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Pearl Abrasive Co. is proud to introduce the new Slim-Cut Plus™ Thin Cut-Off Wheel. The new Slim-Cut Plus™ is designed for cutting carbon steel and stainless steel.


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AWS offering Welding Sales Representative Certification online
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Welding sales representatives interested in getting certified by the American Welding Society, or AWS, can now earn their AWS Welding Sales Representative Certification online on their own time. American Welding Online, AWS's new virtual learning website currently houses the Online Certified Welding Sales Representative seminar and examination, allowing participants to access the course materials and examination 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More

Caterpillar says it faces shortage of qualified workers
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VideoBriefDespite the tight job market, one Illinois company says it is ready to hire, but cannot find enough qualified people to fill its vacancies. The CEO of Caterpillar says finding trained workers has become so tough in the U.S. that it is hurting the company's ability to expand. More

Canada to host its own FABTECH show
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The Society of Manufacturing Engineers, or SME, Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl., or FMA and American Welding Society, or AWS, will launch the first ever FABTECH Canada, to be held in 2012 at the Toronto Congress Center on March 20-22. More

BRS Series Portable Bore Welding and
Bore Machining System

• Unique pass-thru drive with one-step mounting
• Work on bores from under 1” to over 4 feet in diameter
• Dual-ported boring bars offer easy bore measurements without tool removal
• ID measuring system and precision tool bit adjuster ensuring .0001” accuracy
• Optional snap-ring groove and face machining kit
• BOA bore welder works with your existing MIG welder
• 3 year warranty

Welding jobs in high demand
WALA-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The U.S. Labor department says the number of people applying for unemployment benefits has spiked to the highest level in three months, but the Mobile, Ala., area is showing a ray of hope. David Amerson is used to hard work, but lately it's been hard to find. Amerson said, "I grew up in the construction world, and that just completely dropped off." However, in the middle of the country's cash crisis, pipe welding jobs are white hot. Alabama workforce officials say most jobs in the maritime are in high demand right now, including welding. 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

Nebraska high school students weld — virtually    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A virtual reality welding mask gave students at Grand Island Senior High in Grand Island, Neb., a real life look at pay and job opportunities for welders. The virtual reality welding equipment arrived recently in a van from the Tulsa Welding School, which uses it as one way to promote the Oklahoma school. More

Ariens adding 100 employees in Brillion, Wis.
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A Wisconsin outdoor power equipment manufacturer plans to hire 100 additional employees. Ariens says that it hass created an immediate need for workers, especially those with powder coating, welding, machining and assembly skills. More

Industrial Gas Handling Equipment from
Air Liquide

New from the world leader in industrial gases. This rugged, industrial grade equipment delivers years of trouble-free service in all types of welding, cutting and metal working applications. Products include regulators, flowmeters, manifolds and much more. Items are in stock for immediate availability. Call 800-654-2737 for a 24-page catalog, or visit

TeraDiode, Laser Spinout from MIT Lincoln Lab, beams up new CEO
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Some big changes are afoot at an interesting Boston-area laser startup. TeraDiode, a Littleton, Mass., based maker of laser systems for cutting, welding and defense applications, said recently it has named Parviz Tayebati the company's new CEO and board member. More

SKS: The future is spatter-free.

The Frontpull™ torch system is the alternative to conventional push-pull solutions. The Frontpull™ combines the wire feeder and torch into a single system. This allows for a highly precise wire feeding close to the weld process. It supports the new microMIG™ process: Heat-reduced welding with perfect fusion penetration – practically spatter-free.

Made for Robots – Made by SKS.
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• Skids
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• Alloys
• Pig Launchers and receivers
• Slug catchers
• Gas compressor piping
• Scrubber duct
• ASME Pressure Vessels
• Pipeline Flares and Rentals

For more information, contact us at or by phone at 281-252-0151. MORE
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Color-coded tags
Minimum quantity available

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Changes at Hanover, Pa., area welding business?
The Evening Sun via iStockAnalyst    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The recent sale of a welding business' parent company could mean changes at the Hanover, Pa., area plant, but officials have been unwilling to comment on just what the deal might bring. Colfax Corp., which is based in Fulton, Md., announced it has agreed to pay about $14.45 per share, for Dublin-based Charter, in a deal worth $2.4 billion in cash and stock. More

Red Ball Oxygen expands to Houston    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Red Ball Oxygen, a supplier of welding equipment, has expanded its Texas market by acquiring Advanced Gas and Equipment in Houston. "We are thrilled about our merger with Red Ball Oxygen," Gary Holbrook, of Advanced Gas & Equipment, said in a news release. More

Tech Air and Corp Brothers enter into merger agreement
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Tech Air, a Danbury, Conn., based distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases and related welding supplies, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Providence, R.I., based Corp Brothers. Tech Air is owned by CI Capital Partners and the company's management. 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

SigmaNEST is the leading CAD/CAM nesting system for programming CNC plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe and combination machines." MORE

Cool Tool: Miller's welding setting app
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The Miller Weld Setting Calculator is now available via the iPhone App Store or Miller's website. The calculator allows welders to easily navigate stick, TIG and MIG equipment settings and other tips. More

Elastec demonstrates aluminum TIG welding to college students    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
David Lee Johnston, an employee of Elastec/American Marine, spoke to Southeastern Illinois College's welding students recently about aluminum TIG welding. Johnston allowed the students to get some hands on experience by demonstrating the process. The college is affiliated with the American Welding Society. More

Need Welders? is the leading welder recruiting firm. We successfully place permanent welders at the largest mining/construction OEMs. Visit our website MORE
The Harris
Products Group

The Harris Products Group is a world leader in metal working products used in the brazing, soldering, welding, cutting and gas distribution industries. MORE

High school welding class creating sparks
The McDonough County Voice    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The sparks are flying at Macomb High School in Macomb, Ill., thanks to a welding course being offered on the campus this year. Eleven area high school students, including nine from Macomb High, are enrolled in the course. More

Not really welding, but close
Pocono Record    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Welding instructor Greg Smith, instructs how to work one of the three new virtual welders, VRTEX 360, at Monroe Career & Technical Institute in Bartonsville, Pa. 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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