Weekly Roundup – News In the Welding World

Ah the end of another week. Let’s focus on news that is positive, informative, and interesting to read. No “Welding Gone Wrong” section this week. Enjoy!

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Creative Fabrication & Welding serves clients at area’s most prestigious addresses

If you turn off of Village Road in Leland and drive into the northern Brunswick County town of Navassa, you will find a welding and metal fabrication company that has quietly served clients throughout southeastern North Carolina for the past 11 years.  READ MORE

Kotar wins national FFA Agri-Entrepreneurship award

Almost everything 18-year-old Logan Kotar knows about welding he learned from his mother, JoAnna. She is the ag-education instructor at Hysham High School, in Hysham, Mont., and he has been in her classes, including her welding courses.  READ MORE

Jobs (The Good):

NW welding business saved by stimulus money

The sounds of welders and fitters hard at work are music to David Forster’s ears.

“Without the stimulus money we’d be probably laying off half of our guys,” he said.  READ MORE

New Facility Creates New Jobs in Pittsburg

President Obama said the public and private sectors need to find more ways to create jobs as the country pulls out of the recession.

And, the new United Spiral Pipe facility in Pittsburg is trying to do it’s part.  READ MORE

Schools/Programs and Students:

College near Pittsburgh offers midnight welding

A community college near Pittsburgh says supply and demand has prompted it to offer a midnight welding class four nights a week.  READ MORE

 

Former Vestas workers weld a bright future

SPARKS have flown for 24 former Vestas workers, who have embarked on a specialist welding course with IW-based firm South Fabrications.
The move is a joint initiative between the Newport company and City College Southampton to train the workers as specialist aluminium welders. READ MORE

Supplies & Tools:

SmartTCP Announces New Laser Seam Tracking Capability for SmartTCP Automatic Welding Solution

SmartTCP, a leading supplier of automatic welding solutions for small batch production, today announced it now offers the SmartTCP welding solution with laser seam tracking capability. The company will be demonstrating the newly enhanced SmartTCP solution at the FABTECH 2009 show booth #34065 November. . .  READ MORE

Welding on Another Turf (Overseas News)

Welders need to start younger in SA, says champion after trials

YOUNG South African welders have the training and equipment needed to be world-class – but they need to be able to start practical work earlier in their school careers, says 2009 Young Welder of the Year Louis Steynberg of Eastcape Midlands College.

He was speaking on his return from World Skills Calgary 2009, which saw more than 800 people under 23 from dozens of countries. . . READ MORE

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