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For Immediate Release

American Welding Society president to visit NRCC


John L. Mendoza, president and chairman of the board of the American Welding Society (AWS), will visit Southwest Virginia next week, including a stop at New River Community College (NRCC) on Wednesday, November 9.

Following a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. in Edwards Hall 117, Mendoza will speak on welding qualifications. To reserve space for the free event, e-mail Mark Gilbert, NRCC associate professor of welding, at by November 4.

Mendozaís visit to Southwest Virginia will also include tours of Norfolk Southern, ALTEC Industries, Volvo Trucks and Caterpillar of Pulaski.

Mendoza holds a certificate in welding technology from San Antonio Trade School and is a 36-year veteran of the welding industry. He is also an AWS certified welding inspector and certified welding educator. Additionally, Mendoza has served as an adjunct welding instructor for the Texas A&M University System and as a member of the Texas SkillsUSA Board of Directors, College/Postsecondary division. Currently, Mendoza is a consultant for Lone Star Welding in San Antonio, TX.
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John L. Mendoza

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