American Welding Society

NOVARC TECHNOLOGIES NAMED TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL’S 2022 RANKING OF CANADA’S TOP GROWING COMPANIES FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR

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Friday, September 23, 2022

VANCOUVER, BC, Sept. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Novarc Technologies Inc. announced today the company has been named one of Canadas Top Growing Companies for the third consecutive year as part of the 2022 Globe & Mails Report on Business ranking.

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  • VANCOUVER, BC, Sept. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Novarc Technologies Inc. announced today the company has been named one of Canadas Top Growing Companies for the third consecutive year as part of the 2022 Globe & Mails Report on Business ranking.
  • Novarcs ranking on the esteemed list of Canadas Top Growing Companies for the third year in a row is a very exciting accomplishment for our team.
  • Canada's Top Growing Companies recognizes the tremendous ambition and innovation of entrepreneurs in Canada," says Dawn Calleja, Editor of Report on Business magazine.
  • Canadas Top Growing Companies is an editorial ranking that was launched in 2019.

ABB survey finds 70% of US businesses looking to bring production closer to home, robotic automation and workforce upskilling essential to return of operations

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Atiya explained how the increasing need for flexibility and resilience in production is driving the interest in reshoring/nearshoring and, as a result, the demand for more automation.

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  • Atiya explained how the increasing need for flexibility and resilience in production is driving the interest in reshoring/nearshoring and, as a result, the demand for more automation.
  • He underscored the role of robotics in facilitating reshoring or nearshoring efforts, addressing supply chain concerns and maintaining global competitiveness for U.S. businesses.
  • American companies are increasingly turning to automation and robotics driven by the need for greater flexibility in operations, widespread labor shortages and an aging workforce.
  • ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation employs more than 10,000 people at over 100 locations in more than 53 countries.

Stuart Shepherd Joins Robotics Companies Gain & Co and HowToRobot as Chief Strategy Officer

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Friday, June 3, 2022

CHICAGO, June 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gain & Co and HowToRobot today announce the appointment of Stuart ("Stu") Shepherd as Chief Strategy Officer for both companies.

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  • CHICAGO, June 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gain & Co and HowToRobot today announce the appointment of Stuart ("Stu") Shepherd as Chief Strategy Officer for both companies.
  • In this role, Shepherd will oversee a comprehensive strategy for transforming U.S. manufacturing with automation through independent consultancy.
  • "In my experience, a lot of companies still don't know how to start with automation and what to do.
  • I'm excited to join Gain & Co as we give companies a roadmap of how to automate -without being tied to any product or technology," said Stuart Shepherd.

AWS Welding Summit: Explore Emerging Trends, Talent Acquisition, Workforce Retention, August 24-26 2022, Woodlands Resort, Houston Texas

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Saturday, May 14, 2022

MIAMI, May 14, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- 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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  • The American Welding Society is pleased to announce the Welding Summit, taking place August 25-26, 2022, in The Woodlands, Texas.
  • MIAMI, May 14, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The American Welding Society is pleased to announce the Welding Summit, taking place August 25-26, 2022, in The Woodlands, Texas.
  • The following day, The Welding Summit begins and will feature two distinctive tracks: emerging trends in welding and attracting and retaining talent in the workforce.
  • Additionally, the AWS Careers in Welding Trailer will be present at the Welding Summit and available for attendees and local high school groups.

Airgas Welcomes New Schools into the High School Welding Education Initiative for 2022

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Airgas, an Air Liquide company, continues to expand its High School Welding Education Initiative.

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  • Airgas, an Air Liquide company, continues to expand its High School Welding Education Initiative.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220421005743/en/
    Airgas assisted 70 total schools, 2,700 students and more than 350 teachers from 2019 to 2021 through its High School Welding Education Initiative.
  • Congratulations to the 2022 Participating Schools representing 19 states:
    Anniston High School - Anniston, Alabama
    Nikiski High School - Nikiski, Alaska
    Delta Junction High School - Fairbanks, Alaska
    Page High School - Page, Arizona
    Vista High School - Vista, California
    North Monterey County High School - Castroville, California
    Minico High School - Rupert, Idaho
    Keokuk Community Schools - Keokuk, Iowa
    George Stevens Academy - Blue Hill, Maine
    Gateway Regional High School - Huntington, Massachusetts
    McCann Technical School - North Adams, Massachusetts
    Taconic High School - Pittsfield, Massachusetts
    Roseville High School - Roseville, Michigan
    Hazel Park High School - Hazel Park, Michigan
    West Branch Rose City Schools - West Branch, Michigan
    Bay Arenac ISD Career Center - Bay City, Michigan
    NRHEG High School - New Richland, Minnesota
    Berlin Regional Career & Technical Center - Berlin, New Hampshire
    Union County Vocational School - Scotch Plains, New Jersey
    Hobbs High School - Hobbs, New Mexico
    Lake Arthur High School - Lake Arthur, New Mexico
    Journeys Soaring Impact School - Cincinnati, Ohio
    Euclid High School - Euclid, Ohio
    Ashtabula County Tech & Career Campus - Jefferson, Ohio
    Lima Senior High School - Lima, Ohio
    Benson Polytechnic High School - Portland, Oregon
    Father Judge High School - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Randolph High School - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Providence Career Academy - Providence, Rhode Island
    Veterans Resource Center Welding School - Dallas, Texas
    Barbara Jordan High School - Houston, Texas
    PSJA Elvis J Ballew High School - Pharr, Texas
    Indian Trail High School - Kenosha, Wisconsin
    Westosha Central High School - Salem, Wisconsin
    Nathan Hale High School - West Allis, Wisconsin
    While the welding industry is currently facing a shortage of skilled labor and STEM graduates, the field of welding is also undergoing a rapid transformation and evolution in manufacturing technologies.
  • Jay Worley, Airgas Chief Operating Officer, commented: We are excited to expand and include more schools than ever into this years class of the Airgas High School Welding Education Initiative.

