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Thanksgiving Holiday Notice 2017
15/11/2017

During this Thanksgiving Holiday season, Bug-O Systems is most thankful to you, our valued customers who have supported our products and company through the years.   Please be advised that Bug-O Systems will shut down for the Thanksgiving Holiday starting at: 4:30 p.m. EST Wednesday, 22,...READ MORE

Fabtech 2017
29/10/2017

McCormick Place, Chicago – November 6-9   You have the job... We have the How To!   Bug-O offers the most solutions in the industry.Experience all of them at our Booth #B31018.       HIGH CAPACITY MDS The heavy duty version of...READ MORE

Manufacturing Day 2017
06/10/2017

Celebrating Manufacturing Day 2017 - Union Made in America since 1948 - Our Bug-O family builds products to serve American industries and 83 other countries around the world.   READ MORE

Schweissen & Schneiden 2017 – Dusseldorf, Germany
23/08/2017

Once every four years, the welding industry looks forward to the Schweissen & Schneiden International Trade Fair. It is one of the most highly anticipated welding shows in the world which has earned its status as the “No. 1 in the World.” This year marks its 19th year as 1,000...READ MORE

A Word from Our CEO
22/08/2017

I've spent the course of the year visiting customers, asking a variety of questions:     What do you like about our products? How can they be improved? How do we compare to other vendors you have? What applications do you have coming up over the next few years that you haven't been...READ MORE

Plasma Cutting Auto Height Control Now Available!
22/08/2017

Automatic Height Control (AHC) for welding has been a very popular feature available on several Bug-O Systems, from the popular Modular Drive System (MDS) to the top of the line Piper Plus Pipe Welding System. This AHC system utilizes arc sensing to automatically control the height of the...READ MORE

Manufacturing Marvels®, Marvel Production Group, LLC Spotlights Bug-O Systems
16/08/2017

  BUG-O Systems was recently featured on Manufacturing Marvels® on the Fox Business Network®. (Watch the video by clicking here). BUG-O Systems, a division of Weld Tooling Corporation, has been a family owned American manufacturer of portable mechanization equipment since 1948 and this...READ MORE

The Only Thing That is Constant is Change …
01/08/2017

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that Larry Johnson, Director of Manufacturing and Engineering, elected to retire from Weld Tooling on June 30th. We owe Larry our sincere gratitude for managing and improving our manufacturing processes and supporting our engineering team for the...READ MORE

GAWDA Pittsburgh 2017 Regional Meeting at Seven Springs
28/06/2017

This year's Annual Pittsburgh Area Regional Meeting was held June 12th through June 14th at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. The event was again put together by Abydee Butler Moore of Butler Gas Products.   The event officially kicked off on Monday the 12th at the Mountain BBQ at The...READ MORE

NexAir – “NexTech Technology Conference” – Savannah, GA
21/06/2017

On June 14th Bug-O was honored to be a part of the Nexair NexTech Technology Conference held in Savannah, GA. This has become an annual event for NexAir and this year it drew over 30 venders from the welding and cutting industry.        This event was seen as a great opportunity to get...READ MORE

GAWDA Spring Management Conference – Boca Raton, FL
28/05/2017

The GAWDA Annual Spring Management Conference was grander than ever, as this year’s back-drop was the old historic setting of the Boca Raton Resort and Beach Club, aka the Big Pink Building along the intra-coastal waterway and beaches, of Baca Raton Florida.       GAWDA and AWS...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems E-mail Change Notification
19/05/2017

Please be advised that Bug-O Systems' e-mails have changed. All contacts that you have from Bug-O @weld.com are now @bugo.com This includes all persons and departments; for example,  mjones@; domestic@; info@  Please take a few minutes to update your address book.    READ MORE

Ohio Valley Regional Oil & Gas Expo 2017
17/05/2017

  The Ohio Valley Regional Oil & Gas Expo was held on April 25 and 26, 2017. A Network Reception was held on Tuesday evening followed Wednesday by the all-day expo and conference. This annual event was held in St. Clairsville, Ohio at the James E. Carnes Center in Belmont County....READ MORE

Steamfitters Local 449 – New Welding Technology Training Center
10/05/2017

The Steamfitters Local 449 (Pittsburgh, PA) Technology Training Center opened its doors with a grand Open House celebration Friday and Saturday 2-3 June 2017. It was a kick-off celebration for a very grand “state of the art” training facility in Harmony, PA. This event drew many hundreds...READ MORE

Bug-O Manufacturing Marvels® Video
09/05/2017

In case you missed it, here is the Bug-O Manufacturing Marvels® spotlight that aired last week on the Fox Business network: https://youtu.be/Bsvut9ybnsI   Bug-O Systems takes great pride in its products manufactured right here in America with a 3-year warranty.   READ MORE

Bug-O Systems to be Spotlighted on Manufacturing Marvels® Aired on FOX Business Network®
01/05/2017

Bug-O Systems will be showcased in a production of Manufacturing Marvels® on May 5th in the 8:30-8:45 p.m. time period CST on the Fox Business Network.    As a global pioneer in automated welding, Bug-O Systems’ segment will explain their dedication in creating products for...READ MORE

Bug-O Tech Sales Expanding Relationship with Miller Electric
28/04/2017

  A team from the Technical Sales and Special Systems Group at Bug-O Systems visited Miller Electric at their Appleton, Wisconsin headquarters to begin to build a closer working relationship with the welding equipment supplier. Matt Cable, President; Jeff Nelson,...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Presents Pipe Welding Mechanization at Local 83 Open House – Wheeling, WV
17/04/2017

BUG-O Systems was pleased to present several pipe welding mechanization products at a recent open house put on by the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 83 in Wheeling, WV. Local 83’s training center hosts a 5-year apprenticeship program which includes both classroom and...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Brings Powerful Solutions to End-Users Through Education!
11/04/2017

During the 2016 FABTECH Show in Las Vegas, a customer walked into the Bug-O Booth and shared their need to become more efficient with their cutting and welding because their business was growing at such a fast rate that they could not meet their customer’s demands. Norm...READ MORE

Bug-O Easter Holiday Notice 2017
10/04/2017

Please be advised that Bug-O Systems will shut down for Easter Holiday starting at: 4:30 p.m. EST Thursday, 13, April '17 and we will re-open for business on Monday 17, April '17 at 7:30 a.m. EST. This time is given so that our employees can enjoy time with their families during the holiday. We...READ MORE

AWS/Cee Kay Supply Mini Show – St. Louis, MO
10/04/2017

  Cee Kay Supply, founded in 1948, has been one of the strongest, most respected Independent Welding and Gas Distributors in the mid-west. On 6 April, they hosted the annual event coupled with the St Louis chapter of AWS and created the AWS Mini...READ MORE

Special System Solves Unique Problem
04/04/2017

  The Technical Sales and Special Systems Group at Bug-O Systems were presented with an application that required multiple arcs on a single work piece. The challenge was increased when it was understood that the length of travel would require that the wire feeders and...READ MORE

Maysan Oil & Gas Exhibition
03/04/2017

Hisham Shalaby, our Middle East Sales Manager, recently attended the Maysan Oil & Gas Exhibition in Maysan City, Iraq from March 27th through the 30th. Mr. Shalaby, along with Advance Welding Solution Company (a long time distributor of Bug-O Systems in Iraq), displayed several...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Demonstrates Continuous Product Improvement
03/04/2017

Another example of Bug-O Systems’ commitment to continuous product improvement was recently presented to the staff of Lincoln Electric Bester in Poland and their European pipeline customers from Eastern Europe Region.    Live demonstrations of...READ MORE

Ohio Valley Oil & Gas Association Meeting
16/03/2017

On Thursday March 9th, Bug-O Systems was in attendance as a Participating Sponsor at the OVOGA Spring General Member Meeting at Belmont College in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Bug-O Systems has been a long-time sponsor of this organization and their events. We feel strongly that this...READ MORE

National Ship Research Panel (NSRP) Charleston, SC
16/03/2017

Charleston, South Carolina hosted the Annual NSRP meeting which was a four day event. For those of you who are not familiar with the NSRP, this group was originally formed as a collaboration of members from all ship and boat yards around the U.S. that are involved in some...READ MORE

WEMCO 2017 Spring Meeting
03/03/2017

  During the last full week of February, WEMCO (An Association of Welding Manufacturers) of which Bug-O Systems is an active member, held their annual meeting in sunny San Diego, California. The meeting was very strongly attended by all major manufacturers and proved to be a...READ MORE

Bug-O Tech Sales Expanding Relationship with Lincoln Electric
01/03/2017

Lincoln Electric offered an International Welding Pipeline Seminar on February 21, 22, 23, 2017. Bug-O Systems, Inc. was represented by Mark Binder, Director of International Sales and Jeff Nelson, Manager, Technical Sales and Special...READ MORE

AIRGAS Nor Pac Meeting - Seattle, Washington
23/02/2017

  The Northern Pacific Region of Airgas, fondly referred to as Nor Pac held their annual sales meeting in Seattle Washington much earlier than normal this year. In the past it has been in May, but thankfully the weather was kind to those who attended this February...READ MORE

Welsco Weld Expo
15/02/2017

  The Weld Expo is an annual event held by Welsco for the past 12 years, at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas, that introduces both novice and skilled welders to vendors. Over 2,000 people (including students, instructors and professionals) attended this...READ MORE

Red Ball Oxygen Vendor Fair
10/02/2017

On February 1 and 2 Red Ball Oxygen, based in Shreveport, LA, held their first annual Vendor Fair. RBO management selected their top vendors, who they wanted to work with most in the field, assisting their sales force in bringing additional business to the company. The...READ MORE

2017 Starts Strong with Training at BUG-O U
06/02/2017

  It was very encouraging to start January 2017 with such a strong demand for training and educating Distributor’s personnel. People in general seemed very positive at the FABTECH Show in mid-November, but to have distributors wanting to start the year off by training...READ MORE

Bug-O Holiday Schedule & Inventory Notice
16/12/2016

Thank You for a Successful 2016 Together We Will Make 2017 Even Better!   Prosperity comes from great partnerships. As we look forward to 2017, we aim to make our contribution to a stronger relationship with you, mutually beneficial!   Please be advised that Bug-O Systems will...READ MORE

Koala Welding System Featured in Welding Productivity
08/12/2016

Check out the December 2016 issue of Welding Productivity to read about our New Koala welding system. See here: Olympic Assist article   READ MORE

Office and Plant Closure
30/11/2016

It is with great regret that we inform you that Herbert Cable passed away on Saturday November 26. Our offices will be closed Thursday December 1 in honor of his life. We will resume normal business hours Friday December 2.       READ MORE

Bug-O Article in November Welding Journal
08/11/2016

Check out your November 2016 issue of the AWS Welding Journal to read Bug-O's article on "Challenges of Welding Short-Run Pipelines".   READ MORE

