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Harris offers oxyfuel safety manual

Harris Products Group developed the Oxy-Fuel Safety Manual for operators using oxyfuel equipment to cut, weld, braze or heat. This 12-page manual was developed as a free resource for companies. It provides a basic understanding of the elements involved in the different oxyfuel processes and offers guidelines for the safe and proper operation of the… Continued

ESAB’s wire feeder wins Red Dot award

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products announced its Robust Feed wire feeder received the Red Dot Product Design 2021 award. The Robust Feed was designed for portability, durability and productivity and features an IP44 protection class rating. “We are proud that our Robust Feed earned the prestigious Red Dot award, a tremendous honor in our longstanding history… Continued

NNS expands apprentice programs

Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS)’s Apprentice School was certified to provide academic degrees in 26 educational programs. Starting in 2023, the school will grant associate degrees of applied science in maritime technology to apprentices who complete the required coursework and skills training, including maintenance electrician, marine designer, nuclear test technician, welding, and modeling and simulation program… Continued

Wire Wizard announces team changes

Wire Wizard Welding Products promoted Chris Karcher to welding engineer – field applications. Previously the technical sales representative (TSR) for Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Karcher will now solve welding challenges at facilities throughout North America. The company also announce Nolan Nowak is now TSR for Ohio and Indiana and Mark Carter is TSR for Minnesota,… Continued

AWS launches younger workforce initiative

The American Welding Society (AWS) launched a new “AWS Certified” initiative targeting students and early career welders to shine a light on the importance of obtaining AWS certifications. “Members of the welding community genuinely care about the technology and skill sets required to inspect welds and weld correctly, and they’re eager to learn more about the intricacies of their… Continued

Lincoln Electric announces Harris changes

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. announced David J. Nangle, executive vice president, president, the Harris Products Group (HPG), will retire in October. Nangle will be succeeded by Gregory Doria. As part of the transition, Doria has been promoted to senior vice president, COO, HPG. Nangle joined Lincoln Electric in 1979 and during his 42-year career with… Continued

T. J. Snow announces resistance welding program

T. J. Snow Co. introduced a calibration and certification program for resistance welding machinery. The program offers a complete and thorough evaluation of a company’s machinery, regardless of brand or type. Tests include checking the resistance of the welder’s secondary loop and the consistent delivery of welding force and current. Additionally, all of the welder’s… Continued

Lincoln Electric acquires Zeman Bauelemente

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. acquired Austria-based Zeman Bauelemente Produktionsgesellschaft m.b.H., a designer and manufacturer of robotic assembly and arc welding systems that automate the tacking and welding of steel beams. The company’s systems are primarily sold under the Steel Beam Assembler name and serve customers in the structural steel and infrastructure sectors globally. The addition of… Continued

Dynabrade names new president

Dynabrade Inc. appointed Michael Buffamonti president. Buffamonti most recently held the role of CFO and has been a key member of the executive management team for many years. He has been involved in every aspect of the business over his 25-year tenure. Since the beginning of his career at Dynabrade, Buffamonti worked closely with the… Continued

Hobart names VP & general manager

Hobart promoted Bob Bilokonsky to vice president and general manager. Bilokonsky joined Hobart in 2010 as a sourcing manager and also served as supply chain manager for the company for two years. He has taken on progressively more responsibilities as a business unit manager for several filler metal segments, most recently overseeing metal-cored and aluminum… Continued

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