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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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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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Lincoln Electric named as 2013 Top Plant by Plant Engineering

January 7, 2014

Lincoln Electric has been named Top Plant of 2013 by Plant Engineering magazine. The award program honors North American manufacturing facilities that stand out as best in production, maintenance, productivity, and safety, demonstrating what the publication calls a "commitment to quality in all...

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Koike Aronson, Miller Electric enter strategic agreement

December 4, 2013

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, Arcade, N.Y., and Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., have entered into a strategic partnership agreement under which Koike distributes Miller products for SAW, automated GMAW, automated FCAW, and electroslag welding throughout North, South, and Central America....

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Uniweld Products Inc. enters partnership with Khusheim Industrial Equipment

December 4, 2013

Uniweld Products Inc., a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based manufacturer of oxyfuel welding and cutting equipment and accessories, has entered into a partnership with Khusheim Industrial Equipment for distribution of Uniweld products throughout Saudi Arabia. Khusheim Industrial Equipment is a subsidiary...

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Solar Atmospheres names leader for southeastern U.S. expansion - TheFabricator.com

Solar Atmospheres names leader for southeastern U.S. expansion

December 3, 2013

Solar Atmospheres, a provider of commercial vacuum heat-treating services based in Souderton, Pa., has tapped Stephen Prout to oversee its expansion into the southeastern U.S. within the next three to five years. His first task is site acquisition. The company currently has two vacuum...

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