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Welders Hold the World Together

Twenty-three years ago, the American Welding Society (AWS) established April as National Welding Month in order to recognize the industry and tradespeople who strive to keep the world together — one weld at a time.


Hug a Welder During National Welding Month

welder 1Did you know…?

  • More than 50% of all products manufactured in the U.S. require welding.
  • Welding tools and hieroglyphic depictions of welders have been found in long-sealed Egyptian tombs, dating back to at least 3,500 B.C.
  • The world’s record for the deepest underwater weld was set by the U.S. Navy I 2005; the depth was 2,000 feet.
  • April is National Welding Month.


Welcome to National Welding Month!

Twenty-three years ago, the American Welding Society (AWS) established April as National Welding Month in order to recognize the industry and tradespeople who strive to keep the world together — one weld at a time.

Since then, American welders have not only kept products rolling off our assembly lines, they’ve also kept our economy booming.

Think of it: Every day in thousands of shipyards, assembly plants and construction sites across America, skilled welding professionals are building the structures and products we’ve come to depend on. Behind-the-scenes welders are in fact the very backbone of American industry.

Just take a look at the many ways welding has been depicted in our popular culture over the years:

As you can see, a career in welding is not for the faint of heart. But it’s a trade that every industry relies upon to keep from falling apart at the seams.

Welders as Heroes

Did you know that WWII was known as the “Resource War”? That’s because the outcome was largely determined by which countries could out-produce the others. U.S. welders were such an essential part of that effort that the following comments from President Franklin Roosevelt are forever inscribed on the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.:

“They have stoked the furnaces and hurried the factory wheels. They have made the planes and welded the tanks. Riveted the ships and rolled the shells.”

Welding is a growing industry in dire need of more skilled tradespeople. In fact, the industry is predicting a shortage of at least 450,000 skilled welders by 2022.

welder 673559 1920 1024x683 300x200Welding at McShane

At McShane, our welders deliver premium-quality components for furnaces, large ductwork, bulk storage, structural steel, and holding tanks.

Our heavy industrial fabrication services routinely exceed customers’ specialized fabrication needs. Because we’re AWS certified, our welders are proven to have the skills needed to take on the most intricate jobs and challenges.

We’re proud to honor them during National Welding Month!

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