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Hypertherm announces plasma curriculum for schools

November 20, 2009

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., a provider of plasma arc metal cutting technology, has announced the availability of the first commercial curriculum specifically for plasma cutting and gouging.Created with input from welding instructors, Plasma Cutting Technology: Theory and Practice includes lessons...

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Hypertherm names North American marketing manager

November 10, 2009

Hypertherm, a provider of plasma arc metal cutting technology in Hanover, N.H., has announced the appointment of Reese Madden as the new manager of North American marketing.Madden previously worked as a marketing manager overseeing the company's Powermax systems. His marketing experience also...

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D&S Mfg. installs cutting system

November 10, 2009

D&S Mfg., a custom manufacturer of large-scale components, assemblies, and complete weldments located in Black River Falls, Wis., has installed a Messer MG Titan II cutting machine. It unites oxyfuel and high-definition plasma technologies in one integrated system by placing them on a common rail...

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Hypertherm, Lincoln Electric discuss no-layoff business model on NPR

November 5, 2009

Metal fabricating industry suppliers Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., and Cleveland, Ohio-based Lincoln Electric, were featured today on a National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast discussing companies that operate with a no-layoff policy, even during tough economic times.A written transcript of the program...

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ESAB appoints president – CEO, North America

October 5, 2009

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has announced the appointment of Andrew Masterman as president and chief executive officer of ESAB North America, effective August 17, 2009. Masterman is based in Florence, South Carolina, and replaces Brendan Colgan, who has assumed the role of chairman of The ESAB...

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Burny, KALIBURN shape cutting products now available in China

July 14, 2009

ITT Corp., White Plains, N.Y., has announced that plasma shape-cutting parts and consumables under the Burny® and KALIBURN® brands will be stocked at ITT Wuxi, China, starting in third-quarter 2009.On-hand spare part inventory will include pumps, torches, microprocessor boards, I/O boards,...

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Messer hires technical products sales manager

July 1, 2009

Messer Cutting Systems Inc., a manufacturer of thermal cutting gantry machines, has hired Bell Heller as technical products sales manager.Heller, who has a background in robotic automation sales, has 32 years' experience in the cutting and welding fields. His holds a business degree from Mt. Union...

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Company announces name change

June 9, 2009

MG Systems & Welding, Inc. headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis., a manufacturer of thermal machining centers, mainly plasma and oxyfuel, has officially changed its name to Messer Cutting Systems, Inc. The decision was made on a corporate level to improve brand consistency among all facilities;...

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Hypertherm wins Cornerstone Award for corporate social responsibility

June 4, 2009

Hypertherm, a supplier of plasma arc metal cutting technology, has received the 2009 Cornerstone Award from New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility.The award, presented by Governor John Lynch at NHBSR's AnnualSpring Conference, recognizes companies for outstanding work in the area of...

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Rolled Alloys opens warehouse

May 12, 2009

Rolled Alloys, with headquarters in Temperance, Mich., has opened a warehouse in Tulsa, Okla. The 68,000-sq.-ft. facility inventories heat- and corrosion-resistant alloys including ZERON® 100 superduplex stainless steel.The company offers a range of processing capabilities including...

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Retro Systems appoints regional managers

April 14, 2009

Retro Systems, Valley Center, Kan., has announced the appointment of Randall J. Damas as regional manager in Cleveland and promoted Kelly Craft to regional manager in Butler, Mo.Damas has been selling welding products, plasma cutting systems, and CNC cutting machines since 1979. He is responsible...

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Lincoln Electric begins Green Initiative Awareness Program

April 14, 2009

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has announced its new Green Initiative Awareness Program to promote the company's initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of its manufacturing processes and products.To help customers identify the products connected to these initiatives, the company is labeling...

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Lorain County Community College to lead national welding education and training effort

April 14, 2009

Lorain County Community College (LCCC), Ohio's top-ranked community college, has been named project leader for a $4.9 million National Science Foundation (NSF) program establishing a National Center for Welding Education and Training on the LCCC campus. The Center will increase the number of...

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Hypertherm opens on-site wellness center with nursing staff

April 14, 2009

Hypertherm, a plasma arc metal cutting technology supplier in Hanover, N.H., in partnership with Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), has launched an initiative aimed at helping the company's more than 1,000 associates live healthier lives.At the heart of the initiative is a new wellness...

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Hypertherm adds sales support in western Canada

March 10, 2009

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., has announced that Jamie Lowrie, formerly a consumable sales manager for the company, has joined Vince Tucker as a district sales manager for western Canada. Lowrie supports distributors in the Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and northern Alberta provinces, while Tucker works...

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