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Shawn Moreland, Hot Az Hell Welding

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Shawn Moreland, Hot Az Hell Welding

As an experienced welder, Shawn Moreland cut his teeth at Northern Pipeline, and a few other places before founding his own company. Today Moreland’s company, Hot Az Hell Welding of Chino Valley, Ariz., is known as one of Arizona’s premier welding contractors for building carbon steel handrails along Arizona’s highways.

After installing tens of thousands of linear feet of handrail, Moreland found that flux cored welding with Miller’s SuitCase™ X-TREME™ 12VS wire feeder could deliver significant productivity and cost savings.

Before purchasing the SuitCase wire feeders, Moreland and his crew relied on the Stick welding capabilities of their Bobcat™ 250 and Trailblazer® 302 welding generators. Now, Moreland and his crew run the SuitCase wire feeder off of the welding generators. By adding a SuitCase wire feeder and switching to flux cored welding, Moreland was able to realize a 33 percent increase in productivity, lower consumable costs, less cleanup and a better distribution of labor for a substantial return on investment.

“Between wages, consumables, fuel costs and actual production, I figure we’re saving at least $650 to $800 for every 100 ft. of handrail,” says Moreland. “And after seeing what this machine can do, I can honestly say that soon we will double our footage amounts in an 8-hour day.”

Don’t Miss FABTECH 2010!

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Once again, Miller will be showcasing some exciting new welding and safety products at the annual FABTECH show (formerly known as the AWS/FABTECH International Welding Show) in Atlanta, Ga. This year’s booth will feature industry-specific products and technologies that offer companies the potential to significantly improve productivity, reduce rework and increase employee safety.

Check out the News Release for a small sample of the exciting new products that will be on display.

If you can’t make it to the show, be sure to check our Youtube, Facebook and Twitter pages for live updates and videos from the show floor!