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Sustaining Company

Sustaining Company

The Sustaining Company membership is intended for forward-thinking organizations that want to promote an internal culture of continuous improvement and take an active role in shaping the industry. As our highest and most visible corporate membership level, Sustaining Company Members can select from three primary benefit options, receive ten corporate roster memberships, and enjoy many other benefits and discounts.

As a Sustaining Company member, your organization can:

  • Offer 10 Individual Memberships to employees or customers – these corporate roster memberships are managed and retained by your company, which can help improve company loyalty and retention
  • Choose a primary benefit – either 10 additional Individual Memberships (valued at $880) or AWS Standards (eLibrary access or hard copy library) valued at $12,000
  • Post internships for free on JobsInWelding.com and get a 25% discount on employee job postings
  • Promote your affiliation with AWS on company materials
  • Leverage marketing opportunities such as discounted advertising space in AWS publications, discounted exhibit space at AWS Conferences, and a free listing and hyperlink at AWS.org
  • Be considered to join AWS' Industry Partners, including Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance (RWMA), WEMCO (an association of welding manufacturers), and International Thermal Spray Association (ITSA)

List of Current Sustaining Company Members

See ALL Sustaining Company Member Benefits in the BENEFITS tab below.

Annual Dues

Annual Dues for New Domestic Sustaining Company Members are
    $880.00 + $750 initiation fee
Annual Dues or New International Sustaining Company Member
    $880.00 + $750 initiation fee

Annual Dues for Renewing Domestic Sustaining Company Members are $880.00
Annual Dues or Renewing International Sustaining Company Member $880.00

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 and select option 4.

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AWS Sustaining Member Application in PDF format

Or Call 800.443.9353, ext. 262 (inside the U.S. and Canada)
305.443.9353, ext. 262 (outside the U.S. and Canada)
You may also reach the general Membership Department by selecting option 4.


PRIMARY BENEFIT: Choose from these choices

  1. AWS Standards eLibrary ($12,000 Value)
    • Available 24/7 via a single integrated environment
    • Easy access to nearly 160 AWS Standards
    • Text searchable for quick information retrieval
    • Multiple user access at single site with valid IP address
    • User friendly interface, giving clickable access to resources
    • Remote access via VPN or proxy server


  1. Ten (10) additional AWS Individual Memberships
    “Owned” by the company (20 total Member roster spots)

PLUS: Sustaining Company Members also receive:

  • 10 Individual Memberships “owned” by the company, to distribute to company employees or customers.
  1. Each individual receives:
    1. Annual subscription to the award-winning Welding Journal magazine.
    2. The American Welder, a quarterly section of the Welding Journal designed for “hands-on” welders.
    3. 25% discount on 300+ AWS Publicationspubs.aws.org
    4. Professional development via Members’-only discounts on AWS certification programs, conferences, seminars and home-study courses.
    5. Free admission to FABTECH
    6. Networking opportunities at local AWS Section Meetings, 120+ AWS seminars, AWS Committee participation, and more
  • AWS Sustaining Company Member logo for use on company letterhead and promotional material
  • 5% Discount on Welding Journal advertising, as well as in Inspection Trends, Welding Marketplace, and other advertising opportunities in the AWS Media Kit.
  • 10% discount on advertising within the online AWS Welding Buyer’s Guide and the This Week in Welding news brief.
  • 25% discount on tabletop exhibit space at exhibitions held in conjunction with AWS Conferences.
  • 25% discount on job postings on JobsinWelding.com (plus a 50% discount on job postings each April and October).
  • Free company listing and hyperlink from AWS’s 100,000 visitors-a-month website, www.aws.org, to your company’s website.
  • Unlimited VIP passes to FABTECH to distribute as perks to customers and company staff
  • Professionally engraved wall plaque to show company affiliation with AWS.
  • Minimum 70% discount on freight shipping charges with YRC Transportation.
  • Free placement on the AWS Distributor Locator Map puts your company in immediate contact with customers.
  • Replacement Memberships at no extra charge. Replace Individual Members on your company’s membership roster — at any time and for any reason.
  • Access to quality AWS branded and/or company-branded merchandise offered through a special partnership with Staples at merchandise.aws.org.

Workforce Recruitment

Find your next star employee at jobsinwelding.com.  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 for discount code to take advantage of this benefit.)

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Additional Membership Options for Sustaining 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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