Welding

April 10, 2018

Kishwaukee College welcomed Enbridge representatives to campus on April 5 to accept a donation of a pipe beveler for the College’s Welding Program.

Bernie Pupino, Coordinator of Career Technologies at Kish, has a working relationship with Enbridge and discussed the possibility of the company donating the pipe beveler. A pipe beveler is specialized equipment to cut metal pipe to prepare the ends for welding with consistent precision. A pipe beveler can also be used to debur the cut ends for safety reasons. The addition of the pipe beveler to the Welding Program will give students hands-on experience with specialized equipment that is integral to pipe-fitting jobs.

Representatives from Enbridge who presented the beveler were John Gauderman, Director Great Lakes Region; David Bareham, Griffith Area Manager; Taylor Smith, Sr. Community Engagement Analyst; Jay Himango, Pipeline Services Supervisor; David Losiniecki, Sr. Welder; and Dan Morang, Sr. Welder.  Accepting the donation from Kish College were Dr. Laurie Borowicz, President; Bill Nicklas, Executive Director of the KC Foundation; Dr. Joanne Kantner, Vice President of Instruction; Matt Feuerborn, Dean of Career Technologies; Bernie Pupino, Coordinator of Career Technologies; and Zachery Caccia, Assistant Professor of Welding.

After the formal presentation, the welders from Enbridge worked with Zach Caccia to demonstrate the beveler to students in the Welding program, using a 36-inch metal pipe.

Enbridge Inc. is North America’s premier energy infrastructure company with strategic business platforms that include an extensive network of crude oil, liquids and natural gas pipelines, regulated natural gas distribution utilities and renewable power generation. The Company safely delivers an average of 2.8 million barrels of crude oil each day through its Mainline and Express Pipeline, and accounts for nearly 68% of U.S.-bound Canadian crude oil production, and moves approximately 20% of all natural gas consumed in the U.S. serving key supply basins and demand markets. Enbridge also has a growing involvement in electricity infrastructure with interests in more than 2,500 MW of net renewable generating capacity, and an expanding offshore wind portfolio in Europe. The Company has ranked on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations index for the past eight years.

Enbridge has a long history of commitment to supporting educational opportunities. The company established the Enbridge Energy Company Pipeline Industry Awareness Scholarship at Kishwaukee College several years ago.  The donation of the pipe beveler is a further demonstration of the company’s support of technical education.

For more information on Enbridge visit www.enbridge.com/. For more information on Kishwaukee College, visit www.kish.edu.


Pictured with the beveler on a 36-inch pipe are L to R, Zachery Caccia, Assistant Professor of Welding at Kish College; Matt Feuerborn, Dean of Career technologies at Kish; David Bareham, Griffith Area Manager, Enbridge; David Losiniecki, Senior Welder, Enbridge; Dr. Laurie Bororwicz, President of Kishwaukee College; John Gauderman, Director Great Lakes Region, Enbridge; Jamie Dalton, DeKalb, welding student; Dan Morang, Senior Welder, Enbridge; Brock Kreitzer, Sandwich, Welding student; Rep. Bob Pritchard; and Tim Riley, Sycamore, Welding student.

November 17, 2015

Kishwaukee College students in the Welding Technology program under instructor Zach Caccia and Collision Repair Technology program under instructor Greg Brink collaborated to build bike racks for campus. During warmer weather, several students, faculty and staff ride their bicycles to campus. The new bike racks will be placed on campus next year to give the health and environmentally conscious a place to park and lock their bikes. Bernie Pupino, Coordinator of INAM Manufacturing Programs, spearheaded the effort. “This is a great exercise in fabricating to meet a need, just like you would do on the job in the workforce,” he said.  “Students got the experience and the College gets equipment it needs.” The Welding students fabricated the racks and the Collision Repair students painted the racks.  Pictured with one of the bike racks on campus are Mickey Engelhart, Welding student, Sycamore; Zach Caccia, Welding Instructor; Bernie Pupino; and Zach Miller, Welding student, Kirkland. Not pictured are CRT students Dominque Betts, DeKalb, and Eliseo Leon, DeKalb. For more information on the Welding Tech or Collision Repair Tech programs at Kishwaukee College, contact the Career Technologies division at 815-825-2086, ext. 2030. Registration for Spring 2016 at Kishwaukee College is currently in progress. For information on enrollment and registration, contact Admissions, Registration and Records at ext. 2740 or email arr@kishwaukeecollege.edu.