Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

The Pasco County Jail, near Tampa Bay, Florida, has provided a welding class that has kept all of its former students out of jail after release. Over the course of four ten-hour days each week, non-violent inmates participate in a comprehensive welding class that provides experience and certification that ensures much brighter job prospects.


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The class makes grills and smokers that are then sold to benefit the inmate services fund. However, most importantly, the graduates of the class have the hope of earning a stable $15 to $20 an hour with a local welding company.

Welding Industry

Study Suggests Solidification Cracking in Steel Breakthrough
“In a new study, which has been published in the journal Scientific Reports from Nature Research, the team from the University of Leicester Department of Engineering propose that solidification cracks grow by linking micro-porosities in the meshing zone in the solidifying weld pool. This is the first time that researchers have observed solidification cracking in steel and sheds new light on why the alloy may crack during the process.”

New Vermont Welding Shop Opens Up
“Vinemont native Jeremy Harbison and his family have for a few years now dreamed of owning their own business, and on Jan. 2 of this year, they made that dream a reality.  They opened the doors of Vinemont Welding and Fabrication on that day, and Wednesday, Feb. 1 held their official ribbon cutting.

Harbison gave a quick overview of what they do: ‘We provide in-house custom fabrication work, various kinds of welding, ornamental iron, gates, whatever you can think of on that.  We can clean up metal parts and powder coat them.’”

Welding Jobs

Michigan Teacher Excels at Welding
“A middle school special education teacher by day, Blaszkowski becomes a woman who welds by night. ‘You just feel like you have the power to cut through steel, and when you do, the sparks fly. And when you’re grinding and sanding, the sparks fly, and when you cut the sparks fly,’ she said.”

Welding Business Awarded Company of the Year
“At the Carroll Chamber of Commerce annual banquet Monday night, a husband and wife team was presented the 2016 New Business of the Year Award. Pat and Sue Gehling, of GehlPRO Welding, started their business in March 2014, and award presenter, Kimberly Tiefenthaler, says the company embodied the spirit of entrepreneurship since their opening nearly three years ago.”

Welding Education

Denham Springs High School Welding Lab Replaced After Flood
“Students in the Denham Springs High School welding program are now equipped to get back to work, thanks to donations from the American Welding Society, WESCO Gas and Welding Supply Inc. and Airgas Inc., according to a news release.”

Training Program Helps Welders and Truck Drivers
“The Winston County Works program facility is located at Winston County High School in Double Springs and has offered CDL and welding classes and GED classes since its inception last August. The program hopes to add forklift training later this semester. Ten students were certified in the Winston County Works welding program for the first time in December and a second class is slated to begin on Feb. 20. The welding classes require students to attend classes three nights a week for 10 weeks.”

Welding Events

May 2, 2017 – May 4, 2017
“Join tens of thousands of industry professionals May 2-4, 2017 at FABTECH Mexico! The event takes place at the Cintermex in Monterrey, continuing to co-locate with the established AWS Weldmex and Metalform Mexico.  New for 2017 – FABTECH Mexico recently acquired COATech and will now feature Finishing among the shows technology lineup.”

2nd Codes and Standards Conference
Apr 19, 2017 – Apr 20, 2017
Each industry possesses individual operating conditions that may be unique or similar to other industries.  Whether high, room or cryogenic temperatures, corrosive environments, high strength or conditions requiring material toughness are involved, appropriate codes and standards are applied.

Welding Gone Wrong

Student Burned in Welding Accident
“[Tyson] Baggett, 16, suffered second-degree burns while using a grinder in the class. Sparks ignited his shirt, and he caught on fire.”

Welding Shop of Over 15 Years Burns Down
“A longtime welding shop in the village of Sunnyburn has burned to the ground, according to Airville Volunteer Fire Chief Ronnie Miller. Sunnyburn Welding, at 32 W. Telegraph Road in Lower Chanceford Township, was a well-known local Amish welding shop owned and run by Joe Lapp.”

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