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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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ILMO marks 100 years in business

September 30, 2013

ILMO Products Co., St. Louis, celebrates its 100th year in business in 2013. The company has marked the occasion throughout the year with a commemorative logo, a pep rally, employee lunches, historical data-gathering in preparation for a book, an open house at its newest store location, and an...

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Diamond Ground Products announces facility move

July 23, 2013

Diamond Ground Products, Newbury Park, Calif., has moved to a 40,000-sq.-ft. location a few blocks away from its previous facility. The expansion is in response to rising demand for the company's preground tungsten electrodes and tungsten electrode...

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Matheson introduces Youth Reach Program

July 23, 2013

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., a provider of gases, gas-handling equipment, purification systems, engineering and gas management services, and on-site gas generation, has introduced a Youth Reach Program in support of welding education. The program has three goals: to draw attention to the...

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Weldcote hires executive VP

July 11, 2013

Weldcote Metals, Kings Mountain, N.C., has named Pete Gallagher as executive vice president. He is responsible for sales, marketing, and expanding the business. Gallagher has 30 years of experience in all aspects of gas and welding distribution, having served as a distributor, manufacturer, and...

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Matheson wins Leonard Parker Pool Safety Award

July 8, 2013

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has received the Leonard Parker Pool Safety Award for Group 1 (more than 5 million employee exposure hours) from the Compressed Gas Association (CGA). The awards honor the memory of Leonard Parker Pool, the founder and former chief executive of Air Products and...

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Matheson to build air-separation unit in Arizona

June 26, 2013

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has announced plans to build a new large-capacity air-separation unit (ASU) to supply oxygen, nitrogen, and argon in Mesa, Ariz. The investment is intended to improve support for current customers and the recently acquired U.S. Airweld distribution business. The...

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Bernard, Tregaskiss launch joint service, support number

June 26, 2013

Bernard, Beecher, Ill., and Tregaskiss, Windsor, Ont., have launched a new joint toll-free telephone number for distributors and end users in the U.S. and Canada. The new number, 855-MIGWELD (855-644-9353), provides one point of access to customer service and technical support for the companies’...

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Lincoln Electric Mexicana earns TS-16949 certification

June 19, 2013

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has announced that the Torreon manufacturing operations of Lincoln Electric Mexicana S.A. de C.V. has earned ISO/TS-16949 certification, applicable to the design and manufacture of welding consumables. In general, the technical specification applies to the design,...

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Hobart Brothers unveils new logo, consolidates filler metal brands

June 6, 2013

Hobart Brothers Co., Troy, Ohio, has unveiled a new logo for its Hobart® brand of filler metals. The decision to redesign the logo coincides with the strategic consolidation of the company's five brands of filler metals — Hobart, McKay®, Tri-Mark®, Corex®, and MAXAL®...

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Harris Products Group adds video to YouTube channel

June 4, 2013

The Harris Products Group, a Mason, Ohio-based wholly owned subsidiary of the Lincoln Electric Co., has added a 5-min. video to its YouTube channel at that gives viewers a glimpse of its century in product manufacturing, its quality, and its product...

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Flux-cored wire use expected to rise

May 28, 2013

The use of flux-cored wires across a variety of end user sectors is expected to rise, according to Frost & Sullivan, with adoption levels projected to be particularly strong in sectors such as energy and construction. New analysis from the San Antonio, Texas-based firm, "Global Flux Cored...

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Lincoln Electric receives presidential award for exports

May 23, 2013

The U.S. Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank has presented Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, with the President's "E" Award for Exports. According to the company, the award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S....

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ESAB wins 2013 sales and customer service award

May 21, 2013

ESAB Cutting Systems, a provider of welding filler metals, equipment, and accessories in Florence, S.C., has been awarded the 2013 Gold Stevie Award for Sales and Customer Service. The company was recognized as the Sales Turnaround of the Year from more than 1,200 entries from organizations in...

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Harris Products Group wins environmental award

April 18, 2013

The Harris Products Group manufacturing facility in Gainesville, Ga., has earned a statewide environmental award for its efforts to reduce all types of waste and prevent water pollution. The Georgia Association of Water Professionals has recognized the company with its Water Pollution...

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AlcoTec Wire premieres new video

April 11, 2013

AlcoTec Wire Corp. has posted a new video on its website,, and on YouTube at that highlights the company's products, history, and processes. The 7-minute movie highlights the AlumaPak and MiniPak packages, which offer twist-free wire delivery; and the...

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