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Phillips Service Industries announces passing of Bill Phillips, founder -

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 -

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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Victor Technologies announces welding, cutting contest winners -

Victor Technologies announces welding, cutting contest winners

February 7, 2013

Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, a provider of cutting, welding, and gas control equipment, has announced the six winners of its "Innovation to Shape the World" contest for students in welding and cutting programs at secondary and postsecondary schools. The individual winners are:...

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Weld-Ed establishes summer workshop series for welding educators

February 4, 2013

The National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed), located at Lorain County Community College in Lorain, Ohio, has announced its 2013 professional development workshop series, which includes five training modules. The hands-on, instructional workshops offer welding educators...

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Fronius USA promotes four employees

February 4, 2013

Fronius USA LLC, Portage, Ind., a subsidiary of Fronius Intl. GmbH and manufacturer of welding equipment, has promoted four team members. David Grant (VSP NorthEast Brighton) and Chris Bliven (Central Region) have been promoted from area sales managers to regional sales managers in their...

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Quality Metalcraft moves into lighting design with new art exhibition

January 17, 2013

Quality Metalcraft Inc., a Livonia, Mich.-based automotive parts and prototype supplier, is lead sponsor of a new arts installation in Detroit's Kunsthalle Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art. STALA Universe brings together video, light, and music to highlight Detroit's industrial design and...

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Lincoln Electric goes mobile

January 4, 2013

Welding equipment and consumable manufacturer Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has launched a mobile-friendly version of its online newsroom. The site, accessible at from any computer, tablet, or smartphone, retains the majority of the current online newsroom's features,...

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AWS opens new global headquarters

December 14, 2012

The American Welding Society (AWS) celebrated the grand opening of its new global headquarters in Doral, Fla., with an open house ceremony Nov. 30. The organization held a building dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony that welcomed more than 200 board members, international counterparts and...

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Maine Oxy launches online store

December 13, 2012

Maine Oxy, Auburn, Maine, has opened an online storefront at featuring its welding equipment and specialty gases. Currently sale items and special monthly promotions are available online. The company plans to add more items to the store in the coming months. Maine Oxy also has...

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ESAB microsite shows how to boost GMAW productivity

December 11, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has developed a new microsite at that teaches GMAW operators how to increase productivity and weld quality. The site features noncopper-coated OK AristoRod™ GMAW wires for robotic, mechanized, and manual applications....

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