Under the Hood 2012: Miller and the Companies of ITW Welding North America Announce Four-City Tour of Weld Expos with Live Demonstrations, Educational Seminars | MillerWelds

Under the Hood 2012: Miller and the Companies of ITW Welding North America Announce Four-City Tour of Weld Expos with Live Demonstrations, Educational Seminars

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APPLETON, Wis. — April 24, 2012 — Miller Electric Mfg. Co. and the ITW Welding companies of North America, including Hobart Brothers, Bernard, Tregaskiss, Weldcraft and Smith Equipment, will be bringing the “Under the Hood 2012: Learn  | Weld | Connect” welding expos to four cities across the U.S. Tour stops include Lawrenceville (Atlanta) (May 2-3), Ft. Worth, Tex. (May 23-24), Rancho Cucamonga, Ca. (LA) (June 13-14) and Troy, Ohio (June 20-21). Attendees may pre-register at Millerwelds.com/weldexpo or on-site. Registrants will be able to tap the trusted knowledge of Miller engineers, product managers and other welding professionals to get the latest welding tips, and have a hands-on welding experience and the chance to see the latest in welding equipment and technology.  

For the welding professional, Under the Hood 2012 offers two days of welding opportunities that include 10 different educational sessions with programs on reducing weld costs, the challenges of aluminum welding, weld data monitoring, maintaining environmental compliance and more. 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 roll into town with 40 hands-on displays. The latest products from all of the ITW Welding Companies will be a part of Under the Hood 2012. Attendees will have the opportunity 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 from the renowned Institute for Trend Research (ITR) will bring valuable economic insight for today’s economy and how your business can prosper in difficult financial times. ITR’s experts have been making accurate economic forecasts since 1948. Dr. Jeff Dietrich of ITR will be the featured speaker in LA and Fort Worth. Economist and President of ITR, Alan Beaulieu, will deliver the economic trends in Atlanta and Troy.

Do-it-yourself welding enthusiasts are encouraged to attend 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). Attendees will learn the basics of MIG, TIG and Plasma cutting and which process is right for their welding needs. They can also create a small project to take home. World-class fabricators, bike builders and restoration experts will also be on hand to answer questions and share their experiences and knowledge of welding. Those interested can sign up at MillerWelds.com/underthehood. Space is limited to the first 100 registrants per location. 

Special guests will highlight the evening sessions:

  • May 2 Jody Collier of WeldingTipsandTricks.com will demonstrate his “Down and Dirty Tips for Welders” in Atlanta.
  • World Championship custom bike builder Dar Holdsworth of Darwin Motorcycles will fabricate the frame of a 1969 chopper and answer your welding questions in Fort Worth on May 23.
  • In Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., on June 13, Zane Cullen of Cotati Speed Shop will answer automotive welding questions, and three-time AMD World Championship bike builder, Jim Giuffra, and the ladies from AFT Customs will also talk welding and display Sentoh, their 2011 AMD World Championship bike.
  • ThorSport Racing, the longest tenured active NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team, will talk racing on the evening of June 20 in Troy, Ohio.  

Locations for Under the Hood 2012: Learn I Weld I Connect

Lawrenceville (Atlanta), Ga. May 2-3
Miller Distribution and Training Center
1655 Lakes Parkway, Ste. 101
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Fort Worth, Texas May 23-24
Miller Distribution and Training Center 
15000 Grand River Road, Ste 121
Fort Worth, TX 76155

Rancho Cucamonga, Ca. June 13-14
Miller Distribution and Training Center
9570 Santa Anita Ave, Ste B
Rancho Cucamonga, CA  91730 

Troy, Ohio June 20-21
Hobart Brothers Company
400 Trade Square East
Troy, OH 45373

Read more and register for Under the Hood 2012 at Millerwelds.com/weldexpo. DIY evening attendees can sign-up at Millerwelds.com/underthehood.

About Miller

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., headquartered in Appleton, Wis., is a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller brand arc welding equipment and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW).

For more information, visit Miller’s website at www.MillerWelds.com, call 1-800-4-A-Miller (800-426-4553), email info@millerwelds.com, fax 877-327-8132, or write to Miller Electric Mfg. Co., P.O. Box 100, Lithonia, GA 30058.

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