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COVID-19 Update

18 March, 20 3:26 pm · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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Dear Valued Red-D-Arc Customer:

As we all continue to adjust to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to take a moment to reach out to you to inform you that Red-D-Arc is continuing to vigilantly monitor the evolving developments and adjusting as necessary in order to safeguard our workforce and limit any potential impacts or disruptions to our commercial relationships.

At this time, Red-D-Arc operations are currently proceeding as usual, to the extent permitted by relevant governmental and federal authorities. While we are aware that various government-imposed shutdowns have been implemented for various industries in certain geographic locations, Red-D-Arc – like its parent company, Airgas – identifies itself as a business which provides essential services, including the supply of necessary equipment to various power plants, oil refineries, the petrochemical industry, government-led construction projects, and so forth.

Red-D-Arc prides itself on being a socially responsible corporate actor, and as such, the health and safety of Red-D-Arc’s employees, customers and suppliers have always been its top priority. To ensure our unwavering commitment to this position, we have implemented the following protocols designed to ensure the health and safety of our employees, customers and suppliers, while helping to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 virus:

  • Implementation of a work-from-home policy for all applicable employees
  • Postponement or cancelation of all in-person company meetings and events
  • Automatic 14-day quarantine period for any employees who have left the country, prior to their return to work
  • Limited visitor access to Red-D-Arc locations
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures at all Red-D-Arc locations
  • Suspension of all air travel by Red-D-Arc
  • Staggering work hours, wherever possible
  • Encouragement of social distancing practices for all employees

As our welding-related product supply and distribution occurs domestically, our supply chain has not been materially impacted and, at this time, we remain in a position to meet your rental needs, subject to location-specific shutdowns. Where local issues have arose, we will seek to engage our integrated network of over 50 branches across the United States and Canada to seamlessly source products and ensure the continued delivery of essential products to our customers, as permitted by relevant authorities.

We plan to proactively communicate with our customers if we become aware of supply disruptions that will impact normal distribution, and will continue to update our contingency planning as the current situation evolves. While every emergency situation is different, we believe our commitment to emergency preparedness, extensive resources, strong national infrastructure, and experience during past emergency situations position us well to respond to your needs.

Customers should work with their Red-D-Arc sales or customer service representative(s) directly as this situation continues to evolve. Thank you for your current business and continued support.

Sincerely,
David LeBlanc
President – Red-D-Arc Inc., Red-D-Arc Ltd.

A Solution to the Skilled Welding Labor Shortage

31 October, 19 9:57 am · Leave a comment · Geoff Campbell
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In This Article: Welding Labour Gap  >  Cobots  >  The BotX Welder  >  Welding Mobile App  >

An Industry In Distress

The manufacturing industry is in distress. There is a shortage of skilled talent and this gap is only widening. While manufacturing companies are able to make goods faster and cheaper than ever, there is a growing lack of skilled manufacturing employees to ensure that production continues. Industry projections from Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute, among other industry analysts, predict that over the next decade, more than 2 million manufacturing jobs will go unfilled across the U.S.
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Axxair Orbital System Makes Welding Small Pipes Easy

18 October, 18 3:12 pm · Leave a comment · reddarc
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multi pipe welded array
Welding small diameter tubing can be difficult.  The tight radii often require expert welders to deliver precise torch manipulation with finesse.  If the welder is not skilled enough, the out of position areas are at risk of poor quality due to gravity affecting the weld pool and ineffective torch angles.  If out of position welds cannot be completed satisfactorily, the part must be rotated.  However, some assemblies can’t be rotated because of size constraints or they might rotate off of center.  If a mechanized welding solution is desired for small diameter components, look no further than our Axxair Orbital Fusion Closed Welding Head Systems.
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Red-D-Arc Atlanta Receives ISO 9001 2015 Certification

30 May, 18 10:26 am · Leave a comment · reddarc
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ISO logoRed-D-Arc ISO 9000 2015 CertificationOur Atlanta location recently received ISO 9001 : 2015 certification.

ISO standards  cover almost all aspects of business and manufacturing. They provide a unified set of world-class specifications for products, services and systems, that help ensure quality, safety and efficiency in business.  The standards are developed  by consensus between experts from around the globe and cover all types of businesses and industries.  Consequently, they reflect a wealth of international experience and knowledge.  ISO standards help businesses work together reliably and are a trusted marker for any organization that achieves certification.

Congratulations to everyone on our team in Austell who helped to realize this achievement.

 

The Red-D-Arc Smokin-Welders Win Big at the ABC Gulf Coast Cookoff

18 May, 18 5:07 pm · Leave a comment · reddarc
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cookoff winners
Congratulations to Joe Rios, Carlos Hernandez and the rest of the Smokin’ Welders team who cleaned up big at a cookoff hosted by the Associated Builders and Contractors Texas Gulf Coast chapter.

We entered 3 teams in this year’s cookoff which collectively won the title of Grand Champion. The individual Red-D-Arc teams  dominated the contest with the following results in the various  categories:

Fajitas – 2nd, 3rd and 4th place
Chicken – 4th, 5th and 7th place
Brisket – 1st, 4th and 10th place
Ribs – 1st, 4th and 7th place

The annual cook-off was held to raise money for Veterans and The Back-Packs for kids program which sends food home with school kids that need food for the weekends. The contest also helps support the Dream Center which provides kids in need with shoes, clothes and school supplies.

We tried to get Carlos to share some of his recipes, but he was hesitant about giving up his winning secrets.

Great job guys. Thanks to everyone who helped the RDA Smokin’ Welders win big.

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Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is the nation's leading single-source supplier of gases, welding and safety products. Known locally nationwide, our distribution network serves more than one million customers of all sizes with a broad offering of top-quality products and unmatched expertise.