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Advance Welding Marks 45 Years in Business

Kaz Kielb and his wife, Carol, founded Advance Welding in 1978. Their children, Chris and Melinda, now run the business.

From its facilities in Springfield, MA, Advance Welding serves customers in the aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, medical, semiconductor and other engineering sectors. The company has been in business for 45 years.

Advance Welding offers a wide range of welding, brazing and metal fabrication services. Certifications include Nadcap, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Repair Station, AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015

Advance Welding, a specialty welding and metal fabrication company that works with customers in the aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, medical, semiconductor and other engineering sectors, is celebrating its 45th year in business.

The recent acquisition of KTI, Inc. of East Windsor, CT, has expanded Advance Welding's Nadcap- and FAA-certified laser and electron beam welding capabilities for aerospace and defense and power generation applications. Additionally, the awarding of a Massachusetts Manufacturing Accelerate Program grant of $250,000 and partnering with the Western MA Economic Development Council has allowed the Advance Welding to purchase electron beam welding and laser beam weld chambers, power sources, pumps and support equipment. The funding will make the company one of the leading U.S. providers of fusion welding services, the company reported.

"It gives me tremendous pride to be a part of a company that has been in business for 45 years," said Chris Kielb, Advance Welding's President. "Outstanding team members, loyal customers and strategic partners have contributed to our good fortune. Having the privilege of building upon the foundation my parents laid is a privilege that I value each and every day."

Advance Welding is also involved in giving back to the community. Those activities include mentoring relationships with the University of Hartford, Western New England University and several technical schools in the area to help students apply their classroom experiences to the real world and supporting the Springfield-Boston Education Foundation's annual Wilbraham Hill Climb race.

As for what the future holds, Kielb is optimistic: "As specifications for welding, brazing and precision manufacturing become more demanding, our investments in people and technology will enable us to strengthen our partnerships with established customers, as well as form new relationships."

For more information contact:

Advance Welding

150 Brookdale Drive

Springfield, MA 01104


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