Member News Archive

  • Dec. 15, 2017 Member News

    In Memoriam Airgas Co-Founder Thomas Mason Airgas co-founder Thomas Mason, of Malvern, Pa., passed away on November 26 at the age of 84. He was born in Somerville, N.J. and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in industrial engineering. While at RPI he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, Navy ROTC and he played [...]

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  • Dec. 1 Member News

    Joe Armentano, CEO of Paraco, with Christina Armentano, Paraco VP/Business Development, center, surrounded by Bay Gas field employees. Paraco Acquires Long Island’s Bay Gas Company Paraco, of Rye Brook, N.Y., has acquired Bay Gas, a family-owned propane company based in Shirley, N.Y. This is the second business acquisition for Paraco in 2017 and its 47th overall. Paraco has [...]

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  • Nov. 15, 2017 Member News

    AWS Names Miller as New CEO The American Welding Society’s current chief operating officer, Matt Miller, has been named by the organization’s Board of Directors to succeed Ray Shook as executive director and chief executive officer. Miller will officially begin his new role in January 2018 and Shook, who retires at the end of 2017, will transition [...]

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  • Nov. 1, 2017 Member News

    Techniweld Acquires American Filler Techniweld USA, of Atlanta, has acquired Houston-based American Filler Metals, according to Hunter Johnson, Techniweld’s executive vice president. Techniweld plans to move its existing Houston facility into American Filler Metal’s Houston location at 6015 Murphy St., South East Houston, in early December. The move will allow the company to quadruple its level of [...]

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  • Oct. 15 Member News

    Encore Welding Opens New Facility Encore Welding and Industrial Supply recently opened a new specialty and industrial gas facility in Signal Hill, Calif., a short distance from its corporate headquarters and main location. Company President Ben Anderson said the facility, built this year, features state-of-the-art equipment that represents a significant expansion of service for the company, increasing [...]

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  • Oct. 1 Member News

    Petersons Honored by Minnesota State College Southeast Minnesota State College Southeast honored Winona, Minn. residents Don and Donna Peterson recently with the dedication of a special plaque in the college’s Winona campus welding lab. The presentation recognized Don Peterson’s generosity to the college, noting his giving of countless hours of service to MSC Southeast Foundation, funding of [...]

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  • Sept. 15 Member News

    Rocky Mountain Air Solutions Is Firm’s New Name United States Welding, Inc., has changed its name to Rocky Mountain Air Solutions. The 93-year-old distributor, headquartered in Denver, was founded as United States Welding Works. Rocky Mountain Air Solutions has 17 locations in Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Nebraska. The company sells gases and hardgoods. Chart Makes Changes in [...]

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  • Sept. 1, 2017 Member News

    ArcOne to Celebrate 25th Anniversary ArcOne, of Taunton, Mass., is marking its 25th anniversary. Founded in 1992, the company manufactures industrial safety equipment including auto-darkening welding helmets, hard hats, filters and respiratory protection products. The company will celebrate the anniversary at Fabtech with a twilight cruise along the Chicago River and into Lake Michigan. Johnson Named VP Inside [...]

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  • Aug. 1, 2017 Member News

    Chart Marks 25 Years of Cryogenic ISO Shipping Containers Chart Industries notes it has been more than 25 years since the company pioneered the concept of cryogenic ISO shipping containers and delivered the first units. Originally developed for the transport of atmospheric and technical gases for industry and leisure by road, rail and water, the standard 20-foot-long [...]

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  • Essential CGA Resources: Free and Easy to Obtain

    By Thomas L. Badstubner The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited Standards Development Organization. Through a rigorous consensus process, CGA has developed extremely valuable publications for medical and industrial gas firms. CGA and GAWDA have a unique and cooperative relationship that allows GAWDA members access to these valuable (and expensive) publications [...]

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