FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 5, 2018) – B & I Contractors, a Florida based subcontracting and building services firm, recognizes Matt Mason who has received the American Welding Society (AWS) Welding Inspector certification, announced Gary Griffin, President of B & I.  The certification is a 6-day course, followed by an 8-hour test.  “Matt passed the test on his first attempt which is very rare and speaks to this outstanding achievement,” Griffin said.

Mason began his career with B & I in 2001 and has over 18-years of experience in commercial and industrial piping.  His duties include the supervision and coordination of workers engaged in fabricating, assembling and installing piping and equipment for industrial process piping, steam, hydronic heating, and cooling and condenser water systems.  Mason determines the appropriate material and manpower required to ensure a good rate of production and efficiency.

The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919, as a nonprofit organization with a global mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying.  Headquartered in Miami, Florida, and led by a volunteer organization of officers and directors, AWS serves over 70,000 members worldwide and is composed of 22 Districts with 250 Sections and student chapters. The Society is dedicated to supporting hundreds of thousands of industry professionals, including: welders, business leaders, sales and service teams, manufacturers, vendors, associations, educational institutions, committee volunteers, and students.

Established in 1960, B & I has offices located in Fort Myers, Tamarac, Sarasota and Tampa. The employee-owned company specializes in construction and building maintenance services for HVAC, electrical, plumbing, pipefitting, refrigeration, sheet metal and CAD engineering for clients in commercial, institutional and industrial industries throughout Florida and beyond.  The company is a leader in providing reliable, energy efficient and sustainable solutions for building owners and contractors and has won many awards including Excellence in Construction, Top Specialty Contractor and Best Contractor to Work For.  To learn more, call (239) 332-4646.