Will you join us at Fabtech 2016?
01/11/2016

Fabtech 2016 Las Vegas, NV - November 16-18   You have the job... We have the product!   Our vast product line offers many options. To experience ALL of them, visit our...READ MORE

Gently Used Bug-O Machines Available
28/07/2016

Are you looking to buy gently used Bug-O machines? Look no further. Bug-O Systems currently has listings on E-bay for light wear & tear demo equipment that is fully functional but cannot be sold as new.    Visit our E-bay page to view all current...READ MORE

New Product Changes and Quality Improvements
27/07/2016

Bug-O Systems has always remembered our roots, innovative and inexpensive system of drives, carriages, rails and attachments designed to automate welding guns, cutting torches and other hand held tools. In a nutshell, we mechanize welding at a high ROI. As a result, those...READ MORE

Build a Bug Feature
25/07/2016

  It was just a couple of years ago that Bug-O Systems launched its new website (bugo.com) which included and featured the “Build-A-Bug” button on the homepage. This feature was designed with several goals in mind. This interactive feature was...READ MORE

Spinarc® Up-Date
25/07/2016

Bryan George Director Business Development Weld Revolution LLC   It is seldom in this industry, that one has the ability to make a significant enough differentiation to see customers line up, stand up and take notice of a...READ MORE

SpinArc® & Bug-O’s MDS – A Perfect Marriage
08/07/2016

Tripp Gorman, Regional Sales Manager for the Southeast, reports a great deal of excitement and attention being drawn to the new SpinArc® technology and process offered by Bug-O Systems and Weld Revolution by many end-users who are looking for greater overall...READ MORE

Napotnik Welding Supply - Customer Satisfaction at its Best
01/07/2016

The Napotnik family has been welding in Pennsylvania for decades. After spending time working in the Johnstown, Pennsylvania steel mills, Jacob Napotnik, Norman’s father decided he would take what he had learned and start his own business. And thus Napotnik Welding...READ MORE

2016 Beijing Essen Welding & Cutting Fair
30/06/2016

  The 21st Beijing Essen Welding and Cutting Fair was held in Beijing, China June 14-17 2016.  The show hosted well over 900 different companies from more than 25 different countries exhibiting their products and drew over 20,000 attendees from...READ MORE

GAWDA Pittsburgh Regional Meeting - Seven Springs
27/06/2016

  The GAWDA Annual Regional Pittsburgh, PA Meeting was held at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort during 20-22 June. Abydee Butler-Moore VP for Butler Gas (in Butler, PA) is the GAWDA Regional Chairperson and she does a wonderful job each year of managing and hosting...READ MORE

Summer Sales Host SpinArc® Training Programs and Demonstrations
31/05/2016

Summer Sales, which consists of Mike Mackintosh (owner) and Steven Scott, were selected to host the North-Western U.S. Bug-O Systems / SpinArc® Training Program in March of this year. Also in attendance was Bryan George, Director of Business Development at Weld Revolution....READ MORE

Bug-O is now on Instagram
17/05/2016

As one of the best photo sharing apps available, Instagram has quite a following of users. By sharing photos and connecting with people who share interests, Instagram is a network perfect for the smartphone age. Bug-O Systems is proud to announce the addition of Instagram...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Spring Sale
28/04/2016

SPECIAL NOTICE:   Everyone knows Bug-O is the Power Tool for Welders!  Everyone knows that our Tools make welders more efficient by increasing productivity and quality, thus saving time and money.    However, now Bug-O Systems is also helping our customer’s bottom line by...READ MORE

New Economical Coupon Cutting Machine for Welding Schools
27/04/2016

The PCC-1 Pipe Coupon Cutting Machine from Bug-O Systems is an ideal solution for welding schools and training facilities. The budget friendly machine is available at a fraction of the cost of a standard saddle & elbow cutter. The PCC-1 is used for cutting pipe to a desired...READ MORE

Ohio Valley Oil & Gas Expo 2016
26/04/2016

  The Annual Ohio Valley Regional Oil & Gas Expo was held on April 26 and 27, 2016.  A Network Reception was held on Wednesday followed Thursday by the all-day expo and conference.  This sold out event was held in St. Clairsville, Ohio at the James...READ MORE

Bryan George and Bug-O - Hands on Distributor Training
25/04/2016

In an effort to help support and drive sales of the Weld Revolution product line, BUG-O Systems has been given the opportunity to work with Bryan George from Weld Revolution. Bryan has been hired as the director of business development for Weld Revolution. He has more than...READ MORE

The New Capital of Egypt
22/04/2016

Egypt is in the process of building a new Capital which is just east of their old Capital, Cairo. The new Capital will be home to all government authorities and ministries which in turn will require many new infrastructures to be built.  Hisham Shalaby, Bug-O...READ MORE

Meyer Werft Shipyard
18/04/2016

The Meyer Werft (Shipyard) in Papenburg Germany is a true marvel of engineering. They build some of the biggest cruise liners in the world, and they build them indoors! Inside the main dry dock building, the ceiling is 150 meters ( 492 ft) high and the length is 500 meters...READ MORE

GAWDA Spring Management Meeting - Savannah, GA
08/04/2016

  The 71st Annual Spring Conference in Savannah, GA was held at the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort.  It started Sunday evening with the traditional President’s Welcome Reception where the current President Bill Visintainer greeted the very large turnout. The...READ MORE

ICOM SRL – Bolivia
01/04/2016

ICOM SRL is a distributor for Bug-O Systems International in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. They have represented Bug-O since 2009 and have built a demo. center for our products over the years. They currently have our most popular machines, the Go-fer and Modular Drive Systems on...READ MORE

WEMCO Spring Meeting
31/03/2016

  During the last week of February, WEMCO (An Association of Welding Manufacturers) of which Bug-O Systems is an active member, held their annual meeting in Tampa, FL. The meeting was strongly attended by all major manufacturers and proved to be a full two day fruitful...READ MORE

StocExpo 2016
31/03/2016

  StocExpo Europe 2016, the world’s leading international event for the tank terminal industry, returned to Antwerp, Belgium on 15-17 March 2016 after two years in Rotterdam. Bug-O Systems exhibited in the StocExpo Europe show for the second year in a row. This...READ MORE

New Repair Technician
21/03/2016

Please join us in welcoming Bug-o’s new Repair Technician, Joseph Barna. Joe started working with us in the manufacturing group in January and brought with him many years of experience in assembly and repair that made the transition to the repair position seamless....READ MORE

Sierra College – New Welding Certification Program
01/03/2016

Sierra College is a junior college located in Rocklin, California at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, approximately 20 minutes from Sacramento. www.sierracollege.edu/about-us/index.php  They also have other campuses, but Rocklin is their main campus and they...READ MORE

Lonnie Nations -Tribute to a Gentleman
29/02/2016

  The welding and cutting industry mourns the loss of a true professional when Lonnie Nations passed away at the age of 78 on 20, January 2016. His death came as a surprise as many did not even realize he was down with pneumonia. Two days prior to his passing, Lonnie...READ MORE

Welding Tooling Corp. (Bug-O Systems) Announcement
24/02/2016

Welding Tooling Corp. (Bug-O Systems) would like to make the following announcements.     Herbert Cable Sr. has elected to retire as of 1, January 2016.     Effective Immediately "Chip" Cable has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer Effective Immediately...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Appointed Master Distributor of Weld Revolution SpinArc™ Welding Torches for USA and Mexico
10/02/2016

Bug-O Systems is pleased to announce an exclusive OEM and Distribution relationship for SpinArcTM welding torches covering USA and Mexico.  Weld Revolution has also appointed BUG-O Systems as a global distributor for their product line.  Bug-O Systems provides mechanized welding systems that...READ MORE

Long Lasting Relationships in European Countries Lead to Growth
14/01/2016

The Cable Family has always strived to create and maintain long lasting and successful relationships with their industry colleagues. This has been proven true through several generations and decades of partnerships with their distributors...READ MORE

“Training on The Road” with Mike Shaffer
13/01/2016

Bug-O Systems launched a new initiative, “Training on the Road” with an article that appeared in the 2015 January issue of the GAWDA Magazine "Welding & Gases Today." The article described how BUG-O University was taking training seriously and how we were making it...READ MORE

Boy Scouts of America – Receives Go-fer Donation
12/01/2016

In Ventura County California near Los Angeles, Jack Compton heads up a welding and training program for the local Boy Scouts to learn about cutting and welding. During his program, they not only learn basic welding skills, but also have the opportunity to earn a Welding...READ MORE

Technical Sales and Special Systems
11/01/2016

The Technical Sales and Special Systems Group at Bug-O Systems consists of Bill Barker, Applications and R & D Technician; Brad Mutschler, Applications Engineer and Shipyard Market Segment Specialist, and Jeff Nelson, Manager, Technical Sales and Special Systems.  Our...READ MORE

Bug-O Distributor Training Hits California
09/01/2016

Mike Shaffer and the Bug-O Systems training initiative finished the year with a tour of California. In December when many companies are starting to wind-down and get ready for year-end closings and inventory, we found that many distributors were very willing to make their...READ MORE

2015 Trip Throughout Asia
08/01/2016

  Big changes have occurred for Bug-O Systems in the Asian Market.   After 24 years with Bug-O, our Asia/Pacific territory manager, Chris Bell-Booth retired in 2015. We thank Chris for his many years of service and wish him and his wife, Karen...READ MORE

New Products
07/01/2016

During 2015, Bug-O Systems launched five new products. For any company that is quite a large accomplishment, however in preparation Bug-O decided to face this challenge head on by investing in additional engineers and CAD/CAM draftsmen in 2014/15. “You cannot expect...READ MORE

Fabtech Show Recap
06/01/2016

  The 2015 FABTECH Show in Chicago’s McCormick Center turned out to be one of the strongest shows in recent years. AWS reported that over 45,000 persons attended the Show which was a 4 day event. At a time when the welding and cutting industries would appear to...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Thanksgiving Holiday Notice
18/11/2015

During this Thanksgiving Holiday season, Bug-O Systems is most thankful to you, our valued customers who have supported our products and company through the years.   Please be advised that Bug-O Systems will shut down for the Thanksgiving Holiday starting at: 4:30 p.m. EST Wednesday,...READ MORE

GO-FER IV, One Economical Machine for Every Application by Bug-O Systems:
28/10/2015

  For more than 30 years, industries around the world have come to love the GO-FER. Over that time, the GO-FER has changed and evolved to meet customers' ever changing needs. At the 2015 FABTECH Show in Booth N8013, Bug-O Systems will showcase its...READ MORE

Welding Week 2015 – Antwerp, Belgium
27/10/2015

Bug-O Systems International was a recent participant in Welding Week 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium which took place from October 20th through the 23rd. The trade show, for equipment and technologies for welding and cutting, takes place once every four years and provides welding...READ MORE

