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ESAB’s FDTC welding competition raises $10,000 for student scholarship fund

April 22, 2015

For the sixth consecutive year, ESAB Welding & Cutting Products sponsored the Florence-Darlington Technical College Welding Sculpture Competition to support the school’s welding education program and student scholarship fund. This year's competition, held April 11 at the Francis Marion University...

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CWA Foundation offers equipment, funding to secondary, postsecondary institutions

April 21, 2015

CWA Foundation, Milton, Ont., has introduced the Secondary and Post-Secondary Institution Equipment and Funding Support program to improve the quality of welding facilities across Canada. Teachers from welding programs within schools across Canada have the opportunity to apply to receive...

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Global welding products market is expected to reach $23.78 billion by 2020

April 13, 2015

Transparency Market Research, Albany, N.Y., has released "Welding Products Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 -2020.” According to the report, the global welding products market, valued at $17.47 billion in 2013, is expected to reach $23.78 billion...

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AWS revamps website

March 23, 2015

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, has revamped its website at At a glance on the home page, visitors can view upcoming events, featured resources, and quick links to areas of special interest. A new search function facilitates quick access to information. The top menu...

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Hobart Institute adds career development representative

March 16, 2015

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT), Troy, Ohio, has named Calvin Scharrer as career development representative. He previously served as a high school admissions representative at Lincoln College of...

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IWDC names hardgoods product manager

March 2, 2015

The IWDC, Indianapolis, a cooperative of independent welding distributors, has hired Sean Norton as hardgoods product manager. In this role, he is responsible for driving profitable growth of key programs, vendor partner brands, and the Weldmark® brand. Norton previously spent 15 years at ESAB...

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nexAir acquires Welders Supply & Equipment Co.

February 25, 2015

Memphis, Tenn.-based nexAir, a distributor of atmospheric gases and welding supplies, has agreed to acquire the assets and operations of Welders Supply & Equipment Co. Inc., a distributor of welding and medical equipment, gases, and safety supplies with locations in Montgomery and Andalusia, Ala....

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ESAB launches The ESAB Blog

February 25, 2015

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has introduced The ESAB Blog at The biweekly blog shares tips and product and technical information to help educate and inform visitors on such topics as arc welding, welding automation, plasma cutting, mechanized cutting, and filler...

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Next-generation skilled-welder training program set to launch

February 9, 2015

Milwaukee-based Super Steel has partnered with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (HCCW) to launch a collaborative welder skills development program to train and place the next generation of manufacturing talent in welding careers. This program is a part of the HCCW Welder Training...

Continue Reading seeks female welders to profile in blog column

February 5, 2015, Carlsbad, Calif., has announced it is looking for female welders to profile for the “New Rosies” column on the company’s blog at Since its inception in 2007 the column—named for Rosie the Riveter—has showcased various women working in many facets of...

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Fronius USA adds to staff

January 28, 2015

Fronius USA LLC, Portage, Ind., a provider of equipment for manual and fully automatic welding applications, resistance spot welding, and cladding, has announced the addition of two staff members. Scott Hansen has been named area sales manager for its central region. He has more than 33 years of...

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Uniweld Products names international sales executive

January 26, 2015

HVAC/R tools and welding and cutting equipment provider Uniweld Products Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has appointed Mario Portillo as international sales executive, focusing on sales and marketing in Latin America and the Caribbean. Portillo most recently worked as a sales account executive...

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DOT Quality Services offers three new code compliance certifications

January 26, 2015

DOT Quality Services, a Chicago-based registrar specializing in U.S. certifications and codes, has announced that it now offers three new ANSI-accredited certifications. The first is for welding firms compliant to AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code – Steel. This program can enhance welding...

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Uniweld undergoes factory expansion and shop floor automation upgrades

January 15, 2015

Uniweld, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has expanded its factory floor with the addition of new Takamazproduction machines and company staff. The firm also has increased factory production through the implementation of new shop floor automation procedures. Recent upgrades permit more control of...

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Magnatech appoints Northeast sales rep

January 5, 2015

East Granby, Conn.-based Magnatech has appointed Automated Arc Systems, a division of Pennsylvania Welding Supply Co., as its exclusive representative for the northeastern U.S. from Maine to Maryland. Magnatech manufactures equipment for orbital welding...

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