Hamilton

The Hamilton and Region Chapter has a very large geographical area located in Southern Ontario between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The southern portion starts at the Canada – U.S. border along the Niagara River from Fort Erie to St. Catharines. Our Eastern border follows along Lake Ontario in a northerly direction through Grimsby, Hamilton and ending at the Oakville/Mississauga border. To the west, we follow the Lake Erie shoreline through Cayuga and Dunnville.

Within our location, there are various welding and metal fabrication companies from small custom fabrication, to boiler and pressure vessel shops, structural steel fabricators, wind tower manufacturers, rail car fabricators, integrated steel industry, ship repair and machine shops, completing a wide variety of alloy fabrications, rebuilding and repair.

Our chapter has been in existence for well over 40 years initially as CWS (Canadian Welding Society), then WIC (Welding Institute of Canada) and presently CWB Association.

Chapter Executives:

Amir Ghabraei- Chair
Franco Piccoli- Treasurer
Jonas Sykula- Highschool Liason
Sam Gamble- Secretary
Don Hutt- Publicity Chair
Dan Toll- College Liaison
Mark Sitko- Vice Chair
Corey Cassivi- Industry Liasion
Antonio Garcia- Industry Liasion
Brian Smith- Industry Liasion
Jason  Vanthuyne- Industry Liasion
Yasser Elmasri- Industry Liasion

Our fiscal year for our meetings and events commences in October and concludes in April with our meetings scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month. We currently have six meetings per fiscal year and an annual golf tournament in June. These dinner meetings are held at the Burlington Holiday Inn and Conference Centre which is very convenient and centralized for the membership. We usually begin with a plant tour in October followed by topics and presenters selected by our members, or from our executive team, ensuring that we are continually providing the most recent up to date health and safety, process or productivity changes within our industry. At our November meeting, we issue safety supplies, consumables, and equipment to our local High School partners to assist them in the daily operation of their welding programs. The final dinner meeting of each year in April is reserved for our annual Industry/Education forum which consists of static industry displays along with the local High School displaying their projects. We also have students from the High Schools and Colleges complete presentations to our members along with speakers’ gifts and student awards for each participating High School.

The entry fee for all of our dinner meetings is $35.00 for members, $40.00 for non- members and $20.00 for students. 

Welding Fume Control

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Online Event

Please join us on our Chapter online meeting featuring Nederman on “Welding Fume Control”. Our mission is to protect people, planet and production from harmful effects of industrial processes. By doing that, we contribute to efficient production, environmental benefits and a safer workplace.

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CSA Structural Steels Welding Related Standards

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
Online Event

Please join us on our Chapter online meeting featuring Trenergy and JTL Machine on “CSA Structural steels Welding related standards”. Trenergy is a 100 percent locally owned fabrication plant in St. Catharines, Ontario. We are an active participant in most areas of industrial activity and have no geographic boundaries for participation in projects.

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Tigercat Virtual Plant Tour

Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Online Event

Please join the CWB Association on this virtual plant tour featuring Tigercat. Tigercat Industries Inc. is a customer-driven, employee-focused company engaged in the design, manufacture, sales and service support of a wide range of premium quality, purpose-built forestry equipment and specialized machines for severe duty off-road industrial applications.

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Electrical Safety in Arc Welding

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre
3063 South Service Road, Burlington.

Attitude adjustment: 5:30 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm (Sharp)
Seminar 7:00 pm

Dinner entrance fees for this meeting are: $20 for students, $35.00 members and $40 for non-members. You must reserve for Dinner.

This presentation will focus on the electrical shock hazards associated with arc welding operations and the available methods that can be used to reduce the risks. These electrical hazards can be generally grouped as either secondary voltage shock or stray welding current faults. The talk will reinforce the best practices available to prevent harm from arc welding electricity, and to explore hazard reduction devices (engineering controls) that are evolving, but that are not yet in widespread use. The risks associated with stray welding current faults, and the potential damage
that can occur to electrical systems from these faults, will also be discussed.

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Welding Industry Day – Hamilton (FREE EVENT)

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 3:00PM to 8:00PM
Mohawk College Stoney Creek Campus
481 Barton St, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 2L7

The CWB Group is the source of excellence in welding and is committed to sharing our knowledge and passion for the industry. We rely on customer feedback to make organizational decisions, and our new initiative, Welding Industry Day, stemmed from feedback surveys where customers asked for more local events and networking opportunities. We are excited to be hosting our first Industry Day on December 18, 2019 at Mohawk College, Stoney Creek Campus and want to see you there! This event will serve to provide industry professionals with a combination of extraordinary convenience, technical presentations, networking opportunities, and content that is relevant to local businesses at no cost to attend.

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CSA W59.1 Welding Inspection and NDE Requirements and Radiation Safety

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre, Located at 3063 South Service Road, Burlington.

Attitude adjustment: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 (Sharp)
Seminar 7:00 pm

Dinner entrance fees are: $20 for students, $35.00 members and $40 for non-members. You must reserve for Dinner.

Trenergy is a 100 percent locally owned fabrication plant in St. Catharines, Ontario. We are an active participant in most areas of industrial activity and have no geographic boundaries for participation in projects.

Click HERE for full information and to register.

The Challenges of Aluminum Welding in Trailer Manufacturing

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre
3063 South Service Road, Burlington ON

Attitude Adjustment: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 pm (Sharp)
Seminar 7:00 pm

Dinner entrance fees for this meeting are: $20 for students, $35 members and $40 for non-members. You must reserve for Dinner.

Speaker Bio: Tom Pursley is the lead robotics and automation integrator at Titan Trailers. He started at Titan back in 2004 as a high school co-op student with a welder fitter placement. Tom spent years learning the trade as a welder fitter with MIG welding steel and aluminum while enrolled at Mohawk College as a welder fitter apprentice taking night courses.

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Plant Tour - Walters Group Inc.

Wednesday October 2nd 2019
Walters Group 1318 Rymal Road East Hamilton, ON L8W 3N1
Dinner 5:30 p.m. Tour 6:30 p.m. (Sharp)

Entrance fees for this plant tour is: $5.00 for students, $10.00 members and non-members
You must reserve.
Remember: safety glasses & safety boots (enclosed footwear at least)

Fourteenth Annual Industry Education Forum

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre. Located at 3063 South Service Road, Burlington.

Attitude adjustment: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 (Sharp)
Seminar 7:00pm
Dinner entrance fees for this meeting are:
$20 for students, $35.00 members and $40 for non-members
You must reserve for Dinner.

Click HERE for full event details.

Improving Productivity Welding Thin Aluminum

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel, 3063 South Service Road, Burlington

Traditionally welding thin aluminum has been considered a challenge. When part fit-up variations start to come into play (gaps in the joint), it can become even more challenging. The innovation of AC Pulse with GMAW has helped to improve consistent aluminum welding on material as thin as 1mm. AC Pulse helps to control heat inputs, increase travel speeds, increase deposition rates, as well as help with gap bridging. This presentation will look at improving productivity, maintaining high weld quality, and overall process cost reductions that can be gained by using GMAW AC Pulse while welding thin aluminum sections.

Click HERE for the promo flyer and for registration information.