BRAZIL WELDING SHOW 2015
27/10/2015

Bug-O Systems International, a manufacturer of automated welding and cutting equipment based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, participated in the recent Brazil Welding Show with their authorized distributor, BFC Soldas. The show took place in industrial metropolis Sao...READ MORE

Fabtech 2015
26/10/2015

Fabtech, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating and welding event will be held this year at the McCormick Place November 9-13 in Chicago, IL. This year’s show features over 1,500 exhibitors and is expecting over 40,000 attendees. Bug-O...READ MORE

GAWDA 2015 Annual Meeting
16/10/2015

  As the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) celebrates 70 years of service, the active members descended on Scottsdale, AZ to meet, celebrate and commemorate quality service at this year’s National Convention. Since 1945 the members, who are...READ MORE

West Virginia Oil & Gas Show 2015
12/10/2015

Even with the recent downturn in Shale Gas exploration, the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions continue to be healthy. On October 7th Bug-O Systems exhibited again at the 5th Annual West Virginia Oil & Gas Expo. The event took place at the Mylan Park Expo Center...READ MORE

2015 North Coast Welding and Cutting Expo
28/09/2015

Bug-O Systems would like to thank the O.E. Meyer Company for inviting us to participate in this event which each time brings more and more people and excitement to the EXPO. This year the 2015 North Coast Welding and Cutting EXPO at O.E. Meyer Co. was no exception. O.E....READ MORE

NSRP Weld Tech Panel – Mobile, AL
14/09/2015

With another Welding Technology Panel Meeting in the books for the NSRP Program, the introduction of new technologies is likely to benefit the use of Welding Mechanization in the Shipyard Industry. This quarter the meeting was held in Mobile, Alabama with all 11 of the...READ MORE

AWS Pipeline Conference - Sept. 1-3, 2015
07/09/2015

The fourth annual American Welding Society Pipeline Conference was held on September 1-3, 2015 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA. The Pipeline Conference provides a forum for presentation of various new and influential updates in the processes, materials,...READ MORE

Nor-Pac Airgas – Welding Process Specialist Training
04/09/2015

On September 1st Dan Sheets (Director- Advanced Fabrication Technologies Nor Pac) and Mike Shaffer (Bug-0 “U” Education Manager) teamed up and provided an Advanced Training course for the Welding Process Specialists at Airgas Nor Pac.  The program took place at...READ MORE

Allan Kahui – Tank Fabrication Product Manager/Territory Manager of Asia Pacific
01/09/2015

In September 2015, Bug-O Systems International welcomed Allan Kahui to the team. Allan is from New Zealand but has been living and working in Australia since 2008. He initially trained as a Boilermaker and Pressure Welder and served a 6 year apprenticeship in the industry...READ MORE

Tube water wall overlay at American Electric Power, Conesville, Ohio – March, 2015
20/07/2015

The inside walls in the boiler of a coal fired electric generating plant face tremendous thermal and physical loads during operation. These walls are made up of a series of tubes, typically 2 to 3 inches in outside diameter, standing side by side vertically and connected...READ MORE

Industry Hints & Tips
12/07/2015

Bug-O Systems products are well known in serving many industries such as shipbuilding, fabrication and transportation. What you may not be aware of is that our products are often used in nontraditional industries such as decommissioning projects, thermal spray and waterjet...READ MORE

On the Road Training at Sierra College with Bug-O Systems
10/07/2015

In January 2015, Bug-O Systems announced that it would take their “Bug-O U” training that was typically done at the Bug-O school facility “on the road”. This free training would travel to distributors, schools and customers at their facility. This...READ MORE

GAWDA – Pittsburgh Regional Meeting 2015
19/06/2015

The 2015 GAWDA Pittsburgh Area Regional Meeting was held on Monday 15, June and Tuesday 16, June at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Somerset Pennsylvania. It was sponsored by Butler Gas Products, a large family owned local gas distributor in...READ MORE

Non-Traditional Use of Circle Welders/Burners Achieve Success
17/06/2015

Distributors and customers alike recognize that BUG-O’s Cypress Circle Welders and Burners are used on pressure vessels and domed heads. These are very popular and traditional applications for these machines. However, the application use for these types of machines is...READ MORE

Upcoming Events
02/06/2015

AUGUST   August 3-7: Training at Huber Supply and S. J. Smith Co, additional day open to AWS chapter members as well as students to expose them to products in the industry.   August 5-6: GAWDA Chicago Regional...READ MORE

Process Innovation – Investing in Your Future
01/06/2015

Today is an exciting time to be part of the mechanized welding and cutting industry because the current challenges have never been greater. Customer expectations of quality, reliability, safety, and utility are at an all-time high. Many businesses large and small look to...READ MORE

FEIMAFE 2015 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
29/05/2015

Bug-O Systems International was recently represented by their distributor, BFC Productos E Servicos Para Solda LTD., in the FEIMAFE 2015 trade show. The event took place at the Anhembi Expo Pavilion during the week of May 18-23, 2015. The International Machine...READ MORE

Sales Meeting – Nor Pac Airgas Seattle Washington
20/05/2015

The Northern Pacific Regional of Airgas, fondly referred to as Nor Pac, led by Regional VP Bill Sanborn, held their annual sales meeting in Seattle Washington 18-20 May. As this is an invitation only event to outside vendors, Bug-O Systems was very proud to be amongst...READ MORE

Air Liquide Open House – Alaska 2015
15/05/2015

As the weather breaks and spring starts to move in for residents living in Fairbanks and Anchorage Alaska, this presents the perfect time for Air Liquide America to hold their Annual Gas and Welding Open House. As a leading producer and supplier of industrial gas and...READ MORE

Success in Monterrey – Fabtech Mexico 2015
11/05/2015

2015 marks the seventh year for Fabtech Mexico. It is now the largest manufacturing show in Latin America, a perfect fit to support Mexico’s growing industry in automation and robotic welding and cutting.  The show took place Tues-Thurs 5-7 May at the Cintermex...READ MORE

J. C. Dawes Store Opening/Open House – May 8 & 9, 2015
10/05/2015

Bug-O Equipment Distributor, J. C. Dawes celebrated the opening of their new location in Cadiz, Ohio with an Open House on 8-9, May 2015. This new facility places Dawes and their various vendors in a good strategic position within the Marcellus and Utica Shale markets in Western...READ MORE

GAWDA Spring Management Meeting - New Orleans
05/05/2015

The 70th Anniversary of GAWDA was celebrated at the Annual Spring Conference which was held in New Orleans starting with the President Welcome Reception on Sunday evening 3 May. The conference is traditionally a three day event and this year was no exception....READ MORE

Fourth Annual Oil & Gas Expo – 2015
30/04/2015

The Fourth Annual Oil & Gas Expo took place 29, April at the James E. Carnes Center in St. Clairsville, Ohio. As part of eastern Ohio, this location in the Appalachian Basin makes it a prime target area for the Utica and Marcellus Shale plays. Production has been soaring...READ MORE

India – Territory Manager Appointed
15/04/2015

Bug-O Systems International is pleased to announce the appointment of Neeraj Lohia as the Independent Territory Manager for the country of India. Neeraj assumes this new position with a solid background, as he worked for Bug-O Distributors in India for the past several years....READ MORE

CeeKay Supply & AWS St. Louis Show
14/04/2015

CeeKay Supply has been one of the strongest, most respected Independent Welding and Gas Distributors in the mid-west which was founded in 1948. They hosted a two day event 25-26 March which consisted of the first day being The Contractors Show and the second day was the...READ MORE

WEMCO Spring Meeting
13/04/2015

During the last week of February, WEMCO (An Association of Welding Manufacturers) of which Bug-O Systems is an active member, held their annual meeting in Tampa, FL. The meeting was strongly attended by all major manufacturers and proved to be a full two day event....READ MORE

Matheson Open House 2015
12/04/2015

The Bug-O Systems Technical Sales Group supplied equipment and personnel in support of the Fourth Annual Pipeliner Forum held April 7th, 2015 at the Matheson Tri-Gas location in Martins Ferry, Ohio.  This forum provides an opportunity for Bug-O Systems to present our various pipe...READ MORE

Travelling Education Program – Off to a Great Start!
10/04/2015

Education and training is in high demand within the welding industry. Bug-O Systems recognizes this need and has taken their training program on the road.  Within the first quarter of 2015, Bug-O has provided training in seven states, benefitting hundreds of...READ MORE

StocExpo 2015 Rotterdam, Netherlands
06/04/2015

Bug-O Systems Exhibited at the 11th edition of the StocExpo at the Ahoy in Rotterdam, Netherlands.  The StocExpo is the leading event for the tank terminal operations industry in the world. Rotterdam is home to the Europort which is the largest tank terminal and the main...READ MORE

Chris Bell-Booth Retires
30/03/2015

After dedicating 25 years of professionally representing Bug-O Systems, Chris Bell-Booth has retired. During his many years of service, Chris managed the largest geographical area of any territory manager. Covering more than 20 countries, the territory stretched from New Zealand...READ MORE

Matheson East Zone Sales Kick-Off Meeting – January 28 & 29, 2015
09/02/2015

In late January the Bug-O Systems Technical Sales Group along with North American Sales Director, Norm Sted, had the opportunity to be included in the Matheson East Zone Sales Kick-Off meeting for 2015. This meeting was held at the DoubleTree Suites in the Green Tree area...READ MORE

Inventor, Teacher, Friend - Anil Rodrigues, PhD
02/02/2015

It is with deep sorrow we convey the passing of Anil on January 12th 2015, he was 73.   Born in Bombay India, Anil came to America and earned his PhD of Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University.    Anil worked for 34...READ MORE

Technical Sales and Special Systems
28/01/2015

The Technical Sales and Special Systems Group at Bug-O Systems has expanded over the last year. Our staff now consists of Tim Laurine, Electrical Technician; Isaac Guest, Applications Technician; Bill Barker, Applications and R & D Technician; Brad Mutschler, Applications...READ MORE

Is the Economic Future Bright for North America?
27/01/2015

We are often asked by our clients and distributors alike, what do you think we can expect during the New Year in the way of business growth from our welding and cutting customers?    Bug-O Systems has no different crystal ball than...READ MORE

The Launch of Bug-O’s Travelling Education Program
26/01/2015

In 2015 Bug-O University is giving everyone an exciting opportunity for education as it goes on the road with both half and full day sessions available. This program is designed for distributors, colleges, vocational schools and customers alike. It will be held at your...READ MORE

A Look Forward - Shipyard & Heavy Industry
26/01/2015

With a New Year come many opportunities to configure welding and cutting solutions. As BUG-O Systems looks ahead into 2015 we will strive to be on the forefront of innovation with companies’ now developing new ways of producing clean energy generation to supplement...READ MORE

Efficiency in Automation Spurs 2015 Growth Forecast in the Midwest
26/01/2015

  Where will the economy be in the Midwest 2015 and beyond? What role will technology and automation play in our economic future? It is abundantly clear to most researchers that the United States and the developed and transitioning world that we are generating a great...READ MORE

