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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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BBG ranks fifth on merchant liquid producer list

November 7, 2006

When Linde and BOC Group collaborated to form The Linde Group, a portion of the business was required to be divested in accordance with an order issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This separate business, known as the Bulk Business Group (BBG), is the fifth-largest producer of merchant...

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Praxair acquires Hobart Industrial Gases

October 17, 2006

Praxair Distribution Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair Inc., has acquired Hobart Industrial Gases of Fort Wayne, Ind. Since 1956, Hobart Industrial Gases has supplied packaged industrial, medical, and specialty gases; welding equipment, supplies, and services to Indiana and Ohio.Praxair also has made...

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ESAB North America appoints president

October 9, 2006

ESAB Welding & Cutting products has announced that Del Tanner, chairman and CEO of Anderson Group Inc. (AGI) has assumed the role and responsibilities of president of ESAB North America in addition to his responsibilities as chairman and CEO of AGI. Tanner replaces Andy Blanchard, who left the...

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Jury finds welding rod makers not liable

June 27, 2006

The Associated Press has reported that a jury in Cleveland today cleared welding rod makers of any liability for heath problems affecting Ernesto G. Solis, a former civilian worker at a Navy base. Solis claims that years of exposure to the manganese in welding fumes damaged his health.The jury was...

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Malaysian demand for welding equipment, consumables to expand

June 22, 2006

Frost & Sullivan has reported that demand for welding equipment in Malaysia is set to expand as foreign investment boosts the general level of industrial infrastructure and manufacturing activity in the country. In 2005 the Malaysian Government eased rules to allow foreign investors 100 per cent...

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Lincoln Electric receives President's 'E-Star' Award

June 2, 2006

The Lincoln Electric Company has received the President's "E Star" Award for Exports in recognition of its achievement in supporting export growth in the U.S. business community. The award was presented by Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez to John M. Stropki, Lincoln's chairman and CEO, May...

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Harsco GasServ announces appointments

March 7, 2006

Harsco GasServ, Mechanicsburg, Pa., a division of Harsco Corp., has appointed James E. Cline as president and has promoted Mark Fleischer and Jeff Clay to expanded roles within its sales department.Cline has served in management roles since joining the company in 1994. He retains responsibility for...

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ESAB earns ISO 14001

March 7, 2006

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has earned environmental management system certification for ISO 14001. The company says it is one of the first welding and cutting businesses in the steel industry to achieve the certification for multiple locations worldwide.That standard requires...

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