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AWS workforce data website offers insights

The AWS Foundation launched Welding Workforce Data, a website dedicated to sharing accurate welding workforce statistics and projections. Approved by AWS, the website is powered by Emsi labor market data, CareersInWelding.com and the U.S. Department of Education College Affordability and Transparency lists. Relevant data on the website includes projected welding needs, the national median salaries… Continued

Lincoln Electric establishes a new look for fume control

Lincoln Electric refreshed the exteriors of its weld fume control products, moving from red housing to an all-black look. All products will offer the same features and benefits. To simplify the transition, all products will maintain the same part numbers and prices as outlined in the Feb. 1, 2021, price book. The product categories also now have… Continued

ESAB provides equipment for Netflix series 

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products announced it is providing welding equipment for season one of “Metal Shop Masters,” a new Netflix reality TV series that premiered in September. The show features seven competitors who face off in elimination-style fabrication challenges. At the end of six challenges, the last fabricator standing will have earned the title of… Continued

  UTI expands welding training program

Universal Technical Institute (UTI) expanded its welding technology training program to its Mooresville, N.C. campus, NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech). The 36-week course trains students on the hard and soft skills needed to prepare for a welding career in industries from automotive fabrication to aerospace. Enrollment is open now, with the first start expected in… Continued

IWDC announces promotion

The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) promoted Keith Werkley to vice president of sales & vendor management. Werkley joined the IWDC in 2016, and has played a key role in its growth over the last five years. As a key member of the management team, he has helped the IWDC execute several strategic initiatives during his… Continued

Weiler’s new multi-pass welding guide

Weiler Abrasives is offering a downloadable PDF of its new Multi-Pass Welding Guide. The company developed the guide for industries that commonly weld thick metal joints with multiple passes for increased strength, including oil and gas, pressure vessel, construction, shipbuilding and more. The guide provides step-by-step instructions for abrasives selection and usage for part prep… Continued

AWS Foundation provides welding kits to schools

The American Welding Society (AWS) Foundation, in partnership with Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, offers the Light a Spark grant. “The AWS Foundation is extremely pleased to offer these grants to high schools that do not currently offer a welding program, thus providing hundreds of students the opportunity to experience welding for the first time and… Continued

HGG appoints GM for North America

Gerrit Teunissen was appointed general manager for HGG Profiling Equipment operations in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Teunissen will have direct responsibility for all North American operations, including customer service and support, product and sales management. He will work out of HGG’s customer service and support center in Houston. “With the appointment of Gerrit… Continued

McCue & Associates celebrates 20 years

Full-service marketing firm McCue & Associates LLC is celebrating its 20thanniversary. Founded in 2001 by Michael S. McCue, the company has established itself as a leading marketing firm representing metalworking industry clients. “We are very proud of this milestone and how we’ve remained strong and grown,” McCue said. “Our longevity is a testament to our… Continued

AWS revamps news source

The American Welding Society (AWS) redesigned its Welding Digest digital news source for the welding industry to offer readers more trending topics and the latest industry news. The digital resource is a daily source of welding news; topics covered in the online publication include welding and inspection tips and welding industry insights and analysis. “Welding… Continued

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