Given the continued projected shortage of skilled welders, one can only expect the number of women in the welding industry to grow… and with that growth, a demand for welding apparel that fits well.
AngelFire welding apparel for women
We all know that women are shaped differently than men. But did you know that AngelFire is not the only welding apparel for women?
Miller is introducing a new women’s line of their Arc Armor® apparel.
We are excited to see more options for women who weld in terms of apparel. Continue reading
Devon: a New Rosie just getting started
Devon attends college in Victoria, BC where she’s finishing her C level and working toward doing her CWB’s. “If you’re thinking about becoming a welder and are a hands-on, detail oriented person, do it! Just do it! You will learn a lot. I had never ever welded or done much trades work before I signed up for my C ticket at Camosun College. I wouldn’t say it’s easy but I found it to be lots of fun and a healthy challenge for myself.”
To learn more about Devon, continue for the rest of the interview… Continue reading
November always seems like a good month to focus on things we’re thankful for in the welding industry. So, because FABTECH is coming up soon (November 18-21, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois), we thought we’d start there!
FABTECH, the welding industry’s largest trade show!
We at Arc-Zone.com are thankful for FABTECH! Jim Watson (founder and CEO of Arc-Zone.com) has been going to FABTECH off and on for many years, first when he worked for Weldcraft, then in 1999 when he officially introduced Arc-Zone.com (founded in 1998) to the welding industry.
At FABTECH Jim is able to meet with manufacturers and get a first-hand look at new products that our welding customers may need. Continue reading
We’ve featured some amazing welding women in our New Rosies column, including the famous Jessi Combs. But none as young as our newest Rosie, Desiree!
Desiree Velez, welding up a storm (technically it looks like she’s grinding something) in her AngelFire welding jacket
One of our loyal Instagram followers and Facebook fans, Adam of Midnight Metalcraft found a post on our account featuring our Roxy Fuel displaying a Plasma Arc Cutting Torch while wearing Revco Angel Fire gear. He mentioned that his 12-year-old daughter loves her Revco gear. Yes, you read that right!! His TWELVE-year-old daughter Desiree is a welder and now our newest Rosie.
We’re so impressed with the maturity of each answer Desiree provided considering her age. And what was even more impressive: that she answered each question on her own. Her dad didn’t even know she had sent it back to me.
For her interview and to see some of her work Continue reading
Lea Fales began welding just this past April. “My work is driven by a desire to better understand the methods of assembly that are used for small and large-scale public art installations. Understanding how pieces and parts make up a whole is a different kind attention to detail that is often times overlooked,” she says.
With barely any welding experience, Lea turns to her father for help. “I scribble notes when he demos a new lesson for me and read myself bedtime stories from welding technique manuals. I have watched and re-watched my welder’s set-up instruction video and several YouTube videos….”
Lea hasn’t received any formal training…yet! But she will begin a three-year graduate program in the fall of 2014 for a Master’s Degree in Sculpture. Her ultimate goal is to plan, develop, and maintain spaces for public art. Continue reading
At Arc-Zone.com one of our goals has always been to build the best welding supply store in the world–a lofty goal, but as they say, shoot for the moon, if you fall you’ll land among the stars!
Building the Best Welding Supply Company
But what does it mean to build the best welding supply company?
Arc-Zone’s Ultimate Welding Showroom at 2091 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Well, for us it has meant delivering the top brand TIG, MIG, and Plasma Arc Welding products for your application–the welding supplies you need to improve quality and minimize downtime: Continue reading