A Word from the Founder:
President & Instructor
Founder Chad Eshleman has over 34 Years of Pipe Fitting & Welding Experience in Dairy, beverage, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and pipeline welding. Chad's father was a pipe line welder for a gas company. Chad started welding in 1980 with a company working on J.L. Kraft's 1st Cheese Plant in Stockton IL. He eventually got his engineering technology degree but welding was his passion. In 1987 he started C.E. Stainless with as many as 30 employees who worked all over the United States as well as, Russia, China and Mexico. In 2010 he had the opportunity to start Midwest Industrial Trade School. With the knowledge and contacts of Chad and his staff, he feels he can place students with companies that fit both the company and the student's needs.