2015 Outlook for Inter-Mountain West
23/01/2015

Bug-O System’s Henry Dills is looking forward to a strong 2015 representing Bug-O in the Inter-Mountain West. The ability of Bug-O systems to increase production, quality and efficiency in a wide range of applications will be important to the region’s...READ MORE

Southern States Looking Forward to Continued Growth in 2015
22/01/2015

Trying to predict what 2015 will bring is difficult, but based on experience and trends in various industries that utilize welding, the outlook is stable and positive in the southern U.S. Commercial Construction has been on an upswing for the last few years and is expected...READ MORE

Praxair – January Full Product Training
19/01/2015

Bug-o Systems was pleased to host a team of Praxair participants, for Bug-O full product training on January 12th & 13th. They were from Praxair Mexico, one from Praxair Canada, and one from Buffalo, New York. Participants were shown the full breadth of the...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Holiday & Inventory Notice
12/12/2014

Thank You for a Successful 2014 Together We Will Make 2015 Even Better! Prosperity comes from great partnerships. As we look forward to 2015, we aim to make our contribution to a stronger relationship with you, mutually beneficial! Please be...READ MORE

AWS District 7 Scholarship Award
05/12/2014

Bug-O Systems would like to congratulate Preston Anderson of Ohio State University, who is this year's recipient of the Ed Cable - Bug-O; AWS District 7 Scholarship. The Ed Cable Scholarship Fund was originally provided in honor of Bug-O Systems founder. READ MORE

Fabtech Show Highlights – Atlanta 2014
28/11/2014

BUG-O Systems as a Sustaining Member of AWS exhibited at the Fabtech Show in Atlanta in November of 2014 with 10 employees manning the booth throughout the course of the show. Nearly all of the regional domestic sales representatives were in attendance and assisted in the...READ MORE

Tank Storage Show - Germany 2014
25/11/2014

During 2014, the tank storage industry has grown all over the world. This is evident by news headlines from U.S.A. to Brazil, China, Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UAE. Contracts have been awarded, expansions have been announced and tank terminal capacity...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Thanksgiving Holiday Notice
19/11/2014

During this Thanksgiving Holiday season, Bug-O Systems is most thankful to you, our valued customers who have supported our products and company through the years.   Please be advised that Bug-O Systems will shut down for the Thanksgiving Holiday starting at: 4:30 p.m. EST Wednesday, 26,...READ MORE

India Essen Welding & Cutting Trade Show – 2014
03/11/2014

Bug-O Systems International was a recent participant in the India Essen Welding & Cutting Trade Show. The trade show took place in October 2014 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, India. It co-existed simultaneously with three other already well established trade...READ MORE

Fabtech 2014
31/10/2014

Fabtech, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating and welding event will be held this year at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia from 11-13 November. This 5000,000 net sq. ft. show will have 1,400 exhibitors and is expecting over 270,000 attendees. Since 1981,...READ MORE

India Essen Welding & Cutting
27/10/2014

Bug-O Systems International is participating in the India Essen Welding & Cutting Trade Fair. India is one of the most important regions for steel production and one of the world’s 10 largest steel processors and consumers. Around 140 Exhibitors from 13 countries are...READ MORE

Growth is HOT in Alaska but not the Weather
22/10/2014

During the week of October 12th Mike Mackintosh (Bug-O’s Regional Manager) and Norm Sted (Bug-O’s Director of Sales and Marketing) embarked on a one week training Road Show that started in Anchorage and extended to Fairbanks. Each program was well attended with...READ MORE

National Manufacturing Day
03/10/2014

Today is National Manufacturing Day – Bug-O Systems - Made in USA for over 65 years! We salute our Bug-O Union Team Members that build our Quality Products for our Global Clients. READ MORE

West Virginia 4th Annual Oil & Gas Expo
03/10/2014

The popularity of various shale gas explorations in this region continues to be extremely healthy, which is why on 1, October Bug-O Systems exhibited again at the 4th Annual West Virginia Oil & Gas Expo.  The event took place at the Mylan Park Expo Center in Morgantown,...READ MORE

Tank Market Grows in USA
30/09/2014

The world’s thirst for energy continues to grow. In the US it is no different than the rest of the world. The US has been the leader in the consumption of oil, gasoline and natural gas for many years. The tank market is growing in the US to meet this growing demand....READ MORE

2014 National Sales Meeting-North America
22/09/2014

For three days during Mid-September, Bug-O Systems held its National Sales and Marketing Meeting back at the plant and at Bug-O University in Canonsburg, PA. All of Bug-O’s Regional Managers throughout the US and for Canada were in attendance. Training included the...READ MORE

Welders Services, Inc. Hosts Fall Open House
19/09/2014

On Thursday 18, September, Welders Services, Inc. hosted an open house at their Ft. Wayne location, Indiana. Bug-O Systems was one of a select group of 15 vendors represented at the show. Other vendors included; Esab, 3M, Crown Alloys and Weldmark just to name a few. Over 300...READ MORE

Dale Oxygen Celebrates 75 Year Anniversary
17/09/2014

On 11, September from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dale Oxygen hosted a public showcase event at their Johnstown, PA location to celebrate their 75th Anniversary of serving the welding and cutting industry. The event took place at the scenic downtown PNG (Peoples Natural Gas) Park in...READ MORE

Tank Fabrication Made Easy - Zipper Welder
01/09/2014

For many years Bug-O Systems has enjoyed success in the Tank Fabrication Industry that has embraced our zipper welding system. Most recently we have enjoyed additional success in Louisiana where we have had a customer using the Zipper with great success. The key to the Zipper...READ MORE

Mark Binder Celebrates his 40 Year Anniversary at Bug-O Systems!
25/07/2014

Mark Binder, Director of International Sales, started his career at Bug-O Systems on 22, July 1974.  At that time he was hired as a machine operator in the Bug-O production plant. Under the mentorship of Charlie E. Six, he learned to work numerous positions within the...READ MORE

Reintroduction of the Zipper Welder
08/07/2014

The zipper welder has been in the Bug-O repertoire for quite some time. However, we recently have seen a larger demand for it due to increased tank production worldwide. It is used for vertical seam welding for storage tanks and other applications where you need a vertical...READ MORE

GAWDA Pittsburgh Regional Spring Conference
09/06/2014

The 2014 GAWDA Regional conference was held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in June. It was a very well attended event with a great group of speakers. BUG-O Systems sent 5 people to this event. The conference began on Wednesday afternoon with a Sales workshop put on by...READ MORE

New Florence PA has a new Welding Supply Distributor
09/06/2014

The Official Grand Opening of Napotnik Welding Supplies’ new facility took place on June 2nd. That day was a grand event that was catered and provided a wonderful environment for all of its 300 attendees the opportunity to enjoy wonderful food and networking....READ MORE

Bug-O Attends Training at All-Time Facility – Shanghai, China
09/06/2014

Josh Chiprich (Tank Fabrication Market Manager) and Chris Cable (Director of Global Sales & Marketing) recently visited our Girth Welding partner in Shanghai, China for training  and also had the opportunity to visit a large tank farm in Tianjin to get some hands on...READ MORE

Purity Cylinder Gases–May 8, 2014
02/06/2014

On May 8th, Purity Cylinder Gas hosted its annual Spring Open House in Grand Rapids Michigan. The Bug-O Systems Training Manager Mike Shaffer and Sales Representative Dave Campbell supplied equipment and demonstrations in support of this annual event which was heavily...READ MORE

Airgas Nor Pac Annual Sales Meeting - Kahneeta - Warm Springs Oregon
26/05/2014

Airgas Nor Pac, which refers to their Airgas Northern Pacific Regional Office, hosted their annual Sales Management Meeting at Kahneeta Resort. At this annual meeting, over 100 key Airgas sales managers and support persons met to review the previous year's results and have...READ MORE

Ohio Valley Oil & Gas Expo 2014
16/05/2014

Bug-O Systems took part in the 3rd Annual Ohio Valley Regional Oil & Gas Expo from 30’ April - 1’ May 2014. This two-day event included a Network Night Reception on Wednesday followed Thursday by the all-day expo and conference.  Over 1000 attended in St....READ MORE

FABTECH Mexico/AWS Weldmex 2014
14/05/2014

FABTECH Mexico, co-sponsored by the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), co-located with the established AWS Weldmex and METALFORM Mexico this year. The mega event was held at the Centro Banamex in...READ MORE

Oil & Gas Expo 2014
30/04/2014

Bug-O Systems will exhibit at the Ohio Valley Regional Oil & Gas Expo taking place in St Clairsville, OH on 1' May 2014. Stop by and visit us in Booth: 31. READ MORE

BUG-O Investing for the future in Canonsburg, PA
28/04/2014

My Great-Grandfather founded BUG-O Systems in Pittsburgh, PA in 1948.  For more than 65 years BUG-O Systems has been building and selling American made products for the welding industry.  As a family owned business, we have a deep appreciation for all of our employees and...READ MORE

Bug “U” Road Show - Arizona
11/04/2014

Bug-O Systems has taken its training on the road across the United States to better serve our customers and distributors.  During early 2013 in Arizona we added Dana and Frank Nance as the new Regional Sales Managers for Bug-O Systems. Frank and Dana bring 75 years...READ MORE

Josh Chiprich – Tank Fabrication Market Manager
10/04/2014

Bug-O Systems International is pleased to announce a new member to our Team, Josh Chiprich who joined us on April 7, 2014 as our new Global Tank Fabrication Market Manager.  Josh’s new role focuses on educating our customers’ on the benefits of utilizing our...READ MORE

Have Weld; Will Travel – In all Positions
09/04/2014

The 2014 year is off to an exciting start.  BUG-O Systems is looking to keep moving forward with its release of the new Robotic Welding System displayed at November ’13 FABTECH Show in Chicago.  This system looks to revolutionize the welding industry with its...READ MORE

29th Annual Elko Mining Expo 2014
08/04/2014

The Elko Mining Expo will be held this year 2-6, June 2014 at the Elko Convention Center in Elko, Nevada.  Approximately 8,000 visitors attend this mining industry exhibit each year which is traditionally located here because of its close proximity to the mining industry.  Bug-O...READ MORE

Bug-O Announces Spring Sale on Magswitch Products
31/03/2014

For a limited time only, Bug-O Systems is offering these Special Discount Prices. Every product is brand new, in the box with full warranty! Quantities are limited so order today as they are first come first serve. Contact Bug-O today.   Click here to Download Flyer. READ MORE

Fabtech Mexico 2014
31/03/2014

Bug-O Systems International will be exhibited by way of our Distributor, Tecnologia En Soldadura Y Cortes A. DE C.V., at this year’s annual FABTECH MEXICO trade show.  The trade show, held at the Centro Banamex in Mexico City, Mexico from May 6th through the 8th, 2014 is...READ MORE

