About: Rochester Arc & Flame Center

The Rochester Arc & Flame Center (RocAFC) is a 5,000 square-foot training facility designed specifically for welding, glass working and blacksmithing. The mission of RocAFC is to foster exciting and innovative classes for people of all skill levels. Rochester Arc & Flame Center is the only training facility in upstate New York to offer professional and recreational classes in welding, glass working and blacksmithing.

Michael Krupnicki is the executive director and founder of the Rochester Arc & Flame Center. He is also in his 30th year with Mahany Welding Supply, which has been in existence since 1946. Eleven years ago, Krupnicki had a vision to create welder training classes not only for professional tradesmen but also the general public. Since then, Mahany Welding Supply has trained over 3,000 students through day clinics, night courses, collegiate and vocational classes, and professional welder qualification programs. The success of these welder-training programs prompted Krupnicki to expand his model of training into a separate entity featuring welding and additional flameworking arts. This new entity is known as the Rochester Arc & Flame Center.

The Rochester Arc & Flame Center features instructors who are experienced professionals and world-renowned artists to provide the best programs available. Classes are designed for all levels of interest from curiosity seekers to people desiring professional level training. From individuals in search of a unique weekend experience to tradesman seeking career training, RocAFC has a program for everyone. Class signup is available online and in store during normal hours of operation.

What are you waiting for? Signup for a class and come release your inner fire!