|American Welding Society Appoints New Corporate Director to AWS Foundation - 2/20/08|
Monica Pfarr (shown) has been appointed AWS Foundation corporate director. She will spearhead the Solutions Opportunity Squad (SOS), which is made up of AWS staff individuals who will consult with and build strategies for local AWS Sections, businesses and other organizations that have specific workforce development needs.
|American Welding Society Calls for Nominations for 6th Annual Image of Welding Awards - 01/31/08|
The 2007 Image of Welding Winners were honored at an awards ceremony at the AWS FABTECH Int. & AWS Welding Show in Chicago on November 12, 2007. Winners shown (from left): John Nesta; Robert Sandelier; Pat Garten; Rick Bockey; Ken Krueger; John Husfeld; and Carl Occhialini.
|The American Welding Society Appoints new managing Director of Certification - 01/30/08|
John Filippi was appointed new managing director of certification services at the American Welding Society, where he will support the organization’s global expansion strategy.
|American Welding Society Welding Handbook 9th Edition, Vol. 3, Welding Processes Now Available - 01/18/08|
AWS Welding Handbook, 9th Edition, Vol. 3, Part 2, Welding Processes is now available in both print and electronic formats. The price is $192. A special price of $25 is being offered to AWS domestic individual members. Vol. 2, Part 1, Welding Processes and Volume 3, Part 2, Welding Processes may be purchased together for a reduced rate of $288.
|American Welding Society Publishes Brazing Handbook 5th Edition - 01/16/08|
The American Welding Society’s newly published Brazing Handbook 5th Edition is updated and expanded to include additional technical information and new chapters. The price is $136 for non-members or $102 for AWS members and can be purchased by calling toll-free 888-WELDING (888-935-3464) or online at http://pubs.aws.org.
|American Welding Society Student Member Ranks 7th Best Welder in the World at WorldSkills Competition - 01/09/08|
Chance Pollo (pictured welding and with the U.S. flag) won a Medallion of Excellence and Best of Nation award for TeamUSA at the 39th WorldSkills competition. In fact, six members made up TeamUSA, each of whom competed and was ranked in their own particular skill area. (Photos courtesy of Mark Claypool, TeamUSA Leader.)
|AWS Foundation Names Robb F. Howell to Board of Directors - 01/07/08|
Robb F. Howell is the grandson of William H. Hobart Sr., one of the original co-founders of the Ohio-based Hobart Brothers Company. Howell is owner and president of MCD Plastics & Manufacturing, an Ohio-based firm that produces precision-machined plastic components.
|AWS PublishesNew Bridge Welding Code - 12/06/07|
AWS published the new bridge welding standard, AASHTO/AWSD1.5M/D1.5:2008, to be used in conjunction with the AASHTO StandardSpecification for Highway Bridges or AASHTO LRFD Bridge DesignSpecifications. This code covers the best practices and generalprovisions of routine bridge welding applications.
|AmericanWelding Society Acquires Weldmex - Largest Welding Trade Show in Mexico- 12/06/07|
Principals of theAmerican Welding Society (AWS) and Trade Show Consulting LLC sign theWeldmex purchase agreement in Miami, Fla. Pictured (from left) are: RayShook, AWS Executive Director; Frank Tarafa, AWS CFO; Chuck Cross,President of Trade Show Consulting LLC; and Earl C. Lipphardt, AWSTreasurer.
|FABTECHInternational & AWS Welding Show Packs in Crowds and Posts RecordNumbers- 11/27/07|
|Hailed by exhibitors as “the best show inyears”, The FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show at theMcCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, attracted nearly 31,000 visitorsfrom more than 75 countries worldwide — that is a 27% increase versusthe last time the show was in Chicago in 2005. The four-day showcase ofmetal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube & pipe, and weldingequipment is cosponsored by the American Welding Society (AWS),Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA) andSociety of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and supported by industrypartner the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).|
|AmericanWelding Society Announces 2007 Professional Welders Competition AwardWinners - 11/26/07|
188 welders from across the United States and Canada went head-to-headin the ultimate welding challenge, but only one would walk away withthe $2,500 grand prize. The American Welding Society 2007 ProfessionalWelders Competition took place on November 12-13 at the FABTECH Int.and AWS Welding Show in Chicago, IL.
|RAY SHOOK, AMERICANWELDING SOCIETY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, JOINS IIW BOARD OF DIRECTORS -7/19/07|
Mr. Shook was elected to the IIW board during the IIW 60th AnnualAssembly and International Conference held July 1-8, 2007, inDubrovnik, Croatia.
'I am very enthusiastic about joining IIW’s board,” said Mr. Shook.“The shortage of skilled welders as well as the increasingly globaleconomy continues to transform the welding and fabrication industrylandscape. Collaborating with the IIW and introducing new ways in whichAWS can help to unite, strengthen and evolve the welding industryacross the globe will be critical to making a difference for futuregenerations,' Shook said.
|AMERICAN WELDINGSOCIETY ESTABLISHES LARGEST ORIGINAL SECTION-ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP INSOCIETY'S HISTORY - 6/12/07|
|TheSanta Clara valley Section celebrates their establishment of the LouDeFreitas-Santa Clara Valley Section $60,000 scholarship fund – thelargest original section-endowed scholarship in the American WeldingSociety Foundation’s history. The fund will enable the AWS Foundationto award to welding students in the Santa Clara Valley Section $3,000in scholarships on an annual basis.|
|AMERICAN WELDINGSOCIETY'S JOBFIND SELECTED TO WEDDLE'S TOP 350 CAREER WEB PORTALS -5/10/07|
WEDDLE'sguides are the leading source of information for the more than 40,000 jobboards and career portals now operated on the Internet. This highlyselective guide, dubbed by The AmericanStaffing Association as the “Zagat of the online employment industry,”is a “consumer's report”on 350 of the best employment websites.
|HISTORY CHANNEL“MARVELS” AT WELDING - 4/26/07|
|TheHistory Channel's 'Modern Marvels: Welding' filmed on location atLincoln Electric in Cleveland, Ohio.The company will be featured in the program's segment on arc welding. (Photoprovided by LincolnElectric.) |
|RobotWorxof Marion, Ohio, is showcased in the robotic welding portion of theHistory Channel's upcoming 'Modern Marvels: Welding.' The show will airon May 9 at 8 p.m. Eastern. (Photo provided by RobotWorx.)|