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.
One Year $200.00
Two Years $400.00
Initiation Fee (one-time) $12.00
Or Call 1-800-443-9353, ext. 262 (inside the U.S. and Canada)
1-305-443-9353, ext. 262 (outside the U.S. and Canada)
You may also reach the general Membership Department at extension 480.
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 http://pubs.aws.org
- 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.
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