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Products are designed from scratch with the latest CAD software, taking into account specifications, codes, and material costs/savings.

Everyone — including the shop supervisor, lead-man, and designer — all sign-off on shop drawings before production begins.

We have shop procedures in place that ensure quality control throughout the project, including visual inspections from the designer and shop supervisor following completion of the project.

Through our project participants, our shop offers over 40 combined years of welding, layout, and iron-working experience. Our designer has over 15 years of drafting and design experience. As part of our dedication to excellence and craftsmanship, we thoroughly cross-train each member of our team to ensure the highest level of quality and success.

UCI’s welding program includes the contract for all of the new “cuff rails” and benches that will be utilized at the new Utah State Correctional Facility.

  • Welding
  • Organization
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork
  • Respect
  • Blueprint understanding
  • Power-tool operation
  • Metal work
  • Safety practices
  • Quality control
  • Welding
  • Construction
  • Shop mechanic

The overall goal of the welding program is to provide, teach, and train the traits of the welding world. This will not only provide each offender working for the program with skills that can be used in the outside world, but sets a high working standard for quality control that can be utilized in any business.

The skills learned in the welding shop are designed to provide our offenders with the knowledge and education needed to better understand and manage themselves while incarcerated and after they are released.

Skills attained while a part of our program include: organization, problem solving, teamwork, respect, and the ability to rely on others to achieve a common goal.

Additionally, offenders learn to read and layout blue prints, they learn material costing and usage, and they become proficient in welding, cutting, grinding, and metal finishing.

Workmanship is of the utmost importance when welding. As such, our program intently focuses on quality and troubleshooting. This entails a great deal of expertise in tool usage, safety, precise building, and accurate assembly of the final product(s).

Society has a shortage of skilled trade-workers; especially welders.

Welding is invaluable in a broad scope of industries and our program prepares our offenders to find jobs working on construction sites, buildings, bridges, and any job site requiring some level of shop mechanics knowledge.