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Rockford Systems announces 2018 schedule

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Rockford Systems LLC offers a comprehensive 2018 seminar schedule, from understanding how to properly safeguard machinery for meeting OSHA/ANSI standards to a discussion on how to incorporate ergonomics into safeguarding methods. The educational seminars give attendees practical, actionable ideas to use in their own operations. Leaving the classroom for the plant floor, attendees will also… Continued

Arcweld Industries wins award

Arcweld Industries Inc. won the Urban Employer of the Year award in recognition of its commitment to apprenticeship and workforce development from Apprentice Manitoba. Arcweld Industries is a full-service construction company specializing in on-site welding, structural steel and miscellaneous metal erection. The company has been a major contributor to building and development of Manitoba’s landscape… Continued

Workshops for Warriors announces graduates

Thirty-six students recently graduated from the Workshops for Warriors program with nationally recognized portable and stackable credentials in CAD/CAM programming, CNC machining and welding. “We’re honored to have played a role in giving veterans the professional opportunities they deserve and our country the skilled workforce that it so greatly seeks,” said Hernàn Luis y Prado,… Continued

Lincoln Electric hosts motorsports seminar

Advanced Motorsports Welding School

The Lincoln Electric Co. hosted its annual Advanced Motorsports Welding Seminar at the company’s headquarters in Cleveland in November. Representatives from NASCAR, IndyCar, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and off-road racing gathered to learn about the latest in motorsports welding techniques and procedures. During the two-day seminar, Lincoln Electric experts offered educational sessions on… Continued

Fanuc produces 500,000th robot

fanuc robotic welding

Fanuc Corp. announced the production of its 500,000th robot. “More companies are using automation to overcome inefficiencies, lower costs, increase productivity and gain market share,” said Mike Cicco, president and CEO, Fanuc America. “Having sold a half million robots is a key milestone for Fanuc, and we’re looking forward to expanding our capabilities to keep… Continued

HIWT announces promotion

Bryce Obaugh was promoted to first-shift skill education supervisor at the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology. Obaugh, a certified welding inspector, has been a skill welding instructor since 2005 and graduated from HIWT’s structural and pipe welding program in 2002. He will now lead the first shift instructor team and activities related to skill training, educate/train… Continued

HIWT announces retirement

Ron Scott

Ron Scott, vice president and general manager of the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, has retired. Scott started his career at the school in 1975 as a welding instructor. He was a graduate of the institute, taking the program twice to learn to weld both left- and right-handed. Scott’s knowledge of welding was immeasurable and… Continued

Dengensha opens test lab and training center

Dengensha America Corp. recently opened its new Resistance Welding Test Lab & Training Center at its Bedford, Ohio, headquarters. Among many new capabilities, the center enables Dengensha engineers to better analyze specific customer application requirements to determine best parameters for more customized equipment. The center already features expanded test capabilities for much of the company’s major… Continued

Technical schools win grants

Sampson Community College, Clinton, N.C., was awarded more than $1 million in grant funding through the U.S. Department of Commerce to assist with the construction of a welding and metal fabrication building. The facility will replace a smaller shop area used for welding construction that is currently housed in a 25-year old metal building. Local… Continued

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