I was only there for two years. Welded outrigger boxes for a couple months then booms for a few months then settled into the cylinder dept. This was in 74 and 75. Production welding sucks. Later in 86 or 87 I got the chance to work with Earl Keefer, he worked for John Grove when they were making farm wagons. His clock number was #2. His son Melford is an engineer for JLG.
I prefer flame light, but it's too hot in warm weather to use them unless I have to. I tend to run my oil lamps more in the winter due to the heat they make. They do kinda stink though, even using a purified paraffin oil.