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Upcoming AWS Section Meetings

Upcoming AWS Section Meetings

The Heart of AWS: Our Sections

Sections are the foundation of AWS: these locally-based groups shape the continued strength and advancement of our global organization and the welding industry in general.

And with the world becoming more connected than ever, AWS Section meetings are becoming more accessible than ever before. 

Review the list of upcoming AWS Section meetings below, and make plans to join in on any you are interested in participating in. 

Want to learn more about AWS Sections?
Click here to find a Section in North America.
Click here to find a Section in another part of the world. 

AWS St. Louis Section 2021 - 2022 Tentative Schedule

Hello AWS STL Members,
As we look at the upcoming year of AWS events to start up again I wanted to send you an email with our tentative schedule for the year. I also wanted to ask all of our members what technical events you would like to have? In the past we have done events around oxyfuel cutting and welding, welding gas production and storage, and virtual weld training equipment. This past February John over at TitanNova did an awesome job talking about the use of lasers for cutting, welding, and cladding.
If you have an idea for a technical event please get ahold of Travis Jumper (tjumper@lc.edu) and let him know if you would like to volunteer to provide a technical meeting for the members, or if you have an idea for a technical meeting email Travis.
We are also looking to start touring welding and fabrication facilities throughout the St. Louis Section. If you or your company would be interested in allowing AWS members to see your facility and talk with us about what you and your company does, let Travis know. These tours are limited to no more than 30 people and usually run about an hour and a half. We try to use these tours as an opportunity for welding students to learn more about what the industry has to offer in our area.
In the past many of these tours have been focused around the St. Louis Metro, we are trying to make an effort to go and visit places throughout the St. Louis Section. Please let Travis know if you would be interested in either a technical meeting or allowing us to visit your fabrication shop.
It is the mission of the AWS to work towards, Advancing the science, technology, and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes worldwide: that’s our mission and it’s why we exist. Whether you’re here to explore membership, certification, advanced training, updated standards, conferences, professional collaborations or the many exciting career opportunities in welding today – we are here to support you. Count on AWS for the leading-edge industry knowledge, resources and tools you need to achieve even greater business and career success.


  • Thursday Aug 19th AWS Board Meeting – Location Illinois: Zapata’s Collinsville
  • Saturday Aug 21st – AWS and BSA at the Indy Car Race


  • Monday Sept 13 – 17th  Fabtech Chicago
  • Wednesday Sept 22nd AWS Board Meeting – Location Missouri: TBD
  • Thursday Sept 30th Technical Meeting: TBD


  • Thursday Oct 14th AWS Board Meeting – Location Illinois: Zapata’s Collinsville
  • Thursday Oct 21st Facility Tour: TBD


  • Wednesday Nov 10th AWS Board Meeting – Location Missouri: TBD
  • Thursday Nov 18th Facility Tour: TBD


  • Friday Dec 3rd AWS Christmas Party – 2801 Telegraph Rd St. Louis Mo.


  • Thursday Jan 13th AWS Board Meeting – Location Illinois: Zapata’s Collinsville
  • Thursday Jan 20th Technical Meeting: TBD


  • Wednesday Feb 9th AWS Board Meeting – Location Missouri: TBD
  • Thursday Feb 17th Facility Tour: TBD


  • Thursday March 17th AWS Board Meeting – Location Illinois: Zapata’s Collinsville
  • Thursday March 24th AWS STL WELD SHOW – CK unless other venue is located


  • Wednesday April 13th AWS Board Meeting – Location Missouri: TBD
  • Thursday April 21st Student Night: TBD


  • Thursday May 19th AWS Board Meeting – Location Illinois: Zapata’s Collinsville


  • Wednesday June 1st AWS Board Meeting – Location Missouri: TBD
  • Saturday June 11th – District Conference Sangamon Valley Hosting
  • Monday June 6th AWS Golf Outing


  • Instructors Conference – July 2022 – AWS Headquarters Miami FL
  • Leadership Symposium – July 2022 - AWS Headquarters Miami FL
We look forward to another great year, and look forward to seeing you all at an event soon.
Thank You,
Travis Jumper, M.S.Ed.,
CWI 14100661
AWS STL Chairman
Associate Professor / Coordinator Welding Technology
Lewis & Clark Community College
5800 Godfrey Rd
WW 104
Godfrey Illinois 62035-2466

Note: If you would like to be on the AWS Board and would like to attend the planning meetings for the section, send Travis Jumper tjumper@lc.edu an email and let him know you are interested in attending the board meetings each month.


