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Welding Apprenticeship Graduation Celebration 2018
May 3, 2018

This April, we celebrated the graduation of four team members from our Welding Apprenticeship Program by hosting a graduating celebration to bring all employees together from all divisions. The 2018 Graduating Class is our second class of graduates and consisted of four students from our manufacturing division: Hugo Fernandez, Brandon Fralin, Colin Buckingham, and Jorge Martinez. Becoming a state recognized Journeyman Welder is no small achievement; the state program requires each student to complete 8,000 hours consisting of both classroom and on the job training. Our dedicated students attend classroom sessions after their workday and completed their on the job training during their workday as part of their learning experience.  We are excited to see the growth and accomplishments of the apprenticeship programs. Gentlemen, congratulations!

Since many of our employees are located all over North American, it’s important that we can all get together to celebrate our accomplishments as a whole and it was nice to see members of our Service and Constructions teams in attendance at the party! The apprenticeship party was a great chance to have everyone together, as we begin approaching summer time.  We look forward to annual graduating classes in years to come and growing numbers of graduates as we implement electrical, and insulation programs rolling out this year.

(Pictured: Mike McGinnis: President, Bernard Gayton: Director of Quality/Welding Program Instructor, Hugo Fernandez: Journeyman Welder, Jorge Martinez: Journeyman Welder, Brandon Fralin: Journeyman Welder, Colin Buckingham: Journeyman Welder, & Will Hancock, Continuous Improvements Manager)

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