There are enough articles in this week’s roundup to keep you entertained for a while. Check out the upcoming welding event, catch up on industry news, and read about new and improving welding schools/programs around the country in this edition of the “Weekly Roundup”. Enjoy!
When 16-year-old Joey Pierini went to sign up for his classes at Chico High School on a recent Wednesday, he was surprised to find out that the class he had most been looking forward to was not being offered.
Fiber laser welding Webcast on Tuesday, August 24
A new Webcast, "Fiber Laser Welding: Technology, Capability and Application Opportunities," free to attendees, will be broadcast on August 24, 2010, at 2:00 pm EDT (11:00 am PDT, 6:00 pm GMT).
Welding Industry News
Lincoln Electric Launches New Campaign to Create Awareness of New EPA Regulations
Remember Lincoln Electric’s “Are You Ready?” awareness campaign to educate employers and the general welding community about the new OSHA regulations, including the hexavalent chromium standards?
Program aims to fill jobs
U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan sees a job-certification program at Forsyth Technical Community College as a model for the entire country.
"It's all about jobs, jobs, jobs," Hagan said. "We've got to turn this economy around."
Rend Lake College welding lab to be renovated
The Rend Lake College welding lab will be getting an upgrade.
“The lab hasn’t been completely renovated since the 1970s,” RLC Applied Science Chair Terry Wilkerson said.
Photographer Eric DiNovo and myself arrived at Indian Ridge early in the morning last week. McDowell County’s new industrial park still had a shroud of fog, so the buildings were a little hard to see. Then I saw a new gray stone structure flanked by fences rippling with razor wire.
Sparks flew Monday at the Linn County Parks and Recreation workshop as Erik Flanagan and Matt Kennerly cut and welded angle iron for a 4-by-20-foot section of new dock destined for Clear Lake campground.
Bear River senior wins big with artful welding
Bear River senior Claire Newman's agricultural mechanics entry at the Nevada County Fair is the epitome of the 2010 fair theme, “Rooted in Tree-dition.”
Welding Jobs (The Good)
Running with Oil: Welding for North Dakota oil companies
When sparks fly on the floor in Parshall, North Dakota, it means money. When Joe Watson came to the oil patch to work, he started off as a roustabout, welding for oil companies. Now he welds and supervises his own crew.
Welding Gone Wrong
A Plattsmouth resident was rushed to Bellevue Medical Center Tuesday afternoon after a welding accident caused an explosion in a garage.
Investigators: BTV fire sparked by welding
Construction continued at the Burlington Airport Wednesday after a fire there Tuesday night.
Welding on Another Turf (Overseas and Across the Border News)
ESAB Canada has announced the development of two annual education awards effective in 2010.
Welding education can help industrialise Nigeria – NIGERIA
Mohammed Abubarkar, the Minister of Science and Technology, on Monday in Abuja said that a good foundation in welding education can help our nation to attain top industrial status.