Consumables News

The devil is in the details, especially when it comes to welding processes. This technology area has information on consumables, including cutting tips, electrodes and wire, spatter prevention compounds, temporary purge dams, and welding torch components.

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MS Fluid Technologies forms distributor partnership with ICQL Quimica

June 12, 2007

MS Fluid Technologies, Indianapolis, a specialty chemical formulator and distributor for the metal forming, working, and finishing industries, has announced a distributor agreement with ICQL Quimica Ltda.Representatives of the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil-based ICQL sell and distribute MS Fluid's line of...

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American Torch Tip buys Precision Products

June 7, 2007

The American Torch Tip Co. (ATTC) has announced that it has purchased the Precision Products Co. of Canaan, N.H.Precision Products specializes in manufacturing plasma torches and consumables used primarily in the metal fabricating industry.ATTC, located in Bradenton Fla., has been in business for...

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Gas Innovations expands office space

May 8, 2007

Gas Innovations, Houston, an independent gas wholesaler, equipment, and services provider serving industrial gas producers and distributors, has added 3,400 square feet of office space to its La Porte, Texas, facility. The space houses staff additions, expanded marketing operations, and a growing...

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Techalloy appoints sales director, manager

May 8, 2007

Techalloy Welding Products, Baltimore, recently appointed Stan Merrick as director of sales—welding products, and Gary Powell as export technical sales manager.With more than 20 years' experience in the welding industry, Merrick is responsible for sales of the company's stainless steel and...

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Techalloy appoints plant, quality control managers

April 10, 2007

Techalloy Welding Products has promoted Dave Woike as plant manager and appointed Perry Canning as quality control manager of its Baltimore facility.Woike joined the company in 1997, and served as manager of quality assurance and technical service until his promotion to plant manager. His...

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Linde Gas wins CGA environmental award

April 10, 2007

Linde Gas, a U.S. affiliate of the Linde Group, has been recognized by the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) for excellent environmental performance in 2006.The CGA presented the company with its Environmental Excellence Award at the industry trade group's annual meeting in Florida in March.The...

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American Air Liquide presents President's Safety Awards

March 13, 2007

American Air Liquide recently presented awards for exceptional safety achievement at its annual senior management team meeting in Houston.For 2006, the company's President's Safety Awards honored one team from each of its primary subsidiaries for outstanding commitment to safety:Air Liquide America...

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Air Products to expand production in Kentucky, North Carolina

March 13, 2007

Air Products has announced plans to expand its industrial gas production facilities at both its Ashland, Ky., and Reidsville, N.C., facilities. The expansions are being undertaken to meet market demand from industrial gas customers in these regions.The Reidsville facility, operating since 1967,...

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Air Products to expand production capacity

February 13, 2007

Air Products today announced plans to expand its industrial gas production facilities at both its Ashland, Ky., and Reidsville, N.C., facilities. The expansions are being undertaken to meet market demand from industrial gas customers in these key regions, particularly the oilfield services market...

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STLE annual meeting scheduled for May

February 13, 2007

The 62nd STLE Annual Meeting offered by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers will take place May 6-10, 2007 in the Philadelphia Marriott (downtown).The meeting will offer technical papers, a commercial marketing forum, a biocides panel discussion, and more than 100 exhibitors...

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Air Liquide appoints distributor network director

January 9, 2007

Air Liquide America L.P., which provides packaged and specialty gases in the U.S., has appointed Michael (Mike) Stoddard as director of its ALNET distributor network, effective Jan. 1.Stoddard reports to President Kim Denney and is responsible for leading a team of sales managers, business...

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Praxair Distribution names director, metal fabrication marketing

January 9, 2007

Praxair Distribution Inc. (PDI) has named Roch Monahan as director of metal fabrication marketing. He reports to James Baughman, vice president, metal fabrication and hardgoods supply chain.Based in Chicago, Monahan has 22 years' experience in the gas distribution business and welding equipment and...

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Hobart Brothers appoints vice president/general manager

December 12, 2006

Hobart Brothers Co., Troy, Ohio, has named Grant Harvey as vice president and general manager for its North American Tubular Wire Div. Harvey has more than 20 years of experience in welding. He served as the company's vice president of sales and marketing for the Global Tubular Wire Div., and was...

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ESAB names VP/GM, consummables

December 4, 2006

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has announced that Nick Culich was named vice president and general manager of consumables, effective Nov. 6, 2006. He is based at the company's filler metal manufacturing plant in Hanover, Pa.Culich's 30-year career includes key manufacturing positions and...

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Hobart Brothers names general manager, filler metals

November 14, 2006

Hobart Brothers, Troy, Ohio, recently promoted Dan Jackson to general manager for distribution filler metals. In this new role, Jackson oversees the company's stick electrode and solid wire businesses.Jackson has more than 15 years of financial, operational and supply chain experience, and...

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