2009 Notch Pipe Welding Challenge Winner

Thu., May 14, 2009

The final “Bend Off” for the 11th Annual Notch Pipe Welding challenge was held on May 14, 2009 at Notch Mechanical Constructors’ Chicopee facility. Nine area vocational schools and 54 welding students competed with their work judged on its integrity, appearance and strength. Dan Ravosa from Howell Cheney Technical High School won the competition and was named “Top Notch Welder”. He received various welding related items and $500.00 in cash. Howell Cheney also received a check for $500.00 for shop supplies.

The vocational technical schools competing this year were:

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School
Chicopee Comprehensive High School
Franklin County Technical School
Gateway Regional High School
Howell Cheney Technical High School
Charles H. McCann Technical School
Shawsheen Valley Technical High School
Taconic High School

This annual event supports and encourages our next generation of welders and is hosted by Notch with the sponsorship of the following other companies:

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. – Connecticut Chapter
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. – Massachusetts Chapter
Autofast Inc.
Bassette Printers
B.E. Crowley Inc.
Collins Pipe and Supply Co., Inc.
Colony Tools, Supplies & Safety Products
eRolls, Inc.
Gould Construction Institute
Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co.
Lincoln Electric
lshd advertising, inc.
Peterson Steel Corporation
Tierney & Dalton Associates, Inc.