Guide to Contact Booth Exhibitors

There is no better place in 2015 to strengthen the bond between distributors and suppliers and to learn about new products that will help distributors stay relevant in changing times than at the Contact Booth Program at GAWDA’s Spring Management Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. As of press time, advertisers listed on the following pages indicate they will be participating in the Contact Booth Program on Monday, May 4, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Abicor Binzel Is More than Welding

Frederick, MD–Visit Abicor Binzel to discuss the Binzel Best Partner Program. This program is exclusively for their best distributors and offers great benefits like price advantages and product education among other great program features. It is just one more way that Abicor Binzel adds value to their distributor partnerships.

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Acme Cryogenics Low-Cost Microbulk Delivery

Allentown, PA–Acme Cryogenics is a leading designer and manufacturer of final line pressure control manifolds. Their time-proven brazing, cleaning and testing procedures provide superior results that cannot be matched by any other manufacturer’s process. Let their experienced executives show you the difference.

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Advanced Beverage Solutions Showcases LogiCO2 Detector/Alarm Systems

Roselle, IL–LogiCO2 systems detect and warn when dangerous, non-smelling, invisible CO2 leaks occur. They are cost-effective and fulfill all U.S. CO2 safety codes. Automatic calibration saves time and expense. Plug and play components simplify installation. Detection system expands to eight sensors and can connect to an existing fire alarm system.

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ALM Positioners Raise, Lower, Rotate with One Hand, One Button

Rock Island, IL–ALM Positioners’ single column positioners have capacities of up to 5,000 lbs. and two-column models from 8,000 to 65,000 lbs. They are available in 208/230/460 VAC 3 phase with optional electrical service. An electro-hydraulic system requires no special foundation. ALM Positioners is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hawk Technology, Inc.

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American Standard Manufacturing Celebrates 25 Years

Central Bridge, NY–American Standard Manufacturing is in its 25th year of providing excellent customer service and outstanding product quality. They continue to manufacture high-pressure and propane cylinder storage and merchandising cabinets for both industrial and commercial use, along with a variety of ergonomic cylinder handling devices.

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American Torch Tip Offers Solutions

Bradenton, FL–ATTC’s PHDX series of plasma torches offers solutions for automated plasma-cutting systems up to 400 amps. PHDX torches keep consumables cooler through superior heat dissipation. Cooler consumables last longer, improving productivity and reducing change-outs. PHDX torches and consumables provide clean cut profiles and negligible unintended bevel.

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AmWINS Has Delivered for Over 23 Years

Charlotte, NC–Welding supply distributors have entrusted their insurance coverage to AmWINS Program Underwriters for over 23 years. With specialized coverages, strong claims management and competitive pricing, you cannot afford not to ask your agent about AmWINS. Talk with AmWins executives about how your business can benefit from AmWINS Program Underwriters.

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Applied Cryo Technologies Promises Added Value

Houston, TX–Applied Cryo Technologies (ACT) specializes in the design and manufacturing of vacuum-insulated cryogenic containers used in the distribution and transportation of industrial gases. With optimized aluminum trailers available later this year, ACT continues to raise the bar while bringing innovative and client-focused products to the industrial gas market.

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Arcos Showcases Line

Mount Carmel, PA–Arcos Industries offers gas-shielded, flux cored, stainless steel electrodes designed to provide superb performance using CO2 shielding gas. Arcos 410NiMo delivers a smooth, stable arc, low spatter residue, easy slag peeling and produces smooth, well-washed beads. This wire is utilized in power generation equipment such as turbine blades and vanes.

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Astaras Representatives Will Discuss Latest Innovations

Largo, FL–Astaras Inc., an IBG Group Company with 18 production facilities worldwide, uses their factories to supply customers with top quality TIG torches, MIG guns, gouging torches and related consumables. Astaras is one of the largest suppliers of tungsten electrodes in the U.S., including the latest innovation in tungsten electrodes, E3.

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BTIC America Corporation Is Committed to Quality

Houston, TX–BTIC America Corporation has installed a 450 sq. ft. paint booth in its recently upgraded Service Center in California. Now able to paint cylinders better and faster, BTIC offers distributors a cost-effective alternative. BTIC’s ongoing commitment to quality, service and continued improvement assures its leadership standing in the cylinder industry.

