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Welcome to this week's #benchmarkspotlight (formerly the #weldershowcase) - we had the opportunity to sit down with @weld_zombie and talk a little shop.
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  Name:  Weld Zombie
Socials: IG: @weld_zombie  
Tell us about yourself - what inspired you to get into your trade? And how long?
I was inspired by my grandpa. He was a welder and then a nuclear weld inspector. He is the one that showed me how to stick weld . 
  What keeps you motivated throughout the day?
What inspires me throughout the day is what’s the next thing I get to build and push myself to get better you can never stop learning.
What is your favorite shop tool and why?
My favorite tool in the shop would have to be my fronius transsteel 5000 water cooled pulse mig welder.
  What's your favorite piece that you've worked on?
My favorite thing I’ve worked on in the shop would be the W 500 columns that we built for the Costco headquarters. They were 26,000 pounds each.  
If you could have any job as it relates to question 1 what would it be and what would you do with that?
 If I could have any job I would have to say to be a underwater welder because it seems like it would be exciting  and always keep you on your toes
What BA product is your favorite and why?
My favorite BA products that I have used would be the flap sanding discs but want to try the polishing kit that BA makes for stainless. 
What BA product surprised you in terms of quality - what about it set it apart from the competition?
I would have to say all of the BA sanding products outperform and outlast all the competitors. 
If there was one person you could collaborate with - who would it be and why?
If there was one person that I could do a collaborate with I would have to say Jesse James because he is a true metal worker    
Do you have any advice for the next generation that you wish you had when you first started?
For any new comers that want to get into the trade learn all the processes of welding and learn from the old timers because this skill is a dying breed.


A Note From Leo
Thanks for sharing your story with us brother! Welding is definitely a dying breed but I see a ton of people learning on the gram so it looks promising. Hope they stick with it!
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