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Lincoln on acquisition spree
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Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., recently announced the acquisition of the welding operations of Maryland-based Techalloy Company, Inc., and of its parent company, Central Wire Industries, Ltd. The company is a producer of nickel alloy and stainless steel welding consumables, which are positioned well globally in the high growth energy and infrastructure business segments. These segments are expected to continue to grow as well as expand and improve Lincoln's relationship with its customers. More

Weld-Ed sparks training, development for welding students and educators
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On June 9, President Barack Obama hosted an event at the Northern Virginia Community College Campus with The Manufacturing Institute and the National Association of Manufacturers to discuss major steps that should be taken to build an educated and skilled workforce of manufacturers who are crucial to the economic future of the United States. More

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Companies across all industries spend large amounts of money on advertising in hopes of convincing customers to buy their product. But there is an advertising avenue that has a global reach greater than any other marketing avenue. Social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube are free marketing opportunities that can aid in acquiring sales leads. More

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EWI acquires state-of-the-art LW2AG Green Laser
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EWI has acquired a new Miyachi Unitek™ LW2AG, 532nm wavelength Green Laser for its laser welding lab at its headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. The state-of-the-art laser increases EWI's capability for non-contact joining of small conductive parts such as gold, copper and copper alloys. The company will use the machine for a variety of joining applications for its manufacturing customers in the automotive, electronics, medical devices, advanced energy and other industrial market segments. More

Marinette, Wisc.,-Menominee, Mich., employers bucking grim job outlook
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Even with the grim economic news that spurred the stock market sell-off, recent growth in the manufacturing sector has boosted the economy in the Marinette, Wisc.,-Menominee, Mich., area. It's been a tough nine months for Cindy LaBarge after being laid off and unable to find work. But as she finishes her last day of training at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, she's optimistic her new welding skills will get her a new job. More

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PG&E workers say safety warnings ignored
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PG&E repeatedly ignored safety concerns raised by its employees in the years before the deadly San Bruno, Calif., explosion and the workers were sometimes punished for speaking up, according to lawsuits against the utility and interviews with the workers. James Redeker, whose job was to look for fraud and other misconduct as the company's manager of investigations, said he was laid off when he complained about "potentially explosive gas leaks" and falsified records. Steve Segale, a gas crew welding foreman, believes he lost out on lucrative overtime because he complained about the same problems. More

Welding wonkery: How the DiPietro/Osgood cage is made
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Hockey fans who play in recreation leagues and eagerly devour new equipment with each new RBK advertising blitz might think the cage Rick DiPietro used when he returned from a facial fracture this year is something you can just pick up off the shelf, in the vintage section. Not so. Not only did Bauer stop making those Chris Osgood-style cages several years ago, but forging a custom replacement that's strong enough to stop NHL pucks is no amateur shop task. "The full face cages that Osgood and DiPietro wore may look like the vintage Cooper model, but they're nearly nine times stronger than anything out there," says Sean Code of Olympia Composites, one of the few shops that still knows how to do it. "The cages are a special kind of stainless steel, thicker wire, TIG welded by hand, and hardened with a patented process to make them 8.5 times stronger than a regular cage," Code says. More

Bonal International reports 1Q results
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Bonal International, Inc., announced significant upturns in revenue in a recent release of its first-quarter results. Revenue rose to $570,385 in the first-quarter of this year from $529,685 last year, an increase of 7.7 percent. Net income was very respectable at $89,454 this year although showing a slight decrease from $123,960 net income last year. Earnings per share were $0.05 compared to $0.07 last year. More

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State of the industry workforce roundtable to be held in Chicago
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The American Welding Society and Weld-Ed will conduct a major roundtable in Chicago on Sept. 9, on solutions to the problem of developing an adequate welding industry workforce. You are encouraged to attend. A final report will be issued by the American Welding Society with recommendations for industry, education and government. These recommendations will drive action and create a series of projects that address key challenges to recruiting, educating and retaining a skilled welding industry workforce. More

Last federal helium reserve near Amarillo, Texas, is running out
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Deep beneath the dry, dusty ground outside this Panhandle city lies something lighter than air: helium. But the supply of the gas that inflates balloons, cools MRI machines and detects leaks in NASA space shuttle fuel tanks isn't infinite. There's only so much helium in the world, and some fear that a shortage is coming. "Once it's used up, it's gone," said Rasika Dias, professor and chairman of the chemistry and biochemistry department at the University of Texas at Arlington. "What we have is what we have." More

FABTECH 2011 expected to be the largest ever    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With more than three months to go before North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event opens its doors, FABTECH 2011 is already expected to be the largest ever. Returning to Chicago's McCormick Place, Nov. 14-17, the event will offer four full days of activities and provide its projected 32,000 attendees with unlimited opportunities to network, learn and see the latest metal fabrication products and technologies. More
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