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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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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Hobart Brothers' vice president retires

February 7, 2006

Hobart Brothers Co., Troy, Ohio, has announced that Gene Sabel, vice president of sales, has retired after more than 40 years of service in the welding industry.Sabel made his start in 1963 at A.O. Smith Corp.'s Welding Products Div. under Marquette University's cooperative education program. A.O....

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Harris Calorific, Airgas form agreement

January 10, 2006

Harris Calorific Inc., Gainesville, Ga., and Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., have announced an agreement to jointly market gases and gas control equipment for CO2lasers used in materials processing.With the agreement, Airgas has chosen to market Harris Calorific laser gas control equipment exclusively....

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BOC adds Merriam-Graves to distributor network

January 10, 2006

The BOC Group, Murray Hill, N.J., has added Merriam-Graves, Charlestown, N.H., to its network of independent distributors.Merriam-Graves is a privately held distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases. It has 22 locations throughout New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut,...

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Strong Welding Products names vice president/managing director

January 10, 2006

Strong Welding Products Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., has named William Shum as vice president and managing director of Rankin Industries, San Diego, a designer and producer of hardfacing products.Shum has spent 10 years at Rankin, where he served as director of research and development....

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Praxair Distribution, Preco form alliance

December 13, 2005

Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has announced that its subsidiary, Praxair Distribution Inc., has formed an alliance with Preco Inc. to promote and sell laser welding, cladding, and heat-treating systems and services to the fabrication industry.According to Janet Coffman, vice president of business...

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