Welding Shop a Wish Come True

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Found a very inspirational article today about a high school senior that was granted the wish of a lifetime after he was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor.  Luckily, Bill Stadelman was able to make a complete recovery.  As part of his recovery, the Central New York Make-a-Wish foundation was able to provide him with his very own welding shop!  Bill got the hook up with a converted barn housing his welding shop, a plasma cutter, band saw, and all kinds of accessories.

Bill’s favorite courses in school were the welding classes he took.  With a brand new welding shop to call his own, Bill is well on his way to making a living in the welding industry.

By Valerie Zehl

Bill Stadelman doesn’t usually smile, his sisters say.

On Wednesday afternoon, though, the 18-year-old was grinning ear to ear.

The Newark Valley High School senior is the latest recipient of a big surprise from the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York.

Despite the weather and the lack of a street sign on his rural road, more than a dozen people converged to see Bill’s reaction when the door to his new welding shop yawned open.


And if you’ve got a welder who needs welding parts of any kind, check out Arc-Zone.com.  We’ve got all kinds of TIG Torches and parts, plasma torches and parts, and we even offer gift cards in time for the holidays so you can let your welder decide!


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