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DeIla Ray is a Coded Combo Vessel Welder GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) & SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding). Over the past six years, DeIla has traveled the United States working in compressor stations, refineries, and municipalities. In 2020, she joined the PHCPPros Influencer program.
With zero training leading into her career, she learned from anyone and everyone willing to lend advice and guidance while working as a fire watch and a helper. "Being a woman in the trades industry I didn't fit the typical mold of a pipe welder, but I never allowed that to hold me back," said DeIla. "Now, my husband (who complements my work as a pipefitter) and I have began taking on business of our own. I'm so excited to see what we accomplish in the next six years!"
Follow DeIla on Instagram at @deila.ray.