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Weldcote announces ceramic flap discs

Weldcote Metals introduced its C-Prime and C-Prime Plus ceramic flap discs. The polyester backing is for aggressive grinding applications that do not require excessive flexibility. The Plus discs feature poly-cotton backing with high-quality ceramic grain, which provides stretch and flexibility. The ceramic grains in the flap discs contain a grinding aid for cooler running temperatures… Continued

Lincoln Electric hosts motorsports seminar

The Lincoln Electric Co. hosted its annual Advanced Motorsports welding seminar at the company’s world headquarters in Cleveland back in November 2018. Representatives from Nascar, IndyCar, the National Hot Rod Association and off-road racing gathered to learn about the latest in motorsports welding techniques and procedures. For the first time, the two-day seminar was held… Continued

Lincoln Electric named one of world’s most ethical

For a second consecutive year, Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. was recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Lincoln was the only honoree in the Machine Tools & Accessories industry category. “We are honored to receive this recognition,” said Christopher L. Mapes, chairman, president and CEO of Lincoln Electric. “Our… Continued

Eriez promotes director of heavy industry

Eriez promoted Darrell Milton to director of heavy industry. Milton has been with the company for nearly three decades, serving most recently as metalworking filtration systems manager. In his new role, Milton’s responsibilities will include developing key sales strategies, tactics and action plans to expand the company’s metalworking, heavy industry and recycling market sales. Milton, a native… Continued

Rockford Systems releases 2019 schedule

For 2019, Rockford Systems LLC offers a machine safeguarding seminar schedule for professionals in the EH&S, plant management, insurance and metal fabrication industries. From understanding how to properly safeguard machinery for meeting OSHA/ANSI standards to a discussion on how to incorporate ergonomics into safeguarding methods, the 2.5-days of educational seminars provide practical, actionable ideas for… Continued

Wire Wizard’s sales additions

Wire Wizard Welding Products announced Benjamin Dawson joined the company as technical sales rep for Michigan. Dawson brings 20 years of experience in the welding and robotics integration industry. Based in the Detroit area, Scott DeBolt was named technical sales rep for Indiana and Illinois. DeBolt is a welding professional with more than 15 years in OEM… Continued

Messer launches American presence

Messer Group completed its business acquisitions from Linde plc and launched Messer Americas. “I am proud to serve as CEO of Messer in the Americas, a continuation of my prior role,” said Jens Luehring, president and CEO of Messer Americas. “While we have a new name, we draw on a rich heritage of safely and reliably… Continued

Tooling U-SME looks at the cost of turnover

Tooling U-SME released a report, titled “The True Cost of Turnover: Hidden Costs Go Beyond Financial to Impact Productivity and Culture,” which explores the damaging impact of the cost of turnover to manufacturers. According to the report, voluntary turnover costs organizations from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars. The report also outlines the sources and… Continued

Coldwater Machine honored with PAC award

Coldwater Machine Co. received the PAC Worldwide Supplier of the Year award for build and delivery of automated machines it provided at the company’s facilities. This first-time award was inspired by the work that Coldwater provided to PAC Worldwide, a provider of packaging solutions development, manufacturing and automation. “As we made project changes, Coldwater immediately conveyed… Continued

ALM Positioners receives patent

ALM Positioners Inc. was awarded a patent related to the development of its Robot Ready hydraulic positioners. The patented technology virtually eliminates programmed position variability, which is important for robotic welding. This improvement provides a multi-axis positioning solution for large weldments at a lower cost than conventional servo positioning technology. The patented feature is a result of ALM’s… Continued

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