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Students to compete in welding challenge Friday


April 25, 2019

Bryan Hellios/Daily Globe

LADD HONKALA checks the progress on his weld as he prepares for the 2019 U.P. Welding Skills Challenge on Friday held in the Jacobetti Complex on NMU.


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IRONWOOD - High school welding students from Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties are competing in the 2019 U.P. Welding Skills Challenge held at Northern Michigan University on Friday.

The competition gives the students a chance to "show their stuff" said Mike Lutz, welding instructor with the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District.

Top welding students from across the U.P. will be required to interpret prints and fabricate an item using multiple processes, he said.

Student's welds are judged according to weld preparation and the overall...

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