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Cutting, welding students compete

July 15, 2014 – Victor Technologies will award more than $30,000 in equipment and cash prizes as part of its 2014 "A Cut Above" student contest. The contest is open to students in cutting, welding and related programs (e.g., Ag Mechanics) at secondary and post-secondary schools.

Three beginner students will each win $250 by submitting a 500-word essay that the judges deem to best support the contest theme. Judges will also choose three advanced student winning teams, and each member of the winning team wins $500; advanced students will submit a team metal fabrication project that incorporates an oxy-fuel, air-fuel or plasma cutting process. Further, the each of the schools associated with the winners at their time of entry will receive the following prize package, valued at more than $4,000:

• One Victor Medalist 250 Medium Duty Cutting System
• One Victor Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Air Plasma Cutting Outfit
• One Tweco Fabricator 211i3-in-1 Stick-MIG-TIG Welding Machine Kit
• Two Tweco 4-sensor auto-darkening welding helmets

Entries are accepted now through October 31, 2014, with rules and entry forms available at www.victortechnologies.com/acutabove. Contests are open to individuals with a passion for cutting and welding who are residents of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec). Offer/participation void where prohibited or restricted by law. No purchase necessary for entry.

For more information about Victor Technologies, its products and services, visit the company's website at www.victortechnologies.com.




July 15, 2014  By  Amie Silverwood

This Halloween-worthy "Victor Man" sculpture won one of the three team awards in the 2013 Victor Technologies A Cut Above contest. For videos on past winners Cutting and welding contest with individual essay and team fabrication competitions.

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