TÜV Rheinland Reaccredited as an AWS Test Facility

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

LITTLETON, Mass., April 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- TÜV Rheinland, a world leader in independent technical services, has recently been reaccredited as an AWS testing facility. This accreditation recognizes the excellence of TÜV Rheinland's Aliquippa, PA welding laboratory and their compliance with the requirements set forth by the American Welding Society (AWS), a globally recognized organization for its code and certification procedures, which provide industry standards for welding and joining metals, plastics, and other materials.

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  • LITTLETON, Mass., April 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- TV Rheinland , a world leader in independent technical services, has recently been reaccredited as an AWS testing facility.
  • To become an Accredited Test Facility (ATF) , companies must meet pre-determined AWS requirements and demonstrate that they have the resources to test welders for the nationally recognized and accepted AWS Certified Welding program.
  • As an ATF, TV Rheinland can offer certification to the Certified Welder (CW) program through which AWS and its approved laboratories test welders for procedures used in the structural steel, petroleum pipeline, sheet metal, and chemical refinery welding industries.
  • These tests are conducted at AWS Accredited Testing Facilities, such as TV Rheinland's facility in Aliquippa, PA.
    "Welders who wish to become an AWS Certified Welder should schedule a visit to our facility, where our experts will assess the professional's practical knowledge," explains Dugan.

CORE Industrial Partners Portfolio Company CGI Automated Manufacturing Acquires Precision Metal Fab and Precision Tool & Die

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Friday, December 10, 2021

CORE Industrial Partners (CORE), a Chicago-based private equity firm, announced today the acquisitions of Precision Metal Fab and Precision Tool & Die (collectively, PMF or the Company), a provider of metal cutting and forming solutions, by CORE portfolio company CGI Automated Manufacturing (CGI).

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  • CORE Industrial Partners (CORE), a Chicago-based private equity firm, announced today the acquisitions of Precision Metal Fab and Precision Tool & Die (collectively, PMF or the Company), a provider of metal cutting and forming solutions, by CORE portfolio company CGI Automated Manufacturing (CGI).
  • CORE Industrial Partners is a Chicago-based private equity firm with $700 million of capital commitments investing in North American lower middle-market manufacturing, industrial technology and services businesses.
  • Based outside Chicago, CGI offers numerous in-house manufacturing capabilities to effectively serve customers with lights out manufacturing for mid- to high-volume production.
  • ABOUT PRECISION METAL FAB AND PRECISION TOOL & DIE:
    Founded in 1978, Precision Metal Fab and Precision Tool & Die (collectively, PMF) is a provider of metal cutting and forming solutions, including CNC laser cutting, stamping, metal die formation, welding, and assembly, for end markets including warehouse automation, food equipment, HVAC and utilities.

Icreon Expands its Digital Experience Practice by Becoming a Sitecore Platinum Partner

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

That's why they're excited to announce their Platinum Partnership with Sitecore , an industry leading digital experience platform.

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  • That's why they're excited to announce their Platinum Partnership with Sitecore , an industry leading digital experience platform.
  • Becoming a Sitecore Platinum Partner, the highest partnership level Sitecore provides, is no easy feat with only a few select agencies in North America holding the title.
  • "We see this Platinum Partnership with Sitecore as a catalyst for growth for both our clients as well as our own organization.
  • With their latest offerings Sitecore can be extended to drive the full-end-to-end digital experience," says Steve Lamensdorf, SVP of Customer Experience at Icreon.

CORE Industrial Partners Portfolio Company CGI Automated Manufacturing Acquires Advanced Laser Machining

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

CORE Industrial Partners LLC (CORE), a Chicago-based private equity firm, announced today the acquisition of Advanced Laser Machining (AL or the Company), a full-service provider of metals-focused contract manufacturing solutions, by CORE portfolio company CGI Automated Manufacturing (CGI).

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  • CORE Industrial Partners LLC (CORE), a Chicago-based private equity firm, announced today the acquisition of Advanced Laser Machining (AL or the Company), a full-service provider of metals-focused contract manufacturing solutions, by CORE portfolio company CGI Automated Manufacturing (CGI).
  • CORE Industrial Partners is a Chicago-based private equity firm with more than $700 million of capital commitments investing in North American lower middle-market manufacturing, industrial technology and services businesses.
  • Based outside Chicago, CGI offers numerous in-house manufacturing capabilities to effectively serve customers with lights out manufacturing for mid- to high-volume production.
  • Founded in 1996, Advanced Laser Machining (AL) is a full-service provider of metals-focused contract manufacturing solutions for a variety of end markets, including supercomputing, aerospace & defense, medical, transportation and industrials.

New AWS Welding Workforce Data Website Shines a Light on the Welding Industry

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

To be the industry leader in statistical data, the AWS Foundation launched Welding Workforce Data, a website dedicated to sharing accurate welding workforce statistics and projections.

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  • To be the industry leader in statistical data, the AWS Foundation launched Welding Workforce Data, a website dedicated to sharing accurate welding workforce statistics and projections.
  • Approved by the American Welding Society, the Welding Workforce Data website is powered by Emsi labor market data, CareersInWelding.com, and the U.S. Department of Education College Affordability and Transparency lists.
  • Since 314,000 new welding professionals are projected to be needed by 2024, the Welding Workforce Data site is designed to answer questions people entering the welding industry need to know.
  • Relevant data on the website includes projected welding needs, the national median salaries for different welding careers, and regions with the most welding jobs.