Ernest A. Benway, Swagelok Corporation

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Motors & Drives July 15, 2010

As welder shortage looms, training becomes a critical issue

According to the American Welding Society, more than 500,000 welders are employed in the United States. This is not enough to meet the increasing demands of industry. Also, more than half of the existing welder workforce is approaching retirement. By 2010, the AWS predicts demand for skilled welders will outstrip supply by 200,000.

By Ernest A. Benway, Swagelok Corporation