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There’s a splash of underwater welding news in this week’s edition of the Roundup. Welding and comic books? Check out the first item on our news list for more information. Enjoy!

Special News

Austin Wilson at Hideous Energy has word on a new project from Sweet Tooth creator Jeff Lemire: The Underwater Welder, due from his Essex County publisher, Top Shelf, in 2012.

Diving and welding can make you some serious cash. Aqua welders can earn upwards of $100,000 a year, said the course instructor. Underwater welding is using the same fundamentals of welding but with the aquatic environment. 

A career in underwater welding is not only excited also in high demand! If this is a challenge you might be interested in learn more here

Industry News

America's first laser welding line! Alanod Westlake Metal Industries invited U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, D-Copley; Lorain County Commissioner Ted Kalo; and other officials to join company executives from Germany yesterday as they dedicated a laser welding line that will be the only one of its kind in North America.

    Miller Electric has released a guide to selecting the right welding helmet. While welding helmets are designed to protect welders from the ultraviolet and infrared rays emitted during the welding process, not all helmets are created equal. Check out their comparison before you pick your next hood! Our personal favorite is the Elite. (The 2nd most expensive is lighter and has just enough bells and whistles) 

    As a welding instructor at the Caribou Regional Technology Center, Kevin Quist was particularly interested to see the results of the welding sculpture competition at this week’s Skills USA Maine annual state conference.

      Thirty Grundy Area Vocational Center students — including two dozen welders — have qualified for the SKILLS USA state competition.

      For welding, 24 GAVC students qualified for the state competition.

      Welding Gone Wrong

      A small fire broke out at about 8 a.m. Tuesday amid construction work on a Hewlett-Packard building at 1501 Page Mill Road in Palo Alto, the fire department reported.

      The 9:35 a.m. fire at 413 Evans St. was quickly extinguished before it could spread, said Cal Fire's Cheri Patterson.

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      Dylan Brown

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