Press Release: Trail King Supports Local Manufacturing and Welding Technology Programs

Trail King visited us here in Houston during the recent Breakbulk Conference.  They are located in Mitchell, SD.  Their main business is engineering and manufacturing trailers for the trucking industry.  With their sponsorship, a successful welding program has been established at a local college.  Please read more.

June 3, 2019 – Trail King Industries is proud to support local students involved in welding and trade skills by partnering with technical schools.

The Welding and Manufacturing Technology (WMT) program at Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI) prepares students for rewarding and satisfying careers in highly technical manufacturing environments.

Together, Trail King and MTI are a powerful partnership in the Midwest. In 2019, sixteen graduates of the WMT program are entering the field. Two of which are new hires at Trail King’s Mitchell, SD location.

The program began in 2012 with just 8 students. With an Advisory Board of 20, and successful partnerships with industry leaders like Trail King, the program enrollment has grown to over 70 in just 7 years! Industry relationships help the program excel in areas of material, curriculum, equipment, and student-employer relationship. Trail King offers up to $4000 per year for qualifying candidates and hands-on training, providing materials and engineering drawings for the students to build a TKLP TAG trailer. Internships are also available to WMT students. Graduates of this program gain all the skills to put them on the path of success and leadership in the industry.

“The Mitchell Technical Institute’s Welding and Manufacturing Technology program would not have the success that it has without Trail King’s industry support,” stated Travis Peterson, Welding Program Director. “We see firsthand the job opportunities that hands-on training will provide for these students as members of the workforce.”

Trail King, being a longtime supporter since the program’s inception, has helped students consistently move forward in advanced manufacturing training such as the American Welding Society certification process, Automation, and Non-Destructive Testing methods.

Together, MTI and Trail King are preparing students to be the future of our industry.

Mike Heschke


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