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December 1, 2018 Member News

Central Welding Supply Announces the Acquisition of AXIUM Gases Northwest

Central Welding Supply Medford Location

Dale Wilton, CEO of Central Welding Supply, has announced the acquisition of AXIUM Gases Northwest, establishing a new location for Central Welding Supply in the Medford, Oregon area. Effective Nov. 4, 2018, the new location at 1322 Antelope Road, White City, Oregon, expands Central Welding Supply’s reach of service to the Rogue River Valley in southern Oregon.

AXIUM Gases Northwest was established by Bruce and Colleen Tozer, and had been a distributor of Central Welding Supply gases and hardgoods. “We’re pleased to add the AXIUM Gases Northwest team, including prior owner Bruce Tozer, to the Central Welding Supply team, and we are looking forward to providing AXIUM customers with a broad basket of our products and services —it’s a great fit for our company,” Wilton said.

Medford, OR becomes Central Welding Supply’s 23rd retail outlet throughout Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

In addition to hard goods and gases, Central Welding Supply has also recently expanded its Equipment Repair Division with another service location dedicated solely to gas apparatus repair and custom torch fabrication.

CPV Manufacturing Announces Recent Partnerships with Global Distributors

CPV Manufacturing recently announced several new partnerships with global distributors to increase the availability of their products worldwide:

  • Prochem Pipeline Products Pty Ltd. is now CPV’s authorized representative in the countries of Australia and New Zealand. Prochem will represent the entire CPV product line for the compressed gas industry, the petrochemical industry, the oil and gas industry, and both the commercial and DoD shipbuilding industries. According to David London, president of CPV, “Prochem is a PON Company and a sister organization to our Master Distributor in the United States, W&O Supply. We expect that Prochem will exhibit the same market leadership in Australia and New Zealand that we have seen with W&O in the USA. That savvy and market presence will allow us to better service the needs of our customers there.”
  • JRE Private Limited is now CPV’s authorized representative in India. JRE will represent the entire CPV product line for the compressed gas industry, the petrochemical industry, the oil and gas industry and the commercial shipbuilding industry. “JRE Private Limited is a third-generation, family-owned business that is well-respected within the industrial manufacturing base of India,” London said. “India has one of the fastest-growing global economies and the pipe, valve and fitting market is expected to have double-digit growth over the next 5 years. We are excited to have such a strong partner in the Indian marketplace that will allow us to better service the needs of our customers there.”
  • Diekson Valve and Diekson Industrial Co., Ltd. is now CPV’s authorized representative in Taiwan (R.O.C.). Diekson will represent the entire CPV product line for the compressed gas industry, the petrochemical industry, and the oil and gas industry. “Diekson is well-positioned to grow our presence in the Taiwanese market,” London explained. “They are an established solutions provider to the petrochemical market and the CPV product line will fit nicely with their existing offerings of pipe, valves and fittings.”
  • Exion Asia Pte Ltd (a registered company in Singapore) and Encord Sdn Bhd (a registered company in Malaysia) are now CPV-authorized representatives in the countries of Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Indonesia. The companies will represent the entire CPV product line for the compressed gas industry, the petrochemical industry, and the oil and gas industry. “Exion Asia and Encord are both part of the PON Asia group of companies, which is an organization that we are very familiar with,” London said. “We have every confidence that this partnership is the right move for our companies and for our customers.”

Air Liquide to Build First World-Scale Liquid Hydrogen Production Plant in Western U.S.

Air Liquide has announced plans to build a liquid hydrogen plant in the Western United States that will have a capacity of nearly 30 tons of hydrogen per day — enough to supply 35,000 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). The company has signed a long-term agreement with FirstElement Fuel, Inc. (FEF) to supply hydrogen to FEF’s retail liquid hydrogen fueling stations in California.

Air Liquide expects construction of the $150 million plant to begin in early 2019. Through this investment, Air Liquide will enable the large-scale deployment of hydrogen mobility on the west coast, providing a reliable supply solution to fuel the 40,000 zero-emissions FCEVs expected to be deployed in the state of California by 2022. The plant will also support other fuel cell vehicle and transportation markets in the region, such as material handling equipment, forklifts and heavy-duty trucks. The new plant is the first large-scale investment into the supply chain infrastructure needed to support hydrogen energy solutions for the energy transition.

Michael Graff, CEO of American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc., said: “This new investment in hydrogen production and our collaborative relationship with FirstElement Fuel, further demonstrates our long-term commitment to the development of hydrogen energy for mobility, and accelerates the deployment of new hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles — cars, trucks, buses — planned by automotive manufacturers like Toyota, Honda and other leading OEMs. We are convinced that hydrogen is an essential sustainable energy vector of the future and a cornerstone of the energy transition.”

Bug-O Systems Changes Address

Bug-O Systems has changed their address. The new address is:

Bug-O Systems

280 Technology Drive

Southpointe Industrial Park

Canonsburg, PA 15317

800-245-3186 FAX: 412-331-0383

Economy Welding & Industrial Supply Has Moved

Economy Welding & Industrial Supply has moved to a new location. Their updated billing and physical addresses are as follows:

Bill to/ Mailing address:
PO Box 149
Baden, PA 15005

Physical Address:
3 State St.
Baden, PA 15005

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