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Bug-O Increases Distributors’ Bottom Line

Canonsburg, PA–Manufacturing in the USA since 1948, Bug-O Systems has been a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of track, automation and motion control for arc welding and cutting. Their dedication to serving their customers’ needs and creating new products and opportunities for their distributors to offer are the keys to their success.

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California Cylinder Adds New Hydro-Test Facility

Upland, CA–California Cylinder has added West Coast Hydro, a new hydro-test facility to better service their growing roster of high-pressure cylinder customers. Additionally, now aligned with Taylor Wharton International, California Cylinder is a leading supplier to independent distributors of Taylor-Wharton Liquid Cylinders in Southern California.

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Carbide Industries Manufactures CaC2 at Steady Pace

Louisville, KY–Supply and support of Carbide Industries’ products for the industrial gas industry are important and significant parts of the overall business. Product quality and high acetylene gas yield continues as our commitment. Our shared knowledge and technology is working for you.

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Carborundum Expands Abrasives Line

Worcester, MA–Carbo White flap discs are an exciting new addition to an expanding Carbo line of products for metalworking, targeting price-conscious customers. Made of high-quality zirconia alumina, they provide a good cut rate and durability, as well as a T27 red plastic plate for trimmability.

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Cavagna Offers All-In-One Product Valve

Somerset, NJ–Cavagna Group’s IVIPR is an integrated valve and residual pressure valve. Its ergonomic design provides the user with easy access to all primary functions from one side of the cylinder. IVIPR is suitable for various welding gases, including oxygen, acetylene and Ar/C02 mixtures.

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Chart Introduces Bulk CO2 System and Tank Sizing App

New Prague, MN–The Carbo-Max 1000 High Flow System meets the demands of high volume customers in beverage and industrial applications. The VaporMan 125 manifold vaporizer system expands the gas performance of any beverage system. The Tank Sizing App properly sizes liquid cylinders, microbulk and bulk tanks in most gas services.

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CP Industries Executives to Discuss Capabilities

McKeesport, PA–CP Industries has manufactured seamless steel pressure vessels for storing high pressure gases since 1897. Vessels are designed to ASME, DOT, ISO 11120 and military specifications. NGV2-2007, Type 1 and Type IV cylinders are available. Our engineers provide expertise to design gas storage solutions for transportation and ground storage applications.

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Cyl-Tec Offers Level-Eye Cryogenic Gauge

Aurora, IL–The new Level-Eye Gauge is the answer to your cryogenic cylinder monitoring needs. Level-Eye uses capacitance to measure liquid level and is accurate to within ± 2% and is compatible with every portable cryogenic cylinder in service with liquid 02, N2, Ar, N20 and C02.

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DataWeld Offers Industry-Specific Software Solutions

Bossier City, LA–DataWeld will demonstrate how you can use the latest iPhone technology to track cylinders and lot numbers for your medical and CO2 cylinders. The iPhone lets you start tracking your assets with a product you may already be using and at a cost you might not have thought possible.

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Direct Wire Ensures Customer Confidence

Denver, PA–Direct Wire’s Flex-a-Prene welding cable now meets SAE J1127 (Society of Automotive Engineers). Meeting this standard means Flex-a-Prene must have the appropriate amount of copper per gauge. The Flex-a-Prene brand and SAE J1127 on the cable will give your customers confidence they are using the best quality welding cable.

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Evergreen Midwest Teams With Western Valve

Mentor OH–Evergreen Midwest will introduce its newest product line from Western Valve Inc. Established in 1975, Western Valve broadens Evergreen’s offering in the compressed gas industry and manufactures a comprehensive line of pressure relief devices and high flow valves with shear protection for the storage tube and tube trailer industries.

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FasTest Introduces Lever Handle

Roseville, MN–FasTest has released a new lever handle option for CGA 540, 580 and 346 patented connectors used in high-efficiency fill plants. The lever handle easily accommodates use with small cylinders (20–60 cf). All FasTest connectors are designed and manufactured in FasTest’s Minneapolis facility.

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FIBA Executives to Highlight Product Line

Littleton, MA–Serving industrial and specialty gas distributors and manufacturers, FIBA manufactures and reconditions transport, storage and filling equipment, including DOT, ISO and ASME pressure vessels, tube trailers, ISO modules, ASME and DOT receivers, bulk transporters and tanks, compressors and vaporizers. FIBA provides ultrasonic, acoustic emission and hydrostatic requalification of pressure vessels.

