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American Weldquip names president

September 11, 2007

American Weldquip Inc., Sharon Center, Ohio, has named Howard Fisher as president. His responsibilities include company operations, engineering, sales, marketing, and customer service.Fisher, who...

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North American robot orders jump in first quarter

June 27, 2007

North American robotics companies posted gains of 24 percent in new orders in the first quarter, according to new statistics released by Robotic Industries Association (RIA).A total of 4,603 robots...

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Tregaskiss announces new hires

June 12, 2007

Tregaskiss Welding Products, Windsor, Ont., Canada, has announced two hires—Mark Morgan as customer training specialist and Judy Wilson as customer service specialist.Morgan is responsible for...

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ITW acquires Tregaskiss

May 24, 2007

Illinois Tool Works has acquired Tregaskiss Welding Products, a Canadian welding company.Tregaskiss, a maker of robotic and semi-automatic welding torches, has 179 employees and supplies products to...

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FANUC Robotics receives GM Supplier of the Year award

May 16, 2007

FANUC Robotics America, Inc., a supplier of industrial robots, was presented the General Motors 2006 Supplier of the Year award for its overall business performance in providing GM with world-class...

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ESAB, ABB enter welding automation agreement

April 12, 2007

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has signed an agreement with the Robotics Division of ABB Inc. to develop and market robotic welding packages and systems jointly.The agreement allows the two companies...

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AWS conference addresses joining dissimilar metals

April 10, 2007

Industry secrets and emerging technologies that are transforming the science and practical application of joining unlike metals will be showcased at the Joining Dissimilar Metals Conference, hosted by...

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Robots & Vision Show scheduled for June

March 13, 2007

The International Robots & Vision Show, originally slated for October 2-4, 2007, has been switched to June 12-14, 2007 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont (Chicago). The show will...

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Tregaskiss hires product engineer

February 13, 2007

Tregaskiss Welding Products, Windsor, Ont., has hired Ryan Lizotte as a product engineer reporting to Product Engineering Manager Jeff Wells.Lizotte has a degree in mechanical engineering technology...

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AWS publishes titanium welding standard

November 16, 2006

The American Welding Society (AWS) has announced its newly published standard on titanium welding, AWS G2.4/G2.4M:2007, Guide for the Fusion Welding of Titanium and Titanium Alloys. This American...

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EWI names aerospace market leader

November 7, 2006

EWI, Columbus, Ohio, has appointed Brian Bishop as an aerospace market leader.Bishop has more than 25 years' experience in the aerospace industry and is responsible for business development in the...

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Tregaskiss announces organizational change

October 10, 2006

The strategic accounts team at Tregaskiss Welding Products, Windsor, Ont., will now report to Randy Stevens, director of business development.The team is responsible for sales, service, and support to...

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Rimrock-Wolf names regional managers

October 10, 2006

Rimrock-Wolf Robotics, Fort Collins, Colo., has hired Todd McEllis as Great Lakes regional manager and Bruce Anderson as Northeast regional manager.Both McEllis and Anderson handle the sale of robotic...

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Orbitform Group names team leader

October 10, 2006

Steve Rakowski has joined Marathon Welding Automation as team leader. Rakowski is certified in SolidWorks and holds an associate degree in industrial technology. He is also ASME-certified as a...

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Tregaskiss, BDI enter joint venture, form new company

September 12, 2006

Tregaskiss Welding Products, Windsor, Ont., has entered a joint venture with Browne Distribution Intl. LLC (BDI), forming Tregaskiss Intl.Tregaskiss Intl. is responsible for the growth and support of...

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