WELD Participates in KC World of Wheels Student Career Day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - March 30, 2016 - PRLog -- Keith Kern, general manager of CCW Forged Performance, a WELD brand, helped educate more than 500 students on careers in the performance aftermarket industry during Student Career Day at the KC World of Wheels in February. Student Career Day is an initiative to support the automotive educational programs at schools by exposing students to the wide range of opportunities in the industry through speakers, corporate support and event participation.

Kern was among several industry guest speakers and told students that it's an ideal time to start a career in manufacturing. "For many years, jobs were moving out of the U.S. to offshore places like China, and India," Kern explained. "That trend has slowed down, and in some cases we are seeing 'on-shoring' where some of those jobs that were lost are coming back to the U.S."

Kern also told students that the performance aftermarket is booming, and a significant sector of the U.S. economy, employing more than 4.3 million people. He also explained that industry sales in 2015 totaled $340.9 billion, a 3.9 percent increase over the previous year, contributing more than 2.3 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product.

"WELD has been on a steady growth path," said Kern. "We have doubled our business in three years and we aren't planning on slowing down any time soon. With all of this activity and growth, we have career opportunities available at many levels of our company which include: manufacturing, design, engineering, sales and marketing. We are looking to you for fresh ideas and innovations to further the WELD product line."

Kern concluded his speech by saying, "The performance aftermarket industry is a smart choice and we would love to see you join it!" WELD served as the presenting sponsor of the KC World of Wheels and an exhibitor during the event held Feb. 12-14 at Bartle Hall at the Kansas City Convention Center.

WELD manufactures the highest quality forged race wheels for dirt, oval and drag racing, along with wheels for performance street cars and trucks. Each WELD wheel is precision engineered for maximum performance on the street, off road and at the track. For more information about WELD, phone 800-788-9353 or visit www.Weldwheels.com.

About WELD
WELD, based in Kansas City, Missouri, is the technology and manufacturing leader in the performance wheel market. Since 1967, WELD has been a pioneer in wheel engineering and design from main street to the race track. WELD's precision and quality is validated by amassing more professional race wins than any other wheel company. Every race and street wheel is subjected to the same quality and design standards.WELD brands include WELD Racing, WELD Street & Strip, CCW Forged Performance, REKON Off Road, and HiPer Technology by WELD products. WELD Racing, WELD Street & Strip, REKON Off Road by WELD, and HiPer Technology by WELD are manufactured by WELD Racing, LLC. CCW wheels are manufactured by WELD CCW, LLC. WELD's entire line of performance wheels can be seen at www.Weldwheels.com.

WELD is a Granite Creek company. Granite Creek invests in businesses with defensible market niches, recognized brands, strong intellectual property and/or manufacturing process assets led by entrepreneurial management teams in food/agribusiness, medical devices and instruments, and transportation industry sectors.

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