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Weekly Roundup – Miller Offers Faster News For Welding Professionals

House that is on fire

This week saw news about more welding schools and programs, welding events, proactive teenage welders, and more.

Miller Offers Faster News For Welding Professionals

Understanding the need for fast, up-to-date information in today’s digital world, Miller Electric Mfg. Co. today launched its new PRO eNewsletter developed specifically for the professional welder. READ MORE


MCC, Praxair present welding expo Saturday

Mohave Community College and Praxair present the 2009 Welding Expo and Car Show on the Neal Campus-Kingman from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The event will include four seminars discussing the latest equipment and practices in welding. In addition to these welding industry. . . READ MORE


Northern Tier Career Center holds open house: Vo-tech school announces launch of welding program

Thanks to a $300,000 federal grant, a training program in welding will be started at the Northern Tier Career Center, which will prepare students to work in light industry and repair shops and provide some of the training needed to work as a welder on natural gas pipelines.

Check out the school's welding program here

Business briefs – Services

The Chesterfield Township Library has opened an American Welding Society Welding Resource Center in the library.

Check out the library's website here

Supplies & Tools:

Genesis Plastics Welding Makes Its RF Sealing Technology Available For License

Genesis Plastics Welding, a leading contract manufacturer of radiofrequency (RF) welded products, is now offering its proprietary ecoGenesis™ plastics sealing technology for license. This one-of-a-kind technology. . . READ MORE

Spool Gun optimizes MIG aluminum welding.

Suited for light- to medium-duty aluminum fabrication and repair work, Spoolmate(TM) 200 features handle-based wire feed speed adjustment and 20 ft power cable. Unit offers curved and extended barrel options as well as . . . READ MORE

Miller FILTAIR 130 Fume Extractor Provides Portable Welding Fume Extractor

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. today introduces the latest in its line of welding fume extraction devices, the FILTAIR 130.

Welding Gone Wrong

House in flames after welding goes wrong

WORKMEN using a welder have been blamed for starting a fire that caused major damage to a house in Alice Springs this afternoon. Police said the men were welding in the ceiling of the house.

Teenage welder sparks fire and lawsuit

A Jefferson County man is suing two Nome residents over allegations that he was severely burned in an explosion.
James Anderson is suing Virgil and Rodney Martel after a vessel Kevin Martel was welding exploded. . . READ MORE

Haulier fined over fitter death

A haulage company has been fined £75,000 over health and safety failings which resulted in the death of a 23-year-old fitter in March 2008.

Brooks Gilmore was killed when a tyre exploded at Montgomery Transport’s Mallusk premises. He had been using a welding torch. . . READ MORE Also international news

Welding on Another Turf: Overseas News

Across the border:

Another reason to ride

Ride your bike to school and risk having it ripped off?

Not anymore.

An initiative to get high school students moving — but ensure bicycles don’t get stolen — has spun into gear by welding students at Napanee District Secondary School.

Quality welded fabrication in Australia

In her article ‘The importance of welding integrity’ published in Construction Contractor (August 2009, page 4), Christine Edwards made a number of incorrect assertions about the quality of welding in Australia.



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