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Meet the Miller Everyday Welding Heroes!
Congratulations to ALL of our Welding Heroes!

These seven finalists rounded out the top 10 finalists in the Miller Everyday Welding Heroes contest. Congratulations to every welder who was nominated — you are all heroes to us.

  • Leland Vetter, Torrington, WY

    Mr. Leland Vetter is an outstanding instructor who started a welding and machining program about 30 years ago at Eastern Wyoming College.
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  • Daniel McMillen, Strongsville, Ohio

    I nominated my father, Daniel McMillen. Dad started as a meter reader for Columbia Gas in the '70s. He was chosen to become a welder where he was taught the trade on live gas mains!
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  • Benjamin Clement, Price, UT

    I am nominating my dad as a welding hero because he taught me how to weld. It was thanks to my Dad's teaching skills that I won the Utah State Skills USA Welding competition and placed fifth at nationals.
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  • Ed Murray, Lakewoood, CA

    My nomination is Mr. Ed Murray of Lakewood, Calif. Ed has been the man to go to in the Long Beach, Calif. metropolitan area for 40 years. If anyone needed the highest quality welding, Mr. Murray was the only source!
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  • Tim Gill, Kansas City, MO

    Tim Gill is a patient and caring teacher who takes the time to really get to know his students and teach them what they need to know to be excellent welders.
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  • Joey Gyetvan, Bridgenorth, Ontario, Canada

    As an instructor at Canadian Welding Skills College, Joey Gyetvan is inspiring many welders on a daily basis with his passion and enthusiasm for the craft.
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  • Fernando Tagle, Corpus Christi, TX

    Growing up I watched my Hero and father go to night school to become a certified welder while maintaining a full-time job and raising his family.
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  • Thanks to everyone who nominated and/or voted for an Everyday Welding Hero. By taking the time to recognize the welders who help build our world, you're a hero, too!