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September 22, 2008
Rankin® Automation Debuts Manual Vibratory Carbide Feeder and Single Axis Automated Hardfacing Machine at MINExpo 2008

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (SEPTEMBER 21, 2008) – Rankin® Automation brings the mining industry extraordinary efficiency in making uniform tungsten carbide deposits for extreme wear resistance and hardfacing applications with the debut of the Manual Vibratory Carbide Feeder and the Single Axis Automated Hardfacing Machine.

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May 19, 2008
Rankin MIG Carbide Automation Created with Acquisition of Innovative Rodger W. Spriggs Company

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (MAY 8, 2008) – Rankin Industries™ has acquired Rodger W. Spriggs Company, an innovative developer and manufacturer of automated MIG Carbide systems for hardfacing applications. It will become the newest division of Rankin Industries™ under the banner Rankin MIG Carbide Automation.

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May 1, 2008
Rankin Industries earns ISO Quality Certification

SAN DIEGO, CA (May 1, 2008) Rankin Industries announced that it has been registered by Intertek Testing Services as conforming to the requirements of ISO 9001:2000. The quality management certification is applicable to Rankin™ Industries management systems for the design and manufacture of build-up and hardfacing welding products.

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February 13, 2008
Broco Introduces Breachers’ A.R.C. - Advanced Respiration and Cutting system

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (FEB. 13, 2008) A cooperative effort between Broco, Inc., Eagle Industries, and Avon-ISI (part of Avon Rubber p.l.c.’s protection business) has produced the Breachers’ A.R.C. - Advanced Respiration and Cutting system.  The fully-modular system allows side-by-side use of Broco’s exothermic torch with respiratory protection for serious breaching operations.

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August 9, 2007
Broco On the Scene During Hurricane Katrina Clean-up

On the morning of August 29, 2005, an ominous, grayishgreen wall of water smashed the coastline of Biloxi, Mississippi. Considered by the National Weather Service as one of the worst storms to hit the United States, Hurricane Katrina’s destructive swath stretched over 300 miles – from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Mobile, Alabama. Katrina’s storm surge was greatest along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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April 6, 2004
Broco® Cutting And Welding Systems Join War On Terror - Copy

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA ( APRIL 6, 2004) -- From Ground Zero to Operation Iraqi Freedom, Broco’s Prime-Cut® and GOWELD® products are seeing duty in the War on Terror. During the horrific hours following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, first responders used Prime-Cut® in rescue and recovery efforts. One year ago, the United States Marine Corps selected Prime-Cut® and GOWELD® for the Battlefield Welding and Cutting Kit (BWACK) that is required equipment on-board the M-88A2 Hercules Recovery Variant (tank recovery vehicle). The First and Second Marine Tank Battalions utilized GOWELD® and Prime-Cut® during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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November 4, 2003
First Portable Welder With On-Board Computer Easily Handles Repair, Maintenance, Customizing And Buildups; Earns International Awards And Contract With U.S Special Forces

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA. (NOVEMBER 4, 2003) – Auto and truck maintenance and repair specialists and do-it-yourself enthusiasts with customizing plans and big buildup jobs or maintenance and repair challenges have a new tool to make welding on-the-go fast and easy. Broco’s GOWELD®, the first battery-powered portable arc welder to feature an on-board computer, recently captured two international design awards. GOWELD® also recently won orders from important customers such as the Untied States Marines and U.S. Special Forces. GOWELD® features innovative technology and creates greater flexibility for accomplishing large or small welding jobs away from traditional welding power sources or at the shop.

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February 26, 2003
Broco’s New Goweld™ Wins International Design Awards

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA. (FEB. 26, 2003) – Broco’s GOWELD™, the first battery-powered portable arc welder to feature an on-board computer, has captured two international design awards. GOWELD™ features innovative technology and design. It is an extremely portable welding gun that has created greater flexibility for accomplishing large or small welding jobs away from traditional welding power sources.

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