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Weekly Roundup – News in the Welding World

Another go of Fabtech is soon to be underway! Get the details about that welding event and more in Welding Events in November. While you wait for Fabtech, dig into a bit of welding business news, find out about new and improving welding programs, and even get a look at how welding art and science are merging for the greater good. Those articles and more make up this edition of the “Weekly Roundup.” Enjoy! 

Special News

WWII vet served as 'Dorothy the Welder' in Marines

The late Cpl. Dorothy Turner, United States Marine Corps, retired, was one of the few, the proud, the lady Marines of World War II.

Welding Art and Science

Take a moment and try to picture a protein. Having trouble? You’re not alone. Even powerful computers get caught up in their tangled shapes. But don’t worry; thanks to Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Daniel G. Gurnon, your protein picturing problems are soon a thing of the past.

This good neighbor makes good fences

Earl Prince Sr. sees beauty in bars and bolts, and works at welding to keep himself young.

The 88-year-old Crenshaw district resident has been crafting wrought-iron window bars, security doors, fences and gates for almost three decades — providing protection for his neighbors while trying not to uglify their homes.

A fusion of passions

A tall, lean man wearing jean pants and a jean shirt sits in a classroom amidst welding masks, wire pieces and torches that heat up to 10,000 degrees. He's performed in on and Off Broadway productions in New York City, eight different productions of Man of La Mancha in California, yet for his day job. . .

The Mighty Thor, welding, and a homemade hammer ….

I saw the movie “Thor” a while ago and it reminded me that my father taught me to weld when I was 11.

At least, I think he did. I don’t remember actual lessons; I just spent a lot of my time messing around in our farm shop and occasionally my father would pause on his way to someplace else and say things like “No, drag the rod or it’ll stick,” or “You’re not using enough heat.”


Welding Business

Welder gets into business of disaster preparedness

At Cooks Welding in Silverthorne, Riley Cook is hoping there's truth in the saying, "Build it and they will come."

"More and more people are waking up for ways to prepare themselves for any type of disaster, man-made or natural," Cook said.

Baiting for business: Welding shop owner adds bait and tackle to business

Keith Syring was fishing near the Schofield Dam when he first saw the welding shop at 223 Drott Ave. in Schofield.

"I thought that would be the perfect place for a bait shop," he said.


Welding Schools/Programs

Free training for nursing, welding and HVAC at San Jacinto

If you are looking for a career as a nurse, welder or professional in the HVAC industry, you may not have to pay as much as for preparation. Those interested in a new career in one of these areas may apply for the Adult Basic Education (ABE) grant at San Jacinto College (SJC) to cover the cost of tuition for these programs.

BRTC – Paragould offering special welding course

Black River Technical College is offering a special welding course for those who want to pursue careers where extremely precise welding is important.

State grant to help train 45 welders

Milwaukee contract manufacturer Super Steel LLC has teamed up with Milwaukee Area Technical College and staffing agency Aerotek to attain a grant for training new welders.

Scholarship for CTC Students Expands, Provides $250

Four Columbus Technical College students, including a high school senior, have an extra $625 in their pockets thanks to hard work and a scholarship provided by Grainger®.

Milton Keynes College unveils new technology center – ENGLAND

A new £6.5m innovation and technology center has been officially unveiled by Milton Keynes College.

It covers 5,200 sq. miles and houses the college's engineering, manufacturing and construction students.

Welding training center launches to address skills gap – ENGLAND

A new welding skills training initiative and center has been set up to deliver training to meet demand and to overcome the current skills gaps in the UK welding industry.


Welding Students

Visit introduces city students to welding

Bright orange sparks were flying inside the black trailer stationed behind Nashua High School North on Wednesday.


Welding Gone Wrong

Underwater Welder Drowns in Lake Sakakawea

A diver who did underwater welding has drowned in Lake Sakakawea.

OSHA Blasts W.Va. Welding Firm for 25 Safety Violations

OSHA has cited Mollett Welding and Mine Service Inc. after an inspection at its welding and machine shop facility in Stollings, W.Va., revealed 25 violations of safety and health standards. Proposed penalties total $59,400.



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