Iconic New Year's Eve Ball Earns Award for Welding Innovation

February 1, 2014

Big Apple revelers may not have noticed the gas-tungsten-arc-welding technology on display as the ball dropped to ring in the New Year, but the American Welding Society (AWS) certainly did. During a special ceremony held on January 6, 2014, AWS, Miami, FL, presented an Extraordinary Welding Award to the Times Square New Year’s Eve ball, a 12-ft.-dia. welded-aluminum geodesic sphere that weighs nearly 12,000 lb.

Congratulations goes out to Its fabricator, Hudson Scenic Studios, Hudson, NY.


See also: American Welding Society (AWS) Headquarters

Technologies: Welding and Joining


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