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Lincoln Electric announces cost-saving measures

February 2, 2009

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. today announced actions to lower its fixed and variable cost structure to align its business with the current economic environment. These measures include the continuation of previously announced reduced work hours, cutting expenses and discretionary spending in all...

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Western Enterprises donates equipment to local community college

January 13, 2009

Western Enterprises, Westlake, Ohio, has partnered with Lorain County Community College (LCCC) to supply equipment for the new National Center for Welding Education and Training to be built this year. The center will be housed in LCCC's Manufacturing Center of Excellence in the Nord Advanced...

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Symposium raises welding awareness among high school educators

January 13, 2009

More than 100 Wisconsin high school counselors, educators, and administrators attended a recent symposium on welding careers sponsored by Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Airgas, Miron Construction, and AZCO Inc.Designed to inform attendees about the salary potential and variety of careers that can...

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Lincoln Electric acquires Brazilian brazing products manufacturer

January 13, 2009

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., Cleveland, has acquired a 90 percent interest in Brastak, a Brazilian manufacturer of brazing products. The company is based in Sao Paulo and has annual sales of about $30 million."The Brastak acquisition represents the expansion of our brazing product line as well...

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Hobart Brothers expands manufacturing operations

December 16, 2008

Hobart Brothers Co. has announced the expansion of its manufacturing operations into a new, 65,000-sq.-ft. facility located in Troy, Ohio. The new facility will be used to increase production capacity for the company's welding consumables. Forty employees are expected to be added to the work force...

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Handy & Harman Precious Metals Group unites its brands

December 16, 2008

The Handy & Harman Precious Metals Group, a family of companies that supply brazing and soldering materials and technical services to OEMs and aftermarket distributors, has announced plans to unify all of its brazing companies under a single brand name—LucasMilhaupt—beginning in January...

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Miller Electric announces job cuts

November 19, 2008

Appleton, Wis.-based Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced plans to cut 95 jobs, because of the economic downturn and slowing demand for its products. The layoffs represent about 6 percent of the company's 1,500 employees.According to company spokesperson Vickie Rhiner, most of the job cuts will...

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Cored welding wire manufacturer launches facility in Ohio

November 11, 2008

RevWires LLC, a cored welding wire manufacturer in Troy, Ohio, is scheduled to open an 80,000-sq.-ft. research and manufacturing facility this fall, with production to begin early 2009. The company is investing more than $14 million in the project.The highly automated plant, which will incorporate...

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American Welding & Tank acquires Certified Cylinder

October 14, 2008

American Welding & Tank LLC (AWT), Mechanicsburg, Pa., a division of Taylor-Wharton Intl. LLC, recently acquired Certified Cylinder Inc., Crossville, Tenn.AWT says the acquisition will significantly expand its refurbishing services. The purchased company will operate as Certified Cylinder a...

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ESAB opens flux plant

October 14, 2008

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has added a new flux plant to its filler metal manufacturing facility in Hanover, Pa. The company says the plant significantly upgrades its manufacturing capacity.The company already operates one flux plant, which opened in 2002. The addition of the new, larger flux...

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Thermadyne Honors Distributor Cee Kay Supply

October 14, 2008

Thermadyne Industries Inc., St. Louis, recently honored one of its distributors, Cee Kay Supply, St. Louis, on Cee Kay's 60th anniversary. Cee Kay is an independent supplier of industrial gases, welding and cutting equipment, and supplies.Thermadyne Executive Vice President of Global Sales and...

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President Bush visits Lincoln Electric

October 14, 2008

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. welcomed President George W. Bush to its world headquarters and manufacturing plant in Cleveland on July 29.Bush toured the facility and learned about the company's welding products, including its automated welding technology. He participated in live robotic and...

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Hobart Institute expands training area

September 16, 2008

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has added 8,000 sq. ft. of training area to include two additional, large classrooms and lab space equipped with new technology.Enrollment has doubled at the institute during the last three years, which required a second shift to be added during...

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FABTECH to include welding competition

September 16, 2008

The 2008 FABTECH® Intl. & AWS Welding Show Including METALFORM will host the AWS Skills Competition Weld-Off, an event that tests students' welding skills. FABTECH is scheduled to run Oct. 6-8 in Las Vegas.Six finalists, selected from 24 student welders who participated in the SkillsUSA...

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American Weldquip hires district sales managers

September 16, 2008

American Weldquip Inc., Sharon Center, Ohio, has hired four district sales managers.Ray Trudell has 25 years of experience in the welding industry, employed most recently for more than 11 years by Praxair – Canada as territory manager. He is responsible for the Ontario, Canada, market.Todd...

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