Lincoln Electric endows welding fund, a new H&E facility and more in the latest Dealer and Manufacturing News Roundup

Updated Aug 23, 2016


Lincoln Electric endows Ohio State welding engineering program

Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric and David Lincoln have co-funded the first endowed professorship in welding engineering at The Ohio State University. In addition to a $1 million donation, the company also donated or consigned approximately $420,000 worth of welding equipment and technology for use by Ohio State students and faculty.

Camoplast Solideal becomes Camso

Canadian-based Camoplast Solideal has been relaunched as Camso. Serving the construction market as well as material handling, agriculture and powersports, the company manufactures tires, tracks and track systems for off road vehicles, and has brown from $95 million to more than $1 billion in sales in seven years. Camso has become the world’s second-largest specialized player in the market, says Pierre Marcouiller, chairman of the board and CEO.

DCC volunteers install concrete for Colorado Veterans Monument

Volunteers formed and placed 1,000 square feet of textured concrete and colored exposed bands. The finish is a combination of a light tan colored concrete with two slightly darker bands running through the slab in a cross design.Volunteers formed and placed 1,000 square feet of textured concrete and colored exposed bands. The finish is a combination of a light tan colored concrete with two slightly darker bands running through the slab in a cross design.

Volunteer members of the Decorative Concrete Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, placed and finished a decorative concrete slab for the Ken Caryl Veterans Monument in Ken Caryl, Colorado.

Chris Sullivan of ChemSystems in Littleton served as the project manager for the installation, which included more than $52,000 in time and materials donated.

Companies supplying tools, materials and service included Aggregate Industries, CEMEX, ChemSystems Inc., Clemons Concrete Coatings, CNA, Colorado Hardscapes,, Concrete Equipment and Supply, Diamatic USA, H&C Decorative Concrete Products, Lakebrink’s Custom Concrete, McClure Concrete, McMahon Contracting, L.P., Peterson Group, Pritchard Concrete, Putzmeister America, Sika Greenstreak, Somero, Southwest Concrete Pumping, Sticks and Stones Supply, TODDROSE Decorative Concrete, Wagman Metals, and Western Hardscapes.

H&E’s Oklahoma City branch moves into new facility

H&E Equipment Services’ Oklahoma City operation has relocated to a newly constructed facility. Located at 10700 NW 4th Street in Yukon, the branch will serve the entire Oklahoma City area. Situated on 5.24 acres, the 20,000-square-foot facility includes office space, a parts warehouse, a large yard area and an eight-bay repair shop that includes two 5-ton overhead cranes.

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The facility is capable of repairing a variety of machines from compact equipment to large earthmoving units. The branch will offer new and used equipment sales, rentals, a comprehensive parts inventory and training. The branch has an equipment lineup that includes Atlas Copco, Gehl, Genie, JLG, Lincoln, Magnum, Miller, Multiquip, Okada, Skytrak, Skyjack, Takeuchi, Wacker, Yanmar and more.

KBR, Bernhard Capital Partners finalize two strategic business agreements

KBR, a global construction, technology, engineering and procurement company serving the government services industry, has entered into new partnerships with Bernhard Capital Partners.

Under the agreement, Brown and Root Industrial Services, a new equally owned and managed company will be formed. The new company will include KBR’s Industrial Services Americas. Also, Epic Piping, a BCP portfolio company, will acquire KBR’s Canadian pipe fabrication facility.

Miller to give away boat in new Build & Win sweepstakes

BUILD-&-WIN_480x300_HRMiller Electric Manufacturing will give away an Avalon Eagle Cruise pontoon boat as part of the company’s latest Build & Win sweepstakes. Visitors to can share a project built with welding equipment up to once monthly between now and November 30 to register to win.

Western Pacific Crane and Equipment opens new northwest location

Western Pacific Crane and Equipment has opened a 23,000-square-foot facility in Arlington, Washington. The facility sits on four acres and includes an upgraded warehouse with complete in-house capabilities such as complicated repairs and blasting and painting. Western Pacific is a Manitowoc, Grove and National Crane dealer. The new facility is located at 19602 60th Ave NE in Arlington.

Sitech Western Canada to serve Saskatchewan contractors

Trimble’s Sitech Technology Dealer for Western Canada will now serve heavy and highway contractors in Saskatchewan. Representing Trimble and Caterpillar machine control systems and the portfolio of Connected Site Solutions, the Sitech dealer will provide local customer service, personalized training and technical support.