Let the Sparks Fly

Welding dates back to the Iron and Broze ages. Who doesn’t love to see metal forged, sanded and welded — creating a one-of-a-kind item?

Here is a short video of welds done for an Iron Horse BBQ…slowed WAY down.

Watch as the various colors illuminate the screen and fiery sparks fly. Although Pro Weld is only demonstrating one type of welding here, there are numerous ways to weld.

– Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) – aka “Stick Welding”
– Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) – aka “TIG (tungsten, inert gas)”
– Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) – aka “MIG (metal, inert gas)”
– Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW)
– Submerged arc welding (SAW)
– Electroslag welding (ESW)

See wiki for more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welding

Observe How to Weld – FAST, FURIOUS & FUN!

The countdown is on! There are less than 16 days until Santa comes to town, and all our elves are working around-the-clock to fabricate toys and gifts for Christmas.

Soon we will be presenting a custom made Iron Horse BBQ to “LAS VEGAS’ Favorite Charity” the
Opportunity Village Website.

Watch this quick upbeat video on how to weld. Let yourself be mesmerized by the brilliant colors reflecting spectacular shades as sparks fly and are reflected on the fabricator’s welding mask. This one minute video will let you see from the eyes of a professional how simple the welding technique can be.

This is one of a kind, custom fabricated “Iron Horse BBQ” will be presented to the world-class “Opportunity Village” non-profit organization for people with disabilities in the heart of Las Vegas.

See their website at http://www.opportunityvillage.org/ for more on what you can do to spread the word, contribute and make a difference in the lives of those in need.

For more info on the Iron Horse BBQ (the western themed commercial BBQ Grill) see
http://ironhorsebbq.com/.

Keep an eye on our “NEWS” section as we shed light on welding advice, inspirational projects and ways to produce the perfect weld.

 

“Makeover” Surprise

Pro Weld, Inc. on site for Extreme Makeover

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Pro-Weld is putting finishing touches on a structure that will be a surprise part of the makeover.

The builders cannot say what the structure is, but can say it’s made of steel, is 21 feet wide, 16 feet tall, and weighs 9,000 pounds. The team has put the structure together over the last two weeks, overlapping several kinds of construction at once.

“Once we got through proofing all the drawings and made sure were on the same page about what’s being built, it went pretty easily,” said Jim Oberlander with Pro-Weld.

The special piece will be shipped to the home and revealed later this week.

By Bryan Navarro Mail Tribune

Pro Weld Honored as Family Business

Pro Weld, Inc. of White City was one of four Oregon companies receiving the 2005 Excellence in Family Business Awards presented by Oregon State University’s Austin Family Business Program Thursday night at the Portland Zoo.

Pro Weld, Inc., owned by James and Penny Oberlander, won top honors in the small business category, which includes businesses with 10 to 24 employees.

Pro Weld specializes in custom construction and technical welding. Judges chose this company because of its ability to involve family in all aspects of business; its innovative business direction; strong involvement within the community; and strong marketing plan.

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OSU Family Business Awards

CORVALLIS – A White City firm, Pro Weld, has been honored as a finalist in the 2004 Excellence in Family Business Awards, presented by Oregon State University’s Austin Family Business Program.

In the small business category for firms with 10-20 employees, judges noted Pro Weld’s achievements in innovation, economic and community contributions and commitment.

Owned by the Oberlander family, Pro Weld includes James, Penny, Tanna and Eli Oberlander, as well as daughter and office manager Tifiny Skirvin. Pro Weld field welders travel throughout Oregon and Northern California providing a variety of standard and special process welding services. The company maintains a website at www.pro-weld.com.

Award winners were selected from nominations from businesses and individuals from throughout the region earlier this year. This year’s winners also include firms from Rickreall, Lincoln City, Dayton and Woodburn.

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