AWS Seeks Best And Brightest Welding Stars

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The American Welding Society (AWS) is once again looking for the best and brightest stars in the welding industry.  The AWS has issued a call for entries in the 8th Annual Image of Welding Awards program. This is the industry’s top awards competition saluting the year’s most outstanding public initiatives and programs that promote the image of welding. The entry deadline is July 12, 2010.
  The Image of Welding Awards is open to all welding industry professionals. The awards are presented by AWS, the world’s largest organization dedicated to advancing the science, technology and application of welding, and also by the Welding Equipment Manufacturers Committee (WEMCO), a standing committee at AWS. WEMCO is composed of executives of welding industry suppliers, to promote the welding equipment market.
  Awards are issued in seven categories. All individuals, organizations and groups may be nominated for multiple categories. Self nominations are also welcome. Winners will be honored at the Image of Welding Awards Ceremony to be held during the FABTECH Show on November 2-4, 2010 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.
  The Image of Welding Awards Program recognizes outstanding achievement in the following categories:

  • Individual (you or other individual)
  • Section (AWS local chapter)
  • Large Business (200 or more employees)
  • Small Business (less than 200 employees)
  • Distributor (welding products)
  • Educator (welding teacher at an institution, facility, etc.)
  • Educational Facility (Any organization that conducts welding education or training)

  Nominations will be judged by WEMCO.  Promoting the image of welding as a critical industry is among WEMCO’s priority programs.
  To see past Image of Welding Award winners and to submit a nomination, download the PDF nomination form online at  Completely fill out and return the nomination form through email to, fax to (305) 443-1552 or send by postal mail to AWS Image of Welding Awards, 550 N.W. LeJeune Road, Miami, FL 33126.  For questions and other requests, please call AWS toll-free at 800-443-9353.