About Our Founders
Bart Shafer is the owner and founder of The South Carolina School of Welding, LLC. Bart has a long history in the welding industry and has more than 30 years’ experience in the welding industry. He is a member of the American Welding Society and a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI). His extensive knowledge in the welding industry encompasses nearly every welding process available today. He has traveled and worked across the United States and in several countries utilizing his skills in the welding industry. He is a firm believer that welding is taught by doing and not by talking. His hands-on philosophy has helped many young welders across the nation earn and maintain careers not only in the welding industry but in many Field Non-Manual positions as well that were all credited to starting out with the welding process.
Anthony “Tony” Culbreath is the Vice President of The South Carolina School of Welding, LLC. Tony is also a member of the American Welding Society and a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI). Tony has taught Apprentices and many young adults in his career and feels that welding is more of a learned trade by utilizing the hands-on philosophy. Tony has 25 years’ experience in the welding industry and has utilized each process available. Tony has worked in the welding industry from all aspects including but not limited to Nuclear Power, DOE, Gas Power, Coal Power, Chemical and Manufacturing. Understanding each process of the welding industry is vital when teaching young adults in this day and time.