Section News and Events

July 2017 Meeting Announcement

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Welding Thunder 2017 Competition Guidelines

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August 2016 Meeting

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May 2016 Meeting

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November 2015 Meeting

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Section News and Events Archives

2014-2015 Board Members

Carl Van Hoose
5119 Cameron Street
Las Vegas, NV 89118
P: (702) 876-8080
1st Vice Chair
Dwain Rittenhouse
Red Rock Specialty Products
49 West Brook Avenue
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
P: (702) 596-9157
Torie Winton
844 Santa Ynez Ave
Henderson, NV 89002
P: (702) 497-2788
Nanette Samanich
NS Inspection & Consulting
3720 Cima Dr.
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
P: (702) 646-2208

Date Updated: March 20, 2015
Certification Chair
Richard Samanich
5930 Rickenbacker Rd
Nellis Airforce Base, NV 89191
P: (702) 646-2208


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.

  • FABTECH - Thermal Spray Coating
    November 6, 2017 / Chicago, Ilinois
  • This group will discuss most aspects of thermal spray coatings including thermal spray processes, equipment, pre and post treatment, applications, and industry usage. Processes covered will include flame spray (powder, wire, and rod), detonation spray, high velocity oxy/fuel spray (HVOF), cold spray, plasma spray, and twin wire electric arc spray.

  • FABTECH - RWMA Resistance Welding School
    November 7-8, 2017 / Chicago, Ilinois
  • RWMA offers this intensive two-day course about the basics of resistance welding once a year. The school is designed to give operators, production supervisors, engineers, and others the opportunity to study, better understand, and further their knowledge in the theory, applications, and equipment used in the resistance welding process.


2017-18 Upcoming CWI Seminar/Exam


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

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