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ArcOne appoints vice president of sales - TheFabricator.com

ArcOne appoints vice president of sales

March 29, 2012

ArcOne Welding and Safety Products, Taunton, Mass., has announced the promotion of Fred Thomas to vice president of sales from senior regional sales manager. Thomas is responsible for Canada and the western region of the U.S., with more than 23 agents reporting to...

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Trafimet USA becomes integral part of Trafimet Group

March 26, 2012

Trafimet USA, Hialeah, Fla., which has served as a commercial channel for Trafimet products in the North American market, has become an integral part of Trafimet Group, Vicenza, Italy. According to the company, the synergies of the new organization will allow it to provide additional product...

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Lincoln Electric Holdings acquires Weartech

March 12, 2012

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has acquired Weartech Intl., a privately held producer of cobalt-based hardfacing and wear-resistant welding consumables. With headquarters in Anaheim, Calif., Weartech has manufacturing plants in Anaheim and Port Talbot, Wales. Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, is a...

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Arc-Zone.com doubles size of headquarters

March 5, 2012

Arc-Zone.com, Carlsbad, Calif., a provider of proprietary, brand-name, and OEM replacement parts and accessories for welding and cutting, has expanded its corporate headquarters. The expansion doubles the size of the facility, which houses administrative, customer service, warehouse, and order...

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Applied Research Laboratory, Sciaky to receive funding for direct digital manufacturing center

February 20, 2012

A program proposed by the Applied Research Laboratory of the Pennsylvania State University (ARL Penn State) and Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), to establish the Center for Innovative Metal Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) has been selected for...

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Lincoln Electric to expand facility in Euclid, Ohio, hire 200

February 10, 2012

The Plain Dealer has reported that Lincoln Electric Co. will spend $40 million to renovate its facility in Euclid, Ohio, add 200 jobs over three years, and bring a company to Euclid from Baltimore. Euclid, Cuyahoga County and the state will assist Lincoln with a package of tax credits, loans, and...

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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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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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Thermadyne names Built With Class contest winners

December 6, 2011

St. Louis-based Thermadyne® has announced the winners of its Built With Class welding contest. The contest was open to all students who were currently enrolled in a welding instructional program at a secondary, postsecondary, technical, or vocational school. In the beginner student category,...

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Lincoln Electric sponsors AWS's Careers in Welding trailer - TheFabricator.com

Lincoln Electric sponsors AWS's Careers in Welding trailer

December 6, 2011

The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, is partnering with the American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, to provide a hands-on welding experience to help attract new people to the profession. As part of this partnership, Lincoln Electric recently provided VRTEX® 360 virtual reality arc welders for...

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Miller Electric names senior VP at ITW Welding North America - TheFabricator.com

Miller Electric names senior VP at ITW Welding North America

November 10, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has announced the promotion of Scott Jenkins, former general manager of the Miller Portable Power division, to the position of senior vice president of sales and marketing for ITW Welding North America. Jenkins oversees sales and marketing for all ITW...

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OTC Daihen, Miller Welding to host Aluminar 2011 October 5

September 21, 2011

OTC Daihen and Miller Welding are hosting a complimentary one-day seminar, Aluminar 2011, at Miller Welding's facility, 311 Post Road, Buchanan, Mich., on Wednesday, October 5. The seminar will feature demonstrations of aluminum arc welding equipment from OTC, including wave pulse MIG, hybrid...

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OTC Daihen names new president - TheFabricator.com

OTC Daihen names new president

September 14, 2011

After leading OTC Daihen Inc., Tipp City, Ohio, for nearly five years, Keitaro Takahashi will step down as president. His successor, Masahiko "Masa" Sakida (pictured), has more than 24 years of experience in the welding and robotics...

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Lincoln provides equipment for car-heist movie - TheFabricator.com

Lincoln provides equipment for car-heist movie

September 8, 2011

Lincoln Electric teamed up with Picture Car Warehouse, Northridge, Calif., to serve as the exclusive welding supplier for the car-heist motion picture "Drive," produced by OddLot Entertainment. Ted Moser, owner and founder of Picture Car Warehouse, chose Lincoln Electric to provide the welding...

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Fronius USA names sales application engineer - TheFabricator.com

Fronius USA names sales application engineer

August 15, 2011

Fronius USA LLC, Brighton, Mich., has named Jordan Henry as its newest sales application engineer in the technical support department. Henry graduated from Ferris State University with a bachelor's degree in welding engineering technology and has been in the industry for 2.5...

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