ESAB is going to be the sole provider of welding equipment for Season One of Metal Shop Masters, a new Netflix reality TV series.
The show features seven competitors—five men and two women—who face off in elimination-style fabrication challenges. At the end of six challenges, the last fabricator standing will have earned the title of Metal Shop Master and win a $50,000 prize.
The show, which premiered Sept. 10, is hosted by Jo Koy, an award-winning comedian and star of several Netflix stand-up specials.
“Every episode gives these distinguished fabricators, welders and artists a worldwide stage to show what they can create from metal using ESAB equipment,” says Steve Molenda, senior director of global marcom and marketing strategies for ESAB. “It’s an honor as well as a huge opportunity to promote the welding industry to new audiences, showcasing it as a career, hobby and means of artistic expression.”
Molenda notes that equipment used for the show is the type of equipment used by millions of welding professionals, contractors, metal artists, farmers, maintenance personnel, auto repair and motorsports shops and do-it-yourself enthusiasts. Products include the Rebel EMP 205ic AC/DC all-process welder, the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 40 manual plasma cutter, a Victor cutting outfit, the Sentinel A50 welding helmet and additional PPE.
Show judges David Madero and Stephanie Hoffman will be on hand for a meet and greet event at ESAB’s FABTECH 2021 booth in Chicago – booth B20084.