Paul Culp

Full-Time Instructor

Paul has 34 years of experience in metal fabrication, 25 years as a union journeyman. He worked for his father as a race car fabricator and was influenced by his father to enter the sheet metal trade.

Paul has been an instructor at the Sheet Metal Institute since January 2020. He has specialized in specialty metal fabrication including custom stainless steel, copper, and brass. Paul considers architectural metal as a close second. Paul is proud of the jobs he has been involved with throughout the Eugene/Springfield, Oregon areas. He has spent time during his career doing all sizes of HVAC work, industrial work, tool hookup/process pipe welding.

Paul’s previous employers include General Sheet Metal, FM Sheet Metal, Valley Stainless, Harvey & Price, and McKinstry. He has had numerous welding certifications throughout his career. From 2015-2017 he attended manufacturing technologies and business programs at Lane Community College in Eugene.

Paul is married and has five children. In his spare time, he enjoys dirt track racing.

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