Weld-done: Detroit Lakes welding students create tugger carts for BTD

Ian Renner is pretty sure he’ll work at BTD Manufacturing after high school.

Talking over the loud buzz of machinery inside the metals lab at Detroit Lakes High School on Monday and wearing a protective green overcoat and safety goggles, the senior said his two older brothers already work for BTD, and he plans to do the same.

In-between drilling and assembling parts for a tugger cart project he and his classmates are working on, Renner explained how he’s gaining real-world work experience while he’s still in high school, before he even hits the BTD manufacturing floor.

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