Supporting Company

Supporting Company

Becoming a Supporting Company Member demonstrates a commitment to productivity and professionalism. Designed for mid-sized companies, this membership level features AWS-curated industry news and insights, including the award-winning Welding Journal Magazine. Your team can also benefit from AWS continuing education programs and networking opportunities. Supporting Company membership include five corporate roster memberships.

As a Supporting Company member, your organization can:

  • Offer five Individual Memberships to your employees or customers – these corporate roster memberships are managed and retained by your company, which can help improve company loyalty and retention
  • Promote your company with a free listing on AWS. org, which attracts 100,000 monthly visitors
  • Post free internship opportunities for up to 60 days at
  • Enjoy discounts on office supplies, computers, and more through exclusive Partner Programs
  • Be considered to join AWS' Industry Partners, including Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance (RWMA), and International Thermal Spray Association (ITSA)

View a summary of Supporting Corporate Member Benefits in PDF format

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List of Current Supporting Corporate Members


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Annual Dues

Annual Dues

Annual Dues for New and Renewing Supporting Company Members $455

Are your employees already AWS members?

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.

Workforce Recruitment

Find your next star employee at  Once you create an account you can post open positions, and review resumes from available candidates.  Posting internships is FREE for a 60 day posting.

Sustaining Company Members receive a 50% on job postings in April and October of each year.  (Contact AWS to learn how to upgrade to a Sustaining Company Membership.)

AWS Industry Partner Membership

AWS SUpporting Company Members have the opportunity to join the following industry partner groups. A separate application and membership fee is required. Details are avaialble on each group's webpage.

International Thermal Spray Association (ITSA)

The International Thermal Spray Association, a Standing Committee of the American Welding Society, is a professional industrial association dedicated to expanding the use of thermal spray technologies for the benefit of industry and society.

The association is closely interwoven with the history of thermal spray development. Founded in 1948 as “Metallizing Service Contractors,” the International Thermal Spray Association has been closely tied to virtually all major advances in thermal spray technology, equipment and materials, industry events, education, standards, and market development in North and South America.

A company-member industrial association, ITSA invites all interested potential member companies to talk with our officers, committee members, and company representatives to better understand member benefits.

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Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance (RWMA)

RWMA is an active network of industry professionals that advances resistance welding technologies, supports the highest technical standards for the industry and shares best practices amongst all its members in order to shape the future of our industry for the next generation. Promoting the technology by educating the manufacturing community in documented processes, standards and advancements are critical to keeping resistance welding at the forefront of automotive, aerospace and industrial manufacturing.

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Partner Programs

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Additional Membership Options for Supporting Companies


AWS Member Network

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AWS Merchandise

Lands' End

Purchase Merchandise through our Lands’ End Store

AWS Members who wish to order AWS merchandise in quantity (12 or more) receive special pricing through our partnership with Staples. For more information, please contact 800.990.5431

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