The Metal Mashup: March Vol.2 – 2019

March 2019: Breath freely, Fronius hook-up, rebate reminder, SkillsUSA champion, Metallica gives back & spring cleaning!


The spring season brings pollen and new air pollutants which irritate our sinuses and cause allergies. With Spring literally in the air, we wanted to remind everyone we carry a range of Half Mask Respirators to provide you with respiratory protection in harsh, dirty environments. We can’t cure your allergies, but you can protect yourself from harmful fumes and particles, while welding & grinding during allergy season & all thru the year.


CK Worldwide and Fronius Welding have made it official … CK designed a SafeLoc Dinse Connector specifically for Fronius Welding machines!  But wait, there’s more! These new Fronius Dinse Connectors are part of CK’s adaptable dinse connectors. Just change a few component pieces in its modular interior and you can connect your Water or Air Cooled TIG torch to virtually any welding machine. Not sure which connector, TIG torch, or interior components you need… No worries! If you can’t find it online, Arc-Zone has developed a proprietary connector guide with every identifiable connection we could find. Just call in, send us an email, or message us via live chat, and we’ll get you locked in! 


Meet Chandler Vincent, a former SkillsUSA champion who started his own company at just 16 years old. After Chandler was introduced to welding in high school, he says, “Welding was a challenge and something that I had to put the work into every day to improve but I knew it would be needed in society and that it was going to be a good career.” Not only did he turn welding into a career, but he took his skills all the way to the United Arab Emirates after he was named Best of Nation  during the 2016 SkillsUSA championship. Now, on top of running CRV, Chandler trains hopefuls looking to compete in WorldSkills 2019 and advocates for the younger generation to join the trades industry by working with the American Welding Society and Lincoln Electric. To learn more, check-out Chandler’s interview on TheFabricator!


The Metal band, Metallica, is putting a molten spin on giving back in support of careers in heavy metal. Through their non-profit organization, All Within My Hands, Metallica has partnered with the American Association of Community Colleges to support workforce education by donating $1 Million in Grants split among 10 colleges to fund the first-ever Metallica Scholars. Each college is using its $100k to fund initiatives that best align with their regional goals. For example, WSU Tech will use its grant to advance “Women in Manufacturing” by funding aviation sheetmetal, machining and welding for female students. If you know any-woman near Wichita, WSU is currently accepting applicants.


Before you throw out all the old junk you compiled while spring cleaning, check out how this guy literally turns one man’s trash into another man’s treasure.


For a small business, like ours, arriving at our #20Year anniversary, is call for a celebration. Mostly, we’re celebrating by offering you top notch technical service, quality products, innovative solutions to make your welding life better. So give us a call, place an order, tag us on social media, or shoot us an email. We’d love to hear from you! 


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