Section News and Events

Tour of Team Industries - April 9, 2013

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Tour of Systems Control - March 12, 2013

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7th Annual District 12 Meeting - February 22nd, 2013

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“Career Opportunities” - Tuesday, December 4, 2012

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Tour of Tyco Ansul Tank & Systems Manufacturing - October 9th, 2012

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Section News and Events Archives

2013-2014 Board Members

Chris Thurow
Silvan Industries
2121 Cleveland Ave
Marinette, WI 54143
(715) 587-1993

1st Vice Chairman
Gary Ihde
Marinette Marine Corp.
1600 Ely St.
Marinette, WI 54143
(715) 735-9341

2nd Vice Chairman
Todd Christian
Marinette Marine Corp.
1600 Ely St.
Marinette, WI 54143
(715) 735-9341 X 6059

Heidi Headman
Marinette Marine Corp.
1600 Ely St.
Marinette, WI 54143
(715) 735-9341 x 6018

Debby Kellner
Airgas North Central
PO Box 257
Marinette, WI 54143
(715) 735-7955

AWS News and Events


Attend FABTECH Canada, Canada’s leading exclusive Fabricating, Welding, Metal Forming and Finishing event! LEARN MORE

And if you're going to FABTECH Canada, why not expand your education? AWSs's Welding Education Line-Up features workshops and code clinics designed to keep your welding education current. REGISTER NOW

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.

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

Excellence in Welding Awards

The Excellence in Welding Awards (formerly Image of Welding Awards) are issued in nine categories. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have shown exemplary dedication to promoting the image of welding in their communities. Nominations will be judged by WEMCO, a standing committee of AWS, which is composed of executives of welding industry suppliers to promote the welding equipment market. Enhancing the image of welding as a critical industry is among their priority programs. NOMINATE NOW

April 2015 is National Welding Month

2015 AWS President Dave Landon addresses AWS Sections about National Welding Month. VIEW VIDEO

2015 AWS President Dave Landon Talks WeldLink

WeldLink is the ultimate career planning and management system specifically designed to bring together individuals, businesses, and schools in the welding industry. Get a sneak peek at the new website. VIEW VIDEO


Visit the page! LEARN MORE


For the person interested in taking their welding career to the next level, SkillsUSA is an amazing asset. Their regional, state, and national competitions offer the chance to hone your skills while you compete against others. And more than that, each competition offers a scholarship to the winner. VIEW VIDEO


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