Higgins, Ford Retire From Hobart Institute

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Hobart Institute of Welding Technology announced the retirement of long-time skill instructor Mike Higgins following 46 years of service. Mike was a long time welding instructor at the Hobart Institute and shared his extensive welding knowledge with thousands of students over the years. Mike started in October of 1968 working in Hobart Brother’s Research and Development Department for a few years. He then served two years in with the 1st Calvary Division for the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. After the war he briefly returned to Hobart Brothers. In 1978 he accepted a welding instructor position with the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology. As Mike looks forward to changing lifestyles, he plans on spending more time at his lake house and working on his Army jeep. 
  Hobart also announces the retirement of long-time Technical Instructor Chuck Ford following 51 years of service. Chuck was a long time welding instructor at the Hobart Institute and shared his extensive welding knowledge with thousands of students over the years. In addition, he served as a valued member of AWS (Past Chairman-Dayton Chapter), International Skills Program, ASNT (Past Chairman-Miami Valley Chapter) and ASM. Chuck also worked with Hobart’s certified welding inspector educator program. Chuck holds the certifications of CWI/CWE/CWS. As he looks forward to changing lifestyles, Chuck and his wife will be heading to Florida during the cold Ohio winters. Chuck will also continue his involvement with AWS-Dayton Chapter, Symbols and Terms, ASNT-Miami Valley and ASM.