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Weldcraft GTAW torches, accessories become part of Miller brand

November 20, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced the consolidation of the GTAW torch and accessory lines from Weldcraft under the Miller brand. The torches and accessories continue to carry the Weldcraft name after the consolidation and continue to be made in Appleton, Wis. The Miller name is being added on...

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Lincoln Electric to acquire Robolution GMBH

November 18, 2013

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Robolution GmbH, a leading European provider of robotic arc welding systems. Based outside of Frankfurt, Germany, the company serves a number of leading automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers....

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Lincoln Electric's Tennessee Rand receives 2013 Tennessee Excellence Award

November 18, 2013

The Tennessee Rand group of The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, has been recognized by the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce (SBIEC) with the 2013 Tennessee Excellence Award for a continuing commitment to customers and enhanced contribution to Tennessee’s small businesses. By...

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Solar Atmospheres of California hires sales manager -

Solar Atmospheres of California hires sales manager

November 18, 2013

Solar Atmospheres of California (SAC), Fontana, Calif., a provider of vacuum heat treating, vacuum brazing, and vacuum carburizing services, has hired Stephen W. Lodge Sr. as outside sales manager. He maintains and promotes sales in the western U.S., Canada, and Mexico regions for SAC. Lodge...

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Victor Technologies acquires Gas-Arc Group

November 7, 2013

Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, has acquired Gas-Arc Group Ltd., a privately held manufacturer of gas control equipment based in the U.K. Gas-Arc will continue to operate under its own name. Victor Technologies provides equipment for cutting, gas control, and welding under the brand names...

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Victor Technologies opens plasma design center in New Hampshire

October 31, 2013

Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, has opened its West Lebanon Design Center, a New Hampshire facility dedicated to innovation in plasma cutting and arc welding technologies. The 50,000-sq.-ft. center, which employs about 75 people, is equipped with a plasma process research and development...

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ABICOR Binzel receives Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award for Welding Torches

October 30, 2013

ABICOR Binzel – Global has announced that it has received the Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award for Welding Torches 2013 for its RAB Grip fume extraction torch line and its new air-cooled welding torch series, ABIMIG® A T LW. The award ceremony will be at the ABICOR Binzel FABTECH...

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Automation Intl. acquires Hess Industries' rim and wheel intellectual property

October 21, 2013

Automation Intl. Inc., Danville, Ill., has acquired Hess Industries’ rim and wheel intellectual property. Hess Industries was located in Niles, Mich., and ceased operations in June 2012. Automation Intl. designs and manufactures a variety of automated, flexible welding and forming systems, from...

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Fronius USA hires area sales managers for California -

Fronius USA hires area sales managers for California

October 11, 2013

Fronius USA LLC, a manufacturer of arc welding equipment in Portage, Ind., has announced the appointment of two area sales managers for California. Tim Rowntree has been named as the area sales manager for the Southern California region. He has worked previously for Airco Welding Supplies and...

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RIA to present robotic welding webinar

October 9, 2013

Robotic Industries Association, Ann Arbor, Mich., will present a webinar titled "Advanced Welding Techniques" on Oct. 24 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT. Beyond the basic concepts of resistance spot welding and arc welding, the webinar will explore trends such as laser, plasma, and hybrid welding. The...

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ESAB sponsors University of Toronto Baja Team in SAE design competition

October 7, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., is sponsoring the University of Toronto Baja Team in the Baja Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) collegiate design competition, conducted regionally throughout North America beginning June 2014 in Peoria, Ill. The company has donated welding...

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Patriot Automation CNC names Cony & Associates as distributor

September 26, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Daphne, Ala., has authorized Cony & Associates of Waukesha, Wis., to promote and sell its full line of products in the upper Midwest. Patriot Automation offers XY-axis cutting tables; plasma marking, welding, and cutting systems; robotic and fixed GMAW systems;...

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ArcOne appoints marketing/communications manager -

ArcOne appoints marketing/communications manager

September 25, 2013

ArcOne®, Taunton, Mass., has appointed Eva Martin to marketing and communications manager. In her new role, she is responsible for developing web-based sales and training tools, as well as all marketing communications. Martin holds a bachelor's degree in writing and communications from...

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Victor Technologies realigns Tweco brand

September 24, 2013

Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, has positioned Tweco® as its single brand for specialty welding products and arc accessories. Starting with the Tweco Fabricator 3-in-1 welding machines, and continuing throughout the entire Thermal Arc product line, all welding products will transition to the...

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ESAB to sponsor LetzRoll Offroad Racing for 2014 season -

ESAB to sponsor LetzRoll Offroad Racing for 2014 season

September 9, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, a provider of cutting and welding equipment, accessories, and consumables in Florence, S.C., has announced its title sponsorship of LetzRoll Offroad Racing for the 2014 off-road racing season. ESAB will be the exclusive welding sponsor for the Mesa,...

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