Section News and Events

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 2016 & 2017:

Nucor Steel School/ Tour: October 21st, 2016 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
EXCLUSIVE AWS President Breakfast Meeting: November 1st, 2016: Time & Location TBA!
Event will take place in Rochester. Ticket Cost is $100.
November 1st, 2016 Public Meeting: Presentation from AWS President from 5:30pm-8:30pm
Located at American Legion on Middle Road. Cost is $10 member and $12 non-member.
January 17th, 2017 Public Meeting: Plant Tour at Acro Industries from 5:30pm-8:30pm
Located at Acro Industries. More details TBA!
March 28th, 2017 Public Meeting from 5:30pm-8:30pm
Located at American Legion on Middle Road. Cost is $10 member and $12 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 $10 member and $12 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

FABTECH 2016

Join us at FABTECH 2016 for the Emmet A. Craig Resistance Welding School held November 17 - 18. This two-day program offers participants a comprehensive overview of resistance welding, aided by actual demonstrations that encourage hands-on participation.

This school is the only one of its kind, taught by seasoned professionals from within the resistance welding industry.

  • Have some parts you want to discuss? Bring them!
  • Have some problems you want to brainstorm? Bring them!
  • Have associates who need to improve or further their knowledge of resistance welding? Bring them!

Register to attend at fabtechexpo.com - search for Educational Session W29
Contact rwma@aws.org for more information


Forbes - Economy's Tragic Mismatch - July 26, 2016

It is a very insightful article that points out that the lack of skilled labor is the major problem facing our future needs by businesses in the US. A focus of the article is placed by Mr. Karlgaard on welders and the shortage of skilled welders needed for the future. It is very important that the focus on skills training and the skills trades are receiving coverage and exposure at this level.

As all of you know, it is a real effort we have at AWS and the AWS Foundation to focus more resources and scholarships for welding training. Articles such as this substantiate that our focus is on target for industry needs in the US.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ARTICLE



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

VIEW THE VIDEO PRESENTATION


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

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



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.

 


Diversity in Welding: Welders in the Spotlight Videos

Learn about the inspiring stories of four welders in the welding community.


Compilation

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


WOMEN IN WELDING

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