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United Technical Wins National AWS ‘Excellence in Welding’ Award

American Welding Society WEMCO Committee Selects United Technical in the Small Business Category

On September 13, United Technical Inc. will accept the 2023 Excellence in Welding award at the American Welding Society’s WEMCO (Welding Equipment Manufacturers Committee) awards luncheon at FABTECH. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that are instrumental in raising the image of welding and strengthening the industry, having shown exemplary dedication to promoting the image of welding in their communities.

One nationwide winner per category is chosen and previous award winners include: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Lincoln Electric Co., and ‘Dirty Jobs’ host Mike Rowe.

In his acceptance remarks, Mike Rowe summed up the importance of the WEMCO award, “The awards that matter most are the ones like this. To be recognized by AWS is better than gratifying. It’s humbling. Because fundamentally, it’s a privilege to speak on behalf of so many good jobs that actually exist, and help shine a light on so many great opportunities.”

Echoing those sentiments, Rob Dines, CEO of United Technical, says, “Receiving the Excellence in Welding Award from an organization like AWS WEMCO is truly the greatest compliment we could receive. Without everyone in this industry working tirelessly to promote welding and skilled trades, this nation suffers. We work as hard to promote the welding industry as we do to deliver great results for our clients.”

“Companies like United Technical are what the WEMCO Excellence in Welding Awards are about. A smaller company who, through their actions, support and promote the Welding Industry as a career,” stated Bob Ranc, Chairman of the Excellence in Welding Awards Committee of WEMCO. “Their participation, financial support, and involvement at the local and national levels help to boost the image of our industry. We at WEMCO are excited to present them with the Excellence in Welding Award in the Small Business category."

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