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Florence's ESAB Welding & Cutting acquired by Colfax Corporation
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Charter International, the parent company of Florence, S.C.-based ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, has been acquired by Colfax Corporation. "We are very excited about this acquisition," Andrew Masterman, president & chief executive of ESAB North America said in a news release. The company employs 500 people at its Florence facility. More

Report: Honda plans to make lighter vehicles
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Honda Motor Co. plans to adopt new design and assembly methods to make its vehicles lighter, the Nikkei business daily reported. Some of Honda's new manufacturing methods involve welding outer panels to the frame, rather than assembling the ceiling, side and other panels, to reduce the use of bolts and reinforcing materials, the Japanese newspaper said. More

'Careers in Welding' trailer headed to Michigan state-of-state address
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When Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder gives his state of the state address at the State Capitol, lawmakers in Lansing will see a 53-foot-long, rolling reminder of what many agree should be at the top of everyone's agenda: jobs for Michigan. Built in Michigan by Madison Heights-based MRA experiential tours & equipment, a pioneer in mobile experiential tour solutions for more than 20 years, the "Careers in Welding" trailer is an educational outreach program for the more than 69,000-member American Welding Society that will travel the country, inspiring and educating young people about careers in welding. More

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Registration open to attend FABTECH Canada
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With the growing success of FABTECH, North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, organizers are excited to announce the launch of FABTECH Canada, located in the heart of Canada's engineering and technology region. Toronto will host FABTECH CANADA, March 20-22, at the Toronto Congress Centre. More

Techalloy... where better welds begin

Techalloy, Inc. is committed to providing the best in welding materials. Our welding consumables assure premium performance, superior quality, and consistent results.
Retro Ststems CNC Cutting Machines
Manufactures precision CNC plasma, oxy-fuel and waterjet cutting machines in operations around the world. MORE

Survey: Scarcity of minerals, metals a concern for manufacturers, suppliers
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Global manufacturers are sounding a cautious note over a scarcity of rare minerals and metals used to build everything from mobile phones and jet planes to cars and trucks, a new study has found. A report from business consultancy firm PwC says that 77 percent of manufacturers surveyed said they believe tighter supplies of the materials are causing stress for their suppliers. PwC said the most concerned industries include infrastructure, high-tech hardware and the auto sector. More

92-year-old manufacturer still making it in America
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In the past decade, the flow of goods emerging from U.S. factories has risen by about a third. Factory employment has fallen by roughly the same fraction. The story of Standard Motor Products, a 92-year-old, family-run manufacturer in South Carolina, sheds light on both phenomena. It's a story of hustle, ingenuity, competitive success, and promise for America's economy. It also illuminates why the jobs crisis will be so difficult to solve. More


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Missing welds plague all industries and all applications. ARCAgent™ solutions have successfully provided missing and incomplete weld detection and can be deployed on all types of welding equipment. Broad technologies within the ARCAgent solution expand the capability from simple and effective weld counting to full interactive sequence governance, including non-welding operations. MORE

Praxair buys 3rd Houston area welding gas supplier
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A third independent Houston area welding-gas supplier has landed in the lap of Danbury, Conn., industrial gas supplier Praxair Inc. Praxair Distribution Inc. says it paid an undisclosed sum for two-year-old Welders Industrial Supply LLC of Pasadena, Texas, a Houston suburb. Welders Industrial runs a newly built retail and cylinder filling plant in Pasadena, with about $4 million in annual revenue and 10 employees, Praxair says. More

Report: Economics, innovation priming comeback for US manufacturing
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Economic conditions, natural resources and technological innovation are making it harder for manufacturers to "justify moving jobs offshore," according to a new report by Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management. Three drivers are responsible for "breathing life back into manufacturing," according to "Workforce Rising: Why U.S. Manufacturing is Poised for a Comeback," authored by Charlton Reynders and Patrick McVeigh. More

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Obama issues call to action at 'Insourcing American Jobs' forum
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President Barack Obama has called on companies across the nation to invest in America at an "Insourcing American Jobs" forum at the White House. The forum focused on the increasing trend of insourcing — where companies are bringing jobs back to the United States and making additional investments here in America. In the coming weeks, the president will put forward new ways to encourage American companies to seize this opportunity to increase investment here at home and bring jobs back to America. More

Pipe/Tube Saw Guides from Techsouth

Pipe/tube saw guides for cutting pipe and tube with a portaband or sawzall. Features include a wing nut for locking and a chrome finish. For more information,
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Greeneville, Tenn., company to expand operations
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The expansion of a Greene County business will bring 37 new jobs over the next three years. J&J Warehousing & Storage, Inc. has announced plans to expand their operation in Greeneville, Tenn. The company manufactures and assembles welded components for the automotive industry. The expansion is a result of another Greeneville company outsourcing its welding operations to J&J Warehousing instead of choosing an out of state or country provider and keeping the jobs local. More

Oakland, Calif., institution allows aspiring artists to forge their own path
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If, anytime within the past 10 weeks, you were to step foot inside the 56,000-square foot warehouse that houses The Crucible, a nonprofit industrial arts education facility in West Oakland, Calif., you'd have encountered quite an industrious work-in-progress: A five-level, scaffolding-like set design being soldered, welded, and hammered out of wood and steel for the institution's production of "Machine: A World Premiere Fire Opera." More

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Employers still in need of welders
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While growth remains stagnant in the economy, manufacturing is starting to pick up, and one field in particular is in high demand. Employers need welders, and there's a shortage of them in North East Nebraska. In that part of the state the demand for welders is expected to rise 6 percent in the next few years. "Everything in our daily lives involves welding. Our automobiles, our bridges, our buildings, everything that we do. Welders are in big demand, especially in our area," said Pat McCarville, an NECC Welding Instructor. More

SD governor launches initiative to boost hiring of skilled workers
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While many people are looking for jobs, some employers can't find enough people to fill empty positions. It's a gap that South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard wants to fill. In his recent State of the State speech, Daugaard announced a new South Dakota WINS initiative. With many manufacturers not able to fill positions, such as welding, the plan is to get more skilled workers out into the workforce. For many technical institutes, it's great news. More


Forney Industries
Forney Industries is a nationwide leader in distribution of metal working and welding products, including:

• Abrasives and cutting   wheels
• Wire wheels and brushes
• Air fittings
• Hoses and pneumatic tools
• Hydraulic fittings
• Workshop tools and   accessories
• Steel, aluminum and chain
• Safety equipment
• Industrial quality cutting   tools MORE
Post Valve
Cylinder Seals
Walter H. Jelly supplies a variety of tamper evident safety seals that protect the valve on post-filled tanks. These seals are available for immediate delivery in several sizes and colors, and can be applied without any special equipment. MORE
CRC-Evans Pipeline International
A global group of companies with the infrastructure and resources to support pipeline contractors anywhere in the world. A leading manufacturer of equipment and supplier of services to the onshore and subsea pipeline industry, CRC-Evans provides pipeline construction equipment, automatic welding systems, managed subsea services, field joint coating, weighting systems and non-destructive testing.
High-Speed Pipe Beveler from Steelmax
Steelmax offers a broad line of beveling machines, including the PBM1000 designed for beveling and facing short or full lengths of pipe and tube with 8" - 40" diameters. It produces accurate high-quality machined V and J Groove bevels through the use of high-speed rotary milling head with replaceable cutting inserts.
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