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Weekly Roundup – News in the Welding World

Cap off the weekend with some insight on the welding world of this past week. Articles on passionate welders, welding programs, possible new jobs for those in manufacturing area and more make up this edition of the “Weekly Roundup.” Enjoy!

 

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Special News

SAE International and the American Welding Society Agree to Strategic Book Partnership

SAE International and the American Welding Society (AWS) have agreed to a strategic partnership that will enable SAE International to sell print and electronic versions of selected AWS books both in their entirety and as individual chapters.

Man has passion for welding, for community

Joe Freeman of Erhard…has always wanted to be a welder since he was 18, quipping that his middle name is "Welder."

Local businessman welded to his work

Working at the same place for 57 years says a lot about a person. Things about dedication, reliability and perseverance.

But for 80-year-old Ken Yost, it is more than that: It's his life, and he is not likely to retire soon.

 

Welding Schools/Programs

Welding at NRCTC Greenbrier campus attracts students

Students sign up for welding classes on the Greenbrier Valley campus of New River Community and Technical College for a variety of reasons, according to instructor Donovan Rhodes.

Survey leads to welding class at Hub Area Technical School

Student demand has led to a new welding class at Hub Area Technical School.

School officials did a survey in November to gauge student interest in various classes, and welding beat out some of the classes that were already offered, said instructor Kenn Bailly.

MHS welding class creating sparks

The sparks are flying on Thursday evenings at Macomb High School, thanks to a welding course being offered on campus this year. Eleven local high school students, including nine from MHS and three from Bushnell-Prairie City High School, are enrolled in the course.

Welding institute invests in strategic technology expansion plan – South Africa

The Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) reports that it has established a two- to three-year strategic plan to improve and expand the institute’s welding technology and training courses.

Parañaque’s free welding, plumbing training – Philippines

Employment awaits Parañaque City residents as the office of Councilor Benjo Bernabe accepted the proposal of a manpower recruitment agency offering free training on plumbing and welding.

 

Welding Students

Arc of education: Orionya, 15, plans to carry a welder's torch to bright career

Orionya Jenisen is only 15 but she already has a clear idea about what type of job she wants after high school – something that involves a welding torch.

Welding was world-class for Mt Druitt TAFE students – Australia

Three Mt Druitt TAFE youngsters measured their skills against their peers at the 2011 WorldSkills Australia regional welding competition held at Miller College recently.

 

Welding Jobs (The Good and Bad)

Area welding company to add 150 new jobs over next several years

More manufacturing jobs are coming to western Wisconsin.

Fabricating Specialists out of Neillsville says it hopes to add 150 new jobs over the next three to four years.

 

Welding Gone Wrong

Welding worries some in Williamson Co.

Some Williamson County homeowners are concerned about a welding project in their neighborhood. But the man who's responsible for the project says he's doing everything to prevent a fire.

Fire in welding tanks leads to evacuations in Norfolk

Employees of a business in the 5800 block of Curlew Drive, along with nearby residents, were evacuated Tuesday morning and a section of The Tide light-rail track was shut down because of a fire being fed by acetylene gas.

Fire gives Lachute students a break – Canada

Some students at a Lachute high school got three unexpected days off – others got two – after welding work on the roof ignited a fire.

Welding spark sends new home up in flames – New Zealand

A fire on Monday night which extensively damaged a new Peninsula Bay house just three weeks away from completion was started by a spark from welding equipment, specialist fire investigator Barry Gibson said.

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