About the AWS St. Louis Section:


The AWS St. Louis Section currently serves 668 members across the following area:


In Illinois to include Pulaski, Alexander, Johnson, Union, Jackson, Williamson, Franklin, Perry, Randolph, Monroe, St. Clair, Washington, Jefferson, Marion, Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Bond, Clinton, Madison, Jersey,  Hancock, Adams, Pike, Brown, Schuyler, McDonough and Calhoun Counties. 


In Missouri to include Lincoln, Montgomery, Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole, Osage, Gasconade, Franklin, Warren, St. Charles, St. Louis, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford, Phelps, Maries, Pulaski, Texas, Dent, Reynolds, Iron, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Madison, Wayne, Butler, Ripley, Carter, Shannon, Oregon, Howell, Clark, Scotland, Schuyler, Adair, Knox, Lewis, Marion, Shelby, Macon, Randolph, Monroe, Ralls and Pike Counties. 

In Iowa to include Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Van Buren and Lee Counties.


Visit the AWS St. Louis Section website to learn more.  

AWS Utah Section - 2021/22 Tentative Schedule

Message to Members

Utah Section 59 Members,


Welcome back from a long respite due to many factors, among which was the pandemic. We are excited to get back after it and introduce you to our schedule for the 2021/2022 year!


We are going to kick off the 2021/2022 year with an educational meeting and an awards banquet. This will be held at 6:30 pm on September 16, 2021 at the Mountainland Technical College Trades and Technology Building Welding shop and Multipurpose room (2301 Ashton Blvd, Lehi, UT). We will begin with a workshop on robotic welding cells, followed by a banquet/awards presentation for recipients and membership. We are trying to get the workshop approved for PDH time for the CWI’s among us to get renewal credit for attending. Please RSVP to Section Chair Gordon Reynolds at greynolds@mtec.edu by 9/2/21 to reserve a seat. Seating will be limited to 80, so please reply asap.


Our next meeting will be on November 18, 2021. We will be holding a Turkey Shoot, site to be announced. Again, we would ask that you RSVP in advance (by 11/4/2021) to reserve a spot for the shoot. Prizes will be awarded and pizza will be served.


Our first meeting of 2022 will be held on January 20, 2022, The site for this meeting to be announced. This will be another meeting for PDH credit for CWI renewal. Larry Zirker will be our speaker and will present on, “Metallurgy Made Easy.” This will be followed by dinner for all attendees.


Our final meeting for the year will be on April 21, 2022 again hosted by the Mountainland Technical College (2301 Ashton Blvd Lehi, UT) This event will be for elections for section officers to include; Chair, 1st Vice Chair, 2nd Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. Please send nominations for these seats to Gordon Reynolds at greynolds@mtec.edu. All nominations must be received by midnight on 4/1/2022 to be placed on the ballot.


We hope you will make time in your busy schedules to participate in and support the activities we have planned for the coming months. Also, please consider serving in one of the many leadership positions that will be on the ballot. It is through our membership and your willingness to serve that keeps the Society going in our area, and we are always looking for new input and ideas on how to better serve you and your professional needs.


Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at our meetings this year!



Gordon Reynolds, Chair 

Bob Udy, Treasurer 

Scott Weaver, Secretary


About the AWS Utah Section:


The AWS Utah Section currently serves 718 members across the state of Utah.


Visit our website to learn more.

October 28th - AWS New Mexico Section - Section Meeting at UMN-LA/In Line Pipeline Inspection

Join Us on 10/28


Smart Pigging In line pipeline inspection (ILI)

Guest Speaker: James Tynan


Ever heard of smart pigging?

