Welding Salesmen From Entire U.S. Meet At Sykesville Plant

June 27, 1968

This month the Welding Department of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation held its annual sales meeting at the new facility in Sykesville, Maryland. Representatives from the entire United States were present for a three-day combination lecture and demonstration meeting. The theme of the meeting was “1968 – A Banner Year.” And indeed it was, as May ended the greatest booking month in the entire history of the company’s welding department.

The new plant site and facility therein have permitted not only the design and manufacture of a wider scope of welding products but also two new welding concepts that will shortly be announced to the welding public. Edwin B. Wright, division manager, presided at the sales meeting. R. A. Hendricks, department manager of the Sykesville operation, and R. E. Ballentine, department manager of the Montevallo, Alabama facility, conducted the meeting.

Featured speaker for the three-day meeting was Walter Roe, of Neoweld Electric, Inc., in Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut. His theme had to do with the method of reducing costs of welding output. Thomas J. Jefferson, president of Jefferson Publications, was the dinner speaker. Mr. Jefferson addressed the group on various details of the welding market in the United States and in Europe.

Also presented for the first time was the new welding training method using audio-visual aids. This is a new training means as developed by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation to try to satisfy the training needs of the industry.

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