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Yaskawa Motoman announces GM, Mexico

Yaskawa Motoman named Germán Villalobos general manager of Yaskawa Mexico. Villalobos will be responsible for the company’s strategic direction and sales growth in Mexico and the operation of Yaskawa’s three facilities located in Mexico. He brings nearly two decades of experience in industrial robotics to the company. Most recently, Villalobos was the head of robotics… Continued

DustHog Brand Relaunched

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, United Air Specialists, part of Clarcor Industrial Air, relaunched its DustHog brand with an updated logo. Clarcor customers have been asking for the DustHog brand to return. The dust collection equipment features a breadth of media technologies, such as BHA Preveil, BHA PulsePleat, ProTura and genuine UAS replacement filters. The… Continued

Yaskawa Celebrates National Robotics Week

To celebrate National Robotics Week, Yaskawa Motoman invited more than 350 students to take facility tours and speak with automation professionals about future job opportunities. Attendees also had the opportunity to see live robotics demonstrations. National Robotics Week was instituted by Congress as the second full week of April every year, and 2016 marks its… Continued

Workshops for Warriors Honors Graduates

Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit school assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training, certification and job placement, recently held its spring graduation. A total of 46 graduates were honored with two achieving 14 certificates during the semester. The graduates can immediately integrate into large and small manufacturing organizations throughout the… Continued

Top Plasma Cutting Vendors Announced

Technavio announced the top five vendors for the global plasma cutting machine market in its latest research report: ESAB, Hypertherm, Komatsu, Messer Cutting Systems and Nissan Tanaka. To identify the top vendors, Technavio’s market research analysts considered the top contributors to the overall market revenue. To calculate market size, Technavio considered revenue generated from the sales of plasma… Continued

Praxair Acquires Five Gas Businesses

Praxair Inc. acquired five industrial gas businesses. In the U.S. Praxair acquired three independent distributors of industrial and specialty packaged gases: The Welding Center in Illinois, Welder Services in Indiana and A&B Electric Motors and Supplies in Arizona. In Panama, Praxair acquired Geneva Industrial Gases, a well-established company that provides gases for industrial and medical… Continued

Two Join Hobart Institute Staff

Brian Sheward and Justin Wilson (Top Photo) are the newest staff members at the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology. Sheward, a 1989 graduate of HIWT, will teach welding to students in the structural welding and combination structural and pipe welding programs. Wilson, an AWS-certified welding inspector, has more than 10 years’ experience. He will teach… Continued

Select-Arc Makes Appointments

Select-Arc Inc. announced four additions to its sales and technical service teams. Marty Caruso (shown) was named technical director of engineering, R&D and quality control for Select-Arc and Arcos Industries LLC. Barry Power assumed the title of regional sales manager and is responsible for Georgia and Florida. Tyler Edwards and Michael Hare joined the company… Continued

Bunting Magnetics Promotes CFO

Bunting Magnetics Co. announced current CFO Jana Davis was promoted to COO, a new position within Bunting Magnetics. As COO, Davis is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day business operations, including manufacturing, distribution and engineering, of all four Bunting Magnetics divisions. Davis will continue to report to Bob Bunting, president and CEO. Bunting will start a… Continued

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