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Hobart Institute launches new website

August 7, 2012

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has launched a revised website at www.welding.org. The redesigned site features drop-down menus to help simplify access to information on certification, skill training, technical training, and safety. Quick clicks on icons bring up information...

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Lincoln Electric announces year-end leadership transition

July 31, 2012

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., Cleveland, has announced that John M. Stropki Jr., who has been chairman, president, and CEO since 2004, will become executive chairman of the board, and Christopher L. Mapes will be named president and CEO, both effective Dec. 31, 2012. Mapes has been serving as COO...

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Central McGowan provides supplies to Central Minnesota Career Academy

July 24, 2012

Central McGowan Inc. (CMI), Little Falls, Minn., recently supplied welding wire, contact tips, safety glasses, and welding coupons (courtesy of Midsota Mfg. Inc.) to Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services Inc. (CMJTS), Monticello, Minn., for its 2012 Central Minnesota Career Academy. The...

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Miller picks Pickwick as Arc Armor welder protection makeover winner

July 19, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has announced that Pickwick Mfg. Services, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is the winner of the FABTECH® Arc Armor® welding protection makeover. Pickwick received $15,000 worth of equipment, including CoolBand™ and CoolBelt™ welding heat stress-relief products,...

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Online voting under way for Miller Electric welding hero competitors

July 19, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has announced that live, online voting for the Nominate a Hero promotion is under way at millerwelds.com/hero. The contest has garnered hundreds of nominees over the past year, which the company has narrowed down to the top 10. Website visitors now vote for...

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Victor Technologies launches contest for welding students, schools - TheFabricator.com

Victor Technologies launches contest for welding students, schools

July 10, 2012

Victor Technologies™, a provider of cutting, welding, and gas control equipment in St. Louis, has announced its 2012 Innovation to Shape the World contest for students in welding and cutting programs at secondary and postsecondary schools. Three first- or second-year students will win...

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European managing director appointed for Wall Colmonoy - TheFabricator.com

European managing director appointed for Wall Colmonoy

July 9, 2012

Wall Colmonoy's European headquarters in Pontardawe, Wales, has appointed Kevin Nolan as its new managing director. He has more than 30 years of experience across industries including automotive, aerospace, gas turbine, and domestic appliance. Nolan previously worked for the Doncasters Group as...

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Lucas-Milhaupt establishes Spanish-language website

July 9, 2012

Lucas-Milhaupt Global Brazing Solutions, Milwaukee, has launched a Spanish-language version of its corporate website at www.lucasmilhaupt.com/es-MX/, providing support for the Latin American region. The website previously was translated into French and German. All the sites contain the same...

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Super Steel to host job fair

June 28, 2012

Super Steel, Milwaukee, will host a job fair on Saturday, July 14, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The company is hiring the following positions for all shifts: welders setup, welders craftsmen, laser operators, setup brake operators, and electromechanical assemblers. A signing bonus of up to $1,000 is...

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Miller owner's manuals accessible via smartphone

June 27, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has launched a mobile-friendly website to search for and view Miller® owner's manuals directly from the web browser on a mobile device. Visitors can search for manuals with a serial number or by model name. The new site is designed to work across multiple...

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Matheson opens Florida gas, welding supply store

June 26, 2012

Matheson has opened a new gas and welding supply store and depot in Fort Myers, Fla. This location is part of the company's Southeast Zone, which includes 14 local sites throughout Florida. All of the company's industrial gases, welding supplies, propane, safety equipment, and tools are available...

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Avani Environmental Intl. announces scholarship opportunity

June 25, 2012

Avani Environmental Intl. Inc., Youngsville, N.C., a manufacturer of dust, fume, and smoke extraction and filtration equipment, has announced a scholarship opportunity for current welding students. Participants are asked to weld the Avani Environmental logo in 2-D or 3-D and submit their designs...

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Wall Colmonoy adds staff

June 14, 2012

Wall Colmonoy, Madison Heights, Mich., a global materials engineering group of companies engaged in the manufacturing of surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, has announced the hiring of Ed Kanters as CFO and Cindy Vario as corporate human resources manager. Kanters...

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ESAB launches upgraded website

June 13, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has added several new features to its website at www.esabna.com. Visitors are able to view or download product literature for plasma welding, arc welding, gas apparatus, filler metals, cutting systems, and welding automation products. They also...

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Lucas-Milhaupt establishes brazing blog

June 8, 2012

Brazing and soldering material supplier Lucas-Milhaupt Inc., Milwaukee, has introduced a semimonthly company blog at www.lucasmilhaupt.com/en-US/about/blog/ that provides an array of brazing tips and information. Upcoming themes include application cases, how-to tips, product capabilities, and...

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