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Abe Dorry


Welcome to this week's #benchmarkspotlight (formerly the #weldershowcase) - we had the opportunity to sit down with Abe from AWD and talk a little shop.
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Name:  Abe Dorry 
Business Name: AWD 
Location: South Dakota
Specialties:  General fabrication,and repair. automotive fabrication 
Tell us about yourself - what inspired you to get into your trade? And how long?
Started welding roof and floor decking, and enjoyed the experience! 15-20 years
  What keeps you motivated throughout the day?
Seeing the finished product!
What is your favorite shop tool and why?
Plasma cutter, fast, easy to use, less clean up !
  What's your favorite piece that you've worked on?
Making digging buckets from templates
If you could have any job as it relates to question 1 what would it be and what would you do with that?
Anything related to fabrication
What BA product is your favorite and why?
4-1/2 inch flap discsKnotty bead brush
What BA product surprised you in terms of quality - what about it set it apart from the competition?
Knotty bead brush, not going home with wire slivers. The long lasting 4.5 flap disc.
If there was one person you could collaborate with - who would it be and why?
Happy working with the people that I already do
Do you have any advice for the next generation that you wish you had when you first started?
Just find your passion and follow your dreams !
What are your future plans for your shop?
Future shops are ever evolving!!!


A Note From Leo
Thanks for sharing your story with us, Abe!
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