If you are in the metal fabrication industry, and especially if you are a welder, The Fabricator’s Josh Welton is definitely someone you should be following. His articles almost always put a personal touch on welding by focusing on personal stories or covering areas of human interest.
One of Josh’s most recent articles featured an interview with a female welder, Tiffany Orff, who lost almost everything she had in a fire. However, what the fire couldn’t do was destroy her spirit, which becomes quickly apparent to the reader. Check out the summary below, or read the article in its entirety on The Fabricator’s website.
Still Building America—Tiffany Orff’s path to welding
Not even a devastating loss could diminish Tiffany’s positive attitude and enthusiasm for welding
Welder Tiffany Orff’s life has been full of curves, both on and off the road. When seeking to have the suspension on her extreme static dropped Chevy Tahoe repaired, she embarked on a journey that led to her becoming co-owner of Custom Industries and pursuing formal training in welding.
I was introduced to Tiffany Orff through social media’s welding community. Tiffany’s house had burned down. She was physically untouched by the fire, but it did destroy all of her personal belongings, including her clothing, furniture, pictures, important documents, other belongings, and, sadly, her two young dogs. I held an Instagram auction of one of my sculptures to show her some support as she set out to finish up her welding degree at Arkansas Tech this fall.
About the loss of her house, Tiffany said, “I feel ‘at home’ every time I have my hood down, which is perfect, especially now!” She is an ambitious role model to all who know her.
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