Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Josie Hunter took a welding class in high school purely by chance, but it didn’t take long for her to realize that she had stumbled onto a passion for her life. Hunter now welds just about any kind of metal together for custom artwork, creating flowers, an alligator, and an octopus.

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The road forward hasn’t always been easy for Hunter, as she had to endure tired arms and blisters while working with her 2400 degree forge, but she sees her business growing in the coming years. Her custom designs are for sale and she also takes orders for custom welding sculptures.

Welding Industry

High Definition Plasma Cutting Machine Added to University
Welding supply companies have collaborated to donate a high-definition plasma cutting machine to Ferris State University. “Installed at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing in the Swan Technical Arts Building, the Hypertherm XPR 300 with a Machitech 5-axis beveling head is part of the welding engineering technology bachelor’s degree program. Students enrolled in this program also receive Hypertherm’s ProNest CAD/CAM software.”

Welding Jobs

Welding Job Demand Fuels Houston Program’s Growth
“The Houston campus of MIAT College of Technology is playing a strategic role in addressing the growing demand for qualified welders and other skilled workers. MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus President John Willis deemed National Welding Month this April an appropriate time to explain how his faculty and staff are accommodating students and employers in the Gulf Coast Region, throughout the nation, and the rest of the world.”

Welding Education

Reading, PA School Plans Multi-Million Dollar Addition
“The Berks Career & Technology Center Joint Operating Committee on Wednesday awarded contracts for a new welding technology center, for which construction is expected to begin in June. The contracts totaled $3,258,320, according to John Reedy, director of business affairs.”

Michigan Students Compete in Welding Competition
“High school welding students from Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties are competing in the 2019 U.P. Welding Skills Challenge held at Northern Michigan University on Friday.

The competition gives the students a chance to ‘show their stuff’ said Mike Lutz, welding instructor with the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District. Top welding students from across the U.P. will be required to interpret prints and fabricate an item using multiple processes, he said.”

Miller Honors Illinois Welding Instructor Who Impacted Students
“Lincoln-Way welding instructor Daymon Gast was announced as the winner of the 2019 Miller ‘Who’s Building You’ contest and earned a prize package worth more than $30,000 that will benefit students. The district said Gast was nominated by 2018 Lincoln-Way graduate Codey Underwood, now a first year apprentice in the 597 Pipefitter program.

‘He saw something in me that others did not, and he taught me how to persevere and to be successful at work, for this I am thankful,’ Underwood wrote in his nomination. Underwood’s nomination was selected as one of the top three out of 459 submissions, and ultimately chosen as the winner by public voting.”

Welding Events

RWMA 2019 Resistance Welding School
May 15, 2019 – May 16, 2019

Start preparing for the upcoming Certified Resistance Welding Technician (CRWT) certification at the Emmett A. Craig RWMA Resistance Welding School.  Presented by industry experts, this is an intensive two-day course covering the fundamentals of Resistance Welding.

2019 Welding Industry Summit
Aug 29, 2019 – Aug 30, 2019

This Summit is intended to bring the best quality information and construction welding professionals together for a series of interactive presentations on how more value can be brought to welding operations and the best way to execute success welding plans into projects.

Welding Gone Wrong

Welding Fire Contained Quickly in Auto Shop
“Crews with the Baton Rouge Fire Department were called to Arnold’s Car Care Center on Greenwell Springs Road around 6:30 p.m. Monday. Firefighters arrived on scene and found smoke coming from the building.

Fire officials say the blaze started after a welding machine malfunctioned, then went up in flames. The fire was contained within 10 minutes.”

Welding Business Consumed in Fire
“Dixon Rural Fire Captain Isaac Dimmig said the department received the fire call at 3:01 p.m.

‘It was in a garage out back of the house. It was a detached garage, and the fire didn’t get to the house. We had six departments involved,’ Dimmig said.”

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