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FABTECH hosts 31,000 visitors, covers 461,627 sq. ft.

January 15, 2008

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago hosted more exhibiting companies and covered more exhibit space than any previous FABTECH. Filling 461,627 sq. ft. of booth space, the show attracted nearly 31,000 visitors from more than 75 countries, a 27 percent...

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AISI, STI/SPFA publish steel pipe design manual

January 15, 2008

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Washington, D.C., and the Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA), Lake Zurich, Ill., jointly published a steel pipe design manual titled Welded Steel Pipe Revised Edition 2007.The manual focuses on the design of steel pipe...

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AWS acquires Mexican welding tradeshow

January 15, 2008

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, has entered into an agreement with Trade Show Consulting (TSC) to purchase Weldmex, the largest welding tradeshow in Latin America.Under the terms of the agreement, the AWS maintains primary ownership of Weldmex and assumes the rights to organize, promote,...

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Tregaskiss appoints regional business manager in western Canada

January 15, 2008

Tregaskiss, Windsor, Ont., has added Norm Greenlay as a regional business manager in western Canada. Greenlay, who has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and a background in engineering, reports to Darren Grey, the company's director of Canadian sales.Tregaskiss develops and...

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American Weldquip appoints district managers

December 11, 2007

American Weldquip Inc., Sharon Center, Ohio, recently appointed two district sales managers, naming Ray Trudell as manager for Ontario, Canada, and Todd Harris as manager for the Mid-South region.Trudell has more than 25 years of experience in the welding industry, serving most recently as...

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BOC Gases and Linde Gas rebrand in North America as Linde

November 6, 2007

The Linde Group, Murray Hill, N.J., has announced that its integrated BOC Gases and Linde Gas organizations in North America are now branded as Linde. Linde AG acquired The BOC Group PLC in September 2006 to form The Linde Group, which comprises over 100 companies in more than 70 countries.The...

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Miller announces Ultimate Weldshop Giveaway

November 6, 2007

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., announced that it is giving away an Ultimate Weldshop valued at more than $17,000. The Ultimate Weldshop Giveaway includes a welder/generator; welding and plasma cutting power sources; an autodarkening helmet; safety gear; welding accessories; and...

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Lincoln Electric named official welder of Jay Leno's Big Dog Garage

November 6, 2007

Jay Leno's Big Dog Garage in southern California recently named Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, as its official welding company. The company designs and manufactures arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, and plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment, as its official welding company.Leno...

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Magnatech names sales director

November 6, 2007

Magnatech, East Granby, Conn., has hired Scott Anthony as director of sales and marketing for the Western Hemisphere. Anthony has more than 20 years of senior-level sales and marketing experience with advanced motion control technology. Previously he worked for Gerber Scientific Inc., and most...

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Lucas-Milhaupt participates in Tier 2 of Wisconsin natural resources program

November 6, 2007

Lucas-Milhaupt Inc., Cudahy, Wis., a producer of metal-joining products and brazing/soldering technology, recently became the second participant in Tier 2 of Wisconsin's Green Tier program. According to Lucas-Milhaupt, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) representatives and other...

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Hobart Brothers celebrates 90th anniversary

October 9, 2007

Hobart Brothers, Troy, Ohio, a manufacturer of welding filler metals, industrial systems, components, and consumables, celebrated its 90th anniversary in September.The company held a luncheon with its first-shift employees to celebrate the occasion. Troy city officials, including Mayor Michael...

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FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to McCormick Place in Chicago Nov. 11 to Nov. 14.Cosponsored by the American Welding Society (AWS),...

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AWS establishes largest original section-endowed scholarship

September 11, 2007

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, and the AWS Foundation have announced the establishment of the largest original section-endowed scholarship in the society's history. The Lou DeFreitas $60,000 scholarship fund, endowed by the Santa Clara Valley Section, enables the AWS Foundation to award...

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Hobart offers welding prep course, certified supervisor exam

September 11, 2007

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, offers the one-week course Preparation for the AWS Certified Welding Supervisor Examination. The class begins Sept. 24 and will be offered again beginning Nov. 12.The course will be taught by Hobart instructors Elmer Swank, Chuck Ford, Nelson...

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Superior Joining celebrates 15th anniversary

September 11, 2007

Superior Joining Technologies Inc., Machesney Park, Ill., celebrated its 15th anniversary with a luncheon that included staff, friends of the company, former employees, suppliers, and service providers.Although changes in the industrial community have affected the type of work the company performs,...

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