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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.

Steel Fabrication Company Lowers Costs, Increases Productivity

18 August, 16 2:45 pm · Leave a comment · Geoff Campbell
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A Red-D-Arc customer in Atlanta wanted to increase their capabilities in cutting and fabrication of lighter gauge mild steel (up to 2″ thick) using plasma. With the help of the Red-D-Arc Weld Automation – Cutting Services group they decided to expand their existing cutting rail system and added a brand new Koike MasterGraph Extreme Cutting Machine with Hypertherm’s HPR400xd High Definition Plasma power supply. This dramatically increased their cutting capacity and quality, lowering their overall cost of production for cutting mild steel.

Note:  Red-D-Arc cutting services is moving to Airgas sometime in 2017.  Details will be available here.

The Red-D-Arc Cutting Services team supplied a complete install including operator training. The local Airgas team supplied and installed all of the regulators and gases for the new plasma cutting system. Airgas will also be supplying the consumables for the plasma cutter. Our cutting table service experts can help you select the right equipment to lowers costs and increase productivity. contact one of our experts to learn more.

Orbital Welding in Opelika: Demo of Orbitalum’s powerful pipe welder

12 August, 16 9:16 am · Leave a comment · Geoff Campbell
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“We were grateful to be able to see a product demonstration for the Red-D-Arc (Orbitalum) system. The machine lived up to its expectations and the technical team was invaluable”

—Rob B. (customer)

Update: Red-D-Arc now offers Orbital Welding Equipment from Axxair. 

One of our clients, a machine shop based out of Opelika Alabama, needed a solution for welding stainless steel tubes and elbow sections efficiently that would be able to withstand hydrostatic testing of up to 300psi. After taking the time learn about their requirements, specialists from the Red-D-Arc branch in Austell Georgia, worked alongside experts from Airgas to demonstrate how the Orbitalum enclosed orbital welding system would help solve their challenges.

Red-D-Arc welding specialist Gregory Bellamy showed how the extremely narrow design of the Orbiweld 76S enclosed weld head was ideally suited for working in situations where space is limited. The Orbimat 76s was fitted with clamping shells (which are available for all dimensions of pipe) to ensure an exact match and strong hold. The pipe on this application was stainless steel tubing 1.500″ with a .035″ wall, diameter tubing (straight tube) and stainless steel elbow 180 degree 1.500″dia. with a .049″ wall. When the welds were complete, the welded pipes passed the hydrostatic testing at upwards of 300psi.

Thanks to Gregory Bellamy and Rob Storch from Red-D-Arc as well as Wayne Blamire and Bill Hatter from Airgas for their support on another successful orbital pipe welding customer demo.

Red-D-Arc Acquires D&D Power

28 February, 14 2:18 pm · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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Red-D-Arc is pleased to announce that on December 21st , 2012 D&D Power, LLC, a Texas-based equipment rental and services business, was acquired by Red-D-Arc Welderentals. D&D Power sells and rents electric power generators and light towers to companies engaged in the oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) industries in Texas and New Mexico via their facilities in Decatur, La Vernia, and Big Lake, Texas; as well as a facility in Jal, New Mexico. In addition, D&D has earned a strong reputation as a premier provider of repair and maintenance services to generator fleet operators in these states on a 24/7/365 basis. This acquisition, when combined with Red-D-Arc’s welder rental equipment business and Airgas On-Site Safety Services, and complemented by the full breadth of Airgas’ gases and hardgoods products, services, and expertise, will significantly enhance Airgas’ value proposition to customers in the oilfield services, construction, and other energy-related markets.

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