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Miller Electric Mfg. Co., with headquarters in Appleton, Wisconsin, manufactures arc welding and cutting equipment designed for manufacturing, fabrication, construction, aviation, motorsports, education, agriculture and marine applications. Wholly owned by Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW), the company maintains its global leadership by setting the industry standard for reliability, quality and responsiveness. Its famous tagline, “The Power of Blue®,” is inspired by the blue color of Miller equipment.

This company began with an innovation that responded to customer needs, growing from a one-man operation to the world’s largest manufacturer of arc welding and cutting equipment. Miller keeps the tradition alive by focusing on its top priority: people.

The Hobart brand features a full line of filler metals for applications ranging from mild steel and low alloy steel to stainless steel. Available products include stick electrodes, solid wires and flux cored wires in a variety of diameters and packaging.

All Hobart brand filler metals feature superior arc performance and selections are available for fast-freezing or self-peeling slag, low hydrogen weld deposits, high deposition rates and efficiencies, and x-ray quality welds.

Hobart brand filler metals meet stringent quality control standards to ensure unmatched performance regardless of the application. Each product features chemical and mechanical properties that meet or exceed the strict requirements of the American Welding Society, the military and the American Bureau of Ships, among others.

For more than 70 years Elga has been manufacturing welding consumables. Today Elga is one of the biggest players in the European welding consumables business.

The company is a specialized supplier of welding consumables and work is focussed on demanding customer segments and their primary needs for coated electrodes and cored wires. These core products are complemented by a programme of carefully selected consumables for TIG, MIG/MAG and SAW. In addition, in-depth knowledge and quality are a significant part of the total package we can offer the market place.

Elga started in Gothenburg, Sweden 1938 as a family company. The company has over the years grown internationally and our products are sold worldwide through a network of international distributors. Since February 2000 Elga is part of the global group ITW (Illinois Tools Works Inc). Elga´s role is to form a base for a continued expansion in the field of welding consumables on the European market.

McKay brand filler metals have been designed for the most demanding stainless steel and hard surfacing applications. Product options include stick electrodes, flux cored and metal cored wires, and solid wire spools and cut-lengths.

McKay stainless steel filler metals provide excellent arc characteristics to ensure quality welds and are available for flat, horizontal and all-position welding. Stainless steel products are available in common 308, 309 and 316 types and other alloys.

Hard surfacing products from McKay are available in stick electrode and self-shielded or gas-shielded tubular wires for buildup and overlay. To extend parts and equipment life, quality weld deposits meet or exceed the original manufacturer specifications for impact or abrasion resistance.

McKay brand stainless steel and hard surfacing filler metals are available in a variety of diameters and packaging sizes to meet most any welding need.

The premier brand of Tri-Mark tubular wires features self-shielded, gas-shielded and low alloy flux cored wires, along with mild steel and low alloy metal cored wires. Stringent quality control standards ensure Tri-Mark brand wires meet or exceed specifications established by the American Welding Society (AWS) and other welding organizations.

Tri-Mark flux cored wires are available in various diameters and packages and feature benefits including: fast-freezing, easily-removable slag and low hydrogen weld deposits.

Compared to competitive products in the market today, Tri-Mark metal cored wires improve weld quality and minimize rework and/or post-weld cleanup. Benefits include: low spatter levels, excellent wetting action and high deposition efficiencies.

Tri-Mark brand filler metals are the ideal choice for industries such as shipbuilding, infrastructure construction, offshore oil and heavy equipment.