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Iron & Steel Preservation Conference

"Historic wrought iron and steel truss bridges that were fabricated between 1850 and 1950 are rapidly being replaced today with new concrete or steel bridges, primarily because of the lack of knowledge in the restoration of historic metals," explains Vern Mesler, Technical Careers Adjunct Faculty in welding. "We need to develop expertise in preserving the original materials by combining modern technology such as electric arc welding with historic methods like hot riveting."  This conference will provide hands-on experience in those technologies.

Iron & Steel Preservation Conference March 5 and 6, 2012

Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan, is presenting the third annual Iron & Steel Preservation Conference.  The Iron & Steel Preservation Conference is the only event of its kind, drawing a national audience of engineers, historic preservationists, craftsmen, contractors, blacksmiths and others interested in the restoration of historic metals. Lansing Community College has long been recognized as leader in industrial arts training and has emerged as a leader in historic preservation with a focus on historic metal structures.  CEUs will be available to participants.

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Welding Technology Program at Lansing Community College

Applied Manufacturing Technologies
West Campus Room 103
Phone: (517) 483-5338
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