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Donated Merchandise

Every month, we take all donated swag/merchandise (stickers, hats, shirts, sweatshirts, etc) and give it all to a high school. We choose the school, but you can leave a comment here on this page if you want us to consider a specific school for this honor

How to nominate a school for recieving the donation: Obvisouly, tell us which school. Also let us know if there are students doing good for their community or an instructor that is going above and beyond while teaching his students and being a steward to the fabrication industry. We will pick the school with the most merit, so details are good here.

Donating swag is easy. Shop for it, place your order, and chose “LOCAL PICKUP” at checkout. Enter “Donate to the students” into the notes section at checkout. Your receipt from our store will be your only proof of purchase. We will hold these items until the end of the month and send them all to the school at that time.

The school chosen for March 2020’s drawing is West Sioux High School in  Hawarden, Iowa! Donation shown in image below.

Educational Program

We work with schools. Contact us from your .EDU (or other official) e mail address for information on what we can do to help your students and your school learn technical fabrication. Or call and ask for Mike. We will require proof that any machinery will be used in curriculum in the classroom. 

 

29 Comments

  1. I’m 44 and a life long classic car builder/fabricator. I grew up around my dads shop and now every aspect of my life is classic cars/motorsports. Nostalgia Super Stock drag racing 348-409 big block Chevy’s is my main focus/obsession. I’m a member of several car clubs/associations and set on the board for non-profit automotive based charity where we raise money for kids with Cancer. More recently I have been building a motorsports event guide online where I inform every level of motorsports enthusiasts around Iowa and the Mid-west what is going on or what they missed. Bridging the gap between large industrial powerhouses in the automotive/fabricating world and the shade tree beginner DIY folks is my life. I am working on building up a classic car shop that my two boys can work in if they like while I help teach every walk of life how fun and rewarding this life style can be. I was the only kid driving a classic car at my high school in the 90’s (1964 Impala 2dr hardtop). I am hopeful my boys will want something vintage and unique too cruise as well. It is hard to get/keep the younger generations into the classic car world even though there are countless ways to make a living/have fun in the culture. I just spent what little money I have on gearing up to weld together aluminum intakes because 348-409 Chevy engines have very few options to buy. While pursuing fabricating one element of the 348-409 world I discovered several other specific parts and pieces I can also fabricate to further these engines performance while bringing the prices within reach of the average person. Now I have a small line of products I am creating and a short list of products I will be adding as soon as I can afford one of your trick mandrel benders. There are countless bright kids out there that will benefit from your donated products to schools, not everyone will be as lucky as myself to grow up around constantly building/fabricating. Creating products within reach of everyone to own, learn from and use is both of our goals. For that I am thankful that your company exists.
    Looks like some Iowa kids are already benefiting from your educational program so I will hold off listing my local school for now and let some other states get in on the action. Besides, as soon as I can spring for one of your mandrel benders I plan on making it a center piece of my business and get the local shop classes, automotive/aviation clubs I’m a part of to come out for field trips to learn the art/science of fabrication with your mandrel bender beyond what I can already fabricate. Its up to us create useful products where everyone can benefit from our knowledge and experience. I’m doing what I can to make it happen, can’t wait!

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  2. I would love to try one. It looks neat. I have kids who race, I weld myself, we are a family run team with a low budget. This would be a huge benefit to our team. We would even put your name on the side of our cars with stickers if you wanted.

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  3. I nominate Kearney High School in Kearney Nebraska.
    Here at KHS, in the Skilled and Technical Sciences area, we are preparing students for work in many different Industries, including Automotive and diesel Repair, Welding and Fabrication, Construction and Engineering. Our students have entered many different careers including custom off-road fabrication, Motorcycle repair, construction and Welding/fabrication. Mr. Moland, in the Welding and Fabrication program and Steve Hoyt, in Transportation Technology, specifically have a great interest and passion for motorsports and repair. Andy Moland has worked extensively building and guiding students through the process of fabricating custom bobber and café racer motorcycles as well as automotive accessories including bumpers and suspension components. He loves sharing his passion for welding and fabrication with the students. He currently has dozens of young adults working in various related career fields. Steve Hoyt has been a valuable mentor to hundreds of students. Introducing and preparing students for positions in the automotive, heavy machinery, and Agricultural Mechanics Industries.
    As a whole, the STS department at Kearney High serves hundreds of students every semester. We have the privilege of introducing students, their families and even employers to many suppliers and individuals serving our industries and suppling quality equipment and services. Those recommendations often lead students to purchasing and promoting the products as they further their expertise and build their own careers. This, in many cases, creates life-long customers and advocates for the various suppliers. Having quality equipment for students to use, not only increases the opportunities for the students, but opens new doors for the leaders and manufactures to get an early introduction to the future of the American workforce.

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    • Cool stuff

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  4. Kearney High School in kearney Ne
    Currently building a motorcycle in class and other fabrication products. The teacher Andrew Moland is great at his job and provides good instruction about welding and fabrication.

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  5. I nominate Andrew Moland From Kearney Highschool in Kearney Nebraska Mr moland is one of the greatest teachers in Kearney High for teaching students all they need to know about welding and Fabricating the first year I saw Mr moland he was fabricating a bike frame for his own bike

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  6. I want to build my own exoskeleton cage for my RZR 1000. Ive never done this before i have welder and can weld. I need this its the bender I want and need an would buy if i had money but Covid 19 has cost me and my family alot. To me winning this would be a blessing from GOD. Thanks Rogue Fab for your great equipment I may have some day to use and build cages for myself and others.

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  7. What an awesome bit of kit! The possibilities that owning this tool would open is almost endless.
    Yes, yes indeed, I would love to win.

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  8. I’d love to win the tubing bender. Working with my 13 year old on his J10, 16 year old and his Comanche, my Jeep stuff and 53 Chevy COE.

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  9. Northwestern High School In Maple WI. They have there own small company that makes products for small local businesses. They call it Tiger Manufacturing. The teacher promotes the trades in every aspect and encourages those who do not care for college to get in a trade school or find an apprenticeship program to further there careers.

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  10. Oak Hill High School in Hesperia CA just starting a new welding program to the school district.

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    • Thank you so much for the nomination! We have so much swag we should be able to send them a big box!- Josh

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      • I would like to nomination Arizona western welding program in yuma Az they do alot for the community and local high schools. Head of the program is Mr Bobby Alvarado.

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  11. I would like to nominate Arizona western welding department they do tons for their community and local school for kids to learn and get certified in welding. Bobby Alverado is the head of the welding department.

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  12. I would like to nominate Arizona western college in yuma AZ. They do tons of work for their community. Head of the department is Bobby Alverado

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    • Thank you for the nomination! I took down the info and we will get some stuff out to them. – Josh

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  13. Can we just donate cash to the schools to help buy shop supplies and things like that?

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    • Unfortunately we cannot.

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  14. I would ask you to consider Beatty High School in Beatty Nevada. Their program is small, but some of the biggest mining companies in the world hire Rusty Anderson’s students.

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  15. I nominate Joe Herndon AVTS in Raytown, Missouri.

    I graduated from there in 1998. They are a great learning facility that could definitely benefit from having a bender to advance their fabrication side of the Welding Program.

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  16. I too would like too nominate Moraine Valley Community College Welding Program in Palos Hills, Illnois. the school and program is a shining example of service to the community of working class folk. Providing education and skill sets to blue collar workers.

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  17. I love the things Rogue Fabrication brings to the table and only hope I could be one of the many fabricators that make a difference in how metal works are viewed.

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  18. I am nominating Daniel Matthews at Goddard High School in Roswell, New Mexico. He was a teacher of mine 20 years ago and taught numerous kids to weld and fabricate. He devoted tons of his personal time taking us to welding competitions for FFA, many of which we won. He taught me and many many others I know numerous fab skills, and tons of his students went on to be welders, pipe fitters, etc. To this day he still devotes his time to the high school students at Goddard high school. I would love for my swag (I picked for donation) to be donated to his school, or any other deserving school!

    Jeff Argo

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  19. I nominate Moraine Valley Community College Welding Program Palos Hills, Illinois. Great program and great instructors, including past AWS President Jim Grier.

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    • Thank so much we will definitely consider them.

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  20. I am nominating the School of Engineering, Innovation, and Design in San Diego CA. We have a CNC and Manufacturing program at this high school.

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  21. I am the one who suggested West Souix High in Howarden, Iowa (back in March). The Ag instructor (Matthew Debrick) helps the students learn how to fund raise, do work in the community like cover crop piles, and more! And of course, he shows them how to weld and make things out of metal. This school deserves donations!

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    • Thank you Mr. Linden for the nomination. Very touched by the gesture. It was awesome to get the opportunity to show the kids that industry cares about them. Our Rogue bender has helped teach not only fabrication but helps reinforce why math and science class is so important. Blessed to be a teacher.

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    • I nominate Maple Mountain High School, in Spanish Fork Utah. Our students always are willing to help support or community. Fixing their equipment, and building things for residents. Students come away from the program as hard workers, who value the soft skills of the job, but have the hard skills to get it done.

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