2015 Golf Outing - June 9, 2015

Greetings AWS Northwest Section Members & Friends,

There are only a few days left to sign up for the 2015 Golf Outing. Please contact either Mike Hanson at (763) 221-5951 or Mace Harris at (612) 209-0939.

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Kind regards,
The AWS Northwest Section Board

Date posted: June 1, 2015

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On April 29, 2015, the Northwest Section toured Consolidated Precision Products – Minneapolis Division. Consolidated Precision Products (CPP) is an Aluminum and Magnesium Foundry. CPP manufactures a variety of parts for the aerospace industry which includes structural castings, access doors, pumps, APU’s, and engine components (including rotating components).

PHOTO (L to R - click to enlarge):

Tour Guides, John Barnett, Mark Schneider, Jim Trudeau, and Mike Hanson.

Date posted: May 22, 2015

CWI Seminar

The Northwest Section will be hosting 2 AWS CWI seminars and exams in the 2015 calendar year. The dates for the seminars and exams are as follows:
March 29 – April 3 seminar, April 4, 2015 exam day
Signup deadline February 23, 2015
Paul Cameron will be the seminar instructor.
August 16 – August 21 Seminar, August 22 exam day
Signup deadline July 13, 2015
Paul Cameron will be the seminar instructor.
Both of the seminars will be held at the Crown Plaza Bloomington. Additional information and registration forms can be found at: http://www.aws.org/education/cwi_seminar.html.

When a section hosts the CWI Preparatory Seminar they receive a complimentary spot for the week long seminar which includes the D1.1 code clinic. This individual will work with the seminar instructor as a helper and receives instruction with all instruction materials including the D1.1 codebook. This is a $1585 member, $1800 non-member benefit. The Section Certification Committee decides each year who will have this opportunity to be the section representative. This year we will be taking names from the AWS Northwest Section members who are interested in this opportunity and who meet the requirements of QC1:2007 “Standard for AWS Certification of Welding Inspectors” (http://www.aws.org/certification/docs/QC1-2007.pdf). The committee will be holding a drawing to select the seminar helper. One requirement is that the member selected will have to provide proof of the $850 payment for the exam on the weekend of the seminar. We want to make sure this is used for members wanting to become a CWI.
We will announce the March/April seminar helper on January 31. The August Helper will be announced May 31.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your name, member number, address and phone number to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
You may contact Mike Hanson 763-221-5951 or Mace Harris 612-209-0939 if you have further questions.