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Hypertherm photo contest searches for oldest system in North America

June 6, 2014

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has launched the “I cut anything but corners” photo contest to find the oldest Hypertherm system in North America. The contest is open to anyone with a Hypertherm system that is at least 5 years...

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Victor Technologies launches online training site

April 25, 2014

St. Louis-based Victor Technologies™, a provider of cutting, gas control, and specialty welding equipment, has launched a new training site that gives visitors access to training materials and tools from the company’s website. Content is available without login or registration credentials, and...

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Simonds Intl. launches new website

February 13, 2014

Simonds Intl., a cutting tool manufacturer in Fitchburg, Mass., has launched a new website at www.simondsint.com. The site now provides item-level detail, catalog downloads, company news, how-to videos, and hints and tips. The site features a section that highlights the various products the...

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Voortman to build new facility in Illinois

February 7, 2014

Voortman Corp., based in Rijssen, Netherlands, has announced plans to build a $1.6 million, 30,000-sq.-ft. facility in Manteno, Ill. The plant, scheduled for completion in September 2014, will produce steel cutting machinery and feature an equipment showroom. The location also will provide...

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IKS names product development manager

January 17, 2014

International Knife and Saw (IKS), Florence, S.C., a manufacturer and supplier of industrial machine knives and saws, has hired Jim Wilcox as product development manager for metal slitting and processing. In this role, Wilcox focuses on customer education, performing tooling seminars on-site for...

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Patriot Automation CNC names VP of sales

November 7, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Daphne, Ala., a supplier of equipment for thin- to thick-plate cutting and weld preparation, has named John W. Ibsen to the position of vice president of sales. Ibsen, who holds an engineering degree, has about 40 years of field sales experience with welding, robotics,...

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Kent Corp. installs coil end welding machine for European oil and gas company

November 4, 2013

Kent Corp., North Royalton, Ohio, has installed a 45-degree bias coil end welding machine for a multinational oil and gas company. This new machine allows for the strip end shearing, shear end alignment, and welding of flat strip coil ends on a 45-degree cutting angle. Because of the extreme...

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E.H. Wachs adds videos to YouTube channel

June 17, 2013

E.H. Wachs, Lincolnshire, Ill., has announced that four new videos are available for viewing on its YouTube channel. The videos highlight products and tools designed to help project managers, welding contractors, and field machinists estimate production times; specify product; and learn more about...

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Lincoln Electric receives presidential award for exports

May 23, 2013

The U.S. Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank has presented Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, with the President's "E" Award for Exports. According to the company, the award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S....

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Weiler names VP of strategic marketing - TheFabricator.com

Weiler names VP of strategic marketing

March 6, 2013

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., a manufacturer of brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products, has hired Bill Dwyre as vice president, strategic marketing. He served most recently as vice president, tool products for Ingersoll Rand. In his new position, he serves as a key member of the executive...

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DGI Supply to acquire Tool & Abrasive Supply

August 28, 2012

DGI Supply, a DoALL Company in Wheeling, Ill., has announced plans to acquire Tool & Abrasive Supply Inc., Los Angeles. The transaction is expected to close Oct. 1. Ken Saunders, current Tool & Abrasive president, will continue to manage the company after the acquisition. Tool &...

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Thermadyne names national accounts manager - TheFabricator.com

Thermadyne names national accounts manager

January 17, 2011

Thermadyne® Industries Inc., a global manufacturer and marketer of metal cutting and welding products in St. Louis, has announced the appointment of Matthew Proffit as national accounts manager. In this position, Proffit is responsible for the strategic management of existing customer...

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FABTECH hosts 31,000 visitors, covers 461,627 sq. ft.

January 15, 2008

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago hosted more exhibiting companies and covered more exhibit space than any previous FABTECH. Filling 461,627 sq. ft....

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FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to...

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New study shows no link between welding and Parkinson's

February 2, 2006

The Welding Information Center today announced that a new epidemiological study published in the February 2006 issue of Occupational and Environmental Medicineconcluded that no link exists between...

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