Section News and Events

Boston Section Technical Meeting - February 25, 2014

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Product Demos at the Climax Portable Machining & Welding Systems Facility

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2013 Annual AWS Boston Section Golf Outing

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Manchester Community College Welding Lab Open House - Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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Vendor Night

The Boston Section is holding a Vendor Night hosted by Keefe Technical School 750 Winter Street Framminham, MA

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2013-2014 Board Members




A nonprofit organization founded in 1919 to advance the science, technology and application of welding

Executive Committee Members
2013 – 2014
Revised August 26, 2013


Company Address

Jeff Mannette
First Vice Chair

Industrial / Specialty Sales
Middlesex Gases & Technologies, Inc.

David Paquin
First Past Chairman


Robert Lavoie
Second Past Chairman

The Portable Weld Shop
PO Box 651
Plaistow, NH 03865
Cell: (978) 423-1491

Rick Moody
Second Past Chairman

Artisan Industries Inc.
73 Pond Street
Waltham, MA 02451-4594
Tel: (781) 893-6800 x263
Fax: (781) 647-0143

Gary Hylan

Middlesex Gases & Technologies
292 Second Street
Everett, MA 02149
Tel: (978) 374-0141
Cell (617) 312-3898

Jim Shore
Education & Awards
Director 2014

Nypro Healthcare
Clinton, MA
Cell: (508) 726-0574

Neil Mansfield
Director 2014
SENSE & Student Affairs
Image of Welding

Assabet Valley Voc. H. S.
215 Fitchburg St.
Marlborough, MA 01752
Direct Line: (508) 263-9891
General Tel.: (508) 485-9430 X2891
Fax: (508) 485-5357

Laurie Jones
Director (2015)
Annual Outing Chairman
Student Affairs

Turner Steel
128 North Main St
W. Bridgewater, MA 02379
Tel: (800) 521-8881

Dick Jones
Director (2015)


Carl Richardson
Director (2013)


Jim Reid
Director 2014

Reid Consulting
24 Spring Lake Road
Shrewsbury, VT 05738
Tel: (802) 492-2202
Cell: (802) 558-6158
Fax: (802) 492-2202

Paul P. Plourde
Director 2015
Technical Librarian

Manchester Community College
1066 Front Street
Manchester, NH 03102
Tel: (603) 206-8043

Robert Coulstring Jr.
Annual Outing Committee

Triangle Engineering Inc.
5 Industrial Way
Hanover, MA 02339
Tel: (781) 878-1500
Fax: (781) 878-2547

Thomas Ferri
District Director
Trustee 2014

Victor Technologies
Cell: (508) 527-1884

Russ Norris
First Past District 1 Director

89 Western Ave.
Biddeford, ME 04005-2223
Cell: (207) 604-9262

Tim Kinnaman
Rhode Island Section Liaison

TC Kinnaman Welding Solutions
Tel: (401) 323-0535

AWS News and Events

2014 AWS President Dean Wilson's Vision for Innovation

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Stainless Steel Conference

March 25-26, 2014, Philadelphia, PA LEARN MORE

2014 Certification Schedule

Note that the schedule is subject to change without notice. VIEW SCHEDULE

International Symposium on Advances in Resistance Welding

April 28–30, 2014, Atlanta, GA REGISTER NOW

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