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Published 3/30/2004
Owens Community College Hosts "Lincoln Motorsports Welding Night", April 8

Area residents will have the opportunity to explore careers within the welding and automotive industry, and check out an array of competition race cars as Owens Community College hosts the eighth annual "Lincoln Motorsports Welding Night" on Thursday, April 8.

"Lincoln Motorsports Welding Night" will occur from 6-9 p.m. in the College's Transportation Technologies Center on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road, four miles from Downtown Toledo. Admission to the event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

"'Lincoln Motorsports Welding Night' is a great opportunity for area residents to meet individuals from local businesses, asking them questions concerning their professions and how to go about choosing a career within the welding or automotive industry," said Mark Durivage, Owens Dean of Industrial and Engineering Technologies. "More than 20 car owners and drivers from Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan are expected to be in attendance."

Among the vehicles featured in the College's Transportation Technologies Center will be two International Hot Rod Association drag cars. In addition, a 410 Sprint Car, a Super-Modified Four Wheel Drive (SMFWD) Pulling Truck, a 1971 Chevelle Drag Car and two modified mini tractors will be on display.

Beginning at 7 p.m., there will be a presentation by Dennis Klingman of Lincoln Electric Co. Klingman serves as the Director of the Technical Training, Welding and Cutting Technology Center and supervises the weld shop at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May. Other welding demonstrations also will occur throughout the evening.

More than 300 people attended last year's "Lincoln Motorsports Welding Night", which is co-sponsored by the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the American Welding Society and Lincoln Electric Motorsports. For additional information, call (567) 661-7872 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7872.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Ohio with 27 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 44,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for Northwest Ohio college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.



 

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