what amount is right? Instead of making some guesses about your hourly, let’s discuss some of the things …

Advance as a Pipefitter

In a recent blog post, we talked about the benefits of working as a pipefitter and what it takes to get a job in this career. This line of work is very beneficial, with lots of opportunities for growth and promotion if you’re ready to work hard. What does it take? While it’s good to …

Welding in Space

And now, a career that is truly “out there.” Ever heard of space welding? Well, these jobs are necessary when it comes to building space stations! But how does welding change when you take it to space? One advantage is that the gear you might normally have to use some muscle to move around is …

Begin Your Career

If you’re looking for a job that offers wonderful opportunities for growth in addition to the satisfied feeling of contributing to the infrastructure of your community, we recommend welding. This career is booming with more and more need for skilled employees every day! Beside the generous pay and opportunities for advancement, we love that welding …

Women in Welding

Did you know that historically, metalsmithing wasn’t a male-dominated field? These days, we see many more men in welding than women but this isn’t how things began. Blacksmith forges used to be shared by all and frequently, the fabrication of smaller, finer items such as nails or chain mail, was a specialty reserved for women. …