The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT) highlighted its new addition and renovation at an open house in July. The event showcased the new, more-than 16,000-sq.-ft. Next Generation Welding Learning Facility, which features four technically advanced classrooms that seat up to 120 students as well as a large welder performance qualification laboratory for destructive testing. The facility also boasts 24 multi-process welding booths. The renovation and expansion in the main building covers 14,834 sq. ft. The number of arc welding booths in the main campus is now up to 294.