Industry Articles From Kaempf and Harris

6 Reasons You Should Consider a Skilled Trade Career

Most people believe that a college education is necessary for a stable career. An undergraduate degree is the key to success for most parents, teachers, and future bosses . A master's degree or doctorate is even better.
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Topics: Education, Apprenticeships

14 More Sheet Metal Facts To Understand The Industry

Do you know how many welders are female? Or which states offer experienced metal fabricators the highest salary? How about the number of steel grades that exist?

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Topics: Education, Welding, Tools & Techniques, Metals, Industry, Safety

How Family In The Fab Shop Helps Abrecht Succeed

Upon graduating from Walkersville High School, Keith Abrecht considered pursuing a career in farming, a family pastime. That was until one of his four brothers offered a different trade path.

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Topics: Education, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Industry

40 Interview Questions For Every Potential Sheet Metal Apprentice

No matter where you are looking to find an apprenticeship, whether it is at the Frederick County Public Schools Career and Technology Center (CTE) or with the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program, skilled trade experts are going to ask you a few basic (and some tricky) interview questions. From your experience in sheet metal fabrication to how you handle stress and authority, make sure you have well-thought-out answers ready using Kaempf & Harris’ list of top inquiries for a sheet metal apprenticeship:

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Topics: Education, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Apprenticeships

Masser Celebrates 60 Years At Kaempf & Harris

 

Bob Masser began working at Kaempf & Harris when times were simpler. 

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Topics: Education, Events, Sheet Metal Fabrication

Why Do People Avoid Talking About Trade Careers?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects skilled trade careers to increase faster than the national average this year. If that’s the case, why do most parents, educators, and guidance counselors avoid talking about trade careers as a viable option for students after high school?

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Topics: Education, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Apprenticeships

4 Local Apprenticeship Opportunities Waiting for Your Application

Local apprenticeships are a great way to begin your resume as a skilled trade worker. They come with weekly classes to cover the basics of your preferred trade and on-the-job training for hands-on experience. Skilled trade apprenticeships are a chance for students to earn while they learn, gaining education and experience. If you’re interested in local apprenticeships, here’s a helpful guide to opportunities near you: 

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Topics: Education, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Apprenticeships

5 Industry Events Every Sheet Metal Fabricator Should Attend

Learn the tricks and tools of the sheet metal trade by attending industry events this year. Attendees will get the chance to network with peers, listen to keynote speakers, do hands-on demonstrations and look for new products and solutions for their local companies. Here are a few of the industry events you should attend:

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Topics: Education, Events, Sheet Metal Fabrication

The Great Debate: Should Apprentices Buy Their Own Tools?

A well-prepared sheet metal fabrication apprentice has all of the top tools of the trade ready to go. Their backpack should come with a 4 ½–inch angle grinder, various grinder disks, wire cutters, an auto-darkening helmet, welding glasses, a pair of combination wrenches, wire brushes, gloves, a jacket, and a chipping hammer -- or so some apprenticeships think. 

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Topics: Education, Welding, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Apprenticeships

The History of Sheet Metal Fabrication

Sheet metal fabrication can be traced back to Eygptian jewelry, using natural metals and prehistoric techniques. From modern means to project completion to the tools of the trade, here’s our (practically) comprehensive timeline of the history of sheet metal fabrication: 

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Topics: Education, Tools & Techniques

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