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Lincoln Electric partners with U.S. Army for welder training

May 12, 2009

Lincoln Electric is once again partnering with the U.S. Army for welder training. The program graduates 450 students per year, including U.S. Army soldiers as well as Marines. Military students spend 12 weeks learning oxyfuel welding, SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW. To keep up with the latest technology, the...

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Lorain County Community College to lead national welding education and training effort

April 14, 2009

Lorain County Community College (LCCC), Ohio's top-ranked community college, has been named project leader for a $4.9 million National Science Foundation (NSF) program establishing a National Center for Welding Education and Training on the LCCC campus. The Center will increase the number of...

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Lincoln Electric begins Green Initiative Awareness Program

April 14, 2009

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has announced its new Green Initiative Awareness Program to promote the company's initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of its manufacturing processes and products.To help customers identify the products connected to these initiatives, the company is labeling...

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Lincoln Electric announces agreement for acquisition in China

March 17, 2009

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. has announced that its Asian subsidiary, The Lincoln Electric Company (Asia Pacific) Pte., Ltd. ("Lincoln Asia Pacific"), has signed definitive agreements to expand its welding consumables business in China by acquiring 100 percent control of Jinzhou Jin Tai Welding...

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Multiquip appoints GCE president

March 10, 2009

Mike Howlett has been appointed as the new president of Multiquip's General Construction Equipment internal division. He joined the company in 1995 as operations manager and was promoted to vice president of operations after two years.Howlett has more than 25 years of experience in business...

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Airgas acquires Great Lakes Oxygen

February 10, 2009

Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., has completed the acquisition of Great Lakes Oxygen, also doing business as Welder's Supply, Westside Welders Supply, Great Lakes Propane, and Lake Erie Iron and Metal.Great Lakes Oxygen, a distributor of industrial gas and welding supplies, generates annual revenues of...

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ESCO Tool moves to new building

February 10, 2009

ESCO Tool has acquired and refurbished a 60,000-sq.-ft. building in Holliston, Mass. The company has been located in nearby Medfield, Mass., since 1980.According to Matthew Brennan, president, "We have been the beneficiary of a growing power industry and are moving into a larger building in...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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