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Flange Wizard Is Welders’ Choice for Quality

Placentia, CA–Flange Wizard has been designing and manufacturing layout tools for welders and fitters since 1981, all made and assembled in the U.S. Their products are designed by a welder, for welders. Located in Southern California, Flange Wizard recently relocated to a new facility to better serve their global customer base.

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Forney Industries Gets It Done with Green

Fort Collins, CO–The new standard is green. Forney Industries’ new welder line offers high-end features without the high-end price. Additionally, their full line of industrial grade metalworking tools provides the equipment, supplies and accessories you can count on. Forney Industries has served the welding industry for over 80 years.

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Gas Equipment Co. Introduces LNG and Cryogenic Globe Valve

Houston, TX–GEC will showcase a new LNG and cryogenic globe valve. The SKB Series globe valves are designed for the handling of cryogenic liquids through trailer, bulk tanks and piping configurations. Their time-tested spring-loaded stem packing and seat design provide for long life and easy maintenance, and higher flow rates.

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Gas Innovations Publishes Catalog

La Porte, TX–Gas Innovations will have its new 2015 Hydrocarbon & Specialty Gases Catalog on hand. This new catalog outlines Gas Innovations’ complete product line with purities, cylinder sizes, valving, bulk and cylinder packaging. Gas Innovations supplies high-purity hydrocarbons and refrigerant gases worldwide and is involved with several new LNG startup operations.

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Gullco International’s Oscillator Improves Weld Quality

Cleveland, OH–The portable, compact, modular design of this heavy-duty remote control oscillator makes it easy to handle and set up, increases productivity and improves weld quality by providing precise automation of welding applications. Mounted on a Kat travel carriage, the oscillator imparts pendulum, tangential or step motion to the welding gun.

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Harris Makes Wide Variety of Industrial Grade Metalworking Outfits

Mason, OH–Ironworker Acetylene Kits include heavy-duty, high-capacity components designed for professional use and are available with either stainless steel or neoprene diaphragm regulators, featuring an insulated cooler tool bag along with other useful accessories.

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INOXCVA Showcases Micro-Bulk Storage and Distribution Products

Baytown, TX–The INOXCVA Portacryo combines all the features needed for cost-effective micro-bulk storage and distribution capabilities. Their team of experts will provide information needed to help the independent operator become more self-sufficient and profitable. Discounts on all cryogenic and micro-bulk storage equipment will be offered.

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JPW Industries Introduces Spark-Duty Copper Plated F-Clamps

La Vergne, TN–The Wilton brand and its Bullet Vises have been prominent in the welding market for decades. JPW continues that tradition of leadership with their Spark-Duty Copper Plated F-Clamp series. This unique series boasts copper-plated spindles to resist welding spatter and an additional Quick-Twist V-Groove Pad in every box.

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Kaplan Industries Provides Total Solutions

Maple Shade, NJ–More than just an industrial cylinder supplier, Kaplan Industries has expanded its portfolio of services. Executives will discuss 6- and 12-pack cylinder manifold systems, liquid and propane offerings. No one inventories a more complete line of cylinders and valves for compressed gases, offering both new and refurbished cylinders.

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Kobelco’s Innovative Spirit Supports New Product Introduction

Stafford, TX–Kobelco Welding of America introduces the LP-XR series to their product line up. The LP-XR series is an all-position, stainless flux cored with reduced hexavalent Cr production. With as much as 80% reduction in Cr(VI), the LP-XR series leads to a safer work environment and facilitates meeting strict OSHA requirements.

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The Lincoln Electric Company Will Network with Distributor Partners

Cleveland, OH–With almost 200 distributor liaison and technical representatives in the field, Lincoln strives to assist distributor partners as they meet end-user needs with application expertise, quality products and outstanding customer service.

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Linde Executives Discuss the Importance of Partnership

Murray Hill, NJ–Linde believes that their success is directly linked to their distributors’ success. They offer distributors: leading gas supply, technical and engineering capabilities, access to national customers in a variety of industries, Linde Distributor Association, Linde training and a focus on safety.

