Weekly Roundup – News in the Welding World
Wow! The “Weekly Roundup” took a break over the month of November, but now it’s back! To catch you up with what happened last month, I’ll post November’s news throughout this week. This roundup will stay true to the original format and focus on what happened last week.
There are some really interesting articles in the “Special News” section this week. How did the Make-A-Wish Foundation bring a smile to an 18-year-old cancer survivor? Help out students at Roberson Middle School; all their teacher wants for Christmas is. . . (read to find out). And a zoo wants welding gear to help chimps (huh?). Those articles and more in this edition of the “Weekly Roundup”. Enjoy!
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New welding shop a wish come true for cancer survivor
Bill Stadelman doesn't usually smile, his sisters say.
On Wednesday afternoon, though, the 18-year-old was grinning ear to ear.
The Newark Valley High School senior is the latest recipient of a big surprise from the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York.
Spring teacher's wish: welding tools for students
A teacher at Roberson Middle School in Spring is seeking funds to support a metal-welding project for seventh and eighth grade students.
Zoo seeks welding gear to help chimps – AUSTRALIA
Zoos South Australia is seeking welding gear, metal files, old uniforms and big pop rivet guns to help orphaned chimpanzees in the Republic of Congo.
Welding Industry News
Fabtech’s Atlanta Show Pulls in Higher Attendees, Exhibitors
Southern hospitality was the key to success for this year’s Fabtech, the largest trade show in North America dedicated to showcasing a full spectrum of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, finishing and welding equipment and technology.
Digital welding boosts shipbuilding
In a move to cut costs and raise productivity, Hyundai Heavy Industries is expected to become the first shipbuilder in the world to adopt digital welding processes in shipbuilding.
ESAB Introduces New-Tech Auto-Darkening Welding Helmets
ESAB introduces the New-Tech™ series of auto-darkening reactive welding helmets. Based on extensive research into typical application environments and user comfort requirements, these helmets are. . .
SALINE: Girls' varsity basketball team learns new skill off the court
The Saline High School girls' varsity basketball team improved their teamwork off the court Nov. 11 when they worked on a welding project at the suggestion of their coach.
Welding Gone Wrong
Injured workers were welding when wellhead exploded in Bayou Perot
Three workers were injured Wednesday when a wellhead exploded in Bayou Perot in lower Jefferson Parish.
Welding on Another Turf (Overseas and Across the Border News)
Panasonic Group to make welding equipment in India – INDIA
Panasonic Welding Systems Co will establish a production unit in India on December 20 to meet growing welding demand at local factories for automobiles and other products.
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