Section News and Events

AWS Section 140 - 16th Annual Student Welding Competition - 2016

AWS Section 140 continues to support students with welding competition.  Competition includes community colleges from Distric 4 and has been sponsored by Section 140 for over 16 years.

AWS Section 140 - 38th Annual Golf Tournament

AWS Section 140 - 38th Annual Golf Tournament will be held at the Divide in Matthews, NC on Thursday June 4th

Section 140 AWS Student Welding Competition

This years Section 140 AWS student welding competition will be held on Friday May 1st with host RCCC.

David Landon to visit AWS Charlotte Section in February 2015

David Landon to visit AWS Charlotte Section in February 2015 to visit local industry and welding students.

Section 140 Meets to discuss Student Scholarships - November 6, 2014

Officers will meet to discuss the upcoming AWS Charlotte Section 140 Activities

Section News and Events Archives

2013-2014 Board Members


Greg Frederick
1300 W.T. Harris Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28262
P: (704) 595-2071
Vice Chairman
Kent Coleman
1300 W.T. Harris Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28262
P: (704) 595-2071
Robert Simpson
Rowan Cabarrus Community College
PO Box 1595
Salisbury, NC 28145
P: (704) 216-3921
Gary Stiltner
SAS Global Corp
151 Grayrock Dr.
Statesville, NC 28677
P: (704) 517-0797


AWS News and Events

Big Bend Community College Student Chapter Builds Battering Ram for Police Armored Vehicle


Welding Thunder 2016

The 5th annual WELDERS WITHOUT BORDERS: WELDING THUNDER TEAM FABRICATION COMPETITION will be held in Las Vegas this November as part of the 2016 FABTECH show. Thank you AWS District 21 for being this year’s sponsor. VIEW THE WELDING THUNDER 2016 PAGE

#ThisIsMyWeld Contest for National Welding Month

AWS followers can upload pictures directly to the contest page through Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtag #ThisIsMyWeld and tagging AWS. Followers of all three channels can then vote on their favorite photo. The contest page will aggregate all the photos and use a voting system. The top three voted photos at the end of the month will win a prize. First place: Lincoln Helmet, 2nd place: Welding Handbook, 3rd place: Metallurgy Book from the AWS bookstore. VIEW THE CONTEST PAGE

April 2016 is National Welding Month

2016 AWS President David L. McQuaid addresses AWS Sections about National Welding Month. VIEW VIDEO

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

2016 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.  VIEW UPCOMING SCHEDULE

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


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