WSI celebrates 45 Years of innovation in machine welding technology

WSI celebrates 45 Years of innovation in machine welding technology

This year marks a milestone for WSI, a partnership that began in 1978 between Phil Hulsizer and Frank Novak to address the rising demand for safety and quality critical repairs for pressure-retaining infrastructure.

Engaging incredible talent, innovations in technology, and industry education, WSI grew to be the world leader in pressure equipment life extension.

WSI began in Norcross, Georgia, servicing boiling water nuclear reactors. The first of many patents, a positioning apparatus for machine welding cylindrically, made machine welding possible for the first structural weld overlays to be performed in the early 1980s and propelled WSI into research areas such as structural, weld, and material engineering. Forty-five years later, WSI now serves a broad cross-section of industries, including power generations, mining, refining and chemical processing globally, with locations throughout Canada, the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Exemplifying innovation leadership, WSI’s industry experience, global presence, and best-in-class execution have been the key to delivering improved plant reliability safely and effectively to energy producers globally. “Throughout 45 years, WSI’s brand has become synonymous with innovation and technology solving industry and client schedule, safety, and quality challenges. Our team’s passion, entrepreneurial spirit, and tenacity will further propel WSI Globally through the next 45 years.” Bill Ruta, vice president WSI Global. Join us in celebrating WSI’s 45th anniversary and commemorating it as we move forward into many more years of innovation.

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23rd January 2023