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                                                  LogoThe perfect Membership for the Independent Welding Shop.
Independent welding shops worldwide can take advantage of the benefits of an AWS Affiliate Company Membership. This Membership, designed exclusively for independent welding and fabricating shops, was developed to meet specific needs: to keep you better informed, aware and responsive to the tides and trends of the welding industry; to improve productivity, solve production problems, and improve your competitive position.

For your convenience, AWS will prorate your company's dues if you have employees who are current AWS Individual Members. Call the AWS Membership Department at (800) 443-9353, ext. 480 for special pricing.

Affiliate Company Benefits

Affiliate Company Members Listing

Affiliate Company Dues
One Year $164.00
Two Years $328.00
Initiation Fee (one-time) $12.00

AWS Affiliate Company Membership Benefits
The AWS Affiliate Company Member Receives:
  • Priceless exposure of your shop with free publicity on AWS's 100,000-visitors-a-month website.
  • An AWS Individual Membership ($84 value), which includes need-to-know technical information through a FREE monthly subscription to the Welding Journal. WJ covers the latest trends, events, news and products guaranteed to make your job easier.
  • Quick access to welding information through a personal library of AWS Pocket Handbooks:
  1. Everyday Pocket Handbook for Arc Welding Steel
  2. Everyday Pocket Handbook for Visual Inspection and Weld Discontinuities - Causes and Remedies
  3. Everyday Pocket Handbook for Gas Metal Arc and Flux-Cored Arc Welding
  • Practical information through The American Welder, a special section of the Welding Journal geared toward front-line welders.
  • Exclusive usage of the AWS Affiliate Company Member logo on your business card and promotional material for a competitive edge.
  • Wall Certificate to show your company's affiliation with the world's premier welding association.
  • Window decal to display on your shop's storefront.
  • Free passes to the FABTECH show for you and your shop's best employees.
  • Unmatched networking opportunities at local Section Meetings, the annual AWS Welding Show, as well as at AWS-sponsored educational events.
  • Professional development via discounts on world-renowned and industry-wide AWS Certification programs, conferences and workshops.
  • Technical information through a 25% Members'-only discount on more than 300 industry-specific AWS Publications and technical standards.
  • (Optional) Hyperlink on the AWS website for a one-time fee of $100
    (Get priceless exposure... put a link from AWS’ 100,000 visitors-a-month website to your site!)
  • AWS Members, YRC Freight invented LTL (less-than-truckload). Their broad portfolio of North American LTL services helps you increase the flexibility and reliability of your supply chains by offering direct service to almost every point in the United States and nearly all of the Canadian population.
  • AWS Members receive a minimum 70% discount.
  • Ground and air expedited and guaranteed solutions
  • Unlike most carriers, YRC Freight Time-Critical Service counts Saturday and Sunday as service days
  • Cross-border services throughout North America
  • Get the highest Canada cross-border clearance rate among LTL carriers for your shipments
  • YRC Freight Exhibit Services has been Best-in-Show for trade show shipping for over 25 years
  • No-cost inbound guarantee on trade show shipments
  • Book, track, and manage your shipments anytime and anywhere at or contact YRC Freight Customer Service 24/7 at 800.610.6500
  • •    Specialize in palletized shipments over 150 lbs

The AWS/YRC Freight Shipping Program is a free Corporate Member benefit.
It’s easy to get started, enroll today by phone, e-mail, or online.
Call: 800.647.3061 | |

  • YRC Regional Transportation Offers Special Discounts for Members of the American Welding Society!  Speed, reliability and regional expertise - precisely what members deserve.YRC Regional Transportation is comprised of New Penn, USF Holland, and USF Reddaway. Individually, they are leaders in next-day delivery, quality handling and on-time performance. Collectively, they are committed to delivering even more.Their comprehensive, best-in-class services include regional, expedited, guaranteed, consolidation & distribution and cross-border between the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Start saving today on your transportation services through the AWS/YRC Regional Program.  Enrollment in the AWS Regional Shipping Program is free.
    To enroll, please fill out the registration form below and fax it back to 913.266.4040,
    or call your association benefits coordinator at 800.647.3061. Click below for the enrollment form:
    • OfficeMax - Special savings on more than 12,000 office products. Start saving today on your office needs by enrolling in the AWS OfficeMax Partner Advantage program.  Have an OfficeMax account manager contact me!.
    Become an AWS Affiliate Company Member today:

    Call (800) 443-9353, ext. 480, or (305) 443-9353, ext. 480.

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