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Mathey Dearman Introduces PlasmaSpeed

Tulsa, OK–PlasmaSpeed provides ultra-precise speed control uphill and downhill. Large control switches make for easy operation with gloved hands, and the bright daylight LED speed display aids in visibility indoors or out in the field. Also featuring built-in plasma torch auto start and a rough duty design.

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McDantim Introduces New Trumix

Helena, MT–The McDantim Trumix gas blenders come in a weather-resistant stainless steel enclosure that can be wall mounted or bolted to a floor. Filters and pressure regulators on the inlets and a sample port on the outlet ensure a long maintenance-free product life and make blend verification a simpler task.

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Mercer Introduces Ceraflame

Ronkonkoma, NY–Ceraflame flap discs and fibre discs are made with lubricated ceramic grains that are harder, longer-lasting, and cut cooler than zirconia. Ceramic is recommended for aggressive material removal of steel, cast iron, ceramic, stainless steel and other non-ferrous metals. Contaminant-free, Ceraflame is available in grits of 36 through 100.

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Metal Man Introduces Versatile Cart

Appleton, WI–The new Metal Man UWC4 is versatile. Designed to accept an industrial power source on the bottom shelf and a feeder on the top, it accepts both single and dual cylinders for bulk gases and boasts heavy-duty wheels and casters that can handle up to 400 lbs.

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Miller Showcases LiveArc Welding Performance Management System

Appleton, WI–Building skills. Building careers. That’s the goal of the Miller LiveArc welding performance management system. This advanced training system combines simulation and live arc welding modes to help recruit, screen, train and manage the performance of welding operators—all while providing critical feedback to improve skills, quickly and cost effectively.

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Nordco-Cyl-Sonic Systems Explains New Cylinder Inspection Systems

Ridgefield, CT–A complete line of Ultrasonic Examination (UE) cylinder inspection systems includes Cyl-Sonic Micro, Industrial, Optimal, Tonne & Tube (TnT) UE systems. The Micro (benchtop) unit tests cylinders with 3.2-in. to 8-in. outside diameters and up to 30-in. long. The unit easily fits on a cart or table for maximum flexibility.

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Norton Abrasives Showcases New Abrasive Product

Worcester, MA–Norton NorZon Plus wheels utilize a new proprietary abrasive and high-performance bond system to offer three industry-leading choices: Fast Cut (fastest cutting), All Purpose (lowest total cost) and Long Life (longest lasting), providing the optimum performance solution for all materials and applications. Made in the USA.

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ORS Nasco Expands Distributor Sales Opportunities

Tulsa, OK–ORS Nasco adds value by helping the distributor expand sales opportunities with a market-leading product portfolio and increase profitability by reducing acquisition and ownership costs. Distributors’ working capital needs are supported by $120M of inventory, delivered within 24 hours in the contiguous U.S.

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Precision Showcases P.A.S.S.

Aurora, IL–The P.A.S.S. provides a new level of automation for specialty gas production and analysis. A revolutionary system, it automatically samples and records a greater number of analyses simultaneously and with certainty. One of the game-changing benefits is that analysis performance can be accomplished after hours.

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Ratermann Showcases GHS-Compliant Labels

Livermore, CA–Executives from Ratermann Manufacturing, Inc. look forward to sharing information and discussing the latest developments in their business, such as the ones from Fastest and our GHS-compliant label products. This year’s SMC is a fantastic opportunity to see so many old friends and to make new ones.

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Revco’s Black Stallion Line Features Smart Choices

Santa Fe Springs, CA–Black Stallion’s TruGuardT 300 FR garments represent quality products at an outstanding value. They are NFPA 2112 UL-certified, boast a comfortable fit, and feature smart choices like a light stone khaki color to stay cool in warm weather. Choose from coveralls, work shirts, work pants and jeans.

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Rotarex Provides Gas Handling Process

Mount Pleasant, PA–Rotarex, since 1922, manufactures valves, fittings and regulators for compressed gases and provides source-to-process solutions for the handling of specialty, semiconductor, corrosive, industrial and medical gases. Rotarex is an innovator for cylinder and line valves, integrated valve-regulators, regulators and fittings in brass, ASB, stainless steel, nickel and Hastelloy.

