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A Youth's Glimpse Into the World of Welding

(SAUK CENTRE, MINNESOTA, November 16th, 2017) Some kids enjoy going to basketball camp and others like to play video games. There are some kids that love to build things and learn how to build things. With this in mind, from September 12th to October 19th, 2017 Felling Trailers held 12, one-hour weld camp sessions. This opportunity was made available to ages 12-18 via Sauk Centre Community Education under the instruction of Ben Myhre of Felling Trailers.

During their time attending the camp the four students completed:

  • Safety in Welding
  • Intro. To Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Measurements
  • Welding GMAW Short Circuit
  • Spray and Pulse

With these skills under their belt, they then completed a final welding project, which consisted of print verification, welding operations, and sanding operations.

Ben Myhre's take away from Weld Camp

Felling Trailers, Inc. is a community-focused company that is continually looking for ways to take part in offering opportunities that allow for young and old to explore the world of manufacturing. With the main goal in mind for these camps being proper safety, basic skills, and to inspire the next generation of welders, it was a job well done. "It is always great to see the next generation of workers interested in welding. There is going to be an extreme shortage of welders in the future. The fact that there are kids below the age of 18 generally interested in welding and building things is great." said Myhre, Felling's Weld Training Instructor. Felling Trailers will offer the class again via Community Ed in January 2018, and based on interest, hopes to offer the course 3-4 times each year.

For more information, visit www.felling.com or call 1.800.245.2809.

About Felling Trailers, Inc.
Felling Trailers is a family owned and operated Full Line Trailer Manufacturer located in Central Minnesota. Started in 1974 by Merle J. and Kathy Felling, Felling's daughters Brenda Jennissen and Bonnie Radjenovich now own and operate the company with their spouses Patrick Jennissen and Paul Radjenovich. Felling Trailers, Inc. has grown from a small shop to a factory and office complex that today covers over 260,000 square feet. Felling Trailers currently manufactures over 5,000 trailers a year ranging from a 3,000 lb utility trailer to a 120,000 lb hydraulic gooseneck trailer, and its standard trailer line includes over 240 models. Felling's pride and differentiation is its customized trailer division. Its engineers utilize the latest Industry-leading design techniques, and its experienced metal craftsmen use cutting-edge technology to turn its customers' conceptual trailer needs into a tangible product. Felling Trailers continually researches and implements new technologies to reduce lead-time and increase production in the manufacturing plant. Felling has been providing innovative trailer solutions to the transportation industry for over 40 years. With over 100 years combined industry sales experience, we have the answers to your specialized trailer needs. Felling Trailers' current capabilities allow them to provide a high-quality product that is distributed across North America and internationally. Felling Trailers, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Company.

For more information, contact 1.800.245.2809, sales@felling.com or visit them on the web at www.felling.com. You can also follow them on Twitter (@FellingTrailers), Facebook (Felling Trailers, Inc.), and Pinterest.

Ben Myhre going over general safety precautions with the students
Student performing a weld while being guided by his instructor
   
Students proudly showing off the final project
Completion of final project (Pencil holder)
 
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