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Weekly Roundup – November Edition

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Much took place in the welding world this past month. I’ve even added a new category to sort it all out (check out the “Welding Art” section). I’ve also eliminated the “Welding on Another Turf” category for this roundup and just included overseas news in the correct category with other articles.

For those that missed this year’s Fabtech, catch up by reading a review of the event’s success. This article, tons on holiday welding art, and more make up the November edition of the “Weekly Roundup,” Enjoy!

NOTES: The welding courses in the “Welding Events” section are still open for registration for those interested.

Attention welders in Presidio County, Texas: Presidio County Commissioners Pass 90 Day Burn Ban 

Special News 

FABTECH a big success

The numbers are in from the organizers and sponsors of Fabtech 2010, and the results are even better than our instant analysis indicated.

‘Weld done’ on fashion helmet for girl welders – UK

A Bracknell company is blazing a trail for female welders who want to do their work while remaining fashionable and feminine.

Essay lands welding exhaust system for school – CANADA

It's probably safe to say most teenage girls have interests other than writing detailed essays on the dangers of welding fumes.

Celeste Giroux is one exception though.

Welding Events

RTEC Offers 5 Welding Courses In Dec.

If you have been waiting for an opportunity to learn how to weld, RTEC will be offering five welding courses scheduled to begin in December.

Welding Art

She carries the (welding) torch for art

Kat Clear, 31, is a sculptor who moved to Burlington to attend the University of Vermont. She has lived here since arriving as an art student.

Welding working wonders – NEW ZEALAND

Former Bethlehem College student Nicky Adams is about to add another qualification to her impressive resume – a Certificate in Welding.

Auburn man has creative way to sculpt art from scrap

The instant that Greg Bartol pulls down a welding mask and commands a blowpipe, he loses himself in the moment.

Hagens find art in rusted metal parts

Retired long-distance truckers Judy and Lou Hagen have welded, grinded and painted a niche in the folk-art world.

Welding Industry News

Welding Industry Seeks Young Blood

Young people are the future of the welding industry, and officials both locally and nationally are doing what they can to make students aware of the opportunities available to them.

Lincoln Electric Director promotes image of welding

Lincoln Electric’s Director of Marketing, Philip Wittke has accepted the position. The Image of Welding Committee focuses on promoting the overall profile of welding as a career and sector.

Ivy Tech Welding Chair Receives Awards from American Welding Society

Ivy Tech Community College faculty member, Robert L. Richwine, was presented with the National Meritorious and the Image of Welding Awards Tuesday, Nov. 21 at the American Welding Society (AWS) Awards/AWS Foundation Recognition Ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia.

AWD launches new website

The new website, www.awd.org.uk offers information and updates regarding the AWD [Association of Welding and Distribution] to interested parties.

Welding Schools/Programs

New Training Program Will Help Wisconsin Veterans

A new training program through the state Department of Workforce Development will help bring jobs for service men and women.

United Way Sponsors Welding Training Program

A small ceremony today honoring what could be the newest batch of "employees." The United Way of Olmsted County is sponsoring a series of welding and soldering classes in the hopes of creating hundreds of jobs.

New start for Timehri school dropouts – GUYANA

Several youths now have the chance at a new start in life after completing a six-week course in welding and fabrication.

100 Youth to Learn Vocational Skills – RWANDA

The Education Development Centre (EDC) – an American Non Governmental Organisation yesterday launched a vocational training programme that will see 100 youth acquire skills in welding, carpentry and bricklaying.


Welding Students

Welding students help disabled Florence woman

When Frances James' wheelchair broke a few months ago, she was told it would take until 2011 for Medicare to replace it. So a welding class in Florence came to her rescue.

Stainless steel season’s greetings

Sheets of medium gauge stainless steel delivered to the Charles May BOCES Center in October are being converted by students into 29 unique statues of angels.

OTC Students Build Crate for Zoo Tiger

It's not your typical class project— building a tiger crate. But Ozarks Technical Community College students took this one on.

Welding class at LACTC rebuilds benches for horse arena

The welding class at the Lake Region Area Career and Technology Center recently completed a community service project.
Under the direction of instructor Alwood Huckell, students helped design and weld. . .

Highland High welder wins design competition

A unique and innovative twist on a metal bench has earned Highland High School senior Tyler Kidney a regional title and prize money.

Welding Gone Wrong (and one gone right!)

Eight suspects held after fatal high-rise blaze in Shanghai – CHINA

Chinese police detain unlicensed welders over fire that spread through 28-storey building, killing at least 53 people.

Welding flaw repaired at nuclear power plant near Palo

A repair to a flaw in a weld on the reactor at the Duane Arnold Energy Center near Palo has been completed.

Man Engulfed in Fireball after Welding Explosion seeks Burn Injury Compensation

A man is seeking burn injury compensation after he was caught in a fireball during a welding explosion.

Employers warned about explosion risks from cutting of drums and containers – UK

Employees contemplating 'hot work' on used containers, and managers overseeing it, are being urged to check that the correct working procedures are followed.



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