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Lincoln Electric acquires Brazilian brazing products manufacturer

January 13, 2009

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., Cleveland, has acquired a 90 percent interest in Brastak, a Brazilian manufacturer of brazing products. The company is based in Sao Paulo and has annual sales of about $30 million."The Brastak acquisition represents the expansion of our brazing product line as well...

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Hobart Brothers expands manufacturing operations

December 16, 2008

Hobart Brothers Co. has announced the expansion of its manufacturing operations into a new, 65,000-sq.-ft. facility located in Troy, Ohio. The new facility will be used to increase production capacity for the company's welding consumables. Forty employees are expected to be added to the work force...

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Cored welding wire manufacturer launches facility in Ohio

November 11, 2008

RevWires LLC, a cored welding wire manufacturer in Troy, Ohio, is scheduled to open an 80,000-sq.-ft. research and manufacturing facility this fall, with production to begin early 2009. The company is investing more than $14 million in the project.The highly automated plant, which will incorporate...

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Houghton receives Q1 award from Ford Motors in Brazil

October 14, 2008

Houghton Intl., Valley Forge, Pa., has received the Ford Q1 award, Ford Motor Co.'s highest recognition of supplier quality.Since 2004 Houghton's FLUIDCARE Division has provided chemicals and fluids management services for Ford Motor Co. Brasil Ltda. To qualify for the award, Houghton underwent a...

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ESAB opens flux plant

October 14, 2008

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has added a new flux plant to its filler metal manufacturing facility in Hanover, Pa. The company says the plant significantly upgrades its manufacturing capacity.The company already operates one flux plant, which opened in 2002. The addition of the new, larger flux...

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President Bush visits Lincoln Electric

October 14, 2008

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. welcomed President George W. Bush to its world headquarters and manufacturing plant in Cleveland on July 29.Bush toured the facility and learned about the company's welding products, including its automated welding technology. He participated in live robotic and...

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Houghton signs agreement to acquire D.A. Stuart

September 16, 2008

Houghton Intl. Inc., Philadelphia, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire D.A. Stuart. The transaction, anticipated to close in 2008, is subject to regulatory approval.Both companies are independent specialty fluid manufacturers for the global metalworking fluids...

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ESAB appoints VP of product management, development

August 12, 2008

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., a manufacturer of welding and cutting equipment and welding filler metals, has added Michael J. Ostaffe as vice president of product management and development, filler metals, for North America. He is responsible for driving the company's programs in...

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Hypertherm acquires manufacturer, supplier of laser consumables

August 12, 2008

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., recently acquired ESSE A Srl., Italy, a manufacturer and supplier of laser consumables and accessories.The acquisition adds to Hypertherm's manufacturing assets and customer base in laser cutting heads and consumables, while expanding its product offering to its global...

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Unist names national sales manager

June 17, 2008

Unist Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich., has promoted Mark Cooper to national sales manager of all of the company's products. He oversees support of the existing independent representatives by traveling to key customers, conducting product training, and assisting with specifying and quoting systems;...

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Tower Oil names president/CEO

May 15, 2008

Tower Oil & Technology Co., Chicago, recently appointed Kirk McCubbin as president and CEO.The company is an employee-owned manufacturer of metalworking...

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Thermacut expands sales team

May 15, 2008

Thermacut Inc., Claremont, N.H., recently created new sales positions and promoted staff to better serve its customer base throughout North America. The company has appointed Dana Colson as its first outside sales representative to service key selective distributors in the newly formed Northern...

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Airgas acquires A&N Plant

May 15, 2008

Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., recently acquired A&N Plant, a European supplier of new and reconditioned rotating, positioning, and welding equipment. The acquisition creates a new business unit of Red-D-Arc Ltd., an Airgas company that provides welding, positioning, and related rental products and...

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Praxair acquires Kirk Welding Supply

March 11, 2008

Praxair Distribution Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has acquired Kirk Welding Supply Inc., Kansas City, Mo.Kirk operates 10 facilities in eastern Kansas and western Missouri, selling high-pressure industrial and specialty gases, welding equipment, and related supplies. With the...

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New Miller Web page connects visitors to welding resources

January 15, 2008

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.'s new Industries and Interests Web page, located at www.millerwelds.com/interests, organizes the information available on the Appleton, Wis., company's Web site into nine categories: Manufacturing, Fabrication, Construction, Service Truck, Welding Instructors, Motorsports,...

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