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									                         News Letter
Birmingham Section                                                                   May 19, 2008
                                                        April Meeting Review:                                               The Section is attempting to recruit new members      Future Meeting Plans:
May Meeting
                                                                 The April meeting was held at Lawson State         for executive officers and committee members for those        The May meeting will be the last meeting for the
Date:       Monday May 19, 2008                         Community College. This was an Executive Meeting with       who are employed in the welding industry for this             2007-08 year. The 2008-09 year will begin in
                                                        the members discussing plans for the 2008-09 year and       upcoming year. This is your Section, we would like to hear    September. If you have suggestions for the
Location:    Lawson State Community College             with several committees appointed to close out the          from you and you are welcome to attend our monthly            September meeting or if you would like to host an
             Ethel Hall Auditorium                      2007-08 year.                                               meetings. The Section always has informative and              AWS Meeting at your facility for the coming
                                                                                                                    exuberant speakers covering a variety of subjects.            year, please contact any of the AWS Executive
Time:        6:00 pm                                    May Meeting Preview:                                                If you have any suggestions or comments for the       Officers.
                                                                 The May meeting will be a presentation on NDE      2007-08 year, please contact any of the Officers listed on
                                                        test methods including UT, MT, and PT. Mr. Love will        the newsletter.                                               Directions to Lawson State Community
Topic:       NDE Testing using the UT, MT, and          demonstrate these test methods on actual weld specimens.                                                                  College:
             PT non-destructive examination.            During the presentation he will demonstrate how the                                                                                 Lawson State Community College-
                                                        testing procedures work and show how indications are        Certified Welding Inspectors (CWIs)
                                                                                                                                                                                  Bessemer Campus is located in Bessemer on
Presenter:   Tim Love- President and CEO of Love        detected. The members in attendance will see first hand              CWIs that attend the Birmingham Section’s AWS        Highway 11 directly across from UAB West
             Inspection LLC. Mr. Love has thirty        how an inspection is performed using the various NDT test   meetings can earn Professional Development Hours              Hospital. The meeting will be held in the Ethel
             years of NDE experience. His career        methods. The members will have an opportunity to ask        (PDHs). CWIs must recertify every nine years by either        Hall Building in the Auditorium.
             started in the Navy working on 637         questions during and after the presentation. The Section    taking the Part B Practical examination or by experience                From I 20/59 North or South, take Exit
             and 688 fast attack submarines. After      will also provide food and refreshments for those in        and continuing education by earning a minimum of (80)         108 on Academy Drive (Wal-mart). From I- 459
             leaving the Navy he worked for             attendance.                                                 PDHs during the nine-year certification period with (20) of   take I 20/59 North and take Exit 108 Academy
             several testing labs performing                                                                        those 80 PDHs earned in the final three-year period. The      Drive. Turn on Academy Drive toward the Town
             inspection for steel mills, paper mills,                                                               Birmingham Section will provide a certificate of              and Country Ford dealership. At the four-way
             fab shops, boilers, gas and steam                                                                      attendance providing for (1) PDH with each meeting            intersection, turn left; Bessemer Civic Center will
             turbines and machined products. He                                                                     attended.                                                     be on the left. Go past the Civic Center, the
             has held positions as Fab Shop                                                                                                                                       campus of Lawson State will be on the left. Enter
             Foreman, NDE Supervisor, and Field                                                                                                                                   at the South gate entrance and on your left is the
             Quality Control Manager for such
                                                        Tim Love                                                    CWI Seminar/Exam:
                                                        President - CEO                                                     The AWS has scheduled a CWI Seminar for May           Ethel Hall Building. Park behind the building and
             companies      as    Foster    Wheeler                                                                                                                               enter through the double doors.
                                                        ICC Special Inspector                                       18-23 with the Exam on May 24th. For information on the
             Corporation and TLT-Babcock. He
                                                        AWS Certified Welding Inspector ASNT -ACCP Level II         seminar visit the AWS website at
             was recently the NDE Lab Manager
                                                                                                           or contact AWS at
             for UTS Testing Services for the last      STRUCTURAL STEEL & NDE INSPECTIONS                                                                                        For Information:
                                                                                                                    (800) 443-9353 ext 273 or 224.
             ten years. He is a current CWI, an ICC                                                                                                                               Please contact: Mike Mullins @ 271-0300 -
             (International      Code       Council)    4661 Burning Tree Lane Pelham, Alabama 35124 Mobile:                                                             or Roy
             Structural Steel Inspector (1st in the                                                                                                                               Ledford @ 929-3477 -
                                                        205-613-1757 Office: 205413-4233 Fax: 205-419-5466          The AWS Birmingham Section newsletter can now be
             state) and holds an ASNT ACCP
                                                        E-mail: timlove@loveinspectioncom                           accessed online at
             Level II in MT, PT, UT, VT, and RT.
                                                        Web site:
The American Welding Society                                                                            Nonprofit
Birmingham Section                                                                                    Organization
                                                                                                       U.S. Postage
1119 Shades Avenue                                                                                        Paid
Bessemer, Alabama 35021                                                                               Bessemer, AL.
                                                                                                       Permit # 257

                  Birmingham AWS Section
                    May Meeting Notice

                                               Birmingham AWS Section
                                        2007-2008 Officers & Executive Committee
             OFFICERS                           EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE                EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
                                                      2007-2008                          2007-2008
             Mike Mullins
        Southeastern Plateworks
                                                       Robert DeLavega                     Tim Turner
                                                          WESTEC                     Gardendale High School
                                                          436-3948                      379-3000 ext 257

                                                          Jim Casey                       Jim Cooley
              Basil Petty
                                              Shelby County School of Technology         CWI Inspector
            Blount Welding
                                                          682-6596                         960-2546
        647-7281 (c) (205) 281-4802

              Secretary                                  Dave Hall                         Dan Sims
            Candice Casey                      Bessemer Center for Technology          Profax/Lenco Inc.                             432-3772                       (205) 907-4616

              Roy Ledford
    Lawson State Community College

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