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A Steady Recovery Despite the Challenges

Despite the challenges created by the Omicron variant of COVID-19, AWS continued to recover from the effects of the pandemic and experienced favorable revenue growth and surplus growth for 2021.

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Welding Qualification Workshop Explores the Roles of WPSs and WPQs

The Welding Qualification Workshop — Best Practices 2022 event was held at the Miller Electric® facility in Houston, Tex., on April 11–13. I organized the event. Thirty-one students were in attendance.

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Women in Welding Conference Shines a Spotlight on Design

On March 29, professionals from throughout the United States gathered in front of their computers for the AWS Women in Welding: Design in the Workplace virtual conference. 

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RWMA’s 2022 Virtual Meeting Unites Members and Much More

The Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance’s (RWMA’s) 2022 virtual meeting was recently held, bringing together its members.

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AWS Welding Summit: Explore Emerging Trends, Talent Acquisition, and Workforce Retention | August 2022 | Houston, TX

The American Welding Society is pleased to announce the Welding Summit, taking place August 25-26, 2022, in The Woodlands, Texas. The Welding Summit comprises two days of presentations, demonstrations, and exhibits where the industry comes together to discuss, dissect, and educate on key issues affecting the welding industry.

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Celebrating National Welding Month at AWS

Since 1996, the American Welding Society (AWS) has designated April as National Welding Month. To celebrate our vast, diverse community and bring awareness to the industry, we have a variety of events planned.

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AWS 2022 Events and Conferences

Stay informed, connected, trained, certified, and challenged. AWS offers a wide range of industry events that support your business needs and keep your team members at the top of their game.

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American Welding Society Foundation Launches “Metal America” YouTube Series

To highlight unique careers and companies in the welding and metal fabrication industries, the American Welding Society launches Metal America, a new video series streaming exclusively on YouTube.

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Vectis Automation Partners with American Welding Society Foundation to Raise Funds for Welding Scholarships

The American Welding Society (AWS) Foundation is partnering with Vectis Automation to raise funds for scholarships to support welding students. In honor of National Welding Month, Vectis Automation will donate a percentage of each system sale during the month of April to the AWS Foundation.

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Arc Junkies Podcast and American Welding Society Continue Weld Wednesdays Partnership

The American Welding Society (AWS) is pleased to announce the continued “Weld Wednesdays” partnership on the Arc Junkies podcast with host, Jason Becker. Since 2021, on the first Wednesday of each month, AWS Subject Matter Experts and Becker tackle a variety of welding-related topics such as Putting your VA Benefits to Work for You, Changes to the D1.1:2020 Structural Welding Code, AWS Codes and Standards, and more.

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The 2022 AWS Professional Program is Accepting Abstract Submissions

Are you an author with materials joining technology and processes research to share with the world? Submit your abstract to be considered for presentation during the American Welding Society (AWS) Professional Program held November 8-10, 2022, at FABTECH in Atlanta, GA.

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SMWC XIX Reunites the Motor City Welding Community and Beyond

Devoted members of the American Welding Society’s (AWS’s) Detroit Section, enthused registrants, and volunteers alike were thrilled to be together again at the Sheet Metal Welding Conference (SMWC) XIX held Nov. 2–4, 2021, at Laurel Manor, Livonia, Mich.

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