The welding program at Central Lakes College in Brainerd has received steel valued at more than $20,000 from two area businesses, Clow Stamping of Merrifield and Graphic Packaging of Crosby. “We couldn’t operate without these contributions,” said Russ Jenkins, CLC welding instructor. Jenkins reported the donations that were received during the fall semester. The latest donations include $14,300 in steel from Clow Stamping directed by Steve Bible and $6,600 worth of stainless steel from Graphic Packaging with the help of Al Subiech. Students benefitting include those in regular welding classes, as well as students in the marine and small engine program and the evening courses offered through the Business and Industry Center.