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If you’ve missed seeing the “Weekly Roundup” the past few weeks this edition surely makes up for it. January 2011 has seen a master welder makes history, more amazing metal art, plenty of competitions, new and improved welding programs, and much more! Check out those articles and more in this edition of the “Weekly Roundup”. Enjoy!

Special News

First woman 'master welder' attaches mettle to metal – CHINA

When Sun Binbin was little, her father often told her about her grandfather, who worked as a blacksmith in locomotive manufacturer Tangshan Locomotive and Rolling Stock Works in Tangshan city, Hebei province.

UBATC training catapults woman into Navy career

Sara Bingham had no idea the welding skills she developed at Uintah Basin Applied Technology College would be her ticket to one day live aboard an aircraft carrier.

CSI welding building customized wheelchair for injured soldier

A local war hero went to the College of Southern Idaho welding program with a special request.

Wilford Young, 87, tunes pianos, and welds them back together

Wilford Young, a piano tuner and repairman, recently had a couple from Portland, Ore., spend more than $1,000 to ship their Bechstein grand piano to his studio in Ogden.

Metal artist uses skills to create fine art

While in high school in Salt Lake City, Collin Letts rebuilt a 1966 Ford Bronco from the ground up.

Though he hasn't stuck with automobiles, the project sparked an interest in welding, working with metal and fabricating parts that now distinguishes the artist's work.

HERB BENHAM: They just don't make boys like him anymore

He's an old-fashioned boy. Think Henry Huggins, Homer Price or the Hardy Boys. Nowadays, those kinds of kids live in books.

Junior livestock show sparks to a start with welding competition

The welding contest began in 2004 with about 20 students, but this year’s contest is expected to have about 80 entries from 10 area high schools, said Russell Smith, one of the contest’s organizers.

The amazing skill of a local welder – NIGERIA

Certain businesses will continue to add value to the well-being of humanity despite their conceptualization by individuals. Welding business is one of such businesses.

Lincoln Electric Welding Equipment Gets Screen Time in The Green Hornet

Lincoln Electric has once again gone Hollywood, making another big screen appearance in the latest superhero film – The Green Hornet.

Welding Industry

World’s first guidelines on friction stir welding in shipbuilding

The new ‘Guidelines on friction stir welding’ lay out clear requirements for the use of this advanced welding process for commercial shipbuilding, and are the first such guidelines to specify approval procedures for the use of friction stir welding on hull structural members.

Welding Schools/Programs

Training for the jobs that will always be there

Sparks are literally flying at the Bath Regional Career and Technical Center. It didn’t take long for the center’s new welding program to reach capacity.

Employers, students benefit from Fox Valley Technical College's new manufacturing center

Fox Valley Technical College welding instructor Ben Cebery says the school’s new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center is for the students.

New mobile welding lab set to roll through Coos County

A classroom on wheels will be rolling through Coos County soon. The new mobile welding lab arrived on the Southwestern Oregon Community College campus just before winter break.

Austrian welding academy awarded local accreditation

Free workshop invites women to learn about welding

Women who may never have considered a technical job are invited to try welding in a no-stress workshop where beginners are truly welcome, in fact, they're expected.

Williston High School Tries to Keep Students Local

Williston High School is teaming up with Williston state college to promote blue collar jobs in North West North Dakota.

Three Welding Courses To Begin At RTEC

Whether you are a beginner — wondering if welding could become a future career — or you are an experienced welder — looking to build upon or certify your skills, you’ll want to check out these and other welding courses scheduled to begin at RTEC in the coming weeks.

MCC board bolsters welding program

Mohave Community College faculty Friday relied on Jay Leno to help make a point: There’s money in welding.

Welding Students

Next generation preparing for skilled trade fields

Jim Celeschi, a 56-year-old Coshocton resident, has been a skilled trade worker for almost 10 years.

High school students train for careers first, then college

B.J. Hines had planned to go to college after high school, but his career got in the way.

You don't hear that often in this age when “go to college” is a mantra children hear as early as elementary school.

Welding Jobs (The Good)

FVCC offering opportunities for experienced welders

The Continuing Education Center at Flathead Valley Community College is offering up some opportunities for experienced welders to become certified through the American Welding Society. 

Welding Gone Wrong

NTSB report cites faulty weld on San Bruno pipe

An inferior weld on the seam of the San Bruno gas pipeline was overstressed to the breaking point at the time of the line's deadly explosion, according to a detailed scientific analysis released Friday by federal transportation safety officials.

Report on bad welds prompts PG&E critics to demand more pipeline details

PG&E faced growing demands Monday to provide more detailed information about the construction of the San Bruno pipeline that exploded Sept. 9, amid concerns that its shoddy construction might have been replicated under other Bay Area neighborhoods.

Summary judgment hearing slated in suit alleging welder sparked fire

A summary judgment hearing has been slated for later this month in case alleging a teenage welder sparked a fire and burned a Jefferson County resident.

Welder OK after getting shock at GHT business

A 35-year-old Muskegon man was back at work this afternoon after receiving an electrical shock while working at a local manufacturing plant.

Welding on Another Turf (Overseas and Across the Border News)

Austrian welding academy awarded local accreditation – AUSTRIA

The Austrian Welding Academy Trust (AWA) has been awarded Authorised Training Board (ATB) status by the South African Institute of Welding (SAIW) and the International Institute of Welding (IIW).

SteelFab 2011 gets under way; registers 10% growth – UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

The seventh edition of SteelFab 2011 got under way at Expo Centre Sharjah today, offering the regional metal-working industry new machinery, state-of-the-art automation solutions and a wider range to choose its products on the back of a recovering market.

212 ex- militants in Accra for training – GHANA

Two hundred and twelve ex-militants were yesterday flown to Ghana, for a six-month training in industrial welding and fabrication at the National Vocational Training Institute, Accra.

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