July 23, 2013
Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., a provider of gases, gas-handling equipment, purification systems, engineering and gas management services, and on-site gas generation, has introduced a Youth Reach Program in support of welding education.
The program has three goals: to draw attention to the importance of developing the next generation of welders, to help make equipment and supplies more affordable for the students, and to reach out to welding instructors with safety information and an opportunity to bring a company representative to the classroom for a guest lecture.
Matheson regularly participates at local, regional, and national events. Its employees serve as guest instructors at community colleges and technical schools and also as judges at a variety of welding competitions. The company offers a student discount program and specially priced starter kits of student essentials. Students are invited to the company's stores, and its personnel actively visit the schools.