Oxyfuel Cutting

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ESAB appoints president – CEO, North America

October 5, 2009

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has announced the appointment of Andrew Masterman as president and chief executive officer of ESAB North America, effective August 17, 2009. Masterman is based in Florence, South Carolina, and replaces Brendan Colgan, who has assumed the role of chairman of The ESAB...

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Messer hires technical products sales manager

July 1, 2009

Messer Cutting Systems Inc., a manufacturer of thermal cutting gantry machines, has hired Bell Heller as technical products sales manager.Heller, who has a background in robotic automation sales, has 32 years' experience in the cutting and welding fields. His holds a business degree from Mt. Union...

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Company announces name change

June 9, 2009

MG Systems & Welding, Inc. headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis., a manufacturer of thermal machining centers, mainly plasma and oxyfuel, has officially changed its name to Messer Cutting Systems, Inc. The decision was made on a corporate level to improve brand consistency among all facilities;...

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Retro Systems appoints regional managers

April 14, 2009

Retro Systems, Valley Center, Kan., has announced the appointment of Randall J. Damas as regional manager in Cleveland and promoted Kelly Craft to regional manager in Butler, Mo.Damas has been selling welding products, plasma cutting systems, and CNC cutting machines since 1979. He is responsible...

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Lincoln Electric begins Green Initiative Awareness Program

April 14, 2009

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has announced its new Green Initiative Awareness Program to promote the company's initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of its manufacturing processes and products.To help customers identify the products connected to these initiatives, the company is labeling...

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The importance of exercising oxyfuel welding safety

February 10, 2009 | By David Pryor

To ensure safe oxyfuel welding and cutting, equipment manufacturers design torches with safeguards. However, nothing takes the place of the welder's knowledge and attention to safe practices. This article discusses common oxyfuel hazards and how to avoid them.

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Torch series introduced

November 11, 2008

Victor Equipment Co. now offers a series of cutting, welding, and heating torches and outfits.The Performer® is the lightest outfit in the series and can weld from 1/32 in. to 1-1/4 in. and cut 1/8 in. to 6 in. The SuperRange® II is a medium-duty outfit suitable for cutting and heating with...

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Thermadyne Honors Distributor Cee Kay Supply

October 14, 2008

Thermadyne Industries Inc., St. Louis, recently honored one of its distributors, Cee Kay Supply, St. Louis, on Cee Kay's 60th anniversary. Cee Kay is an independent supplier of industrial gases, welding and cutting equipment, and supplies.Thermadyne Executive Vice President of Global Sales and...

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President Bush visits Lincoln Electric

October 14, 2008

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. welcomed President George W. Bush to its world headquarters and manufacturing plant in Cleveland on July 29.Bush toured the facility and learned about the company's welding products, including its automated welding technology. He participated in live robotic and...

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D&S Mfg. unveils expansion plan

August 12, 2008

Michael Dougherty, president of D&S Mfg. in Black River Falls, Wis., has announced the company's initiation of a $6.4 million expansion of its production facilities. The 12-month project commenced in June."As a result of the strong sales growth we have experienced during the past several years, D&S...

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Professional-grade oxyfuel gas apparatus introduced

June 17, 2008

Thermadyne Industries has introduced the Victor® Contender, a new, heavy-duty, professional-grade oxyfuel gas outfit from its Professional series.The outfit includes a CA 2460 cutting attachment, 315FC handle, 350 regulators with gauge guards, 25-ft. T-grade hose, 1-1-101 cutting tip, #6 MFA,...

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Thermacut expands sales team

May 15, 2008

Thermacut Inc., Claremont, N.H., recently created new sales positions and promoted staff to better serve its customer base throughout North America. The company has appointed Dana Colson as its first outside sales representative to service key selective distributors in the newly formed Northern...

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Thermadyne appoints automation business managers

May 15, 2008

Thermadyne Industries Inc., St. Louis, a manufacturer of cutting and welding products, recently appointed Charlie Fischer, Mark Powers, and Barry McCarter as automation business managers.Fischer is responsible for the Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky region. He has worked in the welding...

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MG Systems & Welding expands

February 12, 2008

MG Systems & Welding Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wis., a manufacturer of thermal cutting machines, has expanded its facilities for the second time in a year.The first addition, completed last summer, increased office space. The new project will add 60 ft. by 238 ft. to the south side of the plant. The...

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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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