Different types of corrosion can occur inside of pipelines during service and it is important that location and extent of corrosion be accurately characterized to ensure safe pipeline operation. In line inspection (ILI) is used to measure and characterize and monitor corrosion. Decades of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Design and Testing, along with evolutionary data science practice is integrated into innovative smart pigging tools.


View the meeting announcement below for full details.



Please RSVP by COB Tuesday, October 26th


Mike Thomas (505)-239-6295 <yahtayhey@aol.com>


Tim Donovan (505) 500-2731 <timd@lanl.gov>


About the AWS New Mexico Section


The AWS New Mexico Section currently serves 385 members across the following area:


To include the state of New Mexico, except for Doña Ana County, which is included in the El Paso Section, District 18.


Learn more on the AWS New Mexico Olympic Section website

October 28th - AWS J.A.K. Section - WPS, Welder Qualification and Welder Certification

"WPS, Welder Qualification
and Welder Certification"
with guest speaker
John Hesseltine, SCWI, Metropolitan Steel
OCT 28, 2021
2580 South Route 45/52
Kankakee, IL



Notice of JAK Section meeting, October 28th, 2021, 5:30 pm, Kankakee Community College. Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Center (MITC), Located at 2580 S. Route 45/52, Kankakee, less than 1/2 mile south of KCC’s Riverfront Campus, the MITC is easily accessible from I-57, Route 17, or Route 45/52. Professor Mark Stevenson's training area.



“WPS, Welder Qualification and Welder Certification”



John Hesseltine, SCWI, Metropolitan Steel



Fabricators will be interviewing.


Food and refreshments will be provided after presentation.


Best Regards,


Ron Ashelford

Director AWS District 13

Please email Bruce Brummel, hbrum1@sbcglobal.net, to RSVP


You are receiving this email as a member of the American Welding Society who is assigned to a Section in District 13, which includes the AWS Chicago, Peoria, J.A.K, Blackhawk, and Illinois Valley Sections. 


About the AWS J.A.K. Section:


The AWS J.A.K. Section currently serves 350 members across the following area:


In Illinois to include Kankakee, Grundy, Kendall, Will, DuPage, Kane and DeKalb Counties.


Visit our website to learn more. 

October 29th - AWS Houston Section - Fall Educational

UPDATE: AWS Houston Section Fall Educational


Friday, October 29th

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Register Now!

Visit our Eventbrite event page to register for the Fall Educational



The event is being held at Arclabs on October 29th from 8 am to 5 pm. We will have three speakers who are all CWI CERTIFIED.



Juan A. Ramos (AWS CWI, SNT-TC-1A Level II: Welding Discontinuities with X-ray visualization and how to fix discontinuities


Zackary Stapp (CWI): Methods of achieving full penetration welds


Garry Pace (PE/CWI) Dealing with clients & customers and ASME P number F number and A number



7:30-8:30 am Check in and Breakfast

8:30-9:00 am AWS Chair to Speak about Houston Section

9:00-10:30 am Speaker 1

10:30-11:00 am Questions

11:00-12:30 pm Speaker 2

12:30-1:30 pm Lunch

1:30-4:30 pm Speaker 3

4:30-5:00 pm Questions

5:00-6:00 Off site happy hour


Arclabs Welding School
9510 N. Houston Rosslyn Rd
Houston, TX 77088


Students: $25

AWS Members: $100
Non-members: $150

Register Now!

Visit our Eventbrite event page to register for the Fall Educational


About the AWS Houston Section:


The largest Section in the AWS, the AWS Houston Section currently serves 4,579 members across the following areas:


In Texas to include Chambers, Galveston, Brazoria, Matagorda, Jackson, Wharton, Fort Bend, Harris, Liberty, Polk, San Jacinto, Montgomery, Waller, Austin, Colorado, Lavaca, Fayette, Washington, Brazos, Grimes, Madison, Walker, Trinity, Houston, Leon, Robertson, Burleson, Lee, Bastrop and Caldwell Counties.


Visit our website to learn more. 

