CWA supports welding community affected by Fort McMurray fireClick image to enlarge

CWB Group and CWA support welding community in Fort McMurray and areaClick image to enlarge

The CWB Group and The Canadian Welding Association (CWA) is providing support for members of the welding community affected by the recent Fort McMurray fire. The fire has devastated many homes and businesses in Fort McMurray and surrouding areas.

“The welding community is small but strong and will persevere,” says Doug Luciani, president and CEO of the CWB Group. “Our hearts and prayers go out to not only those in the welding industry but also to everyone impacted by this situation.”

"We understand that for those in Fort McMurray and surrounding area there has been, and will likely continue to be, a major disruption to their welding and inspection businesses," says Dan Tadic, executive director of the CWA in a note to its members. "We understand the importance of business continuity at such times and the need to keep connected with your clients and staff. Also, if CWA events are impacted by this situation, CWA National will be working to reschedule these as necessary by working with our local CWA Chapters in Alberta."

To support the welding community in the area, the CWB Group will open the doors to its Nisku, AB, facility for any CWA member that needs a working office and services to manage their business. As well CWB Group and CWA are making the parking lot of the Nisku office availalbe for storage of RVs and trucks owned by CWA members.

In addition, any pending testing sessions appointments, audits or other service appointments will be adjusted to allow clients and members the time needed to make alternative arrangements. For rescheduling of any service with the CWB, please contact the National Call Centre at 1-800-844-6790 for assistance.

If CWA events are impacted by this situation, CWA National will be working to reschedule these as necessary by working with local CWA Chapters in Alberta. Updates will be available on their websites and social media channels.

“We’re here to assist our members, so please reach out to us,” says Tadic. “We’ll continue to provide as much support as we can and work with members who were impacted. We truly wish them the best during this surreal time of their lives. Welders are builders – and we will work with you alongside all Canadians to help rebuild whatever is lost.”

For those who need to use the services, Dan Tadic says people can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the CWB office in Nisku to make arrangement. Telephone is 800-844-6790 ext 519.

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