Section News and Events

Valleyfair Tour - October 19, 2017

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September 2017 Meeting Announcement

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Register now for the 38th Annual Northwest Section golf event!

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ALUMINUM WELDING PROCEDURE WRITING AND QUALIFICATION SEMINAR

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Northwest Section 38th Annual Golf Outing

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Section News and Events Archives

2015-2016 Board Members

Dana Sorensen

Section Chair

Email: dsorensen@mplso2.com
Phone: 612-396-5115
Current role: Sales Representative at Minneapolis Oxygen Company
Years in welding industry: 10
Years as a member of AWS: 5
Interests outside of work: I like my time with my wife Katie and our two young kids, Luke and Sydney. I also enjoy coaching hockey, staying active, golfing and working on projects around the house.

 

 

Thea Bunde

1st Vice Chair

Email: thea@tollgas.com
Phone: (612) 581-9889
Current role: Specialty Gas Account Manager at Toll Company
Years in welding industry: 16
Years as a member of AWS: 2
Interests outside of work: I enjoy cooking, watching my son play golf, spending time with family, traveling, and wine tasting at my family's vineyard.

 

 

Jessica Plaunt

2nd Vice Chair

Email: jessica.plaunt@gmail.com
Phone:
(262) 365-9072
Current role:
CWI / Quality Control Inspector at NuCrane
Years in welding industry: 5
Years as a member of AWS: 4
Interests outside of work: I am very happy to spend time around water with my two little dogs and go water skiing. I also enjoy snowboarding and salsa dancing.

 

 

Mace Harris

Section Treasurer

Email: macevh@aol.com
Phone: (612) 209-0939
Current role: Welding Consultant
Years in welding industry: 30+
Years as a member of AWS: 24
Interests outside of work: Spending time with family and friends. Hunting, golfing and many other outdoor activities.

 

 

Michael Reeser

Secretary

Email: mike.reeser@hotmail.com
Phone: (612) 381-8108
Current role: Dunwoody College, Minneapolis, MN 55403

 

 

Dave Lynnes

District Director

Email: dave@learntoweld.com
Phone: (701) 373-0658
Current role: Owner at Lynnes Welding Training

 

 

Board Member
Mike Carey
Element Materials Technology
Email: mike.carey@element.com
Phone: (651) 746-4079
Board Member
Pamela Lesemann
Oxygen Service Company
Email: pamlesemann@oxyserv.com
Phone: (612) 968-3135
Board Member
Mike Hanson
Consolidated Precision Products
Email: mikhan318@comcast.net
Phone: (763) 221-5951
Board Member
Bob Sands
Production Engineering Corp
Email: rsands1@hotmail.com
Phone: (612) 788-9123
 
Board Member
Jay Gerdin
Anoka Technical College
Email: jgerdin@hotmail.com
Phone: (651) 269-9191
 

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.

VIEW FULL CONFERENCES SCHEDULE


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)

VIEW UPCOMING SCHEDULES


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.

VIEW FULL REPORT HERE


Scholarships

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

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


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