Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Welder Dan Wilson Sr. has been creating signs, fabricating metal frames, and welding small and large household items for residents of Salisbury, MA and beyond since 1974. While he continues to provide these basic services for neighbors that he aims to treat like his own parents, Wilson’s son has hopes to expand the business into the resorts located throughout New England.

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During a visit to a popular ski resort in Maine, Wilson’s son suggested a new sign to the owners. They were so impressed by his suggestions, they gave him complete creative freedom to design a sign that was significantly larger. As the sign nears completion, the younger Wilson has found the process very rewarding and is hoping to land similar projects in the near future.

Welding Industry

Wind Energy Leads to Growth in Welding Market
“Welding accessories market is emergence of friction stir welding technology in automotive sector. Friction stir welding technology is a unique and innovative technique of joining two metals by using frictional heat coupled with a precisely controlled forging pressure.”

Welding Jobs

Sisters Enter Welding Field Together
“Courtney Hasse had plans to go into the medical field but didn’t enjoy it like she thought she would. Her sister, Lindsay, was already involved in welding and encouraged her to give it a try. Courtney loved it.

Lindsay Hasse fell in love with welding before she got to college. ‘In high school I fell in love with art and we did a lot of 3D projects and my dad had all this equipment in his barn so I started to play with it and when I got to LCC I had no idea what I was doing here so I jumped into a welding class and I immediately fell in love and it just carried out this way.’”

Welding Job Demand Sparks New Training Courses
“Several area women who somehow fell off their career development track,  are taking advantage of a rare chance to get back on.  Their destination is gainful employment as welders.   

Welding is one of many well-paying blue collar fields  experiencing unfilled openings due to lack of qualified workers. ”

Welding Education

Students Awarded Welding Scholarships
“Puma Steel, in conjunction with the David B. Ratterman Scholarship program of the American Institute of Steel Construction, awarded students scholarships to Laramie County Community College’s welding program. Blaine McCartney/Wyoming Tribune Eagle”

Montana College Shows Off Training Center to Employers
“Local business leaders got a closer look at Helena College’s machining and welding programs Friday. The Montana Manufacturing Association, a subsidiary of the Montana Chamber of Commerce, organized a tour of the college’s airport campus as part of a local celebration of National Manufacturing Day.

‘You can’t have a thriving manufacturing sector if you don’t have a great workforce training operation,’ Dan Brunell, operations director for the Montana Chamber, said.”

Pennsylvania College Expands Welding Program for 60 New Students
“The expansion of the Metal Trades Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology will allow the school to meet a greater demand for students seeking careers in welding. ‘We have outgrown our space,’ Dave Cotner, dean of Industrial, Computing and Engineering, told the board of trustees at their meeting Thursday.

The present facility, he noted, has restricted the program from enrolling more students. He said the expansion will allow for 60 additional students who can learn in lab settings.”

Boston Area Welding Course Offered Again
“Back by popular demand, the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s ‘Welding Basics for the At Home Welder’ will be offered this October. This six-week course provides instruction on safety and basic welding processes including MIG, stick, and flux core welding for the do-it-yourselfer.”

Welding Events

FABTECH
Nov 6, 2017 – Nov 9, 2017
North America’s largest metal forming,  fabricating, welding and finishing event heads to McCormick Place in Chicago, IL – November 6-9, 2017. The upcoming event is expected to cover more than 725,000 net square feet and anticipates over 40,000 attendees and 1,700 exhibiting companies.

Welding Gone Wrong

Why Welders Must Use Proper Safety Gear
“Welding releases a cocktail of toxic gases, heavy metals and nanoparticles. Even upon exercising great care and protection, these substances can still be inhaled by the workers. Moreover, most welders do not use proper gear, hence inhale several of the aforementioned chemicals.”

Virginia Factory Fire Caused by Welding
“The Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded to an industrial plant fire early this morning at around 1:00 a.m. on the 4000 block of Koppers Road. When crews arrived at the scene, they reported that the structure was fully involved.

Firefighters put out the flame in about 20 minutes and were able to contain it in the building where the fire originated. Investigators have determined that the fire was a welding accident.”

Welding Supplies on Sale

There’s no shortage of opportunities in the welding field today, and training opportunities are growing in many towns and cities. When it’s time to stock up on supplies and gear, you can find the best prices on welding supplies, welding helmets, and welding machines at Baker’s Gas and Welding. Visit Baker’s Gas and Welding to find the latest price promotions and discounts on name brand welders such as ESAB, Miller Electric, and Lincoln Electric.

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