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Continuous Improvement

2012 – Implementation of ShopTech E2 shop and accounting software

June 2012, July 2010, October 2008, May 2007 – Advance Welding received Nadcap re-accreditation with merit for Welding (Fusion and Resistance) and Brazing (Torch and Induction). Nadcap accredited since June 2006.

June 2012, June 2009, August 2006 – Advance Welding’s Quality System receives AS9100, Rev. C and ISO9001 approval.

January 2012- Two Advance Welding representatives attended a one week G2 Miller Panasonic Robot Basic Operations class

January 2012- Two Advance Welding representatives attended 11 week ASM Practical Heat Treating course

October 2011, October 2010, October 2009, July 2008, October 2007 – Advance Welding management attended the annual Nadcap meeting held in Pittsburgh, PA

June 2011- An Advance Welding employee attended the AWS Certified Welding Inspector Seminar in Hartford, CT

July 2010, October 2008, May 2007 – Advance Welding received Nadcap re-accreditation with merit for Welding (Fusion and Resistance) and Brazing (Torch and Induction). Nadcap accredited since June 2006.

April 2010 – Advance Welding became an approved FAA Repair Station.

October 2009 – Advance Welding’s Vice President became a Supplier Voting Member for the Nadcap Welding Task Group

June 2009, August 2006 – Advance Welding’s Quality System receives AS9100 and ISO9001 approval.

November 2005 – Advance Welding representatives attended the AWS/Fabtech Welding Show in Chicago, IL

October 2005 – Our Vice President and one Certified Welder attended the 10th AA/ AWS Aluminum Welding Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, FL

September 2005 – Two employees attended 13-week evening course called “Principles of Failure Analysis” held at Bose in Framingham, MA

June 2005 – Our Vice President and Management Representative attended the Round 20 Workforce Training Fund awards held at Western Mass. Electric. Governor Mitt Romney and other state officials attended the awards ceremony.

May 2005 – We received notification from the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund that we were awarded a training grant in the amount of $31,400.00. Funds are to be used for training our employees in NADCAP, ISO and AS9000 quality systems and procedures.

Community Involvement

May 16 & 17, 2012- Advance Welding hosted students from Springfield Public Day High School and Chicopee Comprehensive High School (Welding Program). The students enjoyed a tour, a pizza lunch and a “monster garage” experience.

September 2011 – September 2009 – Advance Welding was a sponsor for the Pathfinder Machine Tech Bike Rally held to benefit the Machine Tech students at Pathfinder Vocational High School in Palmer, MA

July 2011 – July 2005 – Advance Welding’s Management sponsored and participated in the Annual Westfield Voc-Tech Golf Classic hosted by the Western Mass. National Tooling and Machining Association. Proceeds benefit the Westfield Voc-Tech High School Manufacturing Technology Department and the Dick Sunderland Memorial Scholarship Fund

September 2009 – Advance Welding made a generous monetary donation to the Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Foundation. John Ratzenberger, founder of Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Foundation, visited and toured Advance Welding

June 2007 – Advance Welding made a generous monetary donation to Memorial School (located across the street from Advance Welding).
The money will go towards the purchase of a rock climbing wall for the elementary grade students.

November 2005 – Advance Welding makes a monetary donation to the West Springfield High School Robotics Team and also pledges to assist them with welding services if needed.

September 2005 – Advance Welding generously donated to the American Red Cross to support its relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina.

June 2005 – A donation was made to support the West Springfield Firefighters Annual Charity Golf Tournament. The money raised benefited four local charities.

June 2005 – A donation was made to support the Connecticut River Challenge Canoe & Kayak Race that benefited the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, MA

June 2005 – Our Vice President attends roundtable discussion with Gov. Mitt Romney in Boston along with NTMA (National Tooling & Machining Association) members to discuss the burden of high Unemployment Insurance Taxes on our industry.

May 2005 – Chicopee Vocational High School (Chicopee, MA) welding students visited Advance Welding for lunch and tour of our facility. Our local News Channel 22 was also invited and featured a segment on the evening news about our student tour.

New Equipment

January 2012    L & L Special Furnace Electric Box Furnace Model XLE248

January 2012    Miller Panasonic 7-axis Robotic Welding System Model PA350S

2011 – Purchased four Miller Dynasty 700 Welding Machines

October 2010 – Upgraded our Welding Glove Box Gas Purification System

October 2010 – Purchased Miller Dynasty 700 Welding Machine

September 2007 – Purchased Miller Dynasty 350 TIG Runner Welding Machine

December 2005 – Advance Welding purchased two pieces of fabricating equipment:

Ercolina Mega Bender (see photo)

  • Bends ferrous & non-ferrous materials ¼” to 3″ diameter
  • Ideal for bending pipe, tube, squares, rectangles, solids and other profiles
  • Programmable bend angles 0 to 180 deg.

Ercolina Angle Roll (see photo)

  • Rolls pipe, tube, rectangles and solids
  • Pipe Capacity: 2″ Sch. 40
  • Angle Capacity: 2″ x 2″ x ¼”

September 2004 – Purchased Miller Aerowave Welding Machine

January 2003 – Purchased Miller Dynasty 300DX TIG Runner Welding Machine