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Junkyard Welding War in Chanute Kansas

Junkyard Welding War in Chanute Kansas

This is the first rodeo in Chanute, Kansas for welders that is. Bob Cross thought of organizing the rodeo when he heard about competitions in other towns where welders go to the competition that provides metal parts for teams to weld together during a set period of time.

The 1st Junkyard Welding War will allow participants to bring their pieces with them to the event. The event will run from 9:30 to 5:00 pm Irene Hudson Pocket Park. Each piece must have a safari theme for the event. Individuals and teams of up to four members are permitted to enter the event.

The winner will be selected by those who attend the event, which is sponsored by The Chanute Art Gallery.

Welding Industry

Women More Likely to Earn a Fair Wage as Welders
Women would earn more and narrow the gender pay gap if they got jobs now dominated by men in fast-growing fields such as information technology, welding or truck mechanics, according to a new study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

The study, which examined 473 occupations, found women in only about one-third of so-called middle-skill positions that pay at least $35,000 a year, even though they dominate in the category. About 80 percent of those women make less than $30,000 a year. Middle-skill jobs typically require some training after high school but no college degree.

NASA Uses Precise Welding Technique on New Rocket

A liquid oxygen tank confidence article for NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System, completes final welding on the Vertical Assembly Center at Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. This is the first glimpse of what one of the two tanks will look like that make up the SLS core stage. Towering more than 200 feet tall with a diameter of 27.6 feet, the core stage will store cryogenic liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen that will feed the vehicle’s RS-25 engines. Confidence hardware verifies weld procedures are working as planned and tooling-to-hardware interfaces are correct.

Welding Jobs

Welders Forge Welding Business Partnership
Hi Point Mobile, Inc., owned by Jarod Carlen, has purchased the facility formerly known as Hatten Welding and Repairs, 498 County Road 600 N., in Neoga.

The facility is located six miles north of Montrose. Carlen will join Gary Hatten, welder and fabricator, with each of them operating their own individual businesses under one roof. The two businessmen will be offering a one-stop shop for all repair needs, according to a press release.

Seattle Shipyard Seeks to Train Marine Welders
A local college and a shipyard have come together to provide opportunities for students in an industry with a great need. Many in the maritime welding industry are near retirement or need additional training, so South Seattle College and Vigor Shipyard are working together to get new people in the business.

The school’s classroom is at the Harbor Island Training Center on the Vigor Property, which gives students real-world, on-the-job training during their course.

Welding Education

Illinois College Hosts Welding Boot Camp
The continuing education department at McHenry County College will host a Welding Boot Camp for professionals looking to advance and beginners looking to develop, the college said. Starting April 4, the camp lasts from 6 to 9:20 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday, through May 11.

Seven Young Women Complete 7th Annual Welding Course
AMFA Educational Trust is pleased to announce financial support for the 7th Annual Women’s Welding Project, a partnership of Men As Peacemakers Girls’ Restorative Program and WITC-Superior.  Students in the Girls Restorative Program completed a four day, 14 hour, intensive welding program, creating a bench and a table with the theme of Transformation.  By completing the course, held March 7-11, 2016, the girls earned partial college and high school credit.

Of the seven girls who participated, four had prior experience in welding; three had participated in the Women’s Welding Project during a previous year. Two are seriously considering welding as a career.

Welding Events

9th International Seminar & Conference on Advances in Resistance Welding
Apr 12, 2016 – Apr 15, 2016, Miami, FL
AWS, RWMA, and Swantec have joined forces to bring this Seminar and Conference on Resistance Welding. Industry experts from leading institutes and companies in the ­field of resistance welding will give a comprehensive overview on the latest in materials, welding equipment, innovations and industrial applications. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to network with the leaders in resistance welding.

Welding Gone Wrong

Oregon Welding Company Produces Volatile Blaze
“A two-alarm fire tore through a welding supply company Thursday. It sparked up on Washington Street just off Interstate 205. Firefighters requested extra crews because of volatile materials inside.

Ed C.


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