October 29th - AWS District 15 - AWS President Roth and Vice President Eck Visit


AWS President Roth

and Vice President Eck

Visit District 15


Friday, October 29th - 9:30-11:30AM CDT

AWS President Roth and VP Eck will be visiting Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis Minnesota and will be presenting to the students in person with a presentation from AWS and AWS Foundation via Zoom. AWS and AWS Foundation will be talk about Student Membership, Student Chapters, Scholarships and Grants available through the Foundation.


This event made available to all members of District 15 through Zoom.


Connection Information

This meeting will be conducted via Zoom.

Click here to join the meeting at 9:30 AM CDT on Friday, October 29th:


Or join by phone for an audio-only experience.

Find you local number.

Meeting ID: 895 7747 6422
Passcode: 191109


About AWS District 15:


AWS District 15 currently serves 1,154 members across the following Sections and Student Chapters:


  • Northwest (019)
  • Northern Plains (117)
  • Arrowhead (131)
  • Saskatoon (224)


  • Anoka Technical College
  • North Dakota State College of Science

Visit the District 15 page on AWS.org to learn more. 

November 2nd - AWS Northeast Tennessee Section - Tour of Pellissippi State Community College welding

Meeting and Tour


Tuesday, November 2nd at 5:30PM

Pellissippi State Community College – Strawberry Plains campus

Please join us for the next NE Tennessee AWS Section meeting to discuss the priorities, goals, and events we would like to provide to current and potential members. The section chairman, Adam Streich, will give a tour of the welding facilities and equipment at Pellissippi State Community College – Strawberry Plains campus. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP by October 25th. Thank you and hope to see everyone there!
Date: Tuesday, November 2nd
Time: 5:30pm start time
Address: 7201 Strawberry Plains Pike Knoxville, TN 37914
See highlighted areas shown below for parking and the building entrance to use.
Candice Greene


Please RSVP by October 25th to Candice Greene.


About the AWS Northeast Tennessee Section:


The AWS Northeast Tennessee Section currently serves 259 members across the following areas:


In Tennessee to include Pickett, Fentress, Morgan, Cumberland, Roane, Loudon, Monroe, Blount, Knox, Anderson, Scott, Campbell, Claiborne, Union, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Sevier and Cocke Counties.  


In Kentucky to include Clinton, Wayne, Russell, McCreary, Whitley, Laurel, Owsley, Clay, Knox and Bell Counties. 


Visit our website to learn more. 

November 2nd - AWS North Central Florida Section - 2021 Student Welding Competition

Annual Section Welding Competition


November 2nd - 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
College of Central, Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus
15390 N.W. Highway 19, Chiefland, FL 32626

To bring the NCF welding community together and award a $1,000 educational scholarship from the American Welding Society.



Please email ryan.mackey@sfcollege.edu if you plan on attending


Tuesday, November 2nd
4:00 - 7:30 PM


College of Central
Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus
15390 N.W. Highway 19
Chiefland, FL 32626

About the AWS North Central Florida Section:


The AWS North Central Florida Section currently serves 238 members across the following areas:


In Florida to include Taylor, Lafayette, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy, Alachua, Union, Bradford, Marion, Citrus, Sumter, and Lake Counties.


Visit our website to learn more. 

November 2nd - Racine-Kenosha Section - Iron Workers Local 8


Iron Workers Local 8


Tuesday, November 2nd
10:00 A.M.

Iron Workers Local 8 Coordinator, Richard Hanson will speak about career opportunities with Local 8.


Gateway Technical College
Racine Campus Welding Lab



Contact Chairman Dan Crifase to RSVP dcrifase@wi.rr.com

About the AWS Racine-Kenosha Section:


The AWS Racine-Kenosha Section currently serves 59 members across the following area:


In Wisconsin to include Walworth, Racine and Kenosha Counties.


Visit our website to learn more. 

November 3rd - AWS Santa Clara Valley Section - Section Meeting/IPG Photonics Open House


Section Meeting/IPG Photonics Open House


Wednesday, November 3rd

12:00-4:00 PM

Join the Santa Clara Section of AWS at a joint Section meeting/Open House at
IPG Photonics as they highlight their new LightWELD hand-held laser welding system.


IPG Photonics LightWELD image


As the Section needs a head count for food, please RSVP to Ron Sharp before October 20.


