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Humanitarian to speak at FABTECH prayer breakfast
American Welding Society    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
FABTECH attendees are invited to start off their day on Wednesday, Nov. 16, with a prayer breakfast hosted by Ken Isaacs, vice president of Projects at Samaritan's Purse. Aimed at inspiring and encouraging attendees to help the poor with skills they already have, Isaacs will share practical ways that everyone can help the less fortunate across the globe. The breakfast will take place from 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. in room N137 of McCormick Place in Chicago. To register, please visit Registration code is W47. More

World will install 44 gigawatts of wind power in 2011
IEEE Spectrum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The World Wind Energy Association released its mid-year report for 2011 and showed an increase in installations over the same period a year earlier. A total of 18,405 megawatts of wind power were installed in the first half of this year around the world, up from 16,000 megawatts in 2010. More

Stinger Welding in Libby, Mont. focus of Montana Jobs Economic Engine Initiative    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Montana Senator Max Baucus' Montana Jobs Economic Engine initiative that elevates the profile of Montana businesses that find innovative ways to grow, highlights Stinger Welding in Libby. The company has hired more than 40 people in the last two months and is currently accepting applications for more than 50 positions immediately. 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

Retraining for the future
Flathead Beacon    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Behind Flathead Valley Community College's Lincoln County Campus in Libby, Mont., sits a trailer turned classroom. Inside are 10 welding stations, tightly lined along one wall and shrouded by red plastic curtains. For some in Libby this is just a classroom, but for others it's a future. 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

Helium shortage saps party industry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A helium shortage attributed to a refinery shutdown in Wyoming is putting a pinch on the party balloon industry and has put Sioux Falls businesses on allocated deliveries. The supply squeeze also could affect hospitals, some of which use helium to cool their MRI magnets and industries that use the inert gas for welding or manufacturing. More

Welding & Gases Today highlights top salespeople
GAWDA via ThomasNet News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
GAWDA Sales Hall of Fame features 17 sales reps and managers in gases and welding sales.Over the last few years, the nature of selling in the gases and welding industry has changed with the economy. Welding & Gases Today went to the industry salespeople and sales managers who are making a difference in today's economy to find out what makes them successful in their field. 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

Skilled workforce is booming    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
One educator is calling it a paradox. A high unemployment rate, but a skilled labor shortage. At Botetourt Technical Education Center or BTEC in Fincastle, Va., those skilled students are getting more than a diploma. Over the last two years, enrollment numbers have jumped. More

Designed for Robots

Our concept: The combination of a modularly designed welding machine with a highly functional torch series for single- and dual wire welding. Our systems are complemented by flexible software solutions for welding data documentation. SKS welding machines and torch systems are compatible with all common welding robots. Made for Robots – Made by SKS. MORE
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• Skids
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• Slug catchers
• Gas compressor piping
• Scrubber duct
• ASME Pressure Vessels
• Pipeline Flares and Rentals

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Lloyd's Register introduces training in welding
Your Ship Building News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Lloyd's Register is offering training courses in the properties of marine materials, welding techniques and non destructive examination, or NDE, some of the cornerstones of ship construction, repair and maintenance. More

Welding wire for sour gas pipeline applications
Construction & Maintenance    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Hobart Brothers announced that it has developed a gas shielded, metal cored wire specifically to improve welding performance and quality on sour gas pipeline applications. More

MIT forum examines the role of manufacturing in rebuilding the economy
MIT News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In 1950, more than 30 percent of Americans were employed in manufacturing, working at jobs such as welding, machining and assembly. Today, that number has shrunk significantly: Manufacturing jobs make up less than 10 percent of the U.S. workforce. As the country seeks to reinvigorate its job market and move past an economic recession, the state of U.S. manufacturing has become a hotly debated topic. To examine manufacturing's role in economic recovery, students, faculty and representatives of MIT's corporate partners gathered recently in MIT's Wong Auditorium for a forum: "Rebuilding the American Economy." More

ELCo Enterprises - Home of the Wizards!
The world’s largest line of quality weld wire dispensing and weld cell support equipment. See our innovative new products this year at Fabtech in the "Wizard's Castle" booth #5522. 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

Tech Air and Corp Brothers enter into merger agreement
Business Wire via MarketWatch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
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

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Hands-on learning a trade at school
The Roanoke Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Sixteen-year-old James Duncan is a second-year welding student at Roanoke Technical Education Center in Roanoke, Texas. "I want to do this as a career," he said, standing in the school's welding workshop. "My dad was a welder on the shipyard in Philly, and also my cousin is in welding. They are always looking for welders. It's good money." More

Survey leads to welding class at S.D. technical school    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Student demand has led to a new welding class at Hub Area Technical School in Aberdeen, S.D. School officials did a survey in November to gauge student interest in various classes and welding beat out some of the classes that were already offered, said instructor Kenn Bailly. So this year, one, nine-week introduction to wire feed welding class is being offered each quarter. 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.
Eastwood TIG200 AC/DC TIG Welder
Offering the performance of welders costing thousands more! Featuring square-wave inverter technology and capable of operating on 110VAC or 220VAC, this unit welds materials up to 1/4" thick. Includes "WP-17" type torch, regulator, foot pedal, ground clamp and cable, and 110v-to-220v adapter plug. Backed by Eastwood's 3-year warranty.
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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