Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Union helps veterans launch good careers

18-week program turns soldiers into fabrication welders

10:21 PM, Nov. 25, 2012
Jerry Grenfell of Escanaba, Mich., grinds the stops and starts on a weld he made at the Plumbers and Steamfitters UA Local 400 training program for veterans at their training center in Kaukauna.
Jerry Grenfell of Escanaba, Mich., grinds the stops and starts on a weld he made at the Plumbers and Steamfitters UA Local 400 training program for veterans at their training center in Kaukauna.
  • Filed Under

James Burhow and Jerry Grenfell can weld circles and that makes them happy and hopeful.

"I considered myself a welder before. Looking back, I just ran a welding machine," said Burhow, a U.S. Army Reserve drill sergeant and participant in the United Association's Veterans in Piping (VIP) training program.

Burhow and Grenfell are among five military veterans training as welders in UA Local 400's two-week add-on to the 18-week VIP program at Camp Douglas. The Local 400 extension - this is its first class - focuses on welding techniques required by fabricators. ...

What's your take on the Packers Family Night change?

Retrieving results.
Watching practice is fine.(Your vote)
15%
575 votes
I'd rather watch a scrimmage.(Your vote)
23%
856 votes
I don't want to pay to watch practice.(Your vote)
27%
1015 votes
It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
34%
1271 votes

Catch up on the latest in our pregame show every game day.

Football fans

If you've ever answered "Who has the ball?" with "It's halftime," you might recognize The Airhead. Check out the characters in our cartoon gallery of oddball fans.

Special Reports

ORDER YOURS

Football fans

If you've ever answered "Who has the ball?" with "It's halftime," you might recognize The Airhead. Check out the characters in our cartoon gallery of oddball fans.

Special Reports