This award is given out in 8 different categories including an individual, educator, education facility, small business, large business, distributor and AWS chapter categories. Winners are recognized for their exceptional commitment to promoting the image of welding throughout the community. All the nominees in each category were judged by The Welding Equipment Manufacturers Committee (WEMCO), which is comprised of welding industry executives.
Cee Kay Supply was recognized for their extraordinary support of the welding industry throughout Missouri and Illinois. Cee Kay has hosted and helped sponsor the American Welding Society – St. Louis Section’s Mini Weld Show for the past 11 years. This event allows local high school, technical and community college students the opportunity to see the latest safety and welding technology in the industry. Cee Kay has also partnered with the AWS – St. Louis Section and Lincoln Electric to provide welding merit badge testing for local boy scouts. In addition to hosting educational events, Cee Kay donated $8,000 to help initiate the Annual Hil Bax Memorial Scholarship, which is given to one student studying in a welding-related field.
Not only does Cee Kay partner with and support the American Welding Society, but they also are the only distributor in the area who provides specialized one and two-day welding classes geared toward welders and companies looking to increase welding expertise.
Ned Lane, Cee Kay Supply’s President, accepted the award at the AWS Section Appreciation/
“Cee Kay Supply is honored to receive the Image of Welding Award in the distributor category,” Lane said. “We have always prided ourselves on being a strong supporter of the American Welding Society and the advancement of welding education and certification.”
About Cee Kay Supply, Inc.
Cee Kay Supply, Inc. is the largest independent supplier of industrial gases, welding and cutting equipment and supplies in Missouri. Since 1948, Cee Kay has been serving customers as a supplier of welding products, gases and services. We invite everyone to “Discover the Difference” when choosing a source for metalworking and gas-related technologies and solutions. With seven retail locations throughout Missouri and Illinois, Cee Kay strives to help our customers and suppliers meet their goals and objectives.