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Welding students fabricate sign for GCC


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MEMBERS OF the 2015-'16 Gogebic Community College welding class pose with the new GCC sign that was designed, welded, painted and lit in the welding lab. The sign is near the entrance of the Lindquist Student and Conference Center on the Ironwood campus. From left are college board chair John Lupino, welding instructor Gary Gouin, students Dillon Hine, Garret Parker, Roger Johnson, Bo Whitburn, Jordan Cox and Zachary Turner, and college president Jim Lorenson.

IRONWOOD - Gogebic Community College welding students fabricated a sign bearing the college's new logo and placed it near the entrance of the Lindquist Student and Conference Center.

Last fall, Gary Goulin, welding instructor met with the college's marketing committee to launch plans for the new sign.

The welding students got to work in the lab to create a sample model and analyzed lighting options, which proved to be difficult. Goulin said they made four different attempts at choosing lighting options before the final design was approved.

Once the design was finalized, students used a pla...

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