Praxair Acquires Five Gas Businesses

Praxair Inc. acquired five industrial gas businesses. In the U.S. Praxair acquired three independent distributors of industrial and specialty packaged gases: The Welding Center in Illinois, Welder Services in Indiana and A&B Electric Motors and Supplies in Arizona. In Panama, Praxair acquired Geneva Industrial Gases, a well-established company that provides gases for industrial and medical… Continued

Two Join Hobart Institute Staff

Brian Sheward and Justin Wilson (Top Photo) are the newest staff members at the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology. Sheward, a 1989 graduate of HIWT, will teach welding to students in the structural welding and combination structural and pipe welding programs. Wilson, an AWS-certified welding inspector, has more than 10 years’ experience. He will teach… Continued

Select-Arc Makes Appointments

Select-Arc Inc. announced four additions to its sales and technical service teams. Marty Caruso (shown) was named technical director of engineering, R&D and quality control for Select-Arc and Arcos Industries LLC. Barry Power assumed the title of regional sales manager and is responsible for Georgia and Florida. Tyler Edwards and Michael Hare joined the company… Continued

Bunting Magnetics Promotes CFO

Bunting Magnetics Co. announced current CFO Jana Davis was promoted to COO, a new position within Bunting Magnetics. As COO, Davis is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day business operations, including manufacturing, distribution and engineering, of all four Bunting Magnetics divisions. Davis will continue to report to Bob Bunting, president and CEO. Bunting will start a… Continued

New Welding Products – May 2016

Pferd Introduces Latest Grinding Wheels Pferd Inc.’s latest depressed-center grinding wheels feature a ceramic oxide grain that provides high stock removal rates and long service life. Suitable for working with steel and stainless steel, the new wheels, designated CO 24 Q SG, have a hardness grade Q and are for a variety of applications, including… Continued

People and News – May 2016

Fanuc America Expands Operations Fanuc America Corp. will open four new facilities, relocate three facilities to larger offices and add three new regional training centers in 2016. The expansion includes a new manufacturing and distribution center in Pontiac, Mich.; new sales and service facilities in Seattle, Monterrey, Mexico, and Manaus, Brazil; and relocation of customer… Continued

New Welding Products – April 2016

Camfil Releases New Dust Collector Filter Camfil APC’s new HemiPleat FR carbon dust collector filter combines flame retardant and conductive properties in a single filter. The carbon-impregnated filtration media is for dust-handling applications that require flame resistance as well as dissipation of static charges, including many metal dusts. The filter is available in two media… Continued

People and News – April 2016

Lincoln Electric Presents Training Schedule and Free Webinars Through its welding school and technical training department, The Lincoln Electric Co. is offering a selection of educational programming at its Cleveland headquarters throughout 2016. Welders and welding educators can take advantage of multi-day seminars to learn everything from welding basics or specific alloy considerations to advanced… Continued

New Products – March 2016

ESAB Flexible Plasma Cutting ESAB Welding & Cutting Products introduces its A-Series air-plasma systems for automated and mechanized cutting. The units provide an 80 percent duty cycle and production cutting and piercing capacities ranging from 1/4 in. to 5/8 in. They feature a CNC interface connection that offers “start/stop,” “OK to move” and divided arc… Continued

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