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Welding Tips & Tricks Podcast

General welding questions that dont fit in TIG, MIG, Stick, or Certification etc.

Re: Welding Tips & Tricks Podcast

Postby Artie F. Emm » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:54 am

More thoughts on the "finding new business" episode. City / county / state agencies put jobs out for competitive bid. Sometimes repair and sometimes new construction. I've seen state DOT ads needing welders to be available to fix snow plows during storms, not sure if the welders were on call to appear at the DOT depot or on call to appear out on the highway somewhere. Anyone on this site pursued these types of contracts?
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Re: Welding Tips & Tricks Podcast

Postby Poland308 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:27 am

At work we do mechanical repairs for state agencies. I know they pre bid a set labor rate for different regions of the state. And a set rate on materials markup. That gets you authorized to do the repairs. Often they have a 2hr arrival window, meaning that you agree to be onsite within 2hrs of the call for service. Not sure if all states are the same.
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Re: Welding Tips & Tricks Podcast

Postby 12345678910 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:34 pm

I like that there are posted on youtube.

I'm already subscribed to WT& T and now I listen to all of them.

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