Founded in 1919, the American Welding Society (AWS) has the global mission of promoting science, technology and application of welding.

ME Elecmetal is proud to announce thatithas joined the American Welding Society (AWS). The United States basednon-profit organization isdedicated to the promotion and dissemination of science, technology and application of welding in all industries.

Founded in 1919, the AWS brings together more than 70,000 members worldwide. Among its many contributions is the creation of the recognized 'AWS Codes and Specification' which has become the standard for specifying the correct use of different types of welding.

The AWS also develops standards for welding application in different industries, such as aerospace, marine, rail, construction, steel, oil and energy, among others.

Alvaro Palazuelos, Machine Shop Business Unit Manager with ME Elecmetal Chile, declared that "being accepted as amember of the AWS it is a great recognition for ME Elecmetal, recognizing the nearly 100 years of history in the development of the metallurgical industry".

For his part, Juan Agustin Collado, Machine Shop Business Unit Deputy Commercial Manager, said that "our service centers for mining located inRancagua, Antofagasta and Calama are the units responsible for developing the repair of mining equipment.These facilities utilized various welding techniques. When combined, the servicecenters make ME Elecmetal the leader of weld repair of mining equipment in Chile".