Camfil redesigns website

Camfil APC launched an upgraded and mobile-optimized website. The redesigned site provides global access in multiple languages, including German and Chinese. “Investing in our website was a top priority for Camfil this year because it enhances our commitment to ensuring healthy working environments and worker safety,” said Graeme Bell, vice president of Camfil APC Americas.… Continued

IWDC makes several staff updates

The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) announced several organizational changes. Keith Werkley was appointed director of sales and vendor management which includes regional sales management, Weldmark hardgoods product management and vendor program support. Erica Jones was appointed director of marketing. Tina Estes has assumed responsibilities as CIO and will continue to manage outsourced IT vendors.… Continued

Austrian company opening Indiana facility

Austria-based voestalpine Böhler Welding Group announced plans to invest more than $13 million to set up operations in Portage, Ind. The company will build a 138,000-sq.-ft. facility and create 50 jobs over the next three years. The facility will be used to produce welding consumables such as low- and high-alloy welding wires and rods. “Voestalpine is a… Continued

Universal Robots delivers revenue increase in 2017

Increased demand for its affordable, cage-free, user-friendly collaborative robot (cobot) arms propelled Universal Robots to revenue of $170 million in 2017, a 72 percent increase over 2016. Universal Robots’ annual result, which surpassed the 2017 goal set in 2013, was due to the company’s impressive fourth quarter returns of $54 million, which is a 61… Continued

Yaskawa Motoman names VP of customer satisfaction

Yaskawa Motoman appointed David Troeter vice president of customer satisfaction. Troeter brings more than two decades of experience focused on building engaged cultures, lean processes and dynamic systems. He will be responsible for the overall performance of the company’s customer satisfaction group, including field service, technical support, training, spare parts, robot refurbishment and repair, retrofits, and… Continued

Bernard and Tregaskiss earn ISO certification upgrades

Bernard and Tregaskiss announced upgrades in their quality certifications. The quality management systems of Bernard and Tregaskiss for the design, manufacture and service of semi-automatic and robotic welding guns, respectively, have been registered to Quality System Standard ISO 9001:2015, as have components and related accessories. The standard is based on several quality management principles, including… Continued

RoboVent acquired by Air Filtration Holdings

RoboVent was acquired by Air Filtration Holdings LLC. The deal happened after the RoboVent team met AFH’s CEO Brandon Ost and his team. “When they described their vision for Air Filtration Holdings, we knew this was something we wanted to be part of,” said Jim Reid, managing director of RoboVent. “The merging of RoboVent’s innovative… Continued

Bug-O names director of sales and marketing

Bug-O Systems announced Scott Thayer joined the company as director of sales and marketing. Thayer brings nearly 30 years of experience in the welding industry and already has a strong knowledge of the company’s products. In addition to his sales experience, he is a certified welding inspector as well as a certified welding educator.

Lincoln Electric celebrates grand opening

The Lincoln Electric Co. celebrated its welding school’s 100th anniversary with the grand opening of its new Welding and Technology Center in Cleveland. The 130,000-sq.-ft. facility represents a $30 million investment in training for a new generation of welding leaders. The facility features 166 welding and cutting booths, a virtual reality training lab with 10… Continued

New helmet graphic from Miller

new welding helmet graphic

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. announced the addition of the Cat 2nd edition graphic to the Digital Infinity Series lineup. The welding helmets provide a viewing area of 13.4 sq. in. The headgear with oversized comfort cushion offers extensive adjustability settings and improved support for better fit and comfort. The helmets also feature four arc sensors and four… Continued

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