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Weekly Roundup – News in the Welding World

Don’t miss out on any upcoming welding events. There are competitions, seminars, expos and more that are highlighted in the “Welding Events” section below. The Crucible will host its 10th annual Fall Community Open House on Saturday, Sept. 11. So if you’re in the West Oakland, California area be sure to stop by and let us know what your experience was like. Welding events, school news, jobs updates, and more are packed into this edition of the “Weekly Roundup”. Enjoy!

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Special News

Lincoln Wins Reversal of Largest Welding-Rod Verdict

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. and other makers of welding rods won a reversal of a $20.5 million jury verdict awarded in 2007 to a welder who claimed their products caused an illness resembling Parkinson’s disease.

Artist's works featured at festival in Waterloo

As a child, welding artist Deb Ewoldt ran barefoot through her dad’s machine shop in rural Dysart, not afraid of the sparks flying from his welder.

Artist forges beauty from steel

A Dwight artist is making her name in metals — stainless steel, to be exact. Marla Kinkade, 33, picked up the idea in her father's welding shop, but the artistry is all her own as she transforms cold, lifeless steel into irises, tulips, cattails and butterflies.


Welding Events

Sparks Will Fly at Weld Trials Competition at 2010 FABTECH Show in Atlanta

The top six finalists selected from 24 student welders that competed in the SkillsUSA Championships 2009 and 2010 will be showcased at the 2010 Weld-Off Competition sponsored by the American Welding Society at the FABTECH show Nov. 2-4, in Atlanta.

Lincoln Electric Presents Free Pipeline Welding Seminar

Lincoln Electric is offering a free Pipeline Welding Seminar intended for contractors and professionals in the pipeline industry. The two-day session will take place on. . .

Registration underway for oilfield skills contest

Registration has begun for the oil field skills contests to be held during Taft Oildorado Days.
Contests will be held on. . .

West Oakland Organizations Come Out to Play with Fire [EVENT IS TOMORROW!]

The Crucible (www.thecrucible.org) will host its 10th annual Fall Community Open House on Saturday, September 11, 2010 from 12-4pm, which will host an expo of. . .

Welding Schools/Programs

Chit-Chat with art teacher Steven Lockwood: Sparks fly in new welding class at Water Street Studios

Water Street Studios in Batavia is sculpting into a strong and solid structure in the community since opening its doors a year ago. And thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, the arts center continues to build in classes offered to a variety of ages and interests.

Weatherford College offers welding due to demand

With the fall schedule looming, Weatherford College is once again expanding its education by offering welding classes for the second straight year.

North Ga. Tech breaks ground on welding building

Officials at North Georgia Technical College's Clarkesville Campus broke ground for a new welding technology building Wednesday.

Welding Jobs (The Good and Bad)

Local skilled workers faring well

Millions of Americans have lost their jobs in the recession that began more than two years ago, but skilled union workers are faring better than many of their fellow workers — at least in the Shoals.

Labor Day: Job seekers want answers

For six years, Murphy Ashley enjoyed the security of a decent-paying job in welding and manufacturing.

Then came the recession. The College Park man lost his job making steel parts for beds, counters and mailboxes.

Labor Day pains

Tony Mahaffey lost his job five days before his 51st birthday.

As a certified welding inspector and former business manager, Mahaffey thought he would soon find another job, as he has done before when business conditions changed.

Labour Day picnic paints bleak jobs picture: union leaders [Canada]

For the first time in years, John Sampson has job-related benefits.

"I haven't had new glasses in over five years. I need bifocals," he said. Sampson, a welder by trade, has just passed the five-month mark at his new full-time job as a shipper-receiver.


Welding Gone Wrong

Hutch man dies week after welding explosion

A Hutchinson man injured in a welding explosion last Thursday died last night.

Fire destroys building northeast of Stratford

A spark from a welding torch caused a fire that destroyed a large multi-purpose building on Vivian Line Monday morning.

Welder's spark might be cause of Pep High School fire

A Sunday afternoon fire at the Pep High School gymnasium might have been caused by a welding spark.

Blasts rock Pa. welding firm; 5 civilians injured

A series of explosions at a welding supply company on Wednesday injured 5 people, forced evacuations and sent thick black smoke billowing over the area.

Fire Destroys Barn

A fire destroyed a barn within minutes Sunday.

It was difficult for the family to talk about the loss of their barn because it contained prized family possessions.

As the summer comes to a close however, it's accidents like these that keep fire departments busy.

 

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

CMW/Weld Expo 2010 to feature keynote centered on innovation. – CANADA

Rob Wildeboer, executive chairman and co-founder of Martinrea International Inc., will deliver opening address at Canadian Manufacturing Week (CMW)/WeldExpo 2010.

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