Emerging Technology in Metal Fabrication

More than a decade ago Coastal Welding Supply, in Beaumont, TX, had a vision…. to host a one day event that would bring area School Districts and Technical School’s  AG and Welding instructors together to experience new advances in our industry. Coastal created the Emerging Technology in Metal Fabrication at their Corporate location, partnered with national vendors for class information and hands on demos. This event has expanded annually.

Most recently, spearheaded by 19 year Coastal Sales Representative and Education Leader, Louis Fontenot, took this event to our newest Corpus Christi, Tx location. Partnering with Del Mar College, more than 30 educators attended to see equipment and new applications that were not available in their schools.

Twelve different manufacturers were on campus to show off the newest equipment available, and to provide a chance for teachers to learn the newest welding processes. Teachers and staff from 35 South Texas high schools as far away as the Rio Grande Valley, and colleges from across the area were on hand for the expo. Our Team at Coastal Welding Supply is proud to continue the support and awareness of the Industry to Educators and our young Welders…they are our future going forward.

Coastal Welding Supply is a family owned company headquartered in Beaumont, Texas with 11 locations in SETX, SWLA and along the coast of Corpus Christi.  For 59 years, Coastal has provided welding supplies, industrial and specialty gases, industrial equipment, along with PPE/Safety and contractor items to the petrochemical community. Coastal’s Specialty Gas division supplies mixes and blends within the U.S. and around the world.