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Practical Machinist Partners with Workshops for Warriors®


World's largest manufacturing community donating percentage of profits from new online store to support veterans.

CHICAGO (PRWEB) July 31, 2018

Practical Machinist, the largest manufacturing technology online forum, has formed a partnership with Workshops for Warriors®, a nonprofit school that trains, certifies and helps place veterans, wounded warriors and transitioning service members into advanced manufacturing careers. Practical Machinist will be donating 10 percent of the profits from its new online store to the cause.

Workshops for Warriors works to solve two systemic issues: rebuilding America's advanced manufacturing talent workforce and ensuring service members and veterans successfully transition into stable, high-tech manufacturing careers.

Since 2008, the nonprofit has trained and certified 496 veterans, wounded warriors and transitioning service members, awarding more than 3,000 nationally recognized third-party credentials. In 2017, 94 percent of the school's graduates obtained jobs in advanced manufacturing after completing the program.

"We are proud and grateful for the support from Practical Machinist," said John Jones, retired Marine Staff Sergeant and executive director of development for Workshops for Warriors. "This is a great opportunity to raise awareness about our program that trains veterans for advanced manufacturing careers and addresses the demand for skilled labor in the industry."

Practical Machinist's new online store will sell a variety of branded and manufacturing-themed products, including t-shirts, hoodies and caps. The store was launched earlier this month, with plans to continue increasing the range of products offered. For Practical Machinist, launching this online store is another way to keep its community connected and help showcase the reach it has in the metalworking industry.

Whether looking for technical information about an application or just commiserating over tough times, Practical Machinist has brought a sense of community and support to many. Its forums provide a first-hand look into metalworking industry sentiment about important topics; industry insiders continually turn to Practical Machinist to find lively, uncensored discussions and advice on the issues that matter to them.

"We are thrilled about this new partnership and delighted to support Workshops for Warriors through the development of the Practical Machinist online store," said Scott LoSasso, managing partner of Practical Machinist. "Helping veterans find ways to join the workforce after they have served is inspiring and we want to help Workshops for Warriors continue growing and bring awareness to the cause."

To learn more and help with this initiative, visit Practical Machinist's online store and purchase your favorite products. Learn more about Workshops for Warriors and how to donate at

About Practical Machinist
Established in 2001 and with more than 10.6 million unique visitors over the last year, Practical Machinist has quickly become a trusted resource in the metalworking industry. With targeted forums including CNC Machining, Shop Management and Owner Issues, EDM, CAD/CAM, 3D printing and Metrology as well as brand specific forums and general manufacturing discussions, there is something for everyone in the industry. Join the conversation at the largest manufacturing technology forum on the web, Visit us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

About Workshops for Warriors
The mission of Workshops for Warriors is to provide quality hands-on training, STEM educational programs and opportunities to earn third-party nationally recognized credentials to enable veterans, transitioning service members and other students to be successfully trained and placed in their chosen advanced manufacturing career field. To learn about enrollment or donating to help support the program and its mission, visit our website. Additional information can be found on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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