CK Worldwide Inc. is celebrating 50 years of developing innovative technology and products for the welding industry.

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Established in 1967, Conley & Kleppen, later to become CK Worldwide, has brought many improvements to Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) equipment.

Art Kleppen, Owner and Founder, stated, “It all started with the simple idea of entrepreneurship; we saw the way torches were being made and thought to ourselves, we can do this better.”

“The innovations just seemed to keep coming, one after another, and that’s when we knew we had something special,” continued Kleppen.

To commemorate their 50th anniversary, CK Worldwide has made a $50,000 donation to the AWS Foundation, matched dollar for dollar, in order to create two TIG welding scholarships. These $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to two individual students, every year, as determined by qualifying criteria. CK Worldwide hopes that these scholarships open new doors for students and allows for continued growth within the welding community.

 

CK Worldwide management team: L - R: Jeff Sharpe (President), Aaron Walsberg (VP of Operations), Art Kleppen (Owner/Founder), Dave Cummins (VP of Finance), Bonnie Sims (Corporate Secretary/Treasurer), Mike Meyer (VP of Sales and Marketing).

CK Worldwide management team L - R: Jeff Sharpe (President), Aaron Walsberg (VP of Operations), Art Kleppen (Owner/Founder), Dave Cummins (VP of Finance), Bonnie Sims (Corporate Secretary/Treasurer), Mike Meyer (VP of Sales and Marketing).