Business View Magazine | May 2019

81 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE MAY 2019 NATIONAL WELDING C O R P O R A T I O N MEGA-SIZED EXPERIENCE N ational Welding Corporation (NWC) is an innovative solutions contract welding company with “mega-sized experience.” Addressing customers’ complex welding management challenges with dependable, cost-effective performance is an NWC specialty. The company has performed production welding services from Boston, Massachusetts to Anchorage, Alaska; from tunnel work, 450 feet underground to bridge work 120 feet above ground. Most projects performed by NWC remove welding from the contractor’s critical path; taking production welding practices to the field, using custom-designed welding trucks, trailers, and rigging equipment, so the contractor can focus on more lucrative portions of the work. That being said, the true measure of the company’s success comes from its inspiring team culture, where management, workers, customers, and suppliers are all treated as family. Business View Magazine recently asked National Welding Corporation President, Nash Williams, about the history, current operations, and future goals of this ambitious company he formed two decades ago. The following is an edited transcript of that conversation, along with stories of some amazing projects they’ve accomplished. BVM: How did NWC come into being? Williams: “I founded National Welding Corporation just over 20 years ago (1997). I had previously been involved in the utility construction business since the late ‘70s, and started NWC after recognizing the nationwide need for high-production, field-welding services. While manual/stick welding is readily available throughout the country, the use of field-automated systems is not prevalent. While pursuing the welding business, I was solicited to join the AWWA (American Water Works Association) and ASCE (American Society of Civil