Birmingham Section May 19, 2008
April Meeting Review: The Section is attempting to recruit new members Future Meeting Plans:
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
www.aws.org/certification 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: email@example.com or Roy
Structural Steel Inspector (1st in the Ledford @ 929-3477 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 aws.org/sections.
Level II in MT, PT, UT, VT, and RT.
Web site: www.loveinspection.com
The American Welding Society Nonprofit
Birmingham Section Organization
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
Robert DeLavega Tim Turner
WESTEC Gardendale High School
436-3948 379-3000 ext 257
Jim Casey Jim Cooley
Shelby County School of Technology CWI Inspector
647-7281 (c) (205) 281-4802
Secretary Dave Hall Dan Sims
Candice Casey Bessemer Center for Technology Profax/Lenco Inc.
Candylynn86@yahoo.com 432-3772 (205) 907-4616
Lawson State Community College