GAWDA 2014 Spring Management Conference – Chicago, IL
31/03/2014

The annual GAWDA Spring business meeting was held in the convention center within the Chicago Sheraton Hotel from 30 March through 1 April.  Chicago is well known for providing wonderful attendance records for the FABTECH Show and this GAWDA meeting was no exception....READ MORE

Matheson Open House – March 11, 2014
17/03/2014

The Bug-O Systems Technical Sales Group supplied equipment and personnel in support of the Third Annual Pipeliner Forum held on March 11th, 2014 at the Matheson Tri-Gas location in Martins Ferry, Ohio.  The Pipeliner Forum provides an opportunity for Bug-O Systems to...READ MORE

Engineering Management
10/03/2014

Joe DeMatteis has recently joined Bug-O Systems as Manager of Engineering.  Joe comes to us from Sardello Inc. where he managed Engineering and Process Development and prior to that he was with L-3 Communications as Program Manager, Naval Systems.  He brings expertise in design...READ MORE

AWS Pipeline Conference – March 4 & 5, 2014
10/03/2014

The second annual American Welding Society Pipeline Conference was held on March 4th & 5th, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  The Pipeline Conference provides a forum for presentations of various new and influential updates in the processes, materials, equipment and techniques used...READ MORE

Machinex Arabia
28/02/2014

Alruqee Industrial Marketing, a Distributor of Bug-O Systems International in Saudi Arabia, represented Bug-O Systems at MACHINEX ARABIA earlier this year.  The Kingdom’s Singular Machinery Show took place from February 9th through the 12th at the Jeddah Centre for...READ MORE

Regional Sales Manager Training
24/02/2014

Bug-O Systems would like to take this opportunity to welcome Frank Wilson and Kevin Isler to the Bug-O Family of Regional Sales Manager Professionals.  Additionally, we would like to congratulate them both for a very successful completion of the Bug-O Full Product Training...READ MORE

Shipyard Weld Efficiency: You Have to Crawl before you Run
16/01/2014

The new age of robotic mechanization technology has arrived on the market.  Thanks to the help of RTT (Robotic Technologies of Tennessee) and the engineering staff at Bug-O Systems International, they have been working for the last year to finally release the newest and most state-of-the-art...READ MORE

2014 Trade Shows
15/01/2014

Machinex Arabia  February 9-12, 2014 Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia   Fabtech India April 10-12, 2014 New Delhi, India   Fabtech Mexico  May 6-8, 2014 Mexico City, Mexico   Project Qatar  May 12-15, 2014 Doha, Qatar   Beijing Essen...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems 2014 Training Programs
15/01/2014

Bug-O Systems is a Family Owned and Managed Business that has been serving our customers since 1943. Since that time, we have become the recognized Global Leader in the design, manufacturing and application of a full line of portable automation products for the cutting and...READ MORE

The Marriage of Mechanization and Application. A Guide to Greater Overall Efficiency
14/01/2014

Bug-O Systems has faithfully provided for over 65 years, the industry’s newest, best and most innovative products to enable you to be more successful.  This article will explore the Marriage of Mechanization to Applications so as to produce great overall efficiency...READ MORE

Welcome Amanda and Nathan
13/01/2014

Bug-O Systems is proud to welcome aboard two new employees;  Amanda Zamiska (Graphic Designer) and Nathan Derringer (Drafter).  Amanda brings with her experience in Audio/Video Editing, Videography, Photography and Graphic Design.  Amanda graduated from Pittsburgh...READ MORE

Application Group Project
11/01/2014

Once in a while, everything falls together just as you would like, and then…   During the second half of last year, the Applications Group had the opportunity to see the Sales/Demonstration process work just as expected.  Sometime around the middle of 2013 Norm Sted, National Sales...READ MORE

Bug-O “U” Trains Future Sales Managers
06/01/2014

BUG-O “U” is often thought about as a place for conducting Distributor and Customer Seminars and that’s’ true, but did you know we also train our future professional sales staff as well?     Mike Shaffer, Manager for Educational...READ MORE

Fabtech 2013 & Bug-O Break Attendance Records
03/01/2014

FABTECH, considered to be the largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event in North America stated that the show which was held in Chicago’s McCormick Center 18-21 November 2013 broke a historical record for attendance which totaled over 40,000.  There...READ MORE

Welcome Emily Kovatch – Human Resources Director
02/01/2014

Please join us in welcoming Emily Kovatch to Bug-O Systems. Emily has assumed the newly created position of Human Resources Director. Emily held several Human Resources management roles of progressive responsibility during her 14 year tenure with PPG Industries, including...READ MORE

Workshop for Warriors Receives GO-FER Donation
02/01/2014

In December 2014 Bug-O Systems learned of an organization that is truly transforming returning VETs lives through education.     “Workshops for Warriors” (WFW), located in San Diego California is a non-profit organization that currently trains,...READ MORE

Chris Cable – Director of Global Sales & Marketing
01/01/2014

On January 1, 2014, Chris Cable assumed the role of Director of Global Sales & Marketing at Bug-O Systems International.  Chris brings many years of managing and leadership experience to Bug-O.  He worked at the US subsidiary of the German based company, FEIN (Pittsburgh,...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Holiday Notice
13/12/2013

Please be advised that Bug-O Systems will shut down for the Christmas Holiday starting at: 11:00 a.m. EST Tuesday, 24, December '13 and we will re-open for business on Thursday 2, January '14. This time is given so that our employees can enjoy time with their families during the holiday. We...READ MORE

IMTEX, Oman
09/12/2013

Bug-O Systems International was represented by their distributor, Technical Trading Co. LLC., at the recent Industrial Machinery, Tools, Hardware & Equipments Exhibition (IMTEX).  IMTEX took place at the Oman International Exhibition Centre (OIEC) in Muscat, Oman from December 2-4, 2013.  IMTEX...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Holiday and Inventory Notice
18/11/2013

During this Thanksgiving Holiday season, Bug-O Systems is most thankful to you, our valued customers who have supported our products and company through the years.   Please be advised that Bug-O Systems will shut down for the Thanksgiving Holiday starting at: 4:30 p.m. EST Wednesday, 27,...READ MORE

Visit Bug-O Systems in Chicago at Fabtech 2013
13/11/2013

Booth: N1815   BUG-O-SYSTEMS will be presenting powerful new and time proven solutions for all your cutting and welding mechanization needs at Fabtech 2013, in Chicago.   ·       The full product line will be on display   ·       Our technical professionals will...READ MORE

SE-2PTD featured in Tube & Pipe Technology's November Issue
06/11/2013

SE-2PTD Programmable Saddle and Elbow Cutter Bug-O Systems is an expert in motion control and automating cutting and welding. It offers a large product range including an entire line of circle burner and circle welders and pipe cutting and profiling machines. The SE-2PTD is a...READ MORE

Schweissen & Schneiden 2013 – Essen, Germany
01/11/2013

Once every four years, the welding industry looks forward to the Schweissen & Schneiden International Trade Fair.  With some referring to it as the “Olympics of Welding,” it is one of the most highly anticipated welding shows in the world which has earned its status as the...READ MORE

Mechanized Pipe Welding 101 Article in October World Pipelines Magazine
30/10/2013

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PUBLISHED ARTICLE IN WORLD PIPELINES   Mechanized Pipe Welding 101, an introduction to producing pipe girth welds with a machine. The pipeline industry is strong and growing today due in part to increased demand for oil and gas along with improved sources...READ MORE

2013 BRAZIL WELDING SHOW
11/10/2013

Bug-O Systems International was recently represented at the 2013 Brazil Welding Show by one of its distributors, BFC Productos E Servicos Parasolda Ltd. along with Bug-O’s regional manager, Jorge Puchaicela.  The show took place in the Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paulo from...READ MORE

Bug-O's Heavy Duty MDS in the News
03/10/2013

A Shipyard First Bug-O System’s Heavy-Duty MDS and Hardcoat Anodized Rail. Click here to read the article in Maritime Reporter. READ MORE

O.E. Meyer – Ohio - Open House
13/09/2013

O.E. Meyer in North Central Ohio hosted their bi-annual open house on 11-12, September at the Sandusky fairgrounds. The Open House brought customers from the entire surrounding area looking for the newest and most powerful equipment solutions to increase their productivity. Over...READ MORE

International Training Seminar
09/09/2013

Bug-O Systems International recently held a one day training seminar for Lincoln Electric distributors from all over the world. . In years past, Bug-O went to Lincoln Cleveland to make a classroom presentation. Starting last year, the class came to Bug-O for a more hands-on training session. ...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems at Schweissen & Schneiden 2013
05/09/2013

Booth: B123G Hall 8     BUG-O-SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL is proud to once again bring together a special grouping of companies exhibiting a wide range of products for the welding industry. The centerpiece of our pavilion is a large, private Hospitality Room where customers will...READ MORE

Kim Mohr’s New Position
02/09/2013

Some of you might have noticed recently when calling into Bug-O Systems that you are no longer greeted by Kim Mohr.  She is still a great part of our team and is now dedicated full time to our international sales department.  She is responsible for all documentation and duties...READ MORE

Airgas Training Seminar
26/08/2013

Bug-O Systems recently held a one day training seminar for local West Pennsylvania Airgas Distributors in the Greater Pittsburgh area.  The event took place at the new Bug-O University Facility on 22, August. The morning started off with an overview of our company and...READ MORE

Training with Mike Cobb - C.R. Kinsman & Assoc., Inc.
19/08/2013

              We are pleased to announce the addition of Mike Cobb to the Bug-O Sales Team of Professionals who will be the new Regional Manager for the territory which...READ MORE

Bug-O Article in August Welding Journal
15/08/2013

Check out your August 2013 issue of the Welding Journal to see Bug-O's article on "Increasing Welding Efficiency in the Railcar Industry". READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Featured on “Viewpoints” TV Hosted BY Terry Bradshaw
15/07/2013

Bug-O Systems is proud to announce their feature segment on “Viewpoints with Terry Bradshaw” television program. This segment is part of Viewpoint’s “American Industry Series” which interviews “movers and shakers of industry.”   As a Global...READ MORE

Bug-O Training Programs
10/07/2013

Bug-O Systems is a Family Owned and Managed Business that has been serving our customers since 1943. Since that time, we have become the recognized Global Leader in the design, manufacturing and application of a full line of portable automation products for the cutting and...READ MORE

Essen Show 2013 – Germany: 16-21 September
09/07/2013

BUG-O-SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL is proud to once again bring together a special grouping of US companies exhibiting a wide range of products for the welding and cutting industry.  The centerpiece of our 256 square meter pavilion is a large, private Hospitality Room where...READ MORE

Sale Offers from Bug-O Systems
02/07/2013

Looking for opportunities to offer your customers great products with huge savings?   Below are links to two Special Sales Offers that are effective immediately and run until current inventories last.  They are;   Magswitch Products at 1/2 price, plus you can earn additional...READ MORE

