Brookfield welder creates own school to fill the trades gap

BROOKFIELD, Mo. — As a veteran welder, Eric Adams used to see lots of issues with new welders on job sites. He then began teaching them how to properly weld and fit on the job – and doing it safely. And that got him thinking.

Three years ago, Adams opened Grand River Welding Institute, a post-secondary welding school from scratch in Brookfield. Some were skeptical a trade school would be successful in rural Missouri.

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