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CEO/President Of The Association Of Builders And Contractors To Address Graduates

Industrial Arts Institute (IAI), a division of Moran Iron Works (MIW), is honored to announce the key note speaker for graduation of the 5th Cohort of students of the Comprehensive Industrial Welding Course CIW 100, Mr. Jimmy Greene, CEO/President of the Association of Builders and Contractors (ABC) and a new member of the Industrial Arts […]

Straits E-cycling is a New Tenant

Straits E-cycling is a new tenant at the Industrial Arts Complex, a Moran Iron Works (MIW) property, in Onaway, Michigan. The new tenant offers a full suite of Electronics Recycling (E-Recycling) services geared toward companies looking to manage e-waste, and individuals looking to recycle responsibly. Surplus laptops, LCD monitors, old cellular phones, PCs, servers, printers […]

Instructor Receives Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) Designation

Eric Stema received the American Welding Society (AWS), Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) designation after testing in December 2015. Eric is a full time instructor at the Industrial Arts Institute (IAI). Eric reports that he started reviewing the AWS d1.1 code book in mid-September in preparation for the two-week class and test out in December. He […]

Carmeuse Director of Operations Graduation Keynote Speaker

Industrial Arts Institute (IAI) is honored to announce the key note speaker for the 4th Cohort of students of the Comprehensive Industrial Welding Course CIW 100, Mr. Ray LeClair, Director of Operations – Great Lakes Region, Carmeuse Lime & Stone. Active in the mining industry since 1980, Ray started out as a process engineer in […]

Salvation Army “Big Red Kettle”

Industrial Arts Institute has partnered with the Petoskey, MI branch of the Salvation Army to craft a “Big Red Kettle” for the philanthropic Christian organization. 23 students, under the guidance of welding educators, are fabricating the kettle out of mild steel. The design and engineering of the kettle has been administered at Moran Iron Works […]

Cohort 4

August 2015 – December 2015

Cohort 3

May 2015 – August 2015

Cohort 2

January – April 2015

Cohort 1

August 2014 – November 2014

Greater Michigan Construction Academy Partners with IAI

The Greater Michigan Construction Academy, headquartered in Midland MI will join forces with the Industrial Arts Institute (IAI) in Onaway, MI to bring construction, building and contracting skilled trades education to Northern Michigan. “Our collaboration with the GMCA is a great fit for us,” said IAI Board President, Marilyn Kapp Moran. “The GMCA is a […]