Steel-Pro hosts another MCST welding competition to support trade student success

Thu, 02/23/2023 - 8:00am

On February 6 and 7, Steel-Pro hosted a tour and welding competition for Mid-Coast School of Technology students. Steel-Pro employees – and Waldo County Technical Center graduates – Dalton Rossignol and Austin Peavey were tour guides as well as facilitated and judged the competition.

The competition focused on the Flux Core welding discipline on 304 stainless steel pipe that was fillet welded to a flat piece of plate. Each student was given two opportunities with guidance and feedback from Rossignol and Peavey. The competition was broken into two segments, the first segment for first year students and the second segment for second and third year students.

“Seeing these welding students in action inspires us,” said Steel-Pro President Steve Ladd, in a Steel-Pro news release. “We love opening up our shop to high school welding students and their instructors to provide a view into what careers are available after graduation. We’re fortunate to have skilled, dedicated employee owners in Dalton and Austin who are willing to teach and engage students in an interactive way. Welding talent is a much sought after skill and our ability to lean into education programs in our state has been an asset for us. Building relationships with welding instructors such as Tom Brungardt at Mid-Coast School of Technology has allowed us to showcase Steel-Pro as an option for graduates.”


Steel-Pro is currently located at 771 Main Street in Rockland, Maine. It produces state-of-the-art stainless steel and alloy tanks and pressure vessels for Pharmaceutical, Alternative Energy, Life Science, Food and Beverage, and other industries. Learn more about this company at the company website: