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Lincoln Acquires Maker of Pipe-Cutting Equipment

Friday, December 14, 2007
Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., Cleveland, OH, acquired the assets and business of Vernon Tool Co., Ltd., a privately held manufacturer of computer-controlled pipe-cutting equipment based in San Diego, CA. Vernon Tool Co. provides equipment used in industrial construction and heavy fabrication for infrastructure and energy-related projects. Lincoln is online at

AWS Acquires Mexican Welding Show

Wednesday, December 12, 2007
The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, FL, has acquired Weldmex from Trade Show Consulting, Monterrey, Mexico (and Baltimore, MD). Weldmex, the largest welding tradeshow in Latin America, attracts more than 5000 people to its annual 3-day event, the next of which takes place January 29-31, 2008, at the new Centro Banamex in Mexico City;

Big, Fast Blanking Lines Installed in China

Monday, December 10, 2007
The sister company of press builder Stamtec, Inc.—Sumikura/Chin Fong Japan—has provided a pair of blanking lines to Thyssen Krupp China. The lines include Model BL4-800-500-2500 four-point high-speed presses rated at 800 metric tons with 196- by 98-in. bed size. Speed ranges from 20 to 60 strokes/min. Each lines also includes a coil feedline, stock washer, cut-to-length shear, oscillating blanking shear and blank stacker.


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