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Camfil building new Arkansas facility

Camfil APC announced construction of a new manufacturing facility in Jonesboro, Ark., to replace its previous building that was destroyed by a tornado in March 2020. The target date for completion of the new factory and office space is early 2022. The company has operated in Jonesboro for more than 20 years. Since the tornado,… Continued

Wire Wizard makes personnel announcements

Wire Wizard Welding Products promoted Brian Cooper to executive vice president. Cooper has been with the company since 2006 and recently served as vice president. He will oversee day-to-day operations, help implement strategic goals and build strong relationships with key customers, industry partners and suppliers. Wire Wizard also hired Tom Walley as vice president of… Continued

Norton releases online safety resource

Norton ǀ Saint-Gobain Abrasives announced a new Safety Resource Microsite offering resources to help ensure the safe design, application and use of Norton abrasives products. Educational content includes safety data sheets, which are accessed by entering the UPC code found on Norton products. Safety guides for popular products such as grinding wheels, portable wheels and… Continued

HGG appoints area sales manager

HGG Profiling Equipment named Todd Wellens area sales manager to serve the eastern and midwestern United States and Canada. With growing activity in profile cutting metal fabrication, Wellens will provide needed support for customers in sales and customer service support. “With Todd’s background in manufacturing engineering and operations management, as well as his 27 years… Continued

ESAB and Yaskawa sign robotic welding agreement

The ESAB Group Inc. and Yaskawa signed a global cooperation agreement to jointly develop and market a line of pre-engineered robotic welding systems. The XCellerator systems will be engineered and built by Yaskawa and marketed by ESAB through its global sales channels. In creating the line, Yaskawa brings more than 30 years of experience producing robots, robotic controllers… Continued

ESAB sponsors welding sculptor

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products announced its sponsorship of metal artist David Madero, a Mexican-American sculptor and founder of Madero/Co., a welded art company located in Torreón, Mexico. From tiny to colossal, Madero produces an array of sculptures and functional pieces from steel, brass, copper and bronze. His most notable work includes a 500-ft. monumental… Continued

Dengensha adds sales engineer in Atlanta

Dengensha America Corp. added Shandell Monge as sales engineer in its recently opened Atlanta office to increase resistance welding customer support in the south. Monge will add product application engineering depth and customers can rely on him for product sales, installation and technical service support. He has more than 18 years of practical work experience… Continued

Miller Electric partners with AWS on scholarships

Miller Electric Mfg. LLC is celebrating its 90th anniversary by providing 90 scholarships for welding students in 2020. Miller and the American Welding Society (AWS) Foundation will award each winning student a $2,000 scholarship to support their welding education – a total of $180,000 in scholarships. Students 18 years or older who are currently enrolled… Continued

Automotive Aluminum Advisors offers body sheet course

Automotive Aluminum Advisors LLC announced its first aluminum body sheet course designed for automakers and their suppliers. The inaugural course will be held Feb. 11-12, 2020, in Plymouth, Mich. Attendees will gain knowledge into various aspects of aluminum body sheet including alloys and applications, forming and stamping, advanced welding technologies and supply chain considerations. The training course… Continued

Abicor Binzel adds accounts manager

Abicor Binzel named Jeff Barron key accounts manager – automotive. Barron will work closely with automotive manufacturers to increase Abicor’s product presence at key companies. He has a long established career in the welding and manufacturing sector, including president of Dinse and director of sales for Tregaskiss. Key accounts group manager Tom Graham said, “We’re… Continued

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