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Lincoln Debuts Arc-Welding Website

Monday, March 18, 2002
Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, OH, has debuted a website designed to educate the public about the art and science of arc welding. The site,, is an outgrowth of the James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation. “We now can offer individuals access to detailed reference materials as well as immediate answers to their welding questions,” explained Scott Funderburk, foundation secretary. Website benefits include a variety of educational resources available for purchase; an online version of Welding Innovation, a semi-annual publication; technical articles; and information on various welding competitions

Ford Selects Crane Supplier for Tier One Status

Monday, March 18, 2002
Morris Material Handling, Milwaukee, WI, maker of P&H cranes and hoists, has become a Tier One supplier to Ford Motor Company. Ford has purchased more than 300 P&H cranes for its factories throughout North America, including the purchase of two new cranes within the last year for Ford stamping plants in Buffalo, NY, and Detroit, MI. Some 70 percent of Ford's stamping-plant cranes in North America are P&H models. Morris will be a preferred supplier for all of Ford's material-handling needs at its 30 North American facilities.

Metals USA Sells Some Assets

Friday, March 15, 2002
Metals distributor and processor Metals USA, Inc., Houston, TX, has sold its Specialty Plates and Shapes operations to ALRO Inc., Jackson, MI. The sale involves plants in Broadview, IL, and in Hazel Park and Grand Rapids, MI. In addition, Metals USA recently closed the sale of its facilities in Salisbury, NC, and Newark, NJ, to Wells Manufacturing Co., Dura-Bar Division, Woodstock, IL, a producer of continuous-cast bar stock. Visit the company on the web at


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