Section News and Events

March 28th Meeting Overview

Thank you to everyone who attended our March 28th meeting! We had the pleasure of hearing from our Student Liason and Spencerport BOCES instructor, Josh Padlick. In addition, we learned about SciAps and their x-ray and laser alloy identification equipment.


AWS Rochester Section Kicks Off 2017 Meeting

Our January 2017 Meeting was a huge success at Acro Industries! The Meeting featured 30 attendees for a 2-hour plant tour. Special thanks to Acro President, Bob Coyne, and our very own AWS Technical Representative, Rich Manginell. Here's to a great year for the AWS Rochester Section.


AWS President Visited Rochester Section

The AWS Rochester Section had the great pleasure of facilitating a morning and evening meeting with AWS President David L. McQuaid. David spoke on the topics of heat straightening and also field welding repairs.


UPCOMING MEETING SCHEDULE 2017:

March 28th, 2017 Public Meeting from 5:30pm-8:30pm
Located at American Legion on Middle Road. Cost is $13 member and $15 non-member.
Nucor Steel School/ Tour: April 21st, 2017 from 7:00am-3:00pm
Located at Nucor Steel: 25 Quarry Rd., Auburn, NY 13021
Space is limited! Must register with Scott Lord ASAP.
$50/person, lunch provided, 6-hours of class and 1.5-hour tour
June 6th, 2017 Public Meeting: Chicken BBQ from 5:30pm-8:30pm
Located at American Legion on Middle Road. Cost is $13 member and $15 non-member.


October 4th, 2016 Meeting: Fall Kick-Off Event

Thank you to all who attended our Fall Kick-Off Meeting last night! Special congratulations to our Fabtech Raffle Winner, Scott Combs! Pictured here is Vice Chairman Tom Capuano, Scott Combs and Treasurer Scott Lord.


FALL/WINTER 2016 MEETING SCHEDULE COMING SOON!

The new meeting schedule will be available soon. Please check back for upcoming events.

Here's the lineup for our 2016 Board


Congratulations to our AWS Rochester Section Scholarship Winners! Pictured here alongside Chairman Kevin Adair is Mr. Aaron Buckland, winner of the $500 reward. In addition, $300 was awarded to Mr. Chris Seils and $100 to Mr. Ethan Hall.



AWS Rochester Section presented the American Legion in Henrietta a welded metal sculpture purchased at the Upcycle for Autism Fundraiser. Pictured here is AWS Educational Chairman Scott Lord, American Legion Manager Ralph Litzenberger and also AWS District Director Michael Krupnicki.



Upcycle for Autism was a fundraiser for AutismUp sponsored by our Rochester Section and local BOCES. The event raised $15,000 gross revenue for AutismUP and 6 Vocational Tech Centers (36+ districts) created 63 sculptures that were auctioned in June!







Special thanks to all of those who attended our March 2016 Meeting that featured an "Ask the Specialists" event. Pictured above is Chairman Kevin Adair presenting an award to Derek VanHouten for his Lifetime Membership and also Jeff Deuel for 25 Years of Membership and 2013 CWI of the Year Award.





Special thanks to Guy Hughson and Lance Werth of SPX Flow for providing a great tour on January 12th, 2016! Pictured here is AWS Chairman, Kevin Adair, presenting Guy and Lance with a certificate of appreciation.




The AWS Rochester Section hosted another successful meeting to start off the new year!




Our November 2015 meeting was a huge success! Special thanks to guest speaker Jim Brognano and all those who attended the meeting. Our NEXT MEETING will take place January 12th, 2016 at 5:30pm at 260 Middle Road, Henrietta, NY.




Great Success for First 2015 Meeting!


Thank you to all who attended our October 13th Meeting! We had over 70 attendees consisting of students, educators, welders, machinists, engineers, distributors and business owners. To see photos from the event, click here.


2016/2017 Executive Board Members:

The following are chairpersons for the AWS Rochester Section:

Kevin Adair: Board Chairman and Certification Chairman:
-Independent Quality Services: Owner
-Arc + Flame Center: Welding Director
-Email: welding@rocafc.com

Tom Capuano: Vice Chairman and Technical Represenative:
-Boss Precision LTD: Welding Supervisor/CWI
-Email: welding@bossprec.com

Scott Lord: Treasurer and Education Chairman:
-Weslor Enterprises Inc.: President
-Email: sdl@weslor.com

Matt Wolff: Secretary and Publicity Chairman:
-Arc + Flame Center: Operations Manager
-Email: marketing@rocafc.com

Richard Manginell: Technical Representative:
-Acro Ind.: CWI
-Email: rmanginell55@gmail.com



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.

  • 10th Shipbuilding Conference
    May 16-17, 2017 / Portland, Oregon
  • The next AWS conference for shipbuilding is planned to include sessions on innovative pipe welding technologies, welding automation, new technology for welding both ferrous and non-ferrous materials and additive manufacturing. The presentations will include information on welding technology implemented in shipyards in the US and other international locations.

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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


 

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



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