October 15, 2015 – Member News

Acme Completes Addition to Allentown Location

Acme Cryogenics has completed a 7,500 sq. ft. addition to its plant in Allentown, PA. The building is equipped to handle Acme’s helium container and hydrogen tank rehab services and is designed for rapid expansion to accommodate growth. The addition was necessary because the company lost its long-term lease on the former facility due to redevelopment of Allentown’s waterfront property. Acme was able to maintain all jobs with the relocation and transfer all equipment from the former facility.

Central McGowan Inc. Expands Automation Capabilities

Central McGowan Inc. opened a 12,000 sq. ft. automation manufacturing facility adjacent to headquarters in St. Cloud, MN. The staff and equipment from the acquisition of Pro-Fect Automation in early 2015 has now moved from Little Falls, MN to the St. Cloud facility. Allan Holst was hired to manage overall operations as director of automation. Holst has held a wide variety of positions with manufacturers of welding equipment and CNC cutting machines for over 30 years. Central McGowan has a long history of selling and supporting robotic welding automation to customers in central Minnesota. The acquisition and new facility expands their automation offering to include system integrator status, fully engineered specialty hard automation and robotic automation systems.

Weldship Appoints General Manager

Steve Varga was named general manager at Weldship Corporation’s facility in Bethlehem, PA. Varga will be responsible for purchasing, inventory controls, production scheduling and business process improvement. Varga has over 30 years of experience in the compressed gas industry. “We are excited about adding Steve to our team, and are confident he will support our dedication to continuous improvement,” says Bill Angus, Vice President of Production.

Arcon Opens Training Center

Arcon Welding Equipment opened the Arcon Welding Services Training Center in Salisbury, MD. Made possible with a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration, the center was designed to help develop a local workforce in advance of the emerging opportunities of the Maryland offshore wind project, as well as to train welders for all types of fabrication and construction needs. The facility contains eight welding booths and two simulators.