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Profiled Individual:

Sara Bingham
Hull Technician
U.S. Navy
Great Lakes, IL

My dad has a metal recycling business. I've been working for him since I was eight years old doing scrap-yard stuff. That experience led me to take welding in high school.

High School:  Uintah High School
Vernal, UT
College:  Uintah Basin Applied Technology College
Vernal, UT

Safety Welder

Professional Organizations

ASM International - ASM provides authoritative information and knowledge on materials and processes, from the structural to the nanoscale.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers - ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.

National Association of Manufacturers - The NAM's mission is to advocate on behalf of its members to enhance the competitiveness of manufacturers by shaping a legislative and regulatory environment conducive to U.S. economic growth and to increase understanding among policymakers, the media and the general public about the vital role of manufacturing in America's economic and national security for today and in the future.

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association - Our Mission is to champion the success of the metal processing, forming, and fabricating industry.

Edison Welding Institute - EWI is the leading engineering and technology organization in North America dedicated to the research and development of materials joining and welding.

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Unions

United Association - The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada or "UA" as it is commonly known is a multi-craft union whose members are engaged in the fabrication, installation and servicing of piping systems.

Ironworkers - The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union, AFL-CIO, is a proud trade union whose roots go back to the 1890's. Ironworkers are members of the Building and Construction Trades. Ironworkers work on outside projects erecting buildings and bridges and other related work. Steelworkers work in steel mills, which produce the steel.

AFL-CIO - The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is a voluntary federation of 57 national and international labor unions.

Sheet Metal Workers - The SMWIA—the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association—is one of the most innovative, aggressive and progressive unions of construction workers, and one of the most significant unions representing railroad, shipyard and production employees in our industry.

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