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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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BOC Canada appoints operations and technical director

October 11, 2005

BOC Canada, Mississauga, Ont., has named Doug Bonnar as its operations and technical director. Bonnar is responsible for establishing the new operations and technical group, in line with the company's...

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Diamond Ground Products upgrades Web site

September 13, 2005

Diamond Ground Products, Newbury Park, Calif., has upgraded its Web site.Besides showcasing the company's products, the site also features free tungsten guidebook downloads designed to help welders...

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Airgas names president, Airgas South

July 12, 2005

Airgas Inc. has appointed Jay Sullivan as president of its Airgas South region.Sullivan, who has served as chief financial officer of Airgas South since 1997, succeeds Mike Rohde, who recently was...

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Airgas acquires two welding supply companies

June 14, 2005

Airgas, Radnor, Pa., has acquired the assets and operations of Vancouver Welding Supply Inc. (VWS), based in Vancouver, Wash., and Cumberland Welding & Supply Co. Inc. in Cumberland, Md.Airgas Nor...

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Airgas signs letter of intent to purchase Kanox Inc.

May 10, 2005

Airgas Inc. has signed a nonbinding letter of intent to acquire Kanox Inc., a Kansas-based distributor of packaged gases and welding hardgoods. Airgas currently owns 25 percent of the outstanding...

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Appeals court rules in favor of Centricut

May 10, 2005

Centricut LLC, West Lebanon, N.H., a subsidiary of Hypertherm Inc., has announced that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed an earlier decision of a federal New Hampshire court,...

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Flame Technologies names president/COO

April 12, 2005

Flame Technologies Inc. has named 20-year company veteran Shawn Toops as president and COO.Toops previously served the company as vice president/general manager, a position he held since 1999. In his...

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BOC signs AWISCO NY

March 8, 2005

BOC has signed a multiyear supply agreement with AWISCO NY Corp., a distributor of compressed gases and welding, safety, and industrial supplies.AWISCO serves the construction trades, including steel...

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Airgas names vice president–hardgoods

February 4, 2005

Airgas Inc. has appointed David E. Levin as vice president–hardgoods, with responsibility for product management of all welding/MRO hardgoods and safety products. Levin had been vice...

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Airgas president/COO resigns

January 18, 2005

Airgas Inc. has announced that president and COO Glenn M. Fischer resigned on Jan. 14. The company has appointed Michael L. Molinini executive vice president and COO.Molinini, an eight-year Airgas...

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Linde Gas opens nitrogen liquefier

December 7, 2004

Linde Gas LLC has begun operating a nitrogen liquefier at its Canton Air Separation Unit (ASU) in Canton, Ohio.The liquefier converts gaseous nitrogen byproduct, previously lost during the production...

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Lincoln Electric introduces welding consumables quality program

December 7, 2004

The Lincoln Electric Co. has introduced the Q-Cert Program, a quality indicator for welding consumables. The program features three levels of quality certification (Q-Cert), depending on tests,...

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Airgas acquires A&R Welding Supply

December 7, 2004

Airgas Inc. has acquired A&R Welding Supply Inc., an industrial gas and welding supply distributor with locations in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles, Calif. The two branches now operate as Airgas...

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Hobart Brothers receives wire patent

November 9, 2004

Hobart Brothers has received a patent for its Tri-Mark® Metalloy Vantage™ and Metalloy Vantage Ni1 gas shielded metal cored wires.According to the company, the wires reduce silicon island...

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Harris Calorific adds new district managers

October 12, 2004

Harris Calorific Inc., a Lincoln Electric Co. provider of gas apparatus equipment, has added five district managers to its sales force.The new managers and their territories are Ken McGraw, north...

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