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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. of booth space, the show attracted nearly 31,000 visitors from more than 75 countries, a 27 percent...

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Wind Point Partners acquires Harsco GasServ businesses

December 10, 2007

Wind Point Partners, a private equity investment firm, has announced the acquisition of the Harsco GasServ group of gas technology businesses from Harsco Corp. The acquisition includes Taylor-Wharton, compressed gas cylinders and cryogenic storage vessels; American Welding & Tank, propane tanks;...

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BOC Gases and Linde Gas rebrand in North America as Linde

November 6, 2007

The Linde Group, Murray Hill, N.J., has announced that its integrated BOC Gases and Linde Gas organizations in North America are now branded as Linde. Linde AG acquired The BOC Group PLC in September 2006 to form The Linde Group, which comprises over 100 companies in more than 70 countries.The...

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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 McCormick Place in Chicago Nov. 11 to Nov. 14.Cosponsored by the American Welding Society (AWS),...

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American Torch Tip purchases Precision Products

September 11, 2007

The American Torch Tip Company (ATTC), Bradenton, Fla., has purchased Precision Products Co., Canaan, N.H.Employing more than 225 people, ATTC manufactures welding and cutting consumables. Precision Products manufactures plasma torches and...

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Harris Products Group creates scholarship in honor of retiree

August 7, 2007

The Harris Products Group, Gainesville, Ga., has established a scholarship in honor of Larry Schweikert, who recently retired after 32 years with the company. The Larry and Patti Schweikert Scholarship will award $1,000 annually to a full-time business student at Gainesville State College.The...

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Air Liquide appoints president/CEO

July 10, 2007

Air Liquide USA LLC, Houston, has named Michael J. Graff as president and CEO and as a director of U.S. subsidiary businesses.Graff leads the company's industrial gas operations and business activities. He has a master's degree in chemical engineering from Purdue and a bachelor's degree from the...

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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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