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December 11, 2014
Boatbuilder switches from aluminum to steel
If you’ve ever wondered how you could combine the conveniences of a modern home, the comforts of an upscale hotel, and the freedom to travel the world into a compact and mobile package, wonder no more. The staff at Burger Boat Co., Manitowoc,... Read more...

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August 7, 2014
Praxair launches workforce development program
Praxair Inc. has launched a Skills Pipeline program, a multifaceted approach to help address the growing need for skilled workers in today’s global economy. The first phase of the program will provide more than $300,000 to train 100 new welders... Read more...

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December 3, 2013
Praxair to fund welding scholarships through AWS program and SkillsUSA competition
Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has announced that its global giving program will fund more than $200,000 in scholarships over the next five years for AWS and SkillsUSA. The scholarships will support the education and hands-on training of student... Read more...

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November 2, 2011
Praxair acquires American Gas Group
Danbury, Conn.-based industrial gas supplier Praxair Inc. has acquired independent supplier American Gas Group. With facilities in Toledo, Ohio, and Wheeling, Ill., American Gas and its various units have 56 employees Now part of Praxair... Read more...

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August 29, 2011
Praxair acquires Weldco
Praxair Inc., a provider of industrial gases in Danbury, Conn., has acquired the assets of Weldco Inc., Cincinnati. Weldco, which employs 23 people, has sales of $8 million. The acquisition gives Praxair a stronger presence in southwestern... Read more...

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May 11, 2011
Advancements in FCAW
Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) is capturing a greater segment of the welding fabrication market in many regions around the world. When compared to shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), the flux-cored wire process is capable of higher deposition... Read more...

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March 15, 2011
Praxair expands Tennessee air separation plant
Praxair Inc. has announced that it is doubling the capacity of its Memphis, Tenn., air separation complex to produce oxygen and nitrogen to supply Nucor Corp. and Velero Energy Corp. The company recently completed construction of a pipeline... Read more...

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March 10, 2009
Praxair completes 15 acquisitions in 2008
Praxair Distribution Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has announced that it completed 15 acquisitions in 2008, with sales totaling nearly $90 million, including five acquisitions made during the fourth quarter. "Our... Read more...

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March 11, 2008
Praxair acquires Kirk Welding Supply
Praxair Distribution Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has acquired Kirk Welding Supply Inc., Kansas City, Mo. Kirk operates 10 facilities in eastern Kansas and western Missouri, selling high-pressure industrial and specialty... Read more...

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March 11, 2008
Helium: In short supply
Helium is an extremely unique and diverse element that plays a crucial role in many industries, including entertainment, medical, and manufacturing. According to the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the... Read more...

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March 13, 2007
The ABCs of PAC
Precision plasma technology provides many operational benefits, in-cluding control of cut surface quality, minimal distortion, and precise control of the significant taper on the cut surface (see Figure 1 ). Several considerations should be... Read more...

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January 9, 2007
Praxair Distribution names director, metal fabrication marketing
Praxair Distribution Inc. (PDI) has named Roch Monahan as director of metal fabrication marketing. He reports to James Baughman, vice president, metal fabrication and hardgoods supply chain. Based in Chicago, Monahan has 22 years' experience in... Read more...

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January 9, 2007
7 effects of shielding gas
Although you probably know that shielding gas is essential in most welding procedure specifications, you may pay little attention when you're selecting it. A simple gas composition change can offer potential savings in seven key areas,... Read more...

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October 17, 2006
Praxair acquires Hobart Industrial Gases
Praxair Distribution Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair Inc., has acquired Hobart Industrial Gases of Fort Wayne, Ind. Since 1956, Hobart Industrial Gases has supplied packaged industrial, medical, and specialty gases; welding equipment, supplies,... Read more...

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July 11, 2006
Gas blends formulated for robotic, fixed automation, high-speed welding
RoboStar® shielding gases from Praxair Distribution Inc. are a family of gas blends specifically formulated for robotic welding equipment, as well as fixed automation and high-speed welding applications. The CS blend combines argon, carbon... Read more...

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April 11, 2006
Praxair announces new staff appointments
Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has made several new appointments to its staff. Bob Phillips is Northeast U.S. division general manager; Randy Brittingham is vice president and general manager, U.S.; and Ken Faulkner and Doug Crayton are managers... Read more...

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February 7, 2006
Praxair acquires Constar LLC
Praxair Distribution Inc., Danbury, Conn., a subsidiary of Praxair Inc., has acquired the packaged gas business and facilities of Constar LLC, Norcross, Ga., and its affiliates, Airstar Carolina, Airstar Tennessee, Airstar Savannah, and... Read more...

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February 7, 2006
Imagination fabrication
Burke's signature play environment this year is a multievent treehouse designed to look like it is in a natural setting, complete with hollowed tree trunks and leaf climbers. Founded in 1920, BCI Burke, Fond du Lac,... Read more...

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January 10, 2006
Praxair, Liburdi form marketing agreement
Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has announced that its packaged gases subsidiary, Praxair Distribution Inc., has signed a joint marketing agreement with Liburdi Automation Inc., Dundas, Ont., and its subsidiary Liburdi Dimetrics Corp., Davidson,... Read more...

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December 13, 2005
Praxair Distribution, Preco form alliance
Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has announced that its subsidiary, Praxair Distribution Inc., has formed an alliance with Preco Inc. to promote and sell laser welding, cladding, and heat-treating systems and services to the fabrication industry.... Read more...

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September 13, 2005
Resolving the challenges of welding coated steels
The increased use of coated (particularly galvanized) steels has resulted in an intensified search for solutions to the problems posed by joining these materials. High levels of spatter and welding fume, weld porosity, and poor bead shape are... Read more...

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January 11, 2005
Simplifying shielding gas selection
Have you ever asked yourself any of the following questions: Why is welding affected by the shielding gases used? Why are so many blends available for carbon steel? Why can I use some gases for some materials and not... Read more...

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September 14, 2004
Getting your assets in order
A new 4-kilowatt laser just hit the floor. The technician will arrive on Monday to install it. It's your responsibility to make sure the gases arrive. The preinstallation manual was faxed to your local gas supplier, and all is well. Not... Read more...

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August 10, 2004
Aluminum inert gas piping system has push-to-fit connectors
Praxair offers an aluminum pipe system that delivers argon, nitrogen, and argon/CO2 mixtures to the point of use. It features push-to-fit instant connectors that eliminate threading and gluing tubes. The flexible system is suitable for use in... Read more...

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June 8, 2004
Selecting a shielding gas for joining stainless steel
The use of stainless steel has grown significantly over the past decade in North America. As its use has grown, so has the number of different consumables required to join it. Because stainless steels are used in applications that are... Read more...

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May 29, 2003
Job shop reduces costs, improves laser's output
The Laser Station regulator can be mounted to a secured surface to eliminate movement and potential leakage at the tubing connection. Such multilevel capabilities enable a customer to reduce the number of vendors it... Read more...