In order to better serve our clients who conduct business outside of North America we have recently expanded the range of our global service offering with the acquisition of A&N Plant in the United Kingdom and A&N Europe in the Netherlands. These companies are currently engaged in equipment manufacturing as well as sales and rental services of welding-equipment products on a worldwide basis – through both company-owned depots and an extensive dealer network. In conjunction with this acquisition we are pleased to announce the appointment of Andre Frenette to the position as vice president of European Operations for Red-D-Arc. A&N principals will continue to function in their present management capacities within the new structure. In the UK click on www.anplant.com and in the Netherlands click on www.aneurope.nl to learn more about A&N’s global product and service offerings.