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January 2017 Meeting Announcement

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[EVENT SUMMARY] October 2016 Meeting

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Students Blacksmith Night - May 17, 2016

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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
12 Boyce Street
Reading, MA 01867
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
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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

2017 AWS Conferences

Quality educational materials – and welding conferences in particular – are just one way your membership serves you. By presenting the latest technology, cutting-edge topics, and industry experts, AWS puts the key to industry expertise and advancement in its members’ hands. Rely on AWS to bring you the highest quality conferences in the welding industry.

  • Weld Repair Conference
    August 8-9, 2017 / Portland, Oregon
  • Weld repairs occur across nearly all industries and types of alloys. Whether it is performed immediately after joint completion, after hydrostatic testing & NDE or after the failure of an in-service component, successful repair welding should take into account code compliance, Quality Assurance, Fitness-for-Service and economic considerations. Each weld pass adds another chapter in the thermal and mechanical history of the component, affecting its mechanical and/or corrosion resistance properties. Accurately planning, designing and executing the repair are critical to make the component suitable for continued service.


2017 Upcoming CWI Seminar/Exam

  • New Orleans, LA – June 4-9, 2017 (Signup Deadline: May 1, 2017)
    New Orleans, LA – September 24-29, 2016 (Signup Deadline: August 21, 2017)


2017 District Conferences – Staff Report

  • Overall, when compared to the welding industry, the American Welding Society had a reasonably good year in 2016. We want to thank our Volunteers and Staff for their devoted efforts in making AWS successful.



Welder Training Scholarships

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

AWS Weldlink

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