Please RSVP before October 20

to Ron Sharp, Section Chair

Phone: (669) 274-5629

email: awsronsharp@gmail.com


IPG Photonics

2201 Qume Drive
San Jose, CA 95131

About the AWS Santa Clara Valley Section:


The AWS Santa Clara Valley Section currently serves 227 members across the following area:


In California to include San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito Counties, and the south portion of Alameda County.


Visit the AWS Santa Clara Valley Section website to learn more.  

November 4th - AWS Central Florida-Orlando Section - Technical Demonstration: DYNABRADE

AWS Section Meeting

Technical Demonstration: DYNABRADE


November 4th - 6:00pm
 Valencia College - Center for Accelerated Training - Northwest Orlando
3437 WD Judge Dr.
Suite 110
Orlando, FL 32808
DYNABRADE will be onsite to do a technical demonstration of their abrasives as well as provide hands on safety training. Attendees planning to participate should dress appropriately for the shop. Food and drinks will be provided.
We will also be holding our Annual Elections so if you are a member, we would appreciate your attendance to vote for the officers.
Nominations are as follows:
Chairman: Jason Becker
Vice Chair: Robert MacMillan
2nd Vice Chair: Rick Deneker
Treasurer: Andrew Provost
Secretary: Esther Yang
If you would like to nominate yourself or another individual, please reach out to Jason Becker by email at jbecker18@valenciacollege.edu
We look forward to seeing you all. Due to Valencia Colleges COVID Policy masks are strongly encouraged for the event.


Thursday, November 4th


Valencia College
Center for Accelerated Training - NW Orlando
3437 WD Judge Dr.
Suite 110
Orlando, Fl. 32808


About the AWS Central Florida-Orlando Section:


The AWS Central Florida-Orlando Section currently serves 431 members across the following areas:


In Florida, to include the counties of Volusia, Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Brevard and Indian River Counties.


Visit our website to learn more. 

November 4th - AWS Louisville Section - Tour of MHS in Mt. Washington


Tour of Material Handling Systems, Inc.


Thursday November 4th, 2021 
6-6:30pm Meet & Greet
Greetings AWS Louisville Section Members,
The AWS Louisville Section would like to extend an invitation to attend a tour of MHS a single source provider of turnkey material handling automation solutions.
The evening will begin with food and refreshments during the meet and greet and the tour immediately following.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The AWS Louisville Section Board
Required: Mask and safety glasses


Please RSVP by Thursday Oct 28th

Date & Time

Thursday, November 4th

6-6:30pm Meet & Greet
Tour immediately following


Material Handling Systems

131 Griffin Way
Mt Washington, KY 40047

About the AWS Louisville Section:


The AWS Louisville Section currently serves 296 members across the following area:


In Kentucky to include Carroll, Trimble, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Jefferson, Spencer, Bullitt, Nelson, Larue, Hardin, Meade, Breckinridge, Grayson, Edmonson, Hart and Green Counties. 


In Indiana to include Jefferson, Scott, Washington, Orange, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd and Clark Counties.


Visit our website to learn more. 

November 5th - AWS District 3 - 2021 Fall Meeting


District 3 Meeting hosted by the

York-Lancaster Section 043

Speaker: 2020-2021 AWS President Robert Roth

November 5th - 11:00 AM

Agricultural & Industrial Museum - York, PA

  • Tour the York County Agricultural & Industrial Museum
    • Masks will be required at the Agricultural & Industrial Museum
  • Lunch
  • Speaker: 2020-2021 AWS President Robert Roth
  • Presentation of District Awards and recognition of of AWS member involvement within District 3

Date and Time

Friday, November 5th 

Tour start time planned for 11:00 AM


Agricultural & Industrial Museum
217 West Princess Street
York, PA 17401


Attendance to the meeting will be limited to a maximum of 25 participants.
Reservations should be made by October 29, 2021.
Contact Edward Calaman by phone (717-848-1126) or email at

About AWS District 3:


AWS District 3 currently serves 1,594 members via the following 6 Sections:

AWS Washington D.C. Section

AWS York-Lancaster Section

AWS Lehigh Valley Section

AWS Reading Section

AWS Central Pennsylvania Section

AWS Cumberland Valley Section


and 5 Student Chapters:


Madison Welders AWS Student Chapter
AWS Student Chapter @ York County School of Technology

AWS Student Chapter @ Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School

AWS Student Chapter @ Monroe Career and Technical Institute

AWS Student Chapter @ Pennsylvania College of Technology


Visit the AWS District 3 page on AWS.org to learn more.  

