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3rd Annual Carl Sandburg College Welding Competition April 4

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April 2, 2014
GALESBURG—Area high school students will participate in the third annual Carl Sandburg College Welding Competition at 9:30 a.m. April 4 in Building G, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., on the Main Campus in Galesburg. Students from Cuba, Galesburg, Illini West, Knoxville, ROWVA, United and Williamsfield high schools are among those scheduled to compete.

Teams of four will be awarded points in three practical skill areas (shielded metal arc welding, oxy fuel cutting and gas metal arc welding), a 50-question written test and for displaying proper safety precautions. Exam scores will be used as a tiebreaker.

Contestants will receive a drawing, coupons, welding supplies and access to welding/cutting equipment in each practical skill area and will have 30 minutes to complete each station. Work at each station will be judged on dimensional accuracy, conformity to the drawing requirement and visual examination of the welds and torch work.

The team with the top score will be awarded a Thermal Arc welder, and the top individual scorer will be awarded a Miller auto-darkening helmet. The second- and third-place individuals and the competitor with the top written test score will receive a ProStar auto-darkening helmet. All competitors will also receive individual prizes, including welding gloves, safety glasses, a welding cap and a T-shirt.

For more information contact Craig Johnson, welding instructor at Sandburg, at 309.341.5274 or