There’s a new face in the shop at Pella Engraving―intern Tyler Kramer, a senior at Pella Christian High School, who is spending the semester learning the ins and outs of the engraving industry.
Coming into the internship, Tyler was surprised by “the sheer amount of work that goes into making something as simple as a plaque.” He assists with the creation of plaques and trophies, sometimes helping fill orders for hundreds of plaques at a time. He also helps out wherever else he is needed, such as cleaning plaques before they are coated, making the blocks that connect metal stamps to the stamping machine, aligning and drilling holes in plaques, and general cleaning around the shop.
After graduating high school, Tyler plans to attend the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, pursuing the field of graphic design and perhaps animation. “My time at Pella Engraving has given me a better eye for detail,” said Tyler, a skill he expects will come in handy in his future endeavors. “It has also given me a good view of the working world.”