welding education and career pathways in welding and advanced manufacturing. Lincoln Electric also will dedicate resources to support welding training for veterans at this facility.
Construction is expected to begin in early 2016, with an
opening anticipated in 2017—marking the centennial anniversary of Lincoln’s legacy welding school. The new 130,000-sq.-
ft. center will double the company’s welding education capacity to 180 welding booths and will include classroom and
seminar spaces. It will also showcase and integrate the manufacturer’s technologies and systems into a comprehensive
Miller Electric Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of arc welding
products in Appleton, Wis., has announced its acquisition of
Impact Eng. of Jackson, Mich., a manufacturer of weld data
Impact Eng. has previously partnered with Miller on welding
information product development. As part of the acquisition,
Impact Eng.’s products, including ARCAgent™ and ARClient®,
will become part of the Miller Welding Intelligence™ product
This product offering currently includes Insight Core™, a
simplified, Internet-based welding information system, and
Insight Centerpoint™, which offers advanced, real-time opera-
tor feedback and process controls. The
product additions from Impact Eng.,
specifically ARCAgent, will allow us-
ers with mixed fleets of welding equip-
ment, including non-Miller machines,
to use the Welding Intelligence systems.
The Impact Eng. company name will
phase out at a future date.
Nidec Minster Corp., a manufacturer
of material forming presses and automation equipment based in Minster,
Ohio, has received the RIA Certified Robot Integrator designation. To become
certified, the company completed a rigorous process that included an on-site
audit and testing of key personnel.
RIA requires each certified integrator
to be recertified every two years. For
more information on the certification
program, visit www.robotics.org/inte
OMAX® Corp. has increased the capacity of its training center in Kent,
Wash., for OMAX and MAXIEM® JetMa-chining® Center owners. The 22,000-sq.-
ft. training center features a new
technology-training classroom that
supplements an existing equipment-training lab.
The new classroom provides additional space for training that takes customers step by step through the process
of making parts, including the use of the
company’s Intelli-MAX® software suite.
They also receive hands-on experience
in operating and maintaining the abrasive waterjet machines.
Dayton, Ohio-based Prime Controls Inc. has been named to the Inc.
500/5000 list of the fastest-growing
private companies in the U.S. based
on overall three-year revenue growth.
Ranked at No. 4,714, this is the company’s third consecutive year on the list.
The company is a supplier of double-metal-sheet detectors.
At Schuler’s Cedual vocational training center in Puebla, Mexico, the first
group of apprentices have received
their leaving certificates. The newly
qualified industrial and tool mechanics all passed their German Chamber
of Commerce and Industry exam. They
are the first skilled workers in Mexico to
have completed a three-year apprenticeship based on the German dual education standard.
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