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June 30, 2015 Event [EVENT SUMMARY]

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November 2014 Presentation

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Steel Day 2014 - September 19, 2014

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

Executive Committee Members
2015 – 2016
Revised October 1, 2015


Company Address



Thomas Ferri
First Past District Director
Trustee 2016

Phone: (508) 527-1884

Jeff Mannette
First Past Chairman

Industrial / Specialty Sales
Maine Oxy
47 Summer Str.
Milford, MA

David Paquin
Second Past Chairman


Robert Lavoie
First Vice Chairman

Lavoie Welding & Fabrication
PO Box 651
Plaistow, NH 03865
Cell (978) 423-1491

Rick Moody

Artisan Industries Inc.
44 Campanelli Parkway
Stoughton, MA 02072-3704
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 2016

Quality Lean Solutions
Cell (508) 726-0574

Neil Mansfield
Director 2016
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 1-800-521-8881
Carl Richardson
Director 2015

Jim Reid
Director 2016

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

Russ Norris
First Past District 1 Director


Tim Kinnaman
Rhode Island Section Liaison

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

AWS News and Events

Welder Training Scholarships (US & Canada)

Welder Training Scholarships are available to AWS Districts to provide funds to students seeking welder training through a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training programs, such as Tulsa Welding School and Hobart Institute of Welding Technology; or for an AWS Certified Welder (CW) seminar.
AWS Welder Training Scholarship Overview
Welder Training Scholarship Application

Welder Finds Inspiration In Superheroes

When it comes to finding appreciation for the art of welding, David Landon doesn’t have to look any further than Hollywood. LEARN MORE

AWS Sections, please share this article originally posted on the front page of the Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan on your Facebook pages and with your friends and family.

CWI Pre-Seminar/Seminar Combo Promo

Today, AWS announces a new pilot program designed to not only help you get a head start on your CWI prep, but also save you money. LEARN MORE

Diversity in Welding: Welders in the Spotlight Videos

Learn about the inspiring stories of four welders in the welding community.


Sydnee Brey

Samuel Torres

Bobby Counts

Roman Weasel

AWS Weldlink

You can now create your free profile on WeldLink! This is the future of job searching, planning, and management for welders around the world. Sign up today and get started! REGISTER NOW

Excellence in Welding Awards

The Excellence in Welding Awards (formerly Image of Welding Awards) are issued in nine categories. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have shown exemplary dedication to promoting the image of welding in their communities. Nominations will be judged by WEMCO, a standing committee of AWS, which is composed of executives of welding industry suppliers to promote the welding equipment market. Enhancing the image of welding as a critical industry is among their priority programs. NOMINATE NOW

April 2015 is National Welding Month

2015 AWS President Dave Landon addresses AWS Sections about National Welding Month. VIEW VIDEO

2015 AWS President Dave Landon Talks WeldLink

WeldLink is the ultimate career planning and management system specifically designed to bring together individuals, businesses, and schools in the welding industry. Get a sneak peek at the new website. VIEW VIDEO

2015 AWS Seminar Schedule

Hot off the press! The 2015 AWS Seminar Schedule is now available. Look for one in your area and sign up today.


Visit the page! LEARN MORE


For the person interested in taking their welding career to the next level, SkillsUSA is an amazing asset. Their regional, state, and national competitions offer the chance to hone your skills while you compete against others. And more than that, each competition offers a scholarship to the winner. VIEW VIDEO


This video looks at just some of the exciting careers options available to women (and men) who decide to invest their time in the study of welding. VIEW VIDEO