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AWS co-sponsors Brazil Welding Show
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The American Welding Society has been invited by Messe Essen GmbH of Germany to coordinate an American pavilion at the inaugural Brazil Welding Show, to be held Oct. 18-21 in São Paulo, Brazil. Brazil's first ever welding specific show will run in conjunction with the sixth annual Corte & Conformacão de Metais show, the largest established trade fair for cutting technology and metal forming in South America. "We are grateful to Messe Essen for the opportunity to become a co-sponsor by coordinating an American pavilion," said Joe Krall, corporate director exposition sales for the American Welding Society. More

AWS publishes new catalog
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Ohio community college welding program gets $2.9 million grant
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Steadily changing technology and greater specialization in the welding industry is fueling the need for an estimated 30,000 trained welding technicians each year, according to an industry report. A $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help Lorain County Community College's, or LCCC's, National Center in Elyria, Ohio, for Welding Education and Training continue and expand its goals of educating thousands of welding technicians each year. Known more commonly as Weld-Ed, the LCCC-based center began in 2007 with a $5 million, four-year National Science Foundation grant. More

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Welding and Gases Today outlines special permits final rule
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The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, or PHMSA, of the U.S. Department of Transportation, DOT, has issued two recent final rules that may affect gases and wedling distributor operations. GAWDA Consultant for Government Affairs, Human Resources and General Counsel Richard P. Schweitzer, Esq., outlines the impact of forthcoming regulations in Special Permits, Enforcement Top DOT Agenda. Schweitzer's article appears in the Summer 2011 issue of Welding & Gases Today, the leading magazine for the gases and welding equipment industry. More

Lenape Technical School students in Pennsylvania off to an innovative start
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Students in the welding technology program at Lenape Technical School in Ford City, Pa., can put on a welding helmet, look through special goggles that connect to a simulator and instantly they're welding in a desert in Afghanistan, on an aircraft carrier rocking from side to side or balancing on beams high atop a skyscraper. They're mastering their techniques in a virtual welding world using a piece of equipment new at the technical school this school year. More

Welding Corp

Buffalo Welding Corp has been providing businesses with the latest in welding technology, welding supplies, and friendly fast professional service for over 60 years. MORE
Gullco Welding and Cutting Automation
400 Series Trackless Welding Carriage with Integrated Wire Feeder (400 Moggy®)Continuous and Stitch Weld models available. MORE

Diesel Engine Parts Corporation expands fusion welding remanufacturing of diesel engine cylinder heads in support of green initiative demands
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Diesel Engine Parts Corporation, dba DHPS, is announcing the expansion of diesel cylinder head remanufacturing capacity utilizing their refined fusion welding technology. This cost-effective remanufacturing process is proving to be very important in helping commercial, military and governmental organizations meet their goals to reuse and recycle. Details of this innovative technology can be found at DHPS' website. In addition to increases in production line machinery and production line personnel, DHPS President Paul Blizzard has announced the addition of two key management people. More

LPKF debuts new laser plastic welding resource
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LPKF, a leading manufacturer of laser and electronic systems, announces the launch of a new blog and resource website about laser plastic welding. The website,, is an extension of LPKF Laser & Electronics, and introduces and educates both engineers and designers about the latest laser plastic welding information. More

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75 new jobs in Delaware County, Ind. by 2013
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A metal stamping manufacturer announced recently plans to expand its Delaware County, Ind., operations, creating up to 75 jobs by 2013. Indiana Stampings, LLC, which produces metal stampings for the automotive industry, will invest $7.28 million to lease and equip a 155,000-square-foot facility, according to a release. More

5 need to know trends in today's job market
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President Barack Obama was recently on a three day bus tour through three Midwestern states to talk up plans for turbo-charging the economy, including initiatives to help rural communities create more jobs. Despite a national unemployment rate of 9.1 percent, certain jobs remain unfilled due to a lack of essential skills. Employers report a knowledge gap in occupations such as accounting, web development, sales and welding that's left job openings unfilled. More

ELCo Enterprises - Home of the Wizards!
The world’s largest line of quality weld wire dispensing and weld cell support equipment. Weld wire conduit, feed assists, anti-spatters, reaming stations, material handling… MORE
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The Harris Products Group is a world leader in metal working products used in the brazing, soldering, welding, cutting and gas distribution industries. MORE

Nord Stream epic: First stage complete
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The first pipeline of the ambitious Nord Stream project is complete and ready to be filled with technical gas. The final and symbolic golden joint of the pipe has been welded in the Russian city of Vyborg in the Leningrad Region. Most of the joints along the 1,220 kilometer long gas pipeline were welded with special robotic equipment, but the golden weld has been made manually. More

Wisconsin governor addresses job growth, job loss
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With a welding plant as a backdrop, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced a $1.3 million expansion of Weldall Manufacturing, Inc. The plan would install two railroad lines to help move heavy equipment, thanks in part to $650,000 in incentives from the state. More

Praxair acquires Cincinnati-based gas distributor
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Praxair Distribution, Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., has acquired the assets of Weldco Inc., a market leader in Cincinnati, which is one of the top 20 welding markets in the U.S. With 23 employees and sales of $8 million, Weldco is an independent distributor of industrial and specialty gases and ancillary welding equipment, supplies and services. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. More

Defense contracts good for business
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Defense and aerospace contracts are offering old line automotive suppliers such as Futuramic a chance to diversify and demonstrate their skills to a new group of clients and bring new jobs to southeast Michigan. "Like I've always said, You can make anything in Detroit," said Mark Jurcak, president of Futuramic, which is family owned and includes a plant in Warren, Mich., and a subsidiary, Capital Welding, in Southfield, Mich. More

Welding Training and Certification

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology offers a wide range of welding classes and certifications. Training and certification may be done at our facility or yours. Also offered are complete welding training programs including DVD’s, Instructor Guides, and Student Workbooks. Visit us at or call 1-800-332-9448 for details.
H&S Tools, Inc. - TS-400
The model TS-400 is a powerful, accurate track saw that improves productivity in waterwall panel replacement projects. The patented track mounting system eliminates wheels and rollers yet slides easily into position and stops kick backs without the need for a lock.
Thermion - Ceramic Composite Coating
The purpose of the ceramic composite coating is to provide a wear resistance surface while also providing corrosion protection of the coated object. The coating material, a "Ceramic Core" tubular aluminum wire is filled with up to 46 percent ceramic, when sprayed onto an object produces a ceramic composite coating of aluminum and ceramic.
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