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Matheson acquires Evergreen Supply

January 11, 2013

Gas and gas handling equipment supplier Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has acquired the assets and business of Evergreen Supply Inc., Aberdeen, S.D., to enable growth and expansion in northern South Dakota. Evergreen Supply, which has a long-standing distributor relationship with Matheson, becomes...

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Aluminum filler metals approved for wrought commercial applications -

Aluminum filler metals approved for wrought commercial applications

January 8, 2013

Maxal has introduced new, patent-pending 4943 aluminum GMAW wire and GTAW cut lengths, the first aluminum filler metal to be developed, registered by the Aluminum Association, and classified by AWS for wrought commercial applications in more than 40 years, according to the manufacturer....

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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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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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Welding outfits come in medium-, heavy-duty models -

Welding outfits come in medium-, heavy-duty models

December 6, 2012

The Harris Products Group has announced the debut of its HardHat Metalworking Outfits, designed for contractors. The outfits contain regulators, torches, and flashback arresters for cutting, brazing, and welding using oxyacetylene and other fuels. The outfits include both classic-style and the...

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Airgas executive chairman receives lifetime achievement award

December 6, 2012

Airgas Inc. has announced that its executive chairman, Peter McCausland, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Chemical Marketing & Economics (CM&E), a topical group of the American Chemical Society's New York section (ACS NY). McCausland was recognized for his many years of...

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Wallover Oil adds regional sales manager for northeast Ohio -

Wallover Oil adds regional sales manager for northeast Ohio

December 4, 2012

Wallover Oil Co., Strongsville, Ohio, a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants, has named Patrick G. Nygaard as regional sales manager for the northeast Ohio region. A graduate of John Carroll University with a bachelor's degree in communications, Nygaard most recently...

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What's up with helium for welding applications?] -

What's up with helium for welding applications?

December 3, 2012 | By Dan Davis

Helium has been hard to get for some, and certainly the consumable gas is more expensive for welders than it used to be. The bad news is that this may be the case for some time. The good news is that alternatives are under development to help welders out as they tackle aluminum and stainless steel welding.

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GMAW gun eliminates downtime associated with neck replacements

November 29, 2012

Bernard has introduced the Bernard® S-Gun™ 250-amp GMAW gun. It features a locked, rotatable neck that cannot be removed easily by the operator, but is still serviceable by maintenance. The gun is compatible with weld cable control (WCC) systems from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. and Quik Tip™...

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GMAW consumables help create stable, predictable arc -

GMAW consumables help create stable, predictable arc

November 28, 2012

Tweco®, a Victor Technologies™ brand, has introduced new Velocity™ GMAW consumables, which are integrated into the company's Fusion™ series of light-duty GMAW guns. The nonthreaded, drop-in-style contact tip eliminates the need to use tools to remove the tip, even if the...

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FCAW-G wire designed for pressure vessel fabrication -

FCAW-G wire designed for pressure vessel fabrication

October 23, 2012

Lincoln Electric has introduced new UltraCore® SR-12 gas-shielded, flux-cored (FCAW-G) wire. This 75 to 80 percent argon/balance CO2 wire meets AWS E71T-12M-JH8 requirements in as-welded and stress-relieved conditions. The wire is suitable for pressure vessel fabrication and applications...

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Harris Products Group named finalist for best plant in the nation

October 9, 2012

The Harris Products Group facility in Mason, Ohio, has been named a 2012 finalist for IndustryWeek's Best Plants competition. The distinction is based on strong manufacturing performance and a comprehensive focus on continuous improvement. Harris, a Lincoln Electric Co., designs, develops, and...

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Linde Canada acquires Contact Welding Supplies

October 9, 2012

Linde Canada Ltd., Mississauga, Ont., has announced the acquisition of Contact Welding Supplies Ltd., an independent industrial gases and welding equipment distributor in London, Ont. Linde Canada is an affiliate of Linde North America Inc. and a member of The Linde Group, a gases and engineering...

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Lincoln Electric announces staff appointments

October 9, 2012

The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, has appointed Frank Armao as director of aluminum welding technology. In this position, he provides leadership in aluminum welding customer support and applications engineering insight. He collaborates with the aluminum welding technology teams at the company's...

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