Advanced Welding Center Welcomes National Welding Leader to Tech

The Advanced Welding and Cutting Center at Florence-Darlington Technical College recently welcomed the new president of the American Welding Society to Tech.

Florence resident Gerald Uttrachi was elected president of the 50,000 member organization based out of Miami. Uttrachi met with College officials to discuss making more scholarships available for FDTC welding students.

Welding Center director Ross Gandy took Uttrachi on a tour of the Center and introduced Uttrachi to welding students. Uttrachi also toured the College's Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology construction site.

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Gerald Uttrachi, president of the American Welding Society, poses for a portrait in the FDTC welding center. The Morning News did a front page story on Uttrachi's election to the national organization.