Leave Your Imprint: Carson Tesch | MillerWelds

Carson Tesch: Igniting the Future of Welding

After 25 years of welding for others, he started his own industrial business, bringing new energy to welding — and inspiring the next generation.

Recalling the beginning of his welding career, Carson Tesch remembers other welders encouraging him “to take on any type of welding … I just fell in love with it.”

Seeing an unmet need in Oklahoma City, Carson started a business — T&T Industrial — and began changing the narrative of welding. “There was a lot of support needed in the industrial sector,” he said.

Carson Tesch and his wife holding their pet dogs inside his welding business, T&T Industrial.
Carson Tesch stands inside his welding business, T&T Industrial.
A person inside T&T Industrial TIG welding a metal pipe using a Miller welder.
Welding fabrication team member Josh Austin standing inside T&T Industrial while a person welds behind him.
Carson Tesch holding his pet bulldog inside his welding business, T&T Industrial.
The Miller logo and the Leave Your Imprint symbol welded onto a metal disc.
A person using a Miller PipeWorx 400 on a welding fabrication project.
T&T Industrial team member Leonardo Mata standing inside the shop.
A piece of welding art hanging inside the office of T&T Industrial

Carson got to work helping the area’s welders become even better. “I preach to them all the time that if you never stop learning your trade, you become extremely valuable.”

Carson’s welders are successful — and so is his welding fabrication business. “It’s not about financial gain for me,” he said. “It’s about what I can give to everybody out there.”

“Somewhere along the line, being a tradesman or a craftsman was a dirty job. It’s not!”

Carson is giving opportunities to young people with his Future Craftsmen of America foundation. “We talk to high schools, trade schools,” said Josh Austin, a T&T fabricator. “Look into sheet metal or welding fabrication as an alternative to college.” Carson wants young people to know the truth about skilled trades. “Somewhere along the line, being a tradesman or a craftsman was a dirty job. It’s not!”

Leonardo Mata heard about T&T Industrial through the foundation, while attending a local trade school. He later toured the shop and joined Carson’s team. “They’re growing,” Leonardo said. “I want to be part of it.”

Young people like Leonardo are the future of skilled trades — and Carson is helping to ignite their careers. “My imprint is delivering the knowledge that I’ve gained over 30 years in the trade … so people can continue and spread that knowledge.”