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Welding-Electrode Maker Expands OH Headquarters

Tuesday, August 8, 2006
Select-Arc, Inc., a manufacturer of tubular welding electrodes, has added 2000 sq. ft. to its Fort Loramie, OH, headquarters. The new addition allows the company to “better serve our customers by advancing our laboratory testing capabilities and increasing staff space to meet our growing customer-service requirements,” says Dale Stager, Select-Arc president. The company also has begun construction of a 30,000-sq.-ft. addition in its production area. For more, visit

Suburban Steel Supply Honored for Safety Record

Monday, August 7, 2006
Steel supplier and fabricator Suburban Steel Supply, Gahanna, OH, has been recognized by the Safety Council of Greater Columbus, in conjunction with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, for its recent safety record. Suburban won the 100% Award and the Group Award from the council for having the lowest incident rate in its group and for achieving one year without a lost-time injury or illness. The awards were determined by semi-annual injury and illness reports submitted by each company participating in the council. For more on company capabilities, visit

Acrotech Buys Sheetmetal-Fab.-Equipment Maker

Monday, August 7, 2006
Acrotech, Inc., Lake City, MN, has purchased Di-Acro, a maker of hand and power sheetmetal-fabricating equipment including benders, finger brakes, shears, slip rolls, punches, notches and rod parters. With the purchase, manufacturing of the Di-Acro line returns to Lake City, where Di-Acro previously had been based for 40 years. For more, visit


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