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WEC Welding and Machining
Lake Bluff, IL

WEC Welding and Machining LLC, offers you the knowledge, highly skilled professionals, and equipment required to maintain your power systems more efficiently and cost-effectively. We support the fossil, hydropower and nuclear energy sources of today and our visionary leadership is pioneering the power systems of tomorrow.

Part of Westinghouse Electric Company, WEC Welding and Machining is composed of separate affiliates, each of which has a special expertise in serving the utility industry.

Website:  http://www.wecwam.com
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OKI Bering
Cincinnati, OH

OKI Bering's quality, excellence and caring began in 1937 as O.K.I. Supply Company, a distributor of welding and safety products from a single location in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Website:  www.OKI-Bering.com
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Extra pipe donated to Tallulah school
Published: March 12th, 2010 by The Vicksburg Post
  Category: News about Welding Classes
"This donation of pipe helps us to continue to offer high quality welding training," said Frank Lloyd, head of the welding department. "With over 100 welding students enrolled in our welding program, strong industry partners enable us to produce highly skilled welders and fitters."
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GAVC welders seal 24 spots at state event
Published: March 12th, 2010 by Morris Daily Herald
  Category: News about Welding Classes
For welding, 24 GAVC students qualified for the state competition. Typically, that is about the number of students that qualify for state. However, SKILLS USA allowed an additional five students from other schools to attend state as a result of the GAVC welding students placing one through 24 in the qualification round.
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Challenging the World's Welders
Published: March 5th, 2010 by BBC
  Category: News about Welding Classes
John explained: "Welding is one of the few areas where you have the psychomotor skills you have to train and concentrate to get to a level that's acceptable to the industry."
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Yarmouth College's Innovative Course for Classroom Strugglers
Published: March 4th, 2010 by Anthony Carroll
  Category: People
Another young person who has taken advantage of E2E includes Sam Burgess, 18, of Bungay, who is now studying welding. He said there was so much help on offer at the college and that he would have struggled to get a welding qualification otherwise.
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Space Shuttle's Tank Flies With Improved Welds
Published: March 3rd, 2010 by Welding Design & Fabrication
  Category: Technology
The novel friction-stir welding technique uses frictional heating and forging pressure to produce high-strength bonds (virtually free of defects, according to NASA) on the longitudinal welds that join panels on the liquid oxygen tank, located in the forward position, and the liquid hydrogen tank, in the aft position. Together with the intertank, which joins the two, they form the 153.8-foot-high space shuttle external fuel tank.
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Students Put Practical Skills to Work
Published: March 3rd, 2010 by McKibben Jackinsky
  Category: News about Welding Classes
HHS offers some training in the students' areas of interest. For instance, Brandon Radeke, who earned first place in welding, took a welding class and Neil Richardson, who earned first place in construction, also had a related class.
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A Job Weld Done by Alistair
Published: March 2nd, 2010 by Leah Strug
  Category: People
 
Metal Workers Up Late
Published: March 2nd, 2010 by Erik Andersen
  Category: News about Welding Classes
Padron, a student both at the college and Oregon City High School, is 18 years old and hopes to end up in a career of underwater welding.
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Students Compete in the Tulsa Welding School Competition
Published: February 21st, 2010 by NewsOn6.com
  Category: People
Two-hundred high school seniors from across the country came ready to compete. The school says, despite the economy, welders are still in demand.
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Your Kids Love It. You Love It. Perfect.
Published: February 21st, 2010 by The Wall Street Journal / STEPHEN KREIDER YODER, ISAAC S. YODER and LEVI YODER
  Category: People
It's like the welding lessons I took with Luke, our eldest. "Luke's really eager to learn to weld," I told Karen after I signed him up for a class when he was 14. I had to take it with him as parental supervisor, but I was willing to make the sacrifice.
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