13 responses to Amish Welding Shop
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    Comment on Amish Welding Shop (July 16th, 2012 at 07:24)

    That is some pretty old equipment in that shop and I’m just a little familiar with a few since I’ve been around some machine shops in the past, but like anything if you take care of something its going to last! And the only employee being a woman I’m sure is a huge asset to this Amish shop owner, and some of the best workers I’ve ever seen were woman anyway! Richard .www.Amishstories.net

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    Comment on Amish Welding Shop (July 16th, 2012 at 07:42)

    Great pictures – I’ve never seen a welding shop so it’s always fun to see new and different things. The garage door ceiling is a first for me, too. Thanks for sharing ~

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    Comment on Amish Welding Shop (July 16th, 2012 at 10:47)

    Richard: Nice to hear a man admit that women are the best workers! Most manual labor jobs with women have found that women slack off alot less than men and will have a better eye to detail than a man.

    I have never seen a ceiling done with garage doors before. Interesting. I sure wouldn’t mind learning to d welding and finding a new line of work. I know its dirty and hard at times, but I find that a challange!

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      Comment on LeeAnn no problem...... (July 16th, 2012 at 15:21)

      LeeAnn no problem......

      LeeAnn no problem I just call them as I see them, so I tip my hat to the “power of the woman”. Richard. www.Amishstories.net

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    Carl Reasor
    Comment on Women and Power in an Amish Welding Shop (July 16th, 2012 at 13:55)

    Women and Power in an Amish Welding Shop

    How come whenever I receive Amish America articles, they have already been commented on? Does a select clientele receive them first, or am I THAT slow in checking my email? I know, I’m whining… (pout, pout…) 🙂

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      Comment on Amish Welding Shop (July 16th, 2012 at 13:57)

      Carl, most days you should be getting them in your email a little after 7 am EST, which is when they’re sent out to everyone (unless I am behind schedule that day).

      If you’re just getting them now maybe there is something with email delivery? Anyway, we’re glad to hear from you whenever you get to it 🙂

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    Carolyn B
    Comment on Amish Welding Shop (July 16th, 2012 at 14:30)

    Erik & Tom, thanks for another interesting pictorial post. Tom, thanks for mentioning the garage door ceilings as I probably would’ve overlooked what they were in admiring their details.

    Carl, I loved your little funny pout. I never want to be the first or last commenter as I love hearing from everybody.

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    Comment on Amish Welding Shop (July 16th, 2012 at 20:43)

    Great post Erik – I love the garage doors for a ceiling!

    Regarding women working in the shop: it reminds me of my time in western China, where it is very common to see women working in manual labor occupations, such as the construction trades. In the U.S., we are very accustomed to seeing women in professional jobs, but see them much less in jobs like construction, welding, etc. I guess this welding shop is an example of the Amish defying our expectations yet again, this time regarding roles of men and women.

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    Comment on I never seen (October 25th, 2012 at 06:50)

    I never seen

    I never seen this type of big welding factory. Nice picture add some videos to really want to see live things.

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    Comment on Nice Welding factory (April 26th, 2015 at 01:24)

    Nice Welding factory

    This is the first time I see a big welding factory, especially for women. I used to work for my father factory but there are not much women working since they think it is a hard and dirty job only for men. Your factory is really awesome !

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    Comment on The ceiling looks awesome. (October 3rd, 2015 at 01:00)

    The ceiling looks awesome.

    The idea of using garage doors for ceiling is just awesome. Now I wonder where I can try this out.

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    Comment on Amish Welding Shop (October 6th, 2016 at 16:21)

    As cool as it is to see how far technology has brought us, it is always refreshing to look back and see where it all started. Some of the mills and presses that I see in this picture are fascinating! It’s good to see that even though technology has taken us this far, what worked in the past still works well enough to help people get what they need. Interesting that generators were banned except for the use of welding.

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    Comment on Amish Welding Shop (July 25th, 2017 at 17:32)

    It’s great to see women in the welding shop! Great article!

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