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Lindsay S. Buchanan

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Reality TV to custom wheelchairs - Taking metal fabrication for a ride

Posted by Lindsay S. Buchanan on Aug 7, 2015 3:11:25 PM

Tehachapi, CA - At the age of only 14, "custom fabrication" was already practically Sean Mahaney's middle name. By the time he graduated from high school he had too much business to continue working out of his home garage and had to open his own shop. 

From those early entrepreneurial days to now, Sean has worked in a number of shops on a variety of projects - from reality shows (Remember Discovery Channel's "Street Customs?") to mini trucks (the original Master Image Customs) - and has made a name for himself as a chief master fabricator.

Through it all though, one thing has remained constant - his passion for hands on work through custom fabrication. Now, that passion has put Sean to work in an unlikely direction - his newest business venture - building custom wheelchairs.

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Topics: Welder, welding, ESAB, ESAB blog, TIG, TIG welding, SeanCo, fabrication, metal fabrication, custom wheelchairs, welding fabrication

IT'S ART! Welding steals the show at Arts International festival

Posted by Lindsay S. Buchanan on Apr 12, 2015 5:42:00 PM

Florence-Darlington Technical College 6th Annual Metal Sculpture Competition

FLORENCE, S.C. - It’s 7 a.m. and ten teams of welders are digging through large piles of scrap metal, their eyes darting around as they search for the perfect pieces to complete their vision.

They know this is their chance to show the local community another side to their trade – the side that is craft and art and creativity.

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Topics: welding, ESAB, ESAB blog, education, jobs, metal, welding rodeo, metal sculpture, art

How welding and social media are the perfect couple

Posted by Lindsay S. Buchanan on Mar 15, 2015 4:20:00 PM

I have to admit that when I first started working for ESAB I knew very little about welding and even less about welders themselves. Over the last year I have been pleasantly surprised to find that welders, as a community, are friendly, intelligent and fun. But above all else – welders are passionate about their craft.

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Topics: welding, ESAB blog, education, social media


Posted by Lindsay S. Buchanan on Feb 15, 2015 11:34:45 AM

Is it just us, or is welding in the news a lot lately?

When it comes to jobs, we're hearing phrases like: Skills gap. Aging workforce. Increased enrollment at technical schools. Breaking gender stereotypes. Skilled trades. STEM. Increased manufacturing.

It turns out that welding certificate or diploma may be worth... well, a lot

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Topics: welding, cutting, ESAB blog, education, jobs

The ESAB Blog.

Posted by Lindsay S. Buchanan on Feb 1, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Here at ESAB we made a New Year’s resolution to be more helpful. So, we’re kicking the new year off right by finding new ways to bring you unique and useful content.

Introducing…THE ESAB BLOG.

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Topics: welding, ESAB, Victor, cutting

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