Enjoy making things? Find a future as a machinist

17 Jan 2019

AVON — When Dave Petron started working at Columbia Gear in Avon more than a quarter-century ago, he was immediately drawn to the job because the final product was something he could actually hold in his hands. 

"You see this is going to make something," he said. "That was the coolest thing when I first started."

"Then you drive by and see a John Deere bulldozer and think, 'Hey, we made that.' You can pick out the parts that you made."

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