^ An Old Image of Welding for Aircraft Construction – Image Courtesy of Everett Historical at ShutterStock.com
Sectoral Issue with Wider Implications
Remarking on A. J. Baime’s book: The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War, witty comedian and television host Jay Leno said that we defeated Hitler because we could build planes faster than the Nazis could shoot them down.
Now, welding is an integral part of making an airplane. Between 1900 and 1950, manufacturing built the economy of the United States. And as is usually the case, its economic impact left a mark on the social fabric. Read More