The first issue of Penton's Welding Magazine is available now to read on line. You can get it here.

We changed the name of our magazine with our January issue, and we're hoping that you'll come to appreciate "Welding" as a great replacement for "Welding Design and Fabrication."

We sent our Senior Editor Richard Mandel to the oil sands region in Alberta, Canada, to take a look at what welders are doing there. Besides frost, Richard found there's a shortage of welders for the Alberta oil fields, and people are scrambling to get work done. He wrote a series of stories on what's being done in Fort McMurray, Alberta, one of the latest boomtowns, and how they are building the infrastructure for the oil industry there.

Besides that, we have reports on new welding technologies and ways to optimize your uses of shielding gases.

Drop me a note or give me a call to let me know what you think.