HOBU-SCHWEISSTECHNIK Has Moved
02/07/2013

We are pleased to announce the move of our master distributor in Germany, Hobu-Schweisstechnik, into a new and improved facility.   This facility includes over 1900 square feet of warehouse space which will be used for a European Demonstration and Training Center for the entire line of Bug-O...READ MORE

June Regional Open House Events
01/07/2013

During the month of June, Roberts Oxygen hosted several regional open house events. The first occurred on 5, June at their Bessemer City, NC location. On 6, June at their Charlotte location and on 12, June in their Greensboro location. The shows included demonstrations and...READ MORE

Tappan Zee Project
28/06/2013

Bug-O Systems is making history again in 2013, being the brand chosen to weld the Tappan Zee Bridge.  The Tappan Zee Bridge in New York will be welded with the assistance of the Modular Drive System. It is the longest bridge in the State of New York. The total length of...READ MORE

Andy Oxy Open House
28/06/2013

On 27, June Andy Oxy hosted an Open House at their Hendersonville, North Carolina location. The hours were from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lincoln Electric, Miller Electric and Victor Technologies all performed live demonstrations for the 100 attendees. Bug-O System’s Regional...READ MORE

Beijing Essen Welding & Cutting Fair
24/06/2013

All Fit Engineering, a distributor of Bug-O Systems International, recently participated in the 18th Beijing Essen Welding & Cutting Fair (BEW).  The fair took place from June 18-21, 2013 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center in Shanghai, China.  Herbert Cable Jr.,...READ MORE

National Shipbuilding Research Program
17/06/2013

Over the last few years and with a projection well into the future, shipbuilding has become a major industry player in the U.S. once again. Since 2005, the U.S. government and its 11 major shipbuilders for the military have combined to create the National Shipbuilding...READ MORE

Elko Mining Expo 2013
10/06/2013

The 28th Annual Mining Expo took place from June 3-7 in the Elko Convention Center, Elko, NV. Praxair represented Bug-O Systems at this event. The location was ideal for the growing mining customer base. Praxair was able to show their support with their new office in Elko,...READ MORE

Bug-O Featured in June Welding Journal
06/06/2013

Check out your June 2013 issue of the Welding Journal to see Bug-O's article on "Maximizing Pipeline Welding Efficiency". READ MORE

Lake Welding Supply 60th Anniversary
17/05/2013

On 15, May from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Lake Welding Supply hosted their 60th Anniversary Celebration at their Muskegon, MI location. The Open House brought customers from all around looking at the newest and greatest equipment to increase their productivity. Over 400 attendees took part and...READ MORE

Fabtech Mexico/AWS Weldmex 2013
13/05/2013

This year’s Fabtech Mexico/AWS Weldmex show was a success! The show took place Tues-Thurs 7-9 May at the CINTERMEX Complex in Monterrey, Mexico. Records were made with a 32% increase in attendance compared to the 2011 event. 384 exhibitors took part, many increasing their space to promote...READ MORE

Confidence in Consistency - Bug-O Article in World Pipelines
29/04/2013

Bug-O Systems' article "Confidence in Consistency" is featured in the April 2013 issue of World Pipelines Magazine. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF   Confidence in Consistency Jeff Nelson, Bug-O Systems, USA, presents a case study of mechanized welding. The use of mechanized pipe...READ MORE

Roberts Oxygen Spring Open House
22/04/2013

On 18, April Roberts Oxygen Company, Inc. hosted an Open House at their North Charleston, South Carolina location. The hours were from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and included 10 exhibitors one of which was Bug-O Systems. Mike Charles, Bug-O’s Regional Manager, performed hands...READ MORE

Fabtech Mexico/AWS Weldmex 2013
16/04/2013

BUG-O SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL will be participating at this year’s FABTECH MEXICO/AWS WELDMEX trade show.   The show will take place at the Cintermex in Monterrey, Mexico from 7-9 May.  Considered thelargest machine tool show in Mexico, it is expected to draw more than 400 exhibitors...READ MORE

Matheson Tri-Gas Open House
12/04/2013

On 12 March, from 4-9 p.m. Matheson Tri-Gas hosted an Open House at their Martins Ferry location and was open to customers in the oil and gas industry. This location was ideal as it is in close proximity to many ongoing pipeline operations. Ten vendors participated, including...READ MORE

KBUG Expansion with Shipyard Focus
11/04/2013

BUG-O Systems International continues to bring new and innovative products to the world of mechanized welding with the introduction of the KBUG product line in January 2012.  The KBUGs are smaller, digital machines with enhanced features providing application...READ MORE

Bug-O Training Center Update
05/04/2013

The 5200 square foot Bug-O Training Center (Bug-O U) first opened in 2011 as a way to educate and increase customer’s efficiency on Bug-O Automation Equipment.  In 2012, we were surprisingly busy as attendance grew by more than double the previous year.  This...READ MORE

BUG-O March Madness Recap
01/04/2013

      This year’s Regional Sales Manager Training Program which was affectionately dubbed “Bug-O March Madness” was a huge success, so the surveys received confirm.  Each year typically in March,...READ MORE

Spring Mini Welding Show - Cee Kay Supply
25/03/2013

  On 23 March AWS hosted their Spring Mini Welding Show Cee Kay Supply’s nearly 10,000 square feet Welding & Cutting Technology Center.  This event is held every year by the St Louis AWS Section and the show hours were 4 to 8pm.  The event was open to...READ MORE

Minimum Order Policy Change
15/03/2013

Effective Monday 18 March 2013, Bug-O Systems will change its current Order Minimum Policy to zero. In other words, we will no longer have any minimum to place an order to receive a discount and will no longer impose a $10 surcharge.   It is our goal to be your first choice for Motion...READ MORE

Pipe Welding Presentation
02/01/2013

Increasing productivity and quality of pipe welding through welding automation. Click here to view video. READ MORE

Shipbuilding in Demand
26/11/2012

During 2012 we saw tremendous interest and investment in shipyards.  In this very global economy it would stand to reason that ship building is on the raise.  Much of the growth not only comes from the growing demand for shipping more goods around the world, but a greater demand is also coming...READ MORE

Bug-O Announces 3-Year Warranty effective 4, February 2013
13/11/2012

At the 2012 FABTECH Show in Las Vegas, Bug-O Systems International in Canonsburg, PA is leading the Industry again with an unprecedented announcement of its NEW 3-Year Warranty for 2013 on all standard products. This is 3 times greater than any other manufacturer of similar products produced...READ MORE

Bug-O Pipe Welding Article featured in November World Pipelines Magazine
05/11/2012

Bug-O Systems is proud to share our recent "On Budget Pipe Welding" article featured in World Pipelines magazine. Click here to view the pdf.   ON BUDGET PIPE WELDING JEFF NELSON, APPLICATION MANAGER, BUG-O SYSTEMS, USA, LOOKS AT SELECTING THE CORRECT PIPE WELDING EQUIPMENT TO MEET A PROJECT’S...READ MORE

Bug-O Donates Modular Drive Equipment to Hobart Institute of Welding Technology
01/11/2012

A new piece of automated welding equipment that will enhance training demonstrations at Hobart Institute of Welding Technology was donated this past summer by Bug-O® Systems, Inc. of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Jeff Nelson, Welding Engineer at Bug-O Systems coordinated the donation.   The...READ MORE

Nordic Welding Expo – Tampere, Finland
26/10/2012

Retco OY, a long time distributor of Bug-O Systems International, participated in the 2012 Nordic Welding Expo in Tampere, Finland from Oct 23-25 of 2012.  The expo is one of the leading trade fairs in Finland and is a prominent event for the welding sector.   Thousands of welding professionals...READ MORE

Bug-O Pipe Welding Solutions at Fabtech
14/08/2012

Bug-O Systems has solutions for your medium to large diameter pipe welding needs. Our Universal Bug-O-Matic, Modular Drive System, Piper-Bug and Piper-Plus can be your partner in Pipe Welding Mechanization. Come to Fabtech and experience four Bug-O Pipe Solutions in our Pipe Shed. See Us at...READ MORE

Bug-O Announces New Product Theater Presentation at Fabtech
03/08/2012

Bug-O Systems will host "Increasing Productivity & Quality of Welding Pipe through Automation" in the New Product Theater at Fabtech. This presentation will take place on Monday, 12 of November from 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. in the North Hall. READ MORE

Bug-O First Open House was a Success!
06/07/2012

Bug-O Systems had their first annual Open House last month showcasing their joint venture with Lincoln Electric on a new pipe welding system. Attendees came from all over the world (including Canada, USA, and the Netherlands) to see what the new Piper Bug and Piper Plus System had to...READ MORE

Bug-O Featured in June World Pipelines Magazine
22/06/2012

Bug-O Systems is proud to share our recent article featured in World Pipelines magazine. Click here to view the article READ MORE

Extended Customer Service Line Hours
04/06/2012

To better serve you, we are extending our customer service hours to 6 p.m. EST. starting June 4th. We will be monitoring traffic volume and will continue offering these extended customer service hours as needed. Please call 412-331-1776 to reach our customer service line. READ MORE

OPEN HOUSE
02/04/2012

The Biggest Global Pipe Welding Partnership Comes to Southpointe! Date:    April 19, 2012 Time:    11:00-7:00 Place:    Bug-O Training Facility, 141 Hillpointe Drive Canonsburg, PA 15317 LIVE WELDING DEMONSTRATIONS - FEATURING:   Bug-O/Lincoln - Pipe Welding...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Announce Weld.com, a new resource for the Welding & Cutting Industry.
08/06/2011

Weld.com is on target to launch in the fall of 2011. As the name implies, Weld.com is geared towards an all-encompassing market in the welding industry. Click here to visit weld.com READ MORE

New On-Off Magnet Bars, Lifting Magnets and Accessories
15/10/2010

Bug-O Systems proudly announces a new line of Bug-O/Magswitch on-off magnet bars, lifting magnets and accessories. Our new line is amazingly powerful, yet very compact.   READ MORE

Bug-O Systems International Announces New Location.
11/06/2008

Bug-o Systems International is pleased to announce the opening of a new 30,000 sq. ft. office and manufacturing complex. This new facility is located in the Southpointe Industrial Park, Canonsburg, PA.READ MORE

Thanksgiving Holiday Notice 2017
15/11/2017

During this Thanksgiving Holiday season, Bug-O Systems is most thankful to you, our valued customers who have supported our products and company through the years.   Please be advised that Bug-O Systems will shut down for the Thanksgiving Holiday starting at: 4:30 p.m. EST Wednesday, 22,...READ MORE

Fabtech 2017
29/10/2017

McCormick Place, Chicago – November 6-9   You have the job... We have the How To!   Bug-O offers the most solutions in the industry.Experience all of them at our Booth #B31018.       HIGH CAPACITY MDS The heavy duty version of...READ MORE

Manufacturing Day 2017
06/10/2017

Celebrating Manufacturing Day 2017 - Union Made in America since 1948 - Our Bug-O family builds products to serve American industries and 83 other countries around the world.   READ MORE

