Welding in Defense Industries

WELDING IN DEFENSE INDUSTRY REMAINS STRONG

Welding recently made the news for less than optimal reasons, when a fire broke out aboard a US Navy aircraft carrier. Actually, while the cause of the fire is not known, the result was to halt all welding in progress on the ship, presently in dry dock. As suppliers of welding equipment in Georgia, we at Sidney Lee know that welding safety is paramount, and dry conditions plus sparks like ones from arc welders aboard the Navy vessel can be hazardous without the right measures in place.

WELDING IN THE US NAVY

Recently the US Congress approved record spending for defense, fighting back some attempts to cut the budget in favor of things like healthcare and social programs. Well, one thing is for sure and that means that more things are going to need welding: repair and maintenance of our national fleet of aircraft carriers, torpedo boats, aircraft including bombers and reconnaissance planes, not to mention the burgeoning field of drones, all require welding now and then. This means that there will be a surge of required expert users of welding equipment in Georgia’s military bases and across the country.

WELDING SAFETY IN THE MECHANICAL TRADES WITHIN THE DEFENSE INDUSTRY

We do hope that the welders employed by our nation’s defense do continue to take welding seriously. Perhaps the government should look at reallocating some of the ample defense budget toward the purchase of quality welding equipment, in addition to hiring expert welding instructors and inspectors. At Sidney Lee Welding Supply Co we certainly have generations of the know-how, and welding supplies necessary to get the job done safely. If you’re in the market for the products to get your welding career in gear for 2020, just give us a call at any of our five convenient locations in the Atlanta, GA area.