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Industrial Arts Institute Students Earn Awards & National Recognition by Competing in the Prestigious 2020 James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Competition

Students at the Industrial Arts Institute have honed their welding skills over the past six months and have had more than their fair share of trials to overcome in the uncertain times that we live in. At IAI, we take pride in producing workforce ready welders in 19 weeks. A typical comprehensive industrial welding class […]


(ONAWAY, MI.) — Industrial Arts Institute is holding its 4th Annual Regional High School Welding Competition on March 6, 2020. Sixty-nine High School students from fourteen area schools will compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in three welding processes.  Competition starts at 8:30 AM and concludes at 1:00 PM with opportunities to win cash […]

Industrial Arts Institute Community Open House

Industrial Arts Institute (IAI), Northern Michigan’s Premier Skilled Trades School, invites potential students, families and the public to a special event on Wednesday, July 27th, between 3:30pm and 6:30pm. Interested guests are invited to view classrooms demonstrations and live equipment demonstrations in the LABS. Classroom stations will include:   Welding and Construction Trades coursework, Math & […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grand Opening & Open House

Industrial Arts Institute (IAI), Northern Michigan’s Premier Welding School, will officially open its doors with an open invitation to the public on Thursday, May 29, 2014 between 4pm and 7pm. Interested guests are invited to visit classrooms with interactive coursework and blueprint reading demonstrations, live welding demonstrations and a hands on opportunity to experience welding […]