Miller and Hobart to Host Third Annual Welding and Heating Technology Conference


Marcus Luttrell

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. and Hobart — in conjunction with E.H. Wachs — will host the third annual Welding and Heating Technology Conference in Houston on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Because the drive for greater profitability in the industry has never been stronger or more urgent, this free event will feature educational seminars with keynote speakers, panel and roundtable discussions, live demonstrations and networking opportunities aimed at discovering ways to stay competitive, maximize profitability and improve operational efficiencies in welding and heating operations.

The one-day conference will be held at the ITW Welding Technology Center located at 15331 Vantage Parkway East in Houston. Registration information and a full schedule of event activities are available at

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Those encouraged to attend include pipe fabricators, general fabricators, general or mechanical contractors, manufacturers, maintenance and repair operators, welding and gas distributors, educators, students or those in supply and rental.

The day’s schedule includes the following events:

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8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

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Seminar: Staying Competitive with New Technologies & Welding Intelligence – Presented by keynote speaker Mike Lang of Fluor 

Understand how to drive improvements with production and process monitoring tools.

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8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


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Lunch is provided as part of registration.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Maximizing Profitability through Training and Weld Process Choices
Efficiently and cost-effectively develop better skills and realize the full potential in your welders.
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Additional networking and hands-on demonstrations will take place until 6 p.m.

Following the day’s activities, the event will conclude with a Miller-hosted AWS Houston Chapter dinner and presentation featuring guest speaker Marcus Luttrell. His #1 New York Times best-selling book, Lone Survivor, tells the harrowing story of four Navy SEALs who journeyed into the mountainous border of Afghanistan and Pakistan on Operation Redwing. In a powerful narrative, he weaves a rich account of courage and sacrifice, honor and patriotism, community and destiny that audiences will find both wrenching and life-affirming. The evening’s event will be held at the ITW Welding Technology Center and the cost is $25 in support of the AWS Houston Chapter. More details are available at

For those unable to attend the conference, tours and demonstrations at the training center are regularly made available and can be scheduled by calling 920.831.4720. The ITW Welding Technology Center is a resource for product users, regional employers and welding distributors, offering training and educational opportunities led by Miller and Hobart representatives with expertise in the latest welding and heating techniques and advancements. Tags: