The Metal Mashup: August Vol.2 – 2019

Dedicated to the family & friends of Jessi Combs. May her life inspire us all to Live Large & Love Fiercely.

HEROES ARE REMEMBERED. LEGENDS NEVER DIE.

With heavy hearts, we share that the world has lost a very special woman this month. Jessi Combs, the Fastest Woman on Four Wheels, passed away after her 52,000 horsepower, jet-powered car crashed. She was attempting to break her own land speed record. Jessi, an avid fabricator, motorcyclist, and all around BADA$$, dedicated her life to helping support others’ dreams. She never hesitated to divulge her trade secrets or share her knowledge with the people she loved. Recognizing her talent & spark, back in ’08, she agreed to share her inspiring story for our CarmenElectrode Blog. We wish her family, friends, and colleagues the strength to cope and the serenity to heal.
Ride in Peace Jessi. Your incredible spirit will forever be remembered & cherished.

FORGING NEW OPPORTUNITIES

Backed by government funding, the Canadian Welding Bureau Welding Foundation launched Women of Steel, a basic welding and safety training program aimed to encourage, support, and inspire women to explore both traditional and new options for careers in the trade. Click here to learn more about the program and how it has transformed dozens of lives.

DIY NETWORK

Attention all DIY-ers! Barbie the Welder has stocked the Arc-Zone shelves with another great craft book, How to Weld Silverware Animals. PLUS, she’s added 4 Metal Sculpture Kits which include pre-cut metal pieces for you to fit & weld yourself. Whether you’re a first-timer or you just need a refresher course, these Metal Sculpture Kits are a great place to start!!

REEL IT IN

We’re Reelly Excited to announce the addition of the Reel Craft Hose Reel line to our offering. Hands down, they’re the best quality retractable reel you’ll find on the market. Take it from our Pro Partner, Wes Mishler who says, “It looks like it’ll last forever! Very robust and the plug end is well made with a spring loaded dust cover to keep debris out of the electrical connection.” Plus, the mounting process is standard and easy. With four bolts and screws, you can attach it to virtually anything.

KICK BACK WITH A 6-PACK

Introducing the Mini Magnet Squares, just a pinch over 2-inch magnets perfect for welding in those hard to reach places. Available in a convenient and COLORFUL 6-pack, these mini magnets will mount practically anywhere and feature an
aluminum casing for easy cleaning. 

BACK TO SCHOOL

School may have started for most of you, but there could be a select few who don’t know which college they’d like to go to yet. We’ve got a great new blog up on JoeWelder.com that might help you decide your next step toward a great career. 

DON’T FALL ASLEEP

Nothing to do with welding, just three and half minutes of pure enjoyment. You’re welcome 🙂 

BEAT THE HEAT: SHOP ONLINE OR CALL US

We may have started out as an online only welding accessory store but now in our second decade, we’ve opened our doors to give customers a chance to see what’s behind the curtain. Not only can you visit us online but you can visit us in person at our one-of-a-kind showroom. We welcome all welders and tradespeople to experience life at the Zone!

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