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The arc welding technology area focuses on the most commonly used arc welding processes, mainly GMAW/MIG, GTAW/TIG, SMAW/stick, and plasma. The articles and press releases cover processes and power sources, plus all of the related items—electrodes and wire, wire feeders, fixtures, manipulators, positioners, and power sources. If you need information on personal protective gear, ventilation systems, and safety practices for welders, see our Safety coverage area.

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Airgas recognized as John Deere Partner-level Supplier for 2013

February 26, 2014

Airgas Inc., a Radnor, Pa., supplier of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, as well as welding equipment, has been recognized as a Partner-level Supplier for 2013 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The status is Deere & Co.'s highest supplier rating. Suppliers that participate...

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Bellingham Technical College's welding program earns new accreditation

February 25, 2014

Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham, Wash., has announced that its welding program has been newly accredited as a certified test facility by the American Welding Society. It is the second school in the state and the only college in northwest Washington to offer this type of accreditation....

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Super Steel to hold job fairs to hire 30 welders

February 18, 2014

Super Steel, a Milwaukee-based contract manufacturer serving the agricultural, construction, industrial, transportation, and defense markets, has announced plans to hold on-site job fairs to attract 30 new welders. On Saturday, Feb. 22, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 4:00 to...

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EWI to partner with C&W for technology commercialization

February 18, 2014

Columbus, Ohio-based EWI has announced the start of a joint venture with Cumberland & Western Resources of Bowling Green, Ky., to commercialize newly developed manufacturing technologies. According to EWI, the new enterprise, Edison Industrial Innovations LLC, Columbus, will identify...

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Miller recognized for leadership on job training initiative

February 13, 2014

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of arc welding products in Appleton, Wis., has been named Manufacturer of the Year by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (HCCW). The honor recognizes Miller leadership alongside the HCCW to establish a new training initiative aimed at addressing...

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ESAB parent to acquire Victor Technologies

February 13, 2014

A welding and cutting equipment company with significant presence in Europe and South America is set for a bump in market share stateside. On Feb. 12 ESAB’s parent, Colfax Corp., based in Fulton, Md., announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to buy St. Louis, Mo.-based Victor...

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Fronius adds area sales managers

February 12, 2014

Fronius USA LLC, a provider of manual and fully automatic arc welding equipment in Portage, Ind., has hired two new area sales managers. Jasen Friedrich has been named area sales manager for Illinois and the eastern half of Iowa and Missouri. He has been in the welding industry for more than 15...

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Twenty-five welding instructors receive free training at nexAir

February 5, 2014

At its Advanced Welding & Cutting Demonstration Lab in Memphis, nexAir recently held a free training session for 25 instructors from Delta Technical College. The participants spent the day learning different welding techniques on the lab’s equipment from Sam Noland, sales engineer. Noland...

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Taylor-Winfield’s director of technology and product development wins AWS award

January 30, 2014

Robert P. Matteson, director of technology and product development at Taylor-Winfield Technologies Inc., Youngstown, Ohio, has received the Counselor Award from the American Welding Society (AWS). The award is presented annually to individual members for a career of outstanding accomplishments and...

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Arc-Zone.com Inc. redesigns web store

January 22, 2014

Arc-Zone.com® Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., has launched a redesign of its e-commerce site at www.arc-zone.com that includes a new look and improved functionality. The site offers more than 10,000 GMAW, GTAW, and PAW products and features simplified fly-out navigation menus and a more accurate search...

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Jessie Roberts

Fronius hires area sales manager

January 21, 2014

Fronius, Portage, Ind., has announced the hiring of Jessie Roberts as area sales manager for the Wisconsin region. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Roberts started his sales career in 2001 selling security systems. He went on to be an account manager and branch manager for a...

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Kentucky welding instructor receives 2013 Carl J. Schaefer Memorial Award

January 21, 2014

NOCTI, Big Rapids, Mich., has awarded the 2013 Carl J. Schaefer Memorial Award to Derek Hazlett, a welding instructor at the Carter County Career and Technical Center in Olive Hill, Ky. The award is given to recognize an outstanding career and technical education (CTE) teacher or teacher candidate....

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ESAB North America partners with RoboVent

January 10, 2014

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has announced a partnership with RoboVent Product Group Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., for the development of robotic welding systems in North America. RoboVent fume extraction equipment will be included as part of ESAB’s robotic welding systems....

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Jones & Lockhart Welding to move headquarters

January 8, 2014

Jones & Lockhart Welding Inc. has announced plans to relocate in St. Louis in March. The welding and fabrication shop will move from a 16,000-sq.-ft. building in St. Louis County to a 4.5-acre, 51,000-sq.-ft. site in the city. The company purchased the building for $820,000 and will invest...

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Forster America establishes new website

January 7, 2014

Forster America, Alpharetta, Ga., the North American supplier of Forster Welding Systems welding tables and accessories, has launched a new website at www.forsteramerica.com. The website provides details about the company's 3-D welding tables, special gray cast welding tables,...

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