Miller and ITW Welding North America to host welding expos

Miller Electric and the ITW Welding companies of North America, including Hobart Brothers, Bernard, Tregaskiss, Weldcraft and Smith Equipment, will bring the “Under the Hood 2012: Learn  | Weld | Connect” welding expos to four cities across the United States.

Tour stops for this expo include Atlanta, Georgia (May 2-3), Ft. Worth, Texas (May 23-24), Rancho Cucamonga, California (June 13-14) and Troy, Ohio (June 20-21).

Attendees can pre-register at or on-site. Registrants will learn from Miller engineers, product managers and other welding professionals, get the latest welding tips and have a hands-on welding experience and the chance to see the latest in welding equipment and technology.

This expo offers two days of welding opportunities including 10 educational sessions with programs such as reducing weld costs, the challenges of aluminum welding, weld data monitoring and maintaining environmental compliance. Live demonstrations and hands-on welding opportunities will cover welding processes for a wide range of industries, including construction, fabrication and manufacturing.

The Miller Road Show Truck will include 40 hands-on displays, and the latest products from all of the ITW Welding Companies will be a part of Under the Hood 2012. Attendees will have the chance to see all of the latest technology from Miller and ITW, try out state-of-the-art Arc Armor safety equipment and learn more about special programs and promotions from Miller, including Owners Club and Job Weld Done.

Keynote speakers include Dr. Jeff Dietrich of ITR (California and Texas) and economist and president of ITR, Alan Beaulieu (Georgia and Ohio).

The expo will also feature a special evening event, from 6 to 9 p.m. at each of the weld expos (May 2, May 23, June 13 and June 20), during which attendees will learn the basics of MIG, TIG and Plasma cutting and which process is right for their welding needs. Those interested can sign up at Space is limited to the first 100 registrants per location.

For more information and to register for Under the Hood 2012, visit DIY evening attendees can sign-up at