Welding is an increasing important sector of the American economy and will play a vital role in the nation’s economic recovery. From construction of infrastructure to high rises, professional welders are crucial profession.
The importance of welding in the nation and around the world will be highlighted this summer as the United States hosts the International Institute of Welding’s Annual Assembly in Denver on July 8-14. This will be the third time the United States has hosted the international event which is entering its 65th year of existence.
The 2012 IIW Annual Assembly will be officially hosted by the IIW American Council, which consists of the American Welding Society, the Edison Welding Institute, and the Welding Research Council. AWS has put together a planning committee of American Council members and other welding experts to ensure a successful event. The planning committee is co-chaired by AWS Past-Presidents Damien Kotecki and Tom Mustaleski. Dr. Kotecki is also IIW treasurer and AWS Executive Director Ray Shook currently serves as IIW vice president.
“The 2012 event in Denver presents a special opportunity for welding experts throughout North America to attend a world welding summit,” the AWA said in a press release about the event. “In addition to meeting influential welding experts at meetings, social events and technical visits, attendees will have an opportunity to attend a major IIW International Conference on July 12 – 13, “Welding for Repair and Life Extension of Plants and Infrastructure.”
Welding is a growing industry that is in need of committed individuals that enjoy a challenge and long-term employment.