Schweissen & Schneiden 2017 – Dusseldorf, Germany
23/08/2017

Once every four years, the welding industry looks forward to the Schweissen & Schneiden International Trade Fair. It is one of the most highly anticipated welding shows in the world which has earned its status as the “No. 1 in the World.” This year marks its 19th year as 1,000...READ MORE

A Word from Our CEO
22/08/2017

I've spent the course of the year visiting customers, asking a variety of questions:     What do you like about our products? How can they be improved? How do we compare to other vendors you have? What applications do you have coming up over the next few years that you haven't been...READ MORE

Plasma Cutting Auto Height Control Now Available!
22/08/2017

Automatic Height Control (AHC) for welding has been a very popular feature available on several Bug-O Systems, from the popular Modular Drive System (MDS) to the top of the line Piper Plus Pipe Welding System. This AHC system utilizes arc sensing to automatically control the height of the...READ MORE

Manufacturing Marvels®, Marvel Production Group, LLC Spotlights Bug-O Systems
16/08/2017

  BUG-O Systems was recently featured on Manufacturing Marvels® on the Fox Business Network®. (Watch the video by clicking here). BUG-O Systems, a division of Weld Tooling Corporation, has been a family owned American manufacturer of portable mechanization equipment since 1948 and this...READ MORE

The Only Thing That is Constant is Change …
01/08/2017

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that Larry Johnson, Director of Manufacturing and Engineering, elected to retire from Weld Tooling on June 30th. We owe Larry our sincere gratitude for managing and improving our manufacturing processes and supporting our engineering team for the...READ MORE

GAWDA Pittsburgh 2017 Regional Meeting at Seven Springs
28/06/2017

This year's Annual Pittsburgh Area Regional Meeting was held June 12th through June 14th at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. The event was again put together by Abydee Butler Moore of Butler Gas Products.   The event officially kicked off on Monday the 12th at the Mountain BBQ at The...READ MORE

NexAir – “NexTech Technology Conference” – Savannah, GA
21/06/2017

On June 14th Bug-O was honored to be a part of the Nexair NexTech Technology Conference held in Savannah, GA. This has become an annual event for NexAir and this year it drew over 30 venders from the welding and cutting industry.        This event was seen as a great opportunity to get...READ MORE

GAWDA Spring Management Conference – Boca Raton, FL
28/05/2017

The GAWDA Annual Spring Management Conference was grander than ever, as this year’s back-drop was the old historic setting of the Boca Raton Resort and Beach Club, aka the Big Pink Building along the intra-coastal waterway and beaches, of Baca Raton Florida.       GAWDA and AWS...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems E-mail Change Notification
19/05/2017

Please be advised that Bug-O Systems' e-mails have changed. All contacts that you have from Bug-O @weld.com are now @bugo.com This includes all persons and departments; for example,  mjones@; domestic@; info@  Please take a few minutes to update your address book.    READ MORE

Ohio Valley Regional Oil & Gas Expo 2017
17/05/2017

  The Ohio Valley Regional Oil & Gas Expo was held on April 25 and 26, 2017. A Network Reception was held on Tuesday evening followed Wednesday by the all-day expo and conference. This annual event was held in St. Clairsville, Ohio at the James E. Carnes Center in Belmont County....READ MORE

Steamfitters Local 449 – New Welding Technology Training Center
10/05/2017

The Steamfitters Local 449 (Pittsburgh, PA) Technology Training Center opened its doors with a grand Open House celebration Friday and Saturday 2-3 June 2017. It was a kick-off celebration for a very grand “state of the art” training facility in Harmony, PA. This event drew many hundreds...READ MORE

Bug-O Manufacturing Marvels® Video
09/05/2017

In case you missed it, here is the Bug-O Manufacturing Marvels® spotlight that aired last week on the Fox Business network: https://youtu.be/Bsvut9ybnsI   Bug-O Systems takes great pride in its products manufactured right here in America with a 3-year warranty.   READ MORE

Bug-O Systems to be Spotlighted on Manufacturing Marvels® Aired on FOX Business Network®
01/05/2017

Bug-O Systems will be showcased in a production of Manufacturing Marvels® on May 5th in the 8:30-8:45 p.m. time period CST on the Fox Business Network.    As a global pioneer in automated welding, Bug-O Systems’ segment will explain their dedication in creating products for...READ MORE

Bug-O Tech Sales Expanding Relationship with Miller Electric
28/04/2017

  A team from the Technical Sales and Special Systems Group at Bug-O Systems visited Miller Electric at their Appleton, Wisconsin headquarters to begin to build a closer working relationship with the welding equipment supplier. Matt Cable, President; Jeff Nelson,...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Presents Pipe Welding Mechanization at Local 83 Open House – Wheeling, WV
17/04/2017

BUG-O Systems was pleased to present several pipe welding mechanization products at a recent open house put on by the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 83 in Wheeling, WV. Local 83’s training center hosts a 5-year apprenticeship program which includes both classroom and...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Brings Powerful Solutions to End-Users Through Education!
11/04/2017

During the 2016 FABTECH Show in Las Vegas, a customer walked into the Bug-O Booth and shared their need to become more efficient with their cutting and welding because their business was growing at such a fast rate that they could not meet their customer’s demands. Norm...READ MORE

Bug-O Easter Holiday Notice 2017
10/04/2017

Please be advised that Bug-O Systems will shut down for Easter Holiday starting at: 4:30 p.m. EST Thursday, 13, April '17 and we will re-open for business on Monday 17, April '17 at 7:30 a.m. EST. This time is given so that our employees can enjoy time with their families during the holiday. We...READ MORE

AWS/Cee Kay Supply Mini Show – St. Louis, MO
10/04/2017

  Cee Kay Supply, founded in 1948, has been one of the strongest, most respected Independent Welding and Gas Distributors in the mid-west. On 6 April, they hosted the annual event coupled with the St Louis chapter of AWS and created the AWS Mini...READ MORE

Special System Solves Unique Problem
04/04/2017

  The Technical Sales and Special Systems Group at Bug-O Systems were presented with an application that required multiple arcs on a single work piece. The challenge was increased when it was understood that the length of travel would require that the wire feeders and...READ MORE

Maysan Oil & Gas Exhibition
03/04/2017

Hisham Shalaby, our Middle East Sales Manager, recently attended the Maysan Oil & Gas Exhibition in Maysan City, Iraq from March 27th through the 30th. Mr. Shalaby, along with Advance Welding Solution Company (a long time distributor of Bug-O Systems in Iraq), displayed several...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Demonstrates Continuous Product Improvement
03/04/2017

Another example of Bug-O Systems’ commitment to continuous product improvement was recently presented to the staff of Lincoln Electric Bester in Poland and their European pipeline customers from Eastern Europe Region.    Live demonstrations of...READ MORE

Ohio Valley Oil & Gas Association Meeting
16/03/2017

On Thursday March 9th, Bug-O Systems was in attendance as a Participating Sponsor at the OVOGA Spring General Member Meeting at Belmont College in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Bug-O Systems has been a long-time sponsor of this organization and their events. We feel strongly that this...READ MORE

National Ship Research Panel (NSRP) Charleston, SC
16/03/2017

Charleston, South Carolina hosted the Annual NSRP meeting which was a four day event. For those of you who are not familiar with the NSRP, this group was originally formed as a collaboration of members from all ship and boat yards around the U.S. that are involved in some...READ MORE

WEMCO 2017 Spring Meeting
03/03/2017

  During the last full week of February, WEMCO (An Association of Welding Manufacturers) of which Bug-O Systems is an active member, held their annual meeting in sunny San Diego, California. The meeting was very strongly attended by all major manufacturers and proved to be a...READ MORE

Bug-O Tech Sales Expanding Relationship with Lincoln Electric
01/03/2017

Lincoln Electric offered an International Welding Pipeline Seminar on February 21, 22, 23, 2017. Bug-O Systems, Inc. was represented by Mark Binder, Director of International Sales and Jeff Nelson, Manager, Technical Sales and Special...READ MORE

AIRGAS Nor Pac Meeting - Seattle, Washington
23/02/2017

  The Northern Pacific Region of Airgas, fondly referred to as Nor Pac held their annual sales meeting in Seattle Washington much earlier than normal this year. In the past it has been in May, but thankfully the weather was kind to those who attended this February...READ MORE

Welsco Weld Expo
15/02/2017

  The Weld Expo is an annual event held by Welsco for the past 12 years, at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas, that introduces both novice and skilled welders to vendors. Over 2,000 people (including students, instructors and professionals) attended this...READ MORE

Red Ball Oxygen Vendor Fair
10/02/2017

On February 1 and 2 Red Ball Oxygen, based in Shreveport, LA, held their first annual Vendor Fair. RBO management selected their top vendors, who they wanted to work with most in the field, assisting their sales force in bringing additional business to the company. The...READ MORE

2017 Starts Strong with Training at BUG-O U
06/02/2017

  It was very encouraging to start January 2017 with such a strong demand for training and educating Distributor’s personnel. People in general seemed very positive at the FABTECH Show in mid-November, but to have distributors wanting to start the year off by training...READ MORE

Bug-O Holiday Schedule & Inventory Notice
16/12/2016

Thank You for a Successful 2016 Together We Will Make 2017 Even Better!   Prosperity comes from great partnerships. As we look forward to 2017, we aim to make our contribution to a stronger relationship with you, mutually beneficial!   Please be advised that Bug-O Systems will...READ MORE

Koala Welding System Featured in Welding Productivity
08/12/2016

Check out the December 2016 issue of Welding Productivity to read about our New Koala welding system. See here: Olympic Assist article   READ MORE

Office and Plant Closure
30/11/2016

It is with great regret that we inform you that Herbert Cable passed away on Saturday November 26. Our offices will be closed Thursday December 1 in honor of his life. We will resume normal business hours Friday December 2.       READ MORE

Bug-O Article in November Welding Journal
08/11/2016

Check out your November 2016 issue of the AWS Welding Journal to read Bug-O's article on "Challenges of Welding Short-Run Pipelines".   READ MORE

Will you join us at Fabtech 2016?
01/11/2016

Fabtech 2016 Las Vegas, NV - November 16-18   You have the job... We have the product!   Our vast product line offers many options. To experience ALL of them, visit our...READ MORE

Gently Used Bug-O Machines Available
28/07/2016

Are you looking to buy gently used Bug-O machines? Look no further. Bug-O Systems currently has listings on E-bay for light wear & tear demo equipment that is fully functional but cannot be sold as new.    Visit our E-bay page to view all current...READ MORE

New Product Changes and Quality Improvements
27/07/2016

Bug-O Systems has always remembered our roots, innovative and inexpensive system of drives, carriages, rails and attachments designed to automate welding guns, cutting torches and other hand held tools. In a nutshell, we mechanize welding at a high ROI. As a result, those...READ MORE

