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April
2020

Meet Joe Brown of HogOn Welding in North Phoenix

By: Voyage Phoenix| April 03, 2020

Today we’d like to introduce you to Joe Brown.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Joe. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started HogOn Welding in 2017 after moving from Fayetteville, Arkansas. I started out working for a company that allows me to travel from Washington to South Carolina and all in between, we didn’t go to every state but we went to a lot of states. Putting up structural storefronts RTU frames and some moment welds. I use the finances that company to start my own company in Phoenix, Arizona.


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February
2020

Still Building America: Saved by combining a love of welding and music

By: Darla Welton and Josh Welton| February 22, 2020

Joe Brown began life’s journey down a bumpy road.

But with guidance from his mom and educational opportunities offered during a decade of incarceration, his path was set straight. In the years since his release from prison, Joe built up his welding career and launched a successful business, Hog On Welding, in Phoenix. Now the 39-year-old welder, fabricator, ironworker, and rapper is combining his welding and music passions to teach younger people how to start a business, earn a good income as a welder, and use that income to support a music career.