The US’ Weldcoa has announced the formation of PSGP University, a completely functioning, centralised specialty gas filling facility with analytical equipment for training and education.

The University, located in a newly designed 18,500 square foot facility in Aurora, Illinois, has been set-up to provide centralised training and education on specialty gas filling for distributors.

For over forty years Weldcoa has provided independent gas distributors with the products and services necessary to increase profits and maintain an increasingly safe, efficient environment for gas filling. Now the company has announced the formation of its joint venture university for education and training purposes.

Precision University (PSGP) is a joint venture between Weldcoa and AsteRisk. Tom Badstubner, AsteRisk President, is well known in the industry as an expert in Specialty Gases, as well as the GAWDA FDA Tech Support resource.

PSGP University’s curriculum addresses the need for proper education and training, by developing skill sets in specialty gas filling through both classroom and hands-on instruction. The programme’s focus will concern all aspects of specialty gas filling and testing, while graduates of the programmes will be certified in mixing specialty gases, gas chromatography and process instrumentation.

Basic and advanced seminars are available and Hector Villarreal, President of Weldcoa, commented enthusiastically, “We are very excited about the success of Precision Specialty Gas Products and with the opportunity PSGP University will provide to our customers.”

“This is just another example of our reinvestment in the industry, and our ongoing commitment to help independent distributors become truly independent.”

Weldcoa’s history of innovation was extended into specialty gas filling when it teamed up with AsteRisk to create Precision Specialty Gas Products (PSGP) in 2006. PSGP provides complete, turn-key specialty gas filling equipment and services to allow distributors to implement, upgrade, or add new specialty gas filling capabilities.