Novarc opens second location


Novarc Technologies announced the opening of a second location in North Vancouver. The new location features 10,000 sq. ft. and will house the company’s expanding operations team and enable increased production capacity and faster delivery times. “We are very excited to announce the opening of our second location,” said CEO Soroush Karimzadeh. “We have been fortunate… Continued

Fein Power Tools joins IWDC


Fein Power Tools Inc. joined the Independent Welding Distribution Cooperative (IWDC) as a vendor partner. “We look forward to a successful partnership with IWDC and are excited to bring our extensive range of metalworking power tools to its membership,” said Bill Craig, president, Fein US. The company offers metalworking solutions that metal fabricators and welders… Continued

HIWT hires new manager

HIWT Greg Shields

The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT) welcomed Greg Shields as compliance and student services manager. Shields comes to the school with more than 16 years in higher education serving as campus director, campus president and regional director of operations of various institutions. “It is an honor to be part of an institution that has… Continued

AWS migrates exams to computer-based testing


Over the past few years, the American Welding Society (AWS) has been migrating its paper-based certification examinations to computer-based tests (CBT). The most recent certification exam to move is the certified welding engineer (CWEng) exam. Those seeking to sit for the four-part exam may now do so at any Prometric exam center worldwide. The move… Continued

Tormach expands in the U.S.


Tormach Inc. expanded its operations by moving from its previous location in Waunakee, Wis., to a new corporate headquarters facility in Madison, Wis. “We are excited with our move to this new facility,” said Daniel Rogge, Tormach’s CEO. “We needed less office space, but more warehouse space to expand our machine assembly services and better… Continued

Imperial Systems to open filter manufacturing facility

Imperial Systems

Imperial Systems Inc. acquired a new facility for its rapidly growing division, Imperial Filtration. The facility will be completely renovated within a few months. The building is 90,000 sq. ft. and sits on 14 acres of land. The Imperial Filtration division will focus on manufacturing cartridge filters for industrial dust collection equipment. Imperial Filtration takes… Continued

Linde Gas & Equipment donates to WFW


Linde Gas & Equipment Inc. donated more than $50,000 in welding supplies and consumables to Workshops for Warriors (WFW), a nonprofit school that trains, certifies and helps place veterans, wounded warriors and transitioning service members into advanced manufacturing careers. Veteran-owned and operated WFW works to rebuild America’s manufacturing workforce. “Linde collaborates every day with industry… Continued

Wire Wizard announces promotions and hire


Wire Wizard Welding Products promoted Brian Cooper to president. Cooper has been with the company since 2006 and previously served as executive vice president. He is the son of Wire Wizard founder, Edward Cooper, who continues to serve as CEO. As president, Cooper will continue to oversee day to day operations, lead in implementing and… Continued

Walter acquires Allegro Industries

WALTER Allegro

Walter Surface Technologies acquired Allegro Industries, a manufacturer of safety equipment, respirators, air sources and ventilation equipment. “We are very excited to welcome Allegro to the Walter family,” said Marc-André Aubé, CEO of Walter. “Walter is always looking to provide solutions that answer the needs and challenges facing industrial end users. Now, with this acquisition,… Continued

American Weldquip appoints president

AM Weldquip president

American Weldquip appointed Scott Orum president. Orum is taking over from Howard Fisher, who is retiring. Orum will be responsible for overseeing the company has a whole. He has been with American Weldquip for 25 years and has five years in fabricating. Orum has held every position at the company, including in purchasing, shipping, machining,… Continued

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