November 6th - AWS Los Angeles/Inland Empire Section - Christmas Toy Drive


Christmas Toy Drive

AWS Members, Family and Friends,
Join us on Saturday November 6th from 10AM to 3PM at The 2nd Annual Toy Drive, sponsored by No More Locked Doors, to benefit children of incarcerated parents, Children with Autism and Terminally ill.
There will be live music, food, welding demonstrations and more!
For questions or toy donations, please contact Michael at 909-438-6621

Date & Time

Saturday, November 6th



Elks Lodge

841 W. Merced Ave
West Covina, CA

About the AWS Los Angeles/Inland Empire Section:


The AWS Los Angeles/Inland Empire Section currently serves 1,344 members across the following area:


In California to include Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties, and the central and east portion of Los Angeles County.


Visit the AWS Los Angeles/Inland Empire Section website to learn more.  

November 6th - AWS Atlanta Section - Xcel Welding Competition & Job Fair

Xcel Welding Competition & Job Fair


Saturday, November 6th 

Please join your local AWS members at this community welding competition. The Atlanta Section will have a booth and would encourage all AWS members to stop by & meet some of your board members. We will be raffling off some memberships for people interested in becoming members.
Learn more about Xcel at xceltoday.com
Click here to learn more about Xcel's North GA Welding Competition.
If you like challenges get a team together and compete.
IF INTERESTED IN COMPETING visit the event registration page.
Contact darrell@xceltoday.com for more information. 

Date & Time

Saturday, November 6th 

10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Hardy Chevrolet Buick GMC

1249 Charles Hardy Parkway
Dallas, GA 30157

About the AWS Atlanta Section:


The AWS Atlanta Section currently serves 1,028 members across the following areas:


To include all of Georgia except Dade, Walker, Chattooga, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Gordon, Pickens, Gilmer, Fannin, Union and Towns Counties affiliated with the Chattanooga Section; and Troup, Meriwether, Harris, Muscogee, and Heard Counties affiliated with the Auburn-Opelika Section.


Contact Us:

Email the AWS Atlanta Section at atlanta@awssections.org
Or visit our website to learn more. 

November 9th - AWS Iowa Section - Stainless Steel Welding - ONLINE

Iowa Section Stainless Steel Welding Seminar
November 9th - 11:30AM
Online via Zoom
Join us for our upcoming Zoom seminar, presented by Martin Denault of ESAB Welding & Cutting.
Martin serves as ESAB’s Product Manager for Specialty Alloys, and specializes in welding stainless steel & nickel based alloys.


Please RSVP via our

Eventbrite event page.

Zoom Connection

Click here to join the Seminar at 11:30AM on 11/9



About AWS Iowa Section:


The AWS Iowa Section currently serves 214 members across the following area:


In Iowa to include all the counties west of and including Mitchell, Floyd, Butler, Grundy, Tama, Poweshiek, Keokuk, Wapello, and Davis, to include all the counties east of and including Osceola, O'Brien, Cherokee, Ida, Crawford, Shelby, Cass, Montgomery and Page.


Learn more at the AWS Iowa Section website

November 16th - AWS New Orleans Section - General Meeting + Presentation: Automation in Structural..

General Meeting + Presentation:

Automation in Structural Steel


Presenter: Mathew Howerton - Western Regional Sales Manager, Lincoln Electric


The meeting will be sponsored by Plumbers & Steamfitters UA Local 60, Ronnie Rosser, Business Manager.

