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Weekly Welding News

Nate Bowman, the welding instructor at the Sidney Johnson Vocational Center, never had anything handed to
him. From the age of 12, he worked at his own business, dismantling computers
and then selling the parts. As he struggled through high school, he couldn’t wait
to start working with his hands.

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While he enjoyed working in the family construction business, he really
wanted to weld. Bowman enlisted in the Air Force for a number of years before
moving on to his own welding business. When a local welding school needed a new
teacher, they contacted Bowman.

He quickly secured a grant to pay for new welding equipment and spends time
after school working with his students on their projects. Bowman is quick to say
that he’s not really a teacher. He’s just a welder who loves his work, but his
students appreciate his simple, hands on approach in the welding shop.

Here’s the latest news from other welding shops around the world:


Welding Industry

ESAB Introduces New TIG Welding Torches: “ESAB Welding &
Cutting Products introduces a new range of TXH™ GTAW (TIG) welding torches. This
versatile family of torches has been developed with the needs of the welder in
mind. ESAB’s new TXH torches have a highly ergonomic design, are convenient to
operate, and produce high quality results in all common GTAW applications.”

Urethane Supply Company Releases New Welding System: “The
Urethane Supply Company recently released the 6057-C Nitro Fuzer Welding System,
a new nitrogen welding technology that combines hot air and nitrogen welding.
The Nitro Fuzer includes fine-flow control regulators on both the air and
nitrogen sides. Those are combined with output pressure gauges and a flow gauge
to give users control over the amount of gas that is used during the welding

Welding Jobs

Houston We Have a Welder Shortage: “The Houston area needs
welders. Demand far outstrips supply, thanks to the continuing strength of the
oil and gas industry here as well as the large number of these skilled workers
reaching retirement age. Houstonians looking to enter the field have multiple
opportunities for employment and for the education needed to obtain it.”

Canadian Government Awards Contract to Vancouver Ship Yard: “A
$3.3-billion federal contract awarded to Vancouver Shipyards Monday will have as
many as 1,000 skilled workers rushing to fill an order for ten new non-combat
ships for the Canadian Coast Guard. The project is in addition to seven
non-combat vessels that the company is already slated to build after it was
awarded an $8-billion deal by the federal shipbuilding procurement project in

Welding Education

Leed University and the Plight of the Welding Trade in
: “Leed Fabrication Services has created its own ‘university’ to
bring potential employees up to speed in their growing manufacturing business.
Headquartered in Brighton, a Greeley plant on the side, Leed, which builds oil
and gas separators and emissions control systems for oil and gas producers, last
year opened a 22,000-square-foot Loveland manufacturing plant, and is already
working on expanding it another 69,000 square feet, as they work to service an
industry experiencing one of its biggest booms in years.”

Welding Events

The Thermal Spray Technology Conference, November 19, 9 am to 5
pm. Fabtech, Chicago, McCormick Place.

This conference is aimed at exploring the many facets of thermal spray
including advanced uses of robotics in thermal spray, improving coating yield
through powder feed optimization, recycling thermal spray overspray dust, and
applying thermal spray anodic coatings to less than ideally prepared surfaces.

Welding Gone Wrong

1 Dead, 2 Injured in Washington D.C. Metro Line Welding
: “One contractor died and two Metro employees were injured in a
welding accident in a Red Line subway tunnel between Union Station and the
Judiciary Square stop early Sunday, Metro said.”

Welding Spark Ignites Recycling Plant Fire: “Workers who were
welding at Greenstar Recycling in Northampton ignited a trash fire Sunday
afternoon that took area firefighters more than two hours to extinguish. The
workers took required safety precautions, but a stray spark apparently ignited
recycled material at the processing plant, said Chief Francis Hadik of North
Catasauqua Volunteer Fire Co.”


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