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The Heat is On


Hope welders in Guadalupe County are following the news. If not, read the first article below. We’ve also gathered up news on a welding scholarship being offered and where optimism is brewing for welding jobs. Check out those articles and more in this edition of the “Weekly Roundup.” Enjoy!  

Special News

Guadalupe County Bans BBQ's, Welding, and Fireworks

The Seguin Gazette reports that an emergency declaration for all of Guadalupe County has been signed by Gov. Rick Perry, extending that order through the 4th of July holiday weekend.

Woehl sparks something great in his students

The welding program at Douglas High School had a banner year in terms of student accomplishments – quite a feat given the years upon years of tremendous successes sparking their way out of Henry Woehl’s classroom.

The heat is on

For Lynn Woolson, metal artwork has a certain spark.

And it is at her 7-acre property off Borland Road on Ribera Lane in West Linn that her love of welding forges ahead.


Welding Industry

Lincoln Electric Virtual Reality Welding System Wins Manny Award

The Lincoln Electric Company was honored by Cleveland-based Inside Business magazine in May with the Manny Award in the New Product Development category for the VRTEX® 360 virtual reality arc welding trainer.


Welding Schools/Programs

Scholarships for fall semester still available

There is still time to meet the Friday, June 24, deadline for fall semester scholarships. The following are a few examples of scholarships available:. . . [scroll down to see the Perry W. Barnett Memorial Endowed Scholarship for welding students)

Creating career pathways for area students

Making the transition from high school to college and ultimately success in the world of work can sometimes be a challenge. To help smooth that pathway, a local metal fabrication company has developed a long-standing relationship with Nicolet College to help give students the experiences they need to succeed.

Software donation will prepare future welders at Aiken Tech for nuclear field

Aiken Technical College's welding program got a major boost this week – a donation of new computer instructional software valued at $400,000.

Augusta Technical College Welding Program

Welding is a booming industry that is considered one of the better careers to get into. The welding instruction program at Augusta Technical College got a big boost today in the form of a large donation.

Victoria College gets nod

The City of Gonzales voted and approved of an amendment to the Victoria College campus expansion project on Tuesday.



Welding Jobs (The Good and Bad)

Where the jobs are: Yes, even welding

In these days of fiscal shortfalls and high unemployment across the state, it is easy to become discouraged about the prospects of getting a job or keeping a job. There is also cause for optimism.


Welding Gone Wrong

Blaze causes scare at new Montgomery County courthouse

A fire on the roof of what will be the new Montgomery County Courthouse caused commotion Thursday morning, but the blaze was quickly extinguished.

PG&E wins more time to turn over welding documents

An administrative law judge on Wednesday approved PG&E's plea for more time to produce records detailing welding flaws in its natural gas pipelines, following the company's admission that it had. . .

Welding eyed as cause of Searsport tank fire

A day after upward of 70 firefighters spent more than seven hours at the scene of a fuel tank fire at Mack Point, an Irving Oil official said the fire may have been caused by welding work that was being done on top of the large tank.



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