Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, OH, has acquired Vernon Tool Company Inc., a San Diego, CA-based manufacturer of computer-controlled pipe cutting equipment used for precision fabrication.
Vernon Tool's annual sales are about $9 million. Its customer base is in industrial construction as well as infrastructure and energy-related segments.
Lincoln Electric is a manufacturer of arc welding products, robotic arc-welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. It has 36 manufacturing locations and operations in 19 countries with distributors and sales offices in more than 160 countries.