Winners of 2020 reshoring award

Die-Tech & Engineering and Trenton Forging Co. received the 2020 National Metalworking Reshoring Award in recognition of their success in bringing manufacturing back to the United States. The 2020 award was presented virtually on the IMTS Network by Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative. Trenton Forging earned the award by winning a… Continued

WSI adds to development team

Weld Systems Integrators Inc. (WSI) announced that Mike Prokop is joining its new business development team. Prokop has spent more than 30 years in manufacturing environments with a focus on automation in technical applications. His diverse experience spans many industries beyond resistance welding, including the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and other Department of Defense work. Prokop’s… Continued

Xiris names special adviser

Xiris Automation Inc. welcomes Dr. Patricio Mendez as a special adviser to help development of new camera and inspection technologies for the welding industry. Mendez is a professor, the Weldco/Industry chair in Welding and Joining, and director of the Canadian Centre for Welding and Joining at the University of Alberta. His teaching and research focus… Continued

U.S. Dept. of Labor recognizes Fanuc

Fanuc America Corp. was named a Standards Recognition Entity (SRE) by the U.S. Department of Labor. Fanuc shares this achievement in collaboration with industry partners, including Rockwell Automation. The Fanuc America-Rockwell Automation coalition gained recognition for its focus on robotics and advanced automation, specifically the integration of these technologies into systems and the future workforce needed… Continued

AWS hosts virtual summit

The American Welding Society (AWS) announced a virtual event, AWS Education 2020, to be held Nov. 18-20, that will allow attendees to access educational programming from the comfort of their homes. “AWS Education 2020 aims to bring a comprehensive lineup of welding education directly to attendees, and to bring together the welding industry virtually,” said… Continued

Lincoln Electric announces president

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. named Steven B. Hedlund as executive vice president and president of both the Americas Welding and International Welding segments. In this newly expanded role, Hedlund will lead the welding segments’ Higher Standard 2025 Strategy initiatives to advance growth and enhance margin and return performance. Strategic investments in standardized IT systems, operational… Continued

Wire Wizard releases subarc, large-wire catalog

Wire Wizard Welding Products introduced its first catalog dedicated to submerged arc welding and large-wire solutions. The catalog includes the full line of products for submerged arc welding and large wire, including mechanical turntables, guide modules for large wire, large wire conduit, wire pilot feed assists and the PowerBall SAW torch utilizing a patented long-lasting,… Continued

Miller updates learning system

Miller Electric Mfg. LLC released an updated version of OpenBook, its free learning management software. It provides welding instructors with a tool to teach welding concepts and techniques specifically aligned with AWS SENSE standards. The online learning tool features curated courses, e-learning modules and quizzes. It also offers real-time student feedback to monitor and assess… Continued

HGG expands sales force

HGG Profiling Equipment expanded its North American sales coverage by adding Todd Wellens as area manager for eastern and midwestern United States and Canada; increased its customer service and support capabilities by adding Carlos Rodriquez, Michelle Cooper and Jessica Gerlich; and added technical service support depth with new service technicians Didier Decoopman and Eduardo Calzada.… Continued

Lincoln Electric and PypeServer partner

The Lincoln Electric Co. and PypeServer Inc. announced a partnership under which all newly sold Vernon Tool MPM pipe profilers will come standard with PypeServer software. In addition, Lincoln Electric will support the retrofit of existing Vernon machines with PypeServer for MPM customers who wish to update their equipment with CAD import, part nesting and advanced cutting capabilities. PypeServer… Continued

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