One of eight accredited training facilities in Illinois and the only on-premise facility outside an educational institution 

Did you know we have an in-house American Welding Society (AWS) certified training facility?  We are one of eight facilities accredited in Illinois, and the only one with training on-premise versus at an education institution.  At Valley Fabrication, Inc. our AWS approved welding lab and facility is managed by our certified instructor, Wayne Abarca, who coordinates the entire in-house apprenticeship program.  By the end of the program, our apprentices are able to take their welder certification test in-house (includes bender test).

This on-premise training allows our skilled welders to remain up-to-date on the best practices and innovations in the field.  This in-depth training has led to our continued success in the field.

Accreditation & Certifications

Accredited Testing Facility #030703

AWS QC5 Standard for AWS Certification of Welding Educators

AWS QC1, Standard for AWS Certification of Welding Inspectors

ACCP Level II Certification

Nondestructive Testing Methods (Visual & Optical Testing)

Full Service List
 On-Premise AWS Accredited Training and Testing Facility
  • Year round classroom and hands-on training for apprenticeship programs
  • Year round continuing education skills training program
  • Conduct annual audits
  • On-premise welder performance qualification test both on-site and off-site
  • Requisition of welding consumables
  • Preparation of welded test specimens for non-destructive and destructive testing
For our Customers
  • Third party inspections
  • Consultation of clients welding and fabrication issues
  • Evaluation of welded test specimens from customers
  • Failure mode analysis and evaluation
  • Conduct welder performance qualification tests both on-site and off-site
  • Year-round continuing education
  • Development of repair provisions and preventive measures
AWS Training Facility located at Machinery Maintenance in LaSalle