Local students get to work with pipe spreader they built

Published 12:18 am Thursday, April 25, 2024

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ORANGEFIELD — Donovan Weldon, former Orangefield Independent School District school board member, special-ordered a pipe spreader for his excavator from the Orangefield High School Welding Shop.

According to district officials, Weldon felt you can’t sell something that has not been tested.

Students Ethan Welch and Brayden McGee, who built the spreader, had the opportunity to try it out in Weldon’s yard before handing it over.

“Thank you, Mr. Weldon, for the opportunity,” the district shared.

Students Ethan Welch and Brayden McGee pose with the excavator pipe spreader they helped build. (Courtesy photo)