Here at Eastwood, a lot goes into launching a new product. I often times cover the "exciting" parts of the process where we are testing the product, or when we get the product perfected. Another piece to the puzzle when launching a new Eastwood product, is the training to use the product. We believe hands-on learning with our products is best. This better helps everyone in the company relate to customers, and better help answer questions.
As some of you may have noticed, I have hinted at a new welder due to hit our welding product line in the near future. We have been working on an Eastwood TIG welder to compliment our already successful MIG welders. Unfortunately due to the cost, and difficulty of TIG welding, some of our employees have little or no experience when it comes to TIG. This is why we borrowed the time of a certified welding instructor to give a small group of us a crash course in TIG welding. Now I have to admit, none of us came out of the class a master welder...( I'd like to brag that my first 2 beads were the best of the group that had never TIG welded before!). But, we did come out with a better understanding of how a TIG welder works, what some of the common errors beginners make are, as well as what to look for in a good weld. Throughout the day I spent some time snapping off photos of our class. We had a few people from almost every department of Eastwood, from marketing, to retail, customer service, warehouse, to directors.. we all got some time under the helmet!
Check out some of the pictures I snapped off during the day, as well as the plates of aluminum we welded (or tried to at least). Keep your eyes open for some more sneak peaks of our new TIG!