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AWS Sustaining Company Members comprise the Society's most prestigious level of institutional membership.

Organizations that choose to become AWS Sustaining Company Members understand the importance of staying current with industry trends through the most recognized source of welding knowledge and expertise.

AWS Sustaining Company Members solidify their relationship with the industry through participating in AWS programs. By becoming involved in various committees, they work to achieve the goals of developing good practices, procedures and processes that benefit the industry at large.

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.

Sustaining Company Benefits

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Sustaining Company Dues
Annual Dues (domestic) $860.00
Annual Dues (foreign) $960.00
Initiation Fee (one-time) $750

AWS Sustaining Company Membership Benefits
The AWS Sustaining Company Member Receives:
Major benefits for the AWS Sustaining Company start with a choice of one of the following:

If you value the cost-saving advantages of industry standards, choose this option...

  • AWS Standards eLibrary ($12,000 Value) - at sign up, you'll receive nearly 160 AWS Technical Standards, Internet access (read-only). Requires a company’s IP address only
  • Available 24/7 via a single integrated environment
  • Easy access to nearly 160 AWS Standards
  • Text searchable for quick information retrieval
  • Multiple user access at single site with valid IP address
  • User friendly interface, giving clickable access to resources
  • Remote access via VPN or proxy server
 All Employees have read-only access to library. Easy to access and quickly select documents  - 24/7 access
  • Download Standards Library List in PDF.
  • If you're economy-minded, get twice the member benefits for a fraction of the price...

  • DOUBLE MEMBERS OPTION - opt for 10 additional Individual Memberships. That's a total of 20 valued employees and/or customers getting the best products and services from the world's premier welding society.

Your AWS Sustaining Company Membership also includes:

  • 10 Individual AWS Memberships for company employees or customers loaded with benefits (click here).
  • AWS Sustaining Company Member logo for use on company letterhead and promotional material.
  • 5% Discount on Welding Journal advertising, including Inspection Trends and Welding Marketplace or other advertising opportunities in the AWS Media Kit.
  • Free company listing and hyperlink from AWS’s 100,000 visitors-a-month website,, to your company’s website.
  • A professional news release about your business decision to join AWS offered to top industry magazines.
  • Professionally engraved wall plaque to show company affiliation with the American Welding Society.
  • Unlimited VIP passes to the FABTECH Show to distribute as perks to customers and company staff.
  • Distributor Locator Map inclusion puts your company in immediate contact with customers.
  • An additional 5% discount off the already-reduced member price of any AWS conference or seminar registration.
    • 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 Sustaining Company Member today:

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

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