Build a Bug Feature
25/07/2016

  It was just a couple of years ago that Bug-O Systems launched its new website (bugo.com) which included and featured the “Build-A-Bug” button on the homepage. This feature was designed with several goals in mind. This interactive feature was...READ MORE

Spinarc® Up-Date
25/07/2016

Bryan George Director Business Development Weld Revolution LLC   It is seldom in this industry, that one has the ability to make a significant enough differentiation to see customers line up, stand up and take notice of a...READ MORE

SpinArc® & Bug-O’s MDS – A Perfect Marriage
08/07/2016

Tripp Gorman, Regional Sales Manager for the Southeast, reports a great deal of excitement and attention being drawn to the new SpinArc® technology and process offered by Bug-O Systems and Weld Revolution by many end-users who are looking for greater overall...READ MORE

Napotnik Welding Supply - Customer Satisfaction at its Best
01/07/2016

The Napotnik family has been welding in Pennsylvania for decades. After spending time working in the Johnstown, Pennsylvania steel mills, Jacob Napotnik, Norman’s father decided he would take what he had learned and start his own business. And thus Napotnik Welding...READ MORE

2016 Beijing Essen Welding & Cutting Fair
30/06/2016

  The 21st Beijing Essen Welding and Cutting Fair was held in Beijing, China June 14-17 2016.  The show hosted well over 900 different companies from more than 25 different countries exhibiting their products and drew over 20,000 attendees from...READ MORE

GAWDA Pittsburgh Regional Meeting - Seven Springs
27/06/2016

  The GAWDA Annual Regional Pittsburgh, PA Meeting was held at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort during 20-22 June. Abydee Butler-Moore VP for Butler Gas (in Butler, PA) is the GAWDA Regional Chairperson and she does a wonderful job each year of managing and hosting...READ MORE

Summer Sales Host SpinArc® Training Programs and Demonstrations
31/05/2016

Summer Sales, which consists of Mike Mackintosh (owner) and Steven Scott, were selected to host the North-Western U.S. Bug-O Systems / SpinArc® Training Program in March of this year. Also in attendance was Bryan George, Director of Business Development at Weld Revolution....READ MORE

Bug-O is now on Instagram
17/05/2016

As one of the best photo sharing apps available, Instagram has quite a following of users. By sharing photos and connecting with people who share interests, Instagram is a network perfect for the smartphone age. Bug-O Systems is proud to announce the addition of Instagram...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Spring Sale
28/04/2016

SPECIAL NOTICE:   Everyone knows Bug-O is the Power Tool for Welders!  Everyone knows that our Tools make welders more efficient by increasing productivity and quality, thus saving time and money.    However, now Bug-O Systems is also helping our customer’s bottom line by...READ MORE

New Economical Coupon Cutting Machine for Welding Schools
27/04/2016

The PCC-1 Pipe Coupon Cutting Machine from Bug-O Systems is an ideal solution for welding schools and training facilities. The budget friendly machine is available at a fraction of the cost of a standard saddle & elbow cutter. The PCC-1 is used for cutting pipe to a desired...READ MORE

Ohio Valley Oil & Gas Expo 2016
26/04/2016

  The Annual Ohio Valley Regional Oil & Gas Expo was held on April 26 and 27, 2016.  A Network Reception was held on Wednesday followed Thursday by the all-day expo and conference.  This sold out event was held in St. Clairsville, Ohio at the James...READ MORE

Bryan George and Bug-O - Hands on Distributor Training
25/04/2016

In an effort to help support and drive sales of the Weld Revolution product line, BUG-O Systems has been given the opportunity to work with Bryan George from Weld Revolution. Bryan has been hired as the director of business development for Weld Revolution. He has more than...READ MORE

The New Capital of Egypt
22/04/2016

Egypt is in the process of building a new Capital which is just east of their old Capital, Cairo. The new Capital will be home to all government authorities and ministries which in turn will require many new infrastructures to be built.  Hisham Shalaby, Bug-O...READ MORE

Meyer Werft Shipyard
18/04/2016

The Meyer Werft (Shipyard) in Papenburg Germany is a true marvel of engineering. They build some of the biggest cruise liners in the world, and they build them indoors! Inside the main dry dock building, the ceiling is 150 meters ( 492 ft) high and the length is 500 meters...READ MORE

GAWDA Spring Management Meeting - Savannah, GA
08/04/2016

  The 71st Annual Spring Conference in Savannah, GA was held at the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort.  It started Sunday evening with the traditional President’s Welcome Reception where the current President Bill Visintainer greeted the very large turnout. The...READ MORE

ICOM SRL – Bolivia
01/04/2016

ICOM SRL is a distributor for Bug-O Systems International in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. They have represented Bug-O since 2009 and have built a demo. center for our products over the years. They currently have our most popular machines, the Go-fer and Modular Drive Systems on...READ MORE

WEMCO Spring Meeting
31/03/2016

  During the last week of February, WEMCO (An Association of Welding Manufacturers) of which Bug-O Systems is an active member, held their annual meeting in Tampa, FL. The meeting was strongly attended by all major manufacturers and proved to be a full two day fruitful...READ MORE

StocExpo 2016
31/03/2016

  StocExpo Europe 2016, the world’s leading international event for the tank terminal industry, returned to Antwerp, Belgium on 15-17 March 2016 after two years in Rotterdam. Bug-O Systems exhibited in the StocExpo Europe show for the second year in a row. This...READ MORE

New Repair Technician
21/03/2016

Please join us in welcoming Bug-o’s new Repair Technician, Joseph Barna. Joe started working with us in the manufacturing group in January and brought with him many years of experience in assembly and repair that made the transition to the repair position seamless....READ MORE

Sierra College – New Welding Certification Program
01/03/2016

Sierra College is a junior college located in Rocklin, California at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, approximately 20 minutes from Sacramento. www.sierracollege.edu/about-us/index.php  They also have other campuses, but Rocklin is their main campus and they...READ MORE

Lonnie Nations -Tribute to a Gentleman
29/02/2016

  The welding and cutting industry mourns the loss of a true professional when Lonnie Nations passed away at the age of 78 on 20, January 2016. His death came as a surprise as many did not even realize he was down with pneumonia. Two days prior to his passing, Lonnie...READ MORE

Welding Tooling Corp. (Bug-O Systems) Announcement
24/02/2016

Welding Tooling Corp. (Bug-O Systems) would like to make the following announcements.     Herbert Cable Sr. has elected to retire as of 1, January 2016.     Effective Immediately "Chip" Cable has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer Effective Immediately...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Appointed Master Distributor of Weld Revolution SpinArc™ Welding Torches for USA and Mexico
10/02/2016

Bug-O Systems is pleased to announce an exclusive OEM and Distribution relationship for SpinArcTM welding torches covering USA and Mexico.  Weld Revolution has also appointed BUG-O Systems as a global distributor for their product line.  Bug-O Systems provides mechanized welding systems that...READ MORE

Long Lasting Relationships in European Countries Lead to Growth
14/01/2016

The Cable Family has always strived to create and maintain long lasting and successful relationships with their industry colleagues. This has been proven true through several generations and decades of partnerships with their distributors...READ MORE

“Training on The Road” with Mike Shaffer
13/01/2016

Bug-O Systems launched a new initiative, “Training on the Road” with an article that appeared in the 2015 January issue of the GAWDA Magazine "Welding & Gases Today." The article described how BUG-O University was taking training seriously and how we were making it...READ MORE

Boy Scouts of America – Receives Go-fer Donation
12/01/2016

In Ventura County California near Los Angeles, Jack Compton heads up a welding and training program for the local Boy Scouts to learn about cutting and welding. During his program, they not only learn basic welding skills, but also have the opportunity to earn a Welding...READ MORE

Technical Sales and Special Systems
11/01/2016

The Technical Sales and Special Systems Group at Bug-O Systems consists of Bill Barker, Applications and R & D Technician; Brad Mutschler, Applications Engineer and Shipyard Market Segment Specialist, and Jeff Nelson, Manager, Technical Sales and Special Systems.  Our...READ MORE

Bug-O Distributor Training Hits California
09/01/2016

Mike Shaffer and the Bug-O Systems training initiative finished the year with a tour of California. In December when many companies are starting to wind-down and get ready for year-end closings and inventory, we found that many distributors were very willing to make their...READ MORE

2015 Trip Throughout Asia
08/01/2016

  Big changes have occurred for Bug-O Systems in the Asian Market.   After 24 years with Bug-O, our Asia/Pacific territory manager, Chris Bell-Booth retired in 2015. We thank Chris for his many years of service and wish him and his wife, Karen...READ MORE

New Products
07/01/2016

During 2015, Bug-O Systems launched five new products. For any company that is quite a large accomplishment, however in preparation Bug-O decided to face this challenge head on by investing in additional engineers and CAD/CAM draftsmen in 2014/15. “You cannot expect...READ MORE

Fabtech Show Recap
06/01/2016

  The 2015 FABTECH Show in Chicago’s McCormick Center turned out to be one of the strongest shows in recent years. AWS reported that over 45,000 persons attended the Show which was a 4 day event. At a time when the welding and cutting industries would appear to...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Thanksgiving Holiday Notice
18/11/2015

During this Thanksgiving Holiday season, Bug-O Systems is most thankful to you, our valued customers who have supported our products and company through the years.   Please be advised that Bug-O Systems will shut down for the Thanksgiving Holiday starting at: 4:30 p.m. EST Wednesday,...READ MORE

GO-FER IV, One Economical Machine for Every Application by Bug-O Systems:
28/10/2015

  For more than 30 years, industries around the world have come to love the GO-FER. Over that time, the GO-FER has changed and evolved to meet customers' ever changing needs. At the 2015 FABTECH Show in Booth N8013, Bug-O Systems will showcase its...READ MORE

Welding Week 2015 – Antwerp, Belgium
27/10/2015

Bug-O Systems International was a recent participant in Welding Week 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium which took place from October 20th through the 23rd. The trade show, for equipment and technologies for welding and cutting, takes place once every four years and provides welding...READ MORE

BRAZIL WELDING SHOW 2015
27/10/2015

Bug-O Systems International, a manufacturer of automated welding and cutting equipment based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, participated in the recent Brazil Welding Show with their authorized distributor, BFC Soldas. The show took place in industrial metropolis Sao...READ MORE

Fabtech 2015
26/10/2015

Fabtech, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating and welding event will be held this year at the McCormick Place November 9-13 in Chicago, IL. This year’s show features over 1,500 exhibitors and is expecting over 40,000 attendees. Bug-O...READ MORE

GAWDA 2015 Annual Meeting
16/10/2015

  As the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) celebrates 70 years of service, the active members descended on Scottsdale, AZ to meet, celebrate and commemorate quality service at this year’s National Convention. Since 1945 the members, who are...READ MORE

West Virginia Oil & Gas Show 2015
12/10/2015

Even with the recent downturn in Shale Gas exploration, the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions continue to be healