Lincoln Electric Open Intermountain Training Center

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Lincoln Electric has partnered with Davis Applied Technology College (DATC) to open its new Intermountain Training Center in Kaysville, Utah. The 5,000 square-foot, world-class welding demonstration and training facility will serve a dual role. For Lincoln the center provides a venue for the manufacturer to conduct customer seminars and training for new products, cost reduction, productivity/process improvements, automation, and engineering design, as well as for continuing education for existing customers and distributors. For DATC this public/private partnership supports and enhances the college’s existing welding program and provides graduates with the welding skills for today’s job market requirements. Officially known as the Lincoln Electric Intermountain Training Center at Davis Applied Technology College, the center was completely revamped and outfitted with the latest Lincoln Electric welding equipment and technology.

“Partnering with DATC improves our operational efficiency, as well as enabling us to more effectively provide Lincoln Electric’s advanced welding technology knowledge through distributor training and customer seminars in a facility unmatched in the Intermountain area,” says Richard Peterson, district manager. “DATC is an industry-driven organization, which has several successful industry partnerships. Its close relationships with welding-related industries in the area will help improve opportunities for Lincoln.”

DATC welding instructor Nick Price is excited about this new partnership after taking over the instructor responsibility at the beginning of the year. “I don’t think we could have a stronger partner for the college,” he says. “Lincoln Electric is going to do really big things for us. Besides keeping up with the latest equipment, they will always make sure we have the newest, state of the art equipment available to students, who will benefit greatly from this partnership.

Michael Bouwhuis, DATC campus president, anticipates this partnership will provide a strong level of quality and value to the historically strong welding program. “The marriage created by this partnership links state-of-the-art equipment to newly renovated facilities, forming one of the finest welding facilities in Utah,” he says. “This will also enhance the quality of technicians in the manufacturing sector of the economy to new levels of performance.”

The Lincoln Electric Company is the world leader in the design, development, and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, weld fume control equipment, and plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment. The company holds a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. For more information go to www.lincolnelectric.com. Davis Applied Technology Center (DATC) is one of eight campuses of Utah College Applied Technology and is located just north of Salt Lake City. DATC provides training in an open-entry, open-exit environment that annually prepares more than 7,400 high school and adult students with career and technical skills. Learn more at www.datc.edu.