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Adapting with Wyoming pride: Welding shop turns to home decorations in effort to diversify

October 18, 2017 in News

Sparks flew as welders worked at tables and knelt beside oil production skids. The raw steel bases will be shipped off to an oil field to secure equipment to the ground.

One welder stood by the plasma table as the machine’s arm lowered into a 4- by 8-foot steel plate last week. The tip glowed and sparked as it carved a bucking horse shape out of the metal plate.

That’s not what the machine was made for, Double D Welding and Fabrication manager Jason Dye said. Originally, the company bought it to make things like large hinges, gussets and custom parts for industrial equipment.

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