Section News and Events

November 2017 Meeting Announcement

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October 2017 Meeting Announcement and Buzz Box

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September 2017 Meeting Announcement and Buzz Box

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63rd Annual Fish Fry! May 2017 Buzz Box

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April 2017 Buzz Box

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2016-2017 Board Members

Sam Davis
7422 Runyan Rd
Georgetown, TN 37336

1st Vice Chair
Alex Hockman
The Lincoln Electric Company
2100 Thornton Rd.
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
P: (678) 347-5255

Dusti Jones
Alstom Power
1201 Riverfront Parkway
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Bill Brooks
Holston Gases
1105 Stuart Street
Chattanooga, TN 37405
P: (423) 593-8559

AWS News and Events

2017 AWS Conferences

Quality educational materials – and welding conferences in particular – are just one way your membership serves you. By presenting the latest technology, cutting-edge topics, and industry experts, AWS puts the key to industry expertise and advancement in its members’ hands. Rely on AWS to bring you the highest quality conferences in the welding industry.

  • FABTECH - Thermal Spray Coating
    November 6, 2017 / Chicago, Ilinois
  • This group will discuss most aspects of thermal spray coatings including thermal spray processes, equipment, pre and post treatment, applications, and industry usage. Processes covered will include flame spray (powder, wire, and rod), detonation spray, high velocity oxy/fuel spray (HVOF), cold spray, plasma spray, and twin wire electric arc spray.

  • FABTECH - RWMA Resistance Welding School
    November 7-8, 2017 / Chicago, Ilinois
  • RWMA offers this intensive two-day course about the basics of resistance welding once a year. The school is designed to give operators, production supervisors, engineers, and others the opportunity to study, better understand, and further their knowledge in the theory, applications, and equipment used in the resistance welding process.


2017-18 Upcoming CWI Seminar/Exam


2017 District Conferences – Staff Report

  • Overall, when compared to the welding industry, the American Welding Society had a reasonably good year in 2016. We want to thank our Volunteers and Staff for their devoted efforts in making AWS successful.



Welder Training Scholarships

Welder Training Scholarships are available to AWS Districts to provide funds to students seeking welder training through a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training programs, such as Tulsa Welding School and Hobart Institute of Welding Technology; or for an AWS Certified Welder (CW) seminar.
    AWS Welder Training Scholarship Overview
    Welder Training Scholarship Application

Diversity in Welding: Welders in the Spotlight Videos

Learn about the inspiring stories of four welders in the welding community.


Sydnee Brey

Samuel Torres

Bobby Counts

Roman Weasel