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Matheson supports SkillsUSA competition

July 11, 2013

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., recently participated in the annual SkillsUSA Championship Competition held in Kansas City, Mo. The company is the main sponsor of the welding competitions at the annual championships, which this year hosted more than 5,900 students participating in 94 contest events,...

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Bernard, Tregaskiss launch joint service, support number

June 26, 2013

Bernard, Beecher, Ill., and Tregaskiss, Windsor, Ont., have launched a new joint toll-free telephone number for distributors and end users in the U.S. and Canada. The new number, 855-MIGWELD (855-644-9353), provides one point of access to customer service and technical support for the companies’...

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June 18, 2013 has added a Weekend Warriors forum to its site. In the forum's monthly welders' contest, participants compete for prizes such as welding machines, helmets, and accessories. Currently the forum is running a contest that challenges users to submit their best welding cart design. The design...

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Miller Electric introduces robotic welding cell rental program

June 13, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has introduced a new robotic welding cell rental program designed to help reduce the risk for companies that are interested in trying robotic welding technology. The program also is suitable for companies that receive contract work for short runs of parts...

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Fronius USA names sales/system engineer

June 3, 2013

Fronius USA LLC, a manufacturer of welding equipment, has hired Matt Chynoweth as a sales/system engineer in the Portage, Ind., office. Chynoweth did part of his internship at Fronius before graduating from Ferris State University. He holds an applied science degree in welding technology and a...

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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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Fronius USA hires sales/application engineer

May 22, 2013

Fronius USA LLC, Portage, Ind., a manufacturer of welding equipment, has hired Kevin Barton as sales/application engineer working out of the Chattanooga, Tenn., office. Barton began his career as a CNC machinist before spending the last nine years working at an integration...

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ESAB wins 2013 sales and customer service award

May 21, 2013

ESAB Cutting Systems, a provider of welding filler metals, equipment, and accessories in Florence, S.C., has been awarded the 2013 Gold Stevie Award for Sales and Customer Service. The company was recognized as the Sales Turnaround of the Year from more than 1,200 entries from organizations in...

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Phillips Service Industries announces passing of Bill Phillips, founder

May 21, 2013

Phillips Service Industries Inc. (PSI), a privately held global manufacturing and services holding company, has announced the death of its founder and chairman of the board, William T. (Bill) Phillips. Phillips launched PSI Hydraulics in Detroit in 1967; the two-man operation initially focused...

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Fronius USA names area sales manager

May 14, 2013

Fronius USA LLC, Portage, Ind., a manufacturer of welding equipment, recently promoted Vadim Nakonechnyy to area sales manager for the southeast region. Nakonechnyy has worked as an application engineer out of the Chattanooga, Tenn., office since April 2012. His territory includes Georgia,...

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Handy & Harman's Lucas-Milhaupt Inc. acquires Wolverine Joining Technologies

May 1, 2013

Global diversified manufacturer Handy & Harman Ltd., White Plains, N.Y., has announced that Lucas-Milhaupt Inc., Milwaukee, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired the assets of Wolverine Joining Technologies, Warwick. R.I., a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolverine Tube. The acquired...

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Harris Products Group wins environmental award

April 18, 2013

The Harris Products Group manufacturing facility in Gainesville, Ga., has earned a statewide environmental award for its efforts to reduce all types of waste and prevent water pollution. The Georgia Association of Water Professionals has recognized the company with its Water Pollution...

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Washtenaw student to represent U.S. in welding competition

March 25, 2013

Alex Pazkowski of Saline, Mich., a student at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Mich., will represent the U.S. in Leipzig, Germany, in the welding competition during the biennial WorldSkills Competition, July 2-7, 2013. A member of SkillsUSA, the Leesburg, Va., organization that represents...

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Welding helmet manufacturer Optrel announces Facebook sweepstakes drawing

March 7, 2013

Swiss precision helmet manufacturer Optrel is offering welders the opportunity to win a free trip to Switzerland, along with other monthly prizes, through the company's new Facebook sweepstakes drawing. Beginning on Friday March 8, 2013 and available only through the Optrel Facebook page...

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Wall Colmonoy marks 75th anniversary

February 18, 2013

Wall Colmonoy, Madison Heights, Mich., celebrates its 75th year in business in 2013. Founded in Detroit in 1938 by Albert F. Wall, the materials engineering company today has offices and manufacturing facilities in the U.S., U.K., and France, employing close to 400 people. The fourth-generation...

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