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SafTCart Execs Discuss Latest Offerings

Clarksdale, MS–SafTCart will showcase a variety of offerings, including the all-electric EZ Load-4L-EMEH, the Magnet cart line and the warehouse-friendly Box Cart line. Executives will be on hand to discuss their quicker turnaround times and improved shipping methods. Come by their booth and they will be glad to discuss your needs.

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Select-Arc to Show New Electrode

Fort Loramie, OH–Select-Arc, Inc, has introduced a premium carbon steel, composite metal cored electrode designed to weld zinc galvanized and primer coated steels. Superior arc stability produces spatter-free welds at high travel speeds. This wire offers a highly stable arc through both standard constant voltage (CV) and pulse parameters.

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Sherwood Valve Enhances Offerings

Washington, PA–Sherwood continues to enhance product offerings such as their GRPV Series – Global Residual Pressure Valve in response to market needs. Company executives will discuss their most recent developments and have their newest Compressed Gas catalog on hand. Sherwood provides American-made products and service you can trust.

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Superior Products Introduces RegO Product Line

Cleveland, OH–Superior Products will showcase flashback arrestors and pigtails, and will introduce the integration of RegO products which include master valves, relief valves and the RegO automatic changeover manifold. Additionally, Superior will demonstrate their state-of-the-art Customer Management System, Made-To-Order program and new distributor programs available in 2015.

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Uniweld Celebrates History of Innovation

Fort Lauderdale, FL–Uniweld Products is featuring the hottest products in their sales lineup. Stop by to see why their more than 65 years in business have successfully mirrored their growth.

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Veite Installs Fill Plants

North Ridgeville, OH–Veite Cryogenic Equipment and Service (VCE) designs, manufactures and installs custom cryogenic, high-pressure gas delivery systems and turnkey compressed gas distributor fill plants for industrial and medical gases. Available for same-day shipment, Veite offers a complete line of quality tested cryogenic hardware and equipment, including cryogenic transfer pumps.

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voestalpine Böhler Welding Has Comprehensive Global Presence

Stafford, TX–voestalpine Böhler Welding’s Böhler Welding, UTP Maintenance and Fontargen Brazing divisions provide a range of soldering and welding filler metals in joint welding, welding for repair and maintenance, and brazing and soldering. Expertise is provided to the oil and gas, pipeline, chemical, power generation, transportation and automotive industries, and more.

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WDPG Offers Insurance Products Tailored to Industry

Nashville, TN–The WDPG program continues to grow. With rate stability, they offer value added services such as consultative loss control, driver training and safety-related webcasts/webinars to GAWDA member insureds. Stop by to learn about property and general liability coverages that will be available in the latter half of the year.

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WEH Technologies Offers Solutions

Katy, TX–WEH executives routinely provide solutions to correct low flow challenges that reduce fill plant efficiencies. Get advice from the quick connector experts from Katy, Texas. As inventors with 20+ years of experience, they offer OEMs an unparalleled track record for product quality, longevity, durability and reliability. Now serviced in Texas.

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Weldcoa Discusses Fill Systems

Aurora, IL–Weldcoa is the recognized leader in independent manufacturing of fill systems. The modular filling equipment is designed for rapid, minimal cost, installation into new or existing facilities. Building the equipment in the controlled environment of the Weldcoa plant prior to delivery dramatically reduces labor, engineering and overall planning costs.

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Weldship Introduces New Storage Solutions

Bethlehem, PA–Weldship Corporation provides alternative solutions for compressed gas storage with new compact 12-ft. ASME ground storage tube assemblies. Stackable tubes can range from a single tube up to as many as desired, while acting as an answer to on-site space limitations. Weldship provides more opportunities for storage within confined spaces.

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Wire Wizard Introduces Torch Tips and Torch Liners

Jackson MI–Wire Wizard executives will feature a new line of premium torch consumables that prevent arc failures, reduce downtime, maximize conductivity. PowerBall Tips and Diffusers include a patent pending design for high performance and longer life. E-Power low friction elliptical wire torch liners provide superior feedability with low wire skid friction.

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Worthington Showcases Liquid Cylinders

Columbus, OH–Worthington manufactures pressure cylinders and related products for the industrial, alternative fuel, energy and consumer products markets. Their line of liquid cryogenic cylinders, used by more than 4,000 customers in 70 countries, is backed by a team that provides customer service with technical, product and market expertise.

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