This article was originally published at and PR Newswire.

The Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) is set to open the doors to its new Western Region Office in Nisku, Alberta. The Western Region Office represents $6.5 million investment in the local Edmonton economy and has already created over 100 local jobs during its construction.

The 18,000 square foot facility will serve as a Welding Education & Training Centre of Excellence, helping to support local industries need for qualified skilled labor by offering enhanced education, training ,and certification for welders, supervisors, engineers, and inspectors, as well as non-destructive testing technicians.

The new facility will enable the CWB Group to continue to effectively service industry in Western Canada, further support public safety through its certification programs, and educate the next generation of welding professionals, while also providing a national voice for its members.

“This new facility is a prime example of our continued growth and commitment in Western Canada,” said Doug Luciani, President and CEO of CWB Group. “As a national certification, training, and membership body, we’re committed to ensuring we represent the entire country’s welding community, and the construction of a new facility in Alberta further solidifies this goal.”

The official ground breaking ceremony took place on November 12, 2013 with several politicians from the municipal, provincial, and federal levels on hand to show their support.

On Friday, September 26, 2014, esteemed political guests and industry professionals will join CWB to officially open the doors and tour the new facility.

  • James Rajotte, MP for the Alberta riding of Edmonton-Leduc
  • Mayor John Whaley, Leduc County, Division Four
  • Councillor John Schonewille, Leduc County, Division Three

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