Affiliate Company

Affiliate Company


Affiliate Company membership: resources to boost revenue and results

As a hard-working independent welding shop, you’re likely looking for every advantage available to find new customers, grow your business and keep up with the industry’s changing standards, certifications and technologies. As an AWS Affiliate member, you get the critical tools, resources and guidance to do just that.

Affiliate Company membership is designed for the specific needs of independent welding and fabricating shops like yours:

  • Keeping you updated on important industry changes that affect your bottom line
  • Helping you improve your employees’ capabilities, productivity and business results
  • Connecting you to thousands of other members for help and advice on solving everyday production problems others in your situation have also encountered
  • Providing you with affordable ways to find customers; boost market share  and expand your capabilities

See ALL Affiliate Company member benefits in the BENEFITS tab below.

Are your employees already AWS members? Get pro-rated dues pricing:
AWS will pro-rate your company's dues if there are employees with current AWS individual memberships. Call the AWS Membership Department at (800) 443-9353, ext. 259 or 264 for special pricing.

Membership Rates

One Year $200.00
Two Years $400.00
Initiation Fee (one-time) $12.00

AWS Affiliate Member Application in PDF format.


Or Call 1-800-443-9353, ext. 259 or 264 (inside the U.S. and Canada)
1-305-443-9353, ext. 259 or 264 (outside the U.S. and Canada)

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Affiliated Company membership brings business-building tools, resources and guidance

As an Affiliate Company member, you enjoy ALL the benefits below:

  • 1 Individual Membership, who receives full Individual Member Benefits, click here to view full description of benefits.
  • Annual subscription to the award-winning Welding Journal magazine
  • The American Welder, a quarterly section of the Welding Journal designed for “hands-on” welders
  • 25% discount on 300+ AWS Publications
  • Professional Development via Members'-only discounts on world-renowned AWS Certification programs, dozens of topical conferences, seminars and home-study courses
  • Free admission to FABTECH
  • Networking Opportunities at local AWS Section Meetings, 120+ AWS-sponsored seminars, and through Committee participation
  • This Week in Welding, a weekly e-mail news brief that keeps members in the know with quick links to timely news stories related to welding worldwide, as well as interesting tidbits about AWS upcoming events, educational offerings, and links to new AWS publications.
  • Complimentary passes to FABTECH
  • AWS Affiliate Company Member logo for use on company letterhead and promotional material
  • Free company listing on AWS's 100,000-visitors-a-month website, with the opportunity to hyperlink from the AWS website to your company website at a minimal fee
  • Professional wall plaque to show company affiliation with the American Welding Society
  • AWS Affiliate Company Member window decal to display on your shop’s storefront.
  • Minimum 70% discount on shipping charges with YRC Transportation - outbound and inbound, short or long haul

Please view the full list of Affiliate Member Benefits in PDF format.

Discount Programs

TSYS Merchant Solutions

With more than 30 years of industry experience, TSYS Merchant Solutions offers AWS members a payment acceptance program tailored to your business needs.

With a full portfolio of payment-acceptance solutions that include credit, debit, prepaid, mobile, chip, digital wallet, and B2B, we help our customers conveniently conduct safe and secure electronic transactions with trust and confidence.

AWS Member Benefits:

  • Free business and social media analysis tools to help your business grow. Learn more at
  • Negotiated, member-only payment processing rates
  • Payment acceptance products customized to your specific business needs
  • U.S.-based service representatives available 24/7
  • Account management team
  • Free online reporting

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YRC Freight

YRC Freight invented LTL (less-than-truckload). Their broad portfolio of North American LTL services helps you increase the flexibility and reliability of your supply chains by offering direct service to almost every point in the United States and nearly all of the Canadian population.

  • AWS Members receive a minimum 70% discount
  • Ground and air expedited and guaranteed solutions
  • Unlike most carriers, YRC Freight Time-Critical Service counts Saturday and Sunday as service days
  • Cross-border services throughout North America
  • Get the highest Canada cross-border clearance rate among LTL carriers for your shipments
  • YRC Freight Exhibit Services has been Best-in-Show for trade show shipping for over 25 years
  • No-cost inbound guarantee on trade show shipments
  • Book, track, and manage your shipments anytime and anywhere at or contact YRC Freight Customer Service 24/7 at 800.610.6500
  • Specialize in palletized shipments over 150 lbs

The AWS/YRC Freight Shipping Program is a free Corporate Member benefit.
It’s easy to get started, enroll today by phone, e-mail, or online.
Call: 800.647.3061 | |

APPI Energy

AWS endorsed APPI Energy to provide data-driven procurement and consulting solutions that reduce electricity and natural gas costs for members on an ongoing basis. The APPI Energy database of daily supplier prices enables the team of experts to benchmark prices in every deregulated energy market. APPI Energy reviews thousands of prices every day to deliver data-driven solutions, and true apples-to-apples comparisons.

Recommendations to AWS members regarding when to buy energy, and which contract length is best, are based on extensive data analytics and 20 years of transaction experience. This includes evaluation of current supply contracts, proprietary price analytics, energy tariff analysis, regulatory tracking, and complete customer service. To take advantage of this membership benefit program, contact APPI Energy at 800-520-6685.

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Receive Complimentary VIP passes to the annual FABTECH Show to distribute as perks to both customers and your most productive staff (upon request).

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