Meeting Date & Time:

Tuesday, November 16th



Plumbers & Steamfitters UA Local 60 Assembly Hall

3515 West I-10 Service Rd

Metairie, LA 70002


Please contact AWS New Orleans Section Secretary, DJ Berger at


About the AWS New Orleans Section


The AWS New Orleans Section currently serves 339 members across the following area:


In Louisiana to include Washington, St. Tammany, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, Jefferson, Plaquemines, Orleans, and St. Bernard Parishes.


Learn more on the AWS New Orleans Section website

November 16th - AWS Nebraska Section - Rockmount Research and Alloys Presentation

Rockmount Research and Alloys Presentation


Tuesday, November 16th

Northeast Community College

Ryan Minton - Regional Sales Manager for Rockmount Research and Alloys

Since 1972, Rockmount Research and Alloys has been the leader in maintenance welding. Every year we serve thousands of customers across a broad range of industries including farming, construction, mining, processing, manufacturing and city, county, and state maintenance, among others. Using Rockmount products in combination with our technical expertise, our customers make stronger, longer lasting repairs. This saves them significant time and money by reducing costs associated with downtime labor and replacement parts. I am proud to be a part of Rockmount because I know that our products work, and they are proven in the marketplace.

Date & Time

Tuesday, November 16th



Northeast Community College

801 E. Benjamin Ave.
Norfolk, NE 68701
Lifelong Learning Center
Suites C & D

Attendees will earn 1.0 PDH for participation – email mjoynt@olsson.com if you would like a certificate


About the AWS Nebraska Section:


The AWS Nebraska Section currently serves 221 members across the following areas:


In Nebraska to include Sarpy, Douglas, Saunders, Butler, Colfax, Dodge, Washington, Burt, Cuming, Stanton, Wayne, Thurston, Knox, Boyd, Holt, Antelope, Pierce, Madison, Boone, Wheeler, Greeley, Howard, Nance, Platte, Polk, Merrick, and Hall Counties. 


In Iowa to include Fremont, Mills, Pottawattamie, Harrison, and Monona Counties. 


Visit our website to learn more. 

November 16th - AWS Eastern Iowa Section - Tour of JW Bell in Cedar Rapids and Apprenticeship Info

Tour of JW Bell in Cedar Rapids

and information about

Iowa Apprenticeship program


November 16 - 6:00pm CST

JW Bell, 1755 I Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Plant tour of JW Bell (https://www.jwbell.com/) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa started in 1923 is a well-known aggregate processing specialist and the company continues to broaden its horizons into custom manufacturing. With 178,000ft ² under roof on 24 acres, they are equipped for any size project. Over 35 Cranes including three 50 ton overheads a full machine shop, 20’x75’ steel shot blast booth, 25’x100’ paint booth, CNC table capable of cutting 5” thick steel along with much more fabricating capabilities.
Andy Zinn from Davenport West schools will also be on hand to give a presentation about the state of Iowa welding apprenticeship programs.


RSVP by Thursday, November 11
Brett Baer (brett.baer@ssab.com) or Mike Meyers (mikemyers@westernintl.com)

About AWS Eastern Iowa Section:


The AWS Eastern Iowa Section currently serves 230 members across the following area:


In Iowa to include Howard, Winneshiek, Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Chickasaw, Bremer, Blackhawk, Buchanan, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, Jones, Linn, Benton, Iowa, Washington, Johnson, Cedar, Clinton, Scott, Muscatine, and Louisa Counties.


In Illinois to include Carrol, Whiteside, Henry, Mercer and Rock Island Counties.


Learn more at the AWS Eastern Iowa Section website

November 18th - AWS North Florida Section - Hexavalent Chromium Seminar - Understanding OSHA Reqs

Hexavalent Chromium Seminar
Understanding OSHA Requirements
November 18th - 1:30-3:30PM


Bud Underwood

Leo Hearn, CIH, CSP, CIT


Join Northeast Florida Safety Council for a 2-hour interactive discussion and review of the OSHA Hexavalent Chromium standard (29 CFR 1910.1026) and requirements. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the components of a compliant management program.


About the AWS North Florida Section:


The AWS North Florida Section currently serves 1,303 members across the following area:


In Florida to include Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, Suwannee, Columbia, Baker, Nassau, Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Putnam and Flagler Counties.


Visit our website to learn more. 

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