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  1. Size of the job? That doesn’t matter, but quality and service do.

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    At Sutton-Garten, we understand that the size of the welding  job doesn’t matter. That’s why we not only sell equipment and gases to companies, but we also sell to individuals. Besides offering a wide array of products to our larger customers, we also offer training for a variety of certifications and welding techniques. Our training can be customized to help upgrade skills for welders at your company. In addition, we also offer training to fulfill AWS and ASME certifications, at your place or ours, for up to 6 welders at once in stick, mig, or tig welding.

    And for the hobbyist? At Sutton-Garten, we also offer an introductory welding class. With this training, even the hobbyist will be able to put down a good weld for everything from home repairs to original creations. Our classes are located in a 2000 square foot training facility with welding booths and an air-conditioned classroom. Approximately 90% of the time is spent welding in the lab, so you will get plenty of hands-on training. Contact us now for more information.

    So back to jobs big and small. Here is a story about an interesting last-minute request at a custom metal fabricating shop in North Carolina proving that you just never know when and how and for what, welding expertise will be needed…


  2. Our Recent Welding Involvements

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    As spring has gotten underway, things have really picked up here at Sutton Garten. By this, we mean we have been involved in a lot of different industry events! Let us tell you about them.

    AWSAWS Chapter meeting: As members of the AWS, we often attend chapter meetings, to keep in touch with other members within the industry and stay on top of any new technologies or trends in the welding world. This past April 2nd, we hosted the chapter meeting, something we typically do about once a year. At this meeting, we discussed and demonstrated a new piece of Miller welding equipment, in order to show how to build up your welding facility and fleet of equipment.

    Midwest Team Welding Competition: On April 24th and 25th, the Midwest Team Welding Competition, sponsored by AWS, was held at the JE Light Career Center. Essentially, the competition includes teams of high school students from various vocational schools in the area, encouraging them to compete in welding contests. Specifically, we sponsored the TIG welding content, as we have been a part of the competition for some time, and want to help build up schools that are training students in the welding methods.

    Although a busy month, April helped get us more involved in the welding community—something we are continuously working on!

  3. Sutton Garten is the “Image of Welding!”

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    We have some exciting news to share: This past fall, the American Welding Society (AWS) awarded Sutton Garten with the “Image of Welding” Award!

    The “Image of Welding” Award is an annual award presented by AWS at the yearly AWS/Fabtech convention (which features those companies who represent the welding industry). A national board selects the winners of the award and this year, we are honored to have been a recipient!

    Sutton Garten and AWS

    Ever since the 1920s, when our founder Ray Garten joined the AWS organization, Sutton Garten has been active in the welding industry. For the past ten years, we have been hosting annual AWS meetings here at our downtown Indianapolis facilities, where we have highlighted our welding classroom, welding lab, and showroom featuring our current products. During these meetings, industry and society members demonstrate new technologies and discuss current industry events. AWS is an organization we have been involved with for so long simply because of what the organization stands for: the support of welding education and the encouragement of young people to learn the techniques of the trade. Along with our society membership, we have found ways to bring recognition to the welding industry. Specifically, we help a local AWS Midwest Welding contest, participate in various exhibitions and shows, and support AWS scholarship funds.

    Sutton Garten and AWSAs long-time members of the society and the industry, we are pleased to receive the award and be acknowledged as an integral part of the welding industry. We hope that we and AWS can help further foster the welding industry!

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