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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 -

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 -

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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Lincoln Electric to acquire Russian welding consumables manufacturer

October 29, 2010

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mezhgosmetiz-Mtsensk OAO ("MGM"), a privately-held welding wire manufacturer based in the Orel region of Russia. The acquisition will provide Lincoln its first manufacturing operation in Russia as well...

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ILMO Products acquires Smitty's Welding Supply

August 16, 2010

ILMO Products Co. has acquired Smitty's Welding Supply Co. to broaden its delivery of medical, industrial, beverage, and laboratory gases, as well as gas and welding equipment, in the metro St. Louis area. This acquisition expands ILMO's current St. Louis footprint and total service area. ILMO...

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ESAB provides filler metals for construction of 1 World Trade Center

July 7, 2010

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has announced that several hundred thousand pounds of its filler metals have already been consumed in the construction of 1 World Trade Center (formerly known as the Freedom Tower) on the site of the former twin towers destroyed in the attack on...

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Harris Products Group names national accounts director

April 6, 2010

The Harris Products Group, Mason, Ohio, has appointed Lorie Plengemeier to the position of director of national accounts. Plengemeier spent 10 years at Thermadyne in leadership positions in marketing and brand management and served as account manager and most recently as national accounts manager....

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nexAir relocates Atlanta-area branch

February 9, 2010

Memphis-based atmospheric gases and welding distributor nexAir has relocated its Atlanta branch to Suwanee, Ga. In May 2008 nexAir acquired Atlanta-based Specialty Gases Southeast. Since then the company has expanded its product offerings in the Atlanta region to include more specialty medical and...

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