Meet Alex Shaw

Tales of the Trades shares some of the millions of stories in the skilled industrial trades, shining a bright light on the hard-working tradesmen and women who build, operate and maintain the world we live in. Today, we turn the spotlight on Alex Shaw. Small town born and raised, Alex is a skilled welder, artist, and general Jack-of-all-Trades. He joins us to talk about starting off his career and his hopes for the future of his art.

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Meet Caity “Madskills” Brown

Tales of the Trades shares some of the millions of stories in the skilled industrial trades, shining a bright light on the hard-working tradesmen and women who build, operate and maintain the world we live in. Today, we turn the spotlight on Caity Brown, owner of MadSkills, a specialty welding and inspection training company. We spoke to Caity about the future of welding, her perspective as a woman in the trades, and advice on getting started.

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Military Veterans in NDT

Tales of the Trades shares some of the millions of stories in the skilled industrial trades, shining a bright light on the hard-working tradesmen and women who build, operate and maintain the world we live in. Today, we shine the spotlight on four U.S. military veterans—Toni Bailey, Bobby Durning, John Stewart and Jeff Wagner—who built successful civilian careers in NDT after serving their country.

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Meet VSRA’s Tradespeople of the Year

Tales of the Trades shares some of the millions of stories in the skilled industrial trades, shining a bright light on the hard-working tradesmen and women who build, operate and maintain the world we live in. Today, we turn the spotlight on the two recipients of the Virginia Ship Repair Association’s Tradesperson of the Year award—Heng Hy and Danual Pearce—representing the best of the best in ship repair.

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