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Introducing our new line of "Lady Eastwood" MIG Welders! Just kidding, but...
It might be a little difficult to think of your wife underneath a welder's helmet, but more and more women continue to get into the field. In Australia, for example, the Queensland government launched a new "women-only" program in July that would help alleviate a shortage of skilled welders in the province.
The pilot program of "Women Who Weld" has already started with its first class of women welders, ranging in age from late-teens to mid-30s. At the end of the course this fall, they will each receive a Statement of Achievement, and will have progressed towards the completion of three units of competency from the Certificate I in Engineering qualification.
Of course, in the United States, women have been in the welding workforce for decades, at least as far back as World War II. As of a few years ago, women made up 6%-7% of welders, and it's been pretty steady since. Many in the industry believe there's no reason women shouldn't be in the profession, especially since they possess the characteristics of a good welder: stable hands and scrupulous eyes.
When you think about it, this is a great way to get your wife, girlfriend or daughter to participate in your favorite hobby! The family that welds together, stays together!
A finely tuned machine- Eastwood Employees makes us tick
We want to share the great Eastwood staff with you, our customers! We have asked them to fill out the first five questions, and then pick 5 random questions from a “Wildcard” section of questions. We allowed them to answer these however they’d like. You’d be surprised at what some of us have to say!
1. Name and Title at Eastwood?
Tim P., Circulation & Analytics Manager
2. What the heck do you do all day?
I figure out how our marketing programs are performing and plan how many catalogs we need, when to mail them and who to mail them to.
3. Did you come from an automotive background before Eastwood? What did you do before Eastwood?
Well, not really. I’ve always loved cars and tinkering around with them. I’ve owned a few beauties like a ’92 Monte Carlo and a ’72 Olds Cutlass Supreme. Prior to joining the Eastwood family, I forecasting and cost accounting for a large office supply chain.
4. When not talking cars, tools, and restorations all day, what are a few of your hobbies?
I like spending time with my family, watching high school and college sports and cooking.
5. What's your favorite Eastwood product? Why?
It’s actually a family of products for me: The Eastwood line of welders is my favorite. Our line of welders is really helping a lot of our guys do more and be even more creative at home in their own garages and saving them a lot of money.
6. What's your favorite thing about working for Eastwood?
Wow, that’s a tough one. I guess I’d have to say seeing some of the work our guys do or have done! Matt’s Pile House project has been really interesting to me. I really want to be more hands-on than I have in the past!
7. Where do you find yourself navigating on the web regularly (other than Eastwood.com)
Since I’m a Volvo guy, I find myself most often at www.volvospeed.com , www.swedespeed.com and www.matthewsvolvosite.com most often looking for fixes and modifications I can make .
8. What was your first car? A.1966 Ford Fairlane Convertible with no rear floorboards and a 3-speed on the floor. That car was in sad shape….but it was fun when it ran
9. What are you building, restoring, or a job you are tackling next?
Found myself a ’98 Volvo V70 T5 that’s in pretty good shape for the 185K on its clock.
10. If you could own any car on the earth, what would it be?
A Rambler Marlin
*Stock car photos courtesy of Wikipedia