Just as the recession began, Chris McGrary, a manager at the Cianbro Corporation, set out to hire 80 “experienced” welders. Only now, 18 months later, is he completing the roster.
With the unemployment rate soaring, there have been plenty of applicants. But the welding test stumped many of them. Mr. McGrary found that only those with 10 years of experience — and not all of them — could produce a perfect weld: one without flaws, even in an X-ray. Flawless welds are needed for the oil refinery sections that Cianbro is building in Brewer, Me.
...and doubtless for gas pipelines as well.
Click HERE to link to the Bluedaze post "List of Pipeline Explosions"
and HERE to link to "Government Warning: Substandard Materials Used In Gas Pipelines!", also on Bluedaze.