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The Tokoroa Welding Staff

Peter Bridson

Peter Bridson

Originally a contractor since leaving school he changed to farm management, then sharemilking with wife Kathy in 1983. He'd always carried out his own maintenance on contracting & farm equipment. Nothing has changed from the time he was a boy, pulling his toys apart to find out how they worked. After 13 years of farming they moved to Tokoroa and started up Tokoroa Welding. In 2007 he expanded his skill set again by buying SolidWorks & learning to build his designs in 3D.

Kathy Bridson

Kathy Bridson

Kathy, a born and bred country girl, started out a laboratory technician back in 1973 before getting into farming with husband Peter. Her role in Tokoroa Welding was originally office work, but the overalls never really came off and she can be seen welding and finishing up jobs. A multi-talented woman to be sure.

Lourens - camera shy

Lourens Botha

Lourens started with us in June 2016 after making the change from farming. Much like Peter, he learnt his engineering skills from a young age while growing up on his family's farm in Sth Africa, & then here in NZ. He is a great addition with his farming background and engineering knowledge. Not to mention great personality & excellent paperwork.

Karina Douglas

Karina Douglas

Returning from Japan in 2007, Karina learnt how to use the 3D modelling CAD program SolidWorks to help Peter with the design side of things and took over half of the paperwork in the office. Her other task is designing and maintaining this site, as well as working for Ireland Contracting. Her new role is keeping the health & safety proceedures up to date.

Cleveland - yet to capture

Cleveland Cherry

Still at high school, Cleveland has been working for Tokoroa Welding during the school holidays. He has a great attitude to work & relates well with our customers for someone his age.

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