Every welder gets their start somewhere. Whether they grew up working in their Dad’s shop as a young boy or girl, or whether they learned the skill sometime later in life, they had to start somewhere. I remember distinctly being a young’un of about 6 or 7, standing in the welding shop my Dad worked … Continue reading Two Longs and a Short: The Beginning, Part 1
Beware the tale below…it’s kinda like an episode of The Twilight Zone. Proceed at your own risk! -- Rabbits have zero to do with welding, I know. But believe it or not, there is actually a connection, at least for us. The first job Gary had in Gillette was for a welding company that also … Continue reading Circle Bunny
This month, Gary's Welding Inc. turns 29!
Yes, underwater welding is a legit thing. It sounds so Jules Verne, doesn’t it? Yet, despite the hazards of working in soupy surroundings that have a legion of variables and safety issues to consider, there are those brave souls who weld underwater. Did you know? An underwater welder is first and foremost a commercial diver. … Continue reading Underwater Welding: Jules Verne’s Dream Job?
Perhaps you've heard of explosion welding? Yes, there is such a thing! If you've never heard of it, just a quick, very basic explanation: explosion welding takes two separate pieces of metal and, via the force of the explosion, welds the pieces together. It just sounds cool and epic, right? Explosion welding is very effective … Continue reading Explosion vs. Magnetic Pulse (and other ways to weld)
The tiny town of Osage is situated in Northeastern Wyoming, about an hour and a half drive from Gillette by way of Moorcroft and Upton. It's situated in the bentonite foothills of the Black Hills and both Upton and Osage have nice stands of tall ponderosa pines. At one time, it was the sight of … Continue reading All About the Osage Stack
Today we will take a little break from welding to talk deadlines. We all have deadlines to meet, regardless of the career we each happen to be in. That is such a common fact that I nearly bored myself to tears just writing that last sentence. *sniff* But...you should definitely keep reading, because deadlines are … Continue reading Adrenaline Junkie? Just Dodge a Deadline.
We would like to take a moment to say how grateful we are for our customers and readers as 2017 nears a close. Thank you so much for your business this past year and we look forward to doing business with you in 2018. A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from … Continue reading Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Welding is, as many of you can guess, categorized with those professions that can be a little on the precarious side at times. Not in league with, say, extreme sports, mind you. Although some welding adventures are equally as exhilarating as jumping blindly off a snow-covered cliff on a bike in some remote mountain range. … Continue reading Adventures in Welding (and other cautionary tales)
Let me tell you the story of a colossal project we undertook back in 2000... It does eventually end up in a faraway country, involving adventurous bus rides, but first things first. A company that we had done maintenance work for over the previous few years approached us about a rather unusual project. It involved … Continue reading Thoughts on Packing a Plant & Bus Rides in Countries with Unusual Names