Barbie Parsons was fascinated by the movie Castaway with Tom Hanks, but she was not drawn to the story of survival, nor character played by Tom Hanks, but rather with the woman welding giant angel wings at the beginning of the movie. She said to herself, “I would love to do that!” And for the last seven years that’s exactly what she’s been doing.
Arc-Zone’s very own Joanie Butler has been selected to participate in The Arc-Zone Pro Partnership program. A little over three years ago, Joanie’s adventure with Arc-Zone began. She has proven to be a Jill of all trades who assists our Customer Care, Marketing, and Purchasing Teams; she creates metal art as a hobby, and even single-handedly designed and built a one-of-a-kind sign for Arc-Zone’s Ultimate Showroom.
She’s an inspiration to female fabricators everywhere and was recently hand-selected by the AWS to serve on a National Committee to create a Program for the Girl Scouts of America. Without further ado, Arc-Zone proudly presents to you, Joanie Butler!
At Arc-Zone we’ve been celebrating Made in the USA during July. Over on the JoeWelder.com blog, you’ll find information about CK Worldwide TIG welding torches and LENCO connectors, and our most exciting news, the announcement of our Arc-Zone PRO Partner program. So far we’ve met Wes Mishler, and Jason Moser, two fantastic Made in the USA fabricators. As PRO Partners, they’ll share their insights on some of the top quality welding and cutting accessories in the Arc-Zone.com webstore and tips on how to Weld Like A PRO! (We’d love to see one of our New Rosies join the Arc-Zone PRO Partner Program.)
And so, over here, in the spirit of celebrating welding products Made in the USA, we’re featuring a couple of our tungsten electrode grinders here: Continue reading
April is all about savings at Arc-Zone and we have tons of ways to save you money. One often overlooked way will not only save you money but time. Blanket purchase orders for your welding accessory needs.
This may not be a big deal if you are a small fab shop and you don’t need to buy welding accessories in bulk, but for those of our customers who run high volume or automated welding operations, having the accessories on hand for their welding application is imperative. When you’re standing around waiting for parts to arrive, you’re not making money! Continue reading
One of the things we love most about the internet here at Arc-Zone.com is that it allows us to connect with fabricators around the world! We’ve shipped TIG, MIG and or Plasma Arc Welding accessories to just about every country around the world. Now with the popularity of social media, we not only connect with fabricators through our webstore, we get to see their work when they post photos on social networks like Facebook, Instagram.
We’ve connected with some amazing and fun fabricators, here’s just a few who regularly comment and share with us:
One of our Instagram followers is Midnight Metal Craft in Roseville, Michigan.
Here’s just a taste of their work, these fine looking candle holders (pictured left)! Check out their Facebook page for more awesome pics.
Another of our favorites is ToxicFab out of Kemah, Texas. They lay some pretty impressive beads (see photo on the right). They also have an impressive number of Instagram folllowers (and with pics like these, it’s no wonder!) not to mention Facebook Fans!
Another of our welding connections also hails from Texas: Isaac Carrion who offers welding and repair services. You’ll find him posting pics of some of the heavy equipment repair jobs he’s out on and you can follow him on Instagram too!
And yes, fellow female fabricators, we do have women welders who we connect with also. Lea Fales is a designer, sculptor, and student (though she’s finishing up soon!) in Florida who works in metal. And check her out (pictured right) Isn’t she sexy!
And last, but not least for this welding connection roundup, our friend from Down Under (that’s Australia), Weldporn, who celebrates great welders, and great welds on his Instagram account every day. And has started up his own welding apparel business too!
And if you’re looking for the more traditional welding connections, like the connectors that get your TIG torch hooked up to your welding machine, or that connect your welding power cables, and gas and water lines… check out the welding connectors section over at Arc-Zone.com (sorry, had to get our own product plug in there somehow!).