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Fairview Students tour Moran Iron Works and Industrial Arts Institute

March 11, 2024 – Moran Iron Works and Industrial Arts Institute opened their doors to 15 seniors from Fairview High School for a Talent Tour.


The day began at Moran Iron Works with a brief safety lesson and video on some of the larger projects they’ve completed. Once students were equipped with safety glasses they were were taken on a tour the facility. Throughout the tour students had the opportunity to ask questions about what they were observing as they walked through production areas, painting areas, project management, and the rest of the shop floor. Students watched work being done on new projects, as well as some projects nearing completion, exposing them to a variety of work done at Moran’s.

Following the Moran Iron Works tour, students traveled just down the street to the Industrial Arts Institute to learn about the comprehensive welding school. After hearing about how the program works, what the expectations are, the cost,  financing options and much more, students entered the lab where they were able to view equipment and welding bays, as well see some unique projects that are ongoing.


Students enjoyed seeing all the different equipment in use and were impressed by some of the more artistic projects done at Industrial Arts Institute.


Learning about welding as a career, as well as how large in scale the projects done at Moran Iron Works are, many students realized that there are many facets and types of welding. Students were also taught that with ever changing certifications and processes, welding requires ongoing education throughout your career and although it takes skill, welding is also a form of art - much more complex than simply laying a bead.


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