We are very excited to announce that EVS Metal is now home to a national welding champion!
Several months ago, Mike Miller, welder and 5-year EVS Metal employee, won the SkillsUSA welding sculpture championship for his home state of Texas. This win earned him the opportunity to attend the 54th annual national championships in Louisville, KY, and compete against other state champions.
SkillsUSA contestants in the welding sculpture specialty area must demonstrate their ability to design and produce an artistic piece. They must also give a presentation regarding all aspects of the piece’s design, including the thought process behind its creation. Although welders do not practice their craft onsite, previously welded sculptures are displayed during the national competition. Rules require a notebook displaying evidence of creating the original work, and each participant undergoes an extensive interview in this regard.
“We could not be happier for Mike,” said Robert Evans, GM, EVS Metal-Texas. “He worked incredibly hard to achieve this level of recognition and we are fortunate to have such a talented, dedicated individual as part of our team.”
The SkillsUSA Championships encompass a wide range of competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state level, culminating in the nationals each summer.
The SkillsUSA National Championships occupies a space equivalent to 20 football fields, housing more than 6,200 contestants in 100 separate events. Nearly 2,000 judges and contest organizers from labor and management make the event possible. For more information about SkillsUSA, please visit their website.
Congratulations Mike — we are thrilled to have been able to support you through this year’s competition!