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Eric L. Adams
Founder/Chief Instructor

Eric is a graduate of Northwestern R-1 in Mendon, MO, and also graduated from the Brookfield Area Career Center in the summer of 1999.  He followed his career path by attending Missouri Welding Institute in Nevada, MO where he received his welding certificates in December 1999.  As he proceeded to follow his trade, he progressed as a journeyman welder in seven nuclear power facilities, fourteen ethanol plants, nine coal-fired power plants, six food process facilities, three major refineries, two pharmaceutical facilities, and two major breweries in the U.S in the past 18 years. Eric was also awarded the craftsmanship award at Palo Verde Nuclear plant in Arizona in 2011.

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Shane Adams
Vice President/Lead Instructor

Shane is a graduate of Northwestern R-1 in Mendon, MO in 2000 and followed his career path by attending Missouri Welding Institute in Nevada, MO where he received his welding certificates in December 2000. He has worked in nuclear facilities, ethanol and biodiesel, and coal-fired plants. He then progressed into sanitary working for KPS in various locations in the US.  Shane joined Grand River Welding Institute as an instructor in June 2019

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Josh Maxwell
Instructor

Josh is a graduate of Brookfield R-3 in Brookfield, MO, and also graduated from the Brookfield Area Career Center in the summer of 2011. Josh has worked in nuclear facilities, ethanol, biodiesel as well as coal-fired plants. He is also a long-time member of the Local Pipeliners Local Union 798. Josh joined Grand River Welding Institute as an instructor in July 2019.

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Kevin Judas

Recruiter

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Samantha Howell

Office Manager