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The devil is in the details, especially when it comes to welding processes. This technology area has information on consumables, including cutting tips, electrodes and wire, spatter prevention compounds, temporary purge dams, and welding torch components.

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Gesswein opens new U.S. headquarters

January 23, 2012

Gesswein, a supplier of abrasives, tools, and machines for metalworking, has announced the opening of its new headquarters in Bridgeport, Conn. The 40,000-sq.-ft. facility has been under construction for a year and a half. The new headquarters provides expanded office space, customer demonstration...

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Colfax appoints ESAB vice presidents

January 19, 2012

Colfax Corp., a global manufacturer of gas- and fluid-handling and fabrication technology products and services in Fulton, Md., has named Kenneth D. Konopa as vice president of marketing for ESAB and Vincent Northfield as vice president of global manufacturing for ESAB. Konopa is responsible for...

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Washington Alloy names new general manager

January 17, 2012

Washington Alloy Co. has appointed Ed Holmes as its general manager. An experienced veteran of the fabricating and welding industries, Holmes operates primarily out of the company's Charlotte, N.C., facility. Washington Alloy is a provider of welding filler metals and accessories, with seven to...

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American Torch Tip names regional account executive

January 16, 2012

Bradenton, Fla.-based American Torch Tip, a manufacturer of cutting and welding consumables for plasma, GMAW, GTAW, and oxyfuel, has hired Tony Ragle as a regional account executive. Ragle has more than 35 years of experience in semiautomatic and robotic welding applications. In his new position,...

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ESAB acquired by Colfax Corp.

January 13, 2012

Effective Friday, January 13, 2012, Charter International plc, owner of ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, has been acquired by Colfax Corporation. Colfax Corp., based in Fulton Md., is a diversified industrial manufacturing company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Charter International...

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LA-CO appoints new president

January 9, 2012

LA-CO® Industries Inc./Markal Co., Elk Grove Village, Ill., a provider of specialty plumbing and HVAC chemicals, has named George Bowman as president, succeeding John Hardin, who has retired. Bowman's responsibilities include collaborating with customers to develop product innovations;...

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Praxair acquires American Gas Group

November 2, 2011

Danbury, Conn.-based industrial gas supplier Praxair Inc. has acquired independent supplier American Gas Group. With facilities in Toledo, Ohio, and Wheeling, Ill., American Gas and its various units have 56 employees Now part of Praxair Distribution Inc., American Gas packages various specialty...

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Praxair acquires Weldco

August 29, 2011

Praxair Inc., a provider of industrial gases in Danbury, Conn., has acquired the assets of Weldco Inc., Cincinnati. Weldco, which employs 23 people, has sales of $8 million. The acquisition gives Praxair a stronger presence in southwestern Ohio and northeastern Kentucky....

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Matheson opens winery, welding, and gas center

August 15, 2011

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has opened a new winery, welding, and gas center in St. Helena, Calif. This location is part of the company's western zone, central region and is positioned in Napa Valley wine country. The location offers easy access to winery, mechanical, and medical customers, the...

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Lincoln Electric acquires Techalloy

August 2, 2011

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has acquired the welding operation assets of Techalloy Company Inc. and of its parent company, Central Wire Industries Ltd. Known commercially as Techalloy, the Baltimore, Maryland-based manufacturer is a privately-held producer of nickel alloy and stainless steel...

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ELCo names new sales manager

June 14, 2011

ELCo Enterprises Inc., Jackson, Mich., has promoted Robert Wilburn to western Great Lakes sales manager. The territory includes western Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Wilburn has been with the company for more than five years, most recently in inside sales and customer...

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Sodick opens new warehouse

June 3, 2011

Sodick Hightech EDM Consumables, Schaumburg, Ill., has opened a warehouse and distribution facility in California. It stocks wear, spare, and consumable items, including wire and filters. Orders are taken in Schaumburg or California for processing at the California distribution...

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Praxair expands Tennessee air separation plant

March 15, 2011

Praxair Inc. has announced that it is doubling the capacity of its Memphis, Tenn., air separation complex to produce oxygen and nitrogen to supply Nucor Corp. and Velero Energy Corp. The company recently completed construction of a pipeline capable of serving multiple customers in the Riverport...

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Houghton acquires Shell Metalworking, Metal Rolling Oils business

February 17, 2011

Houghton Intl. Inc., Valley Forge, Pa., has completed its acquisition of Shell's Metalworking and Metal Rolling Oils business, a global specialty fluids manufacturer. More than 200 Shell employees have become part of Houghton as Shell transferred ownership of three manufacturing plants in Dortmund,...

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Hobart Brothers receives CE mark certification for tubular welding wires

January 31, 2011

Hobart Brothers, Troy, Ohio, has received the CE mark for four of its tubular welding wires: Tri-Mark® Metalloy® Vantage™, Hobart® FabCO® RXR, and Hobart Excel Arc™ 71 for general fabrication, construction, heavy equipment, and rail applications; and Tri-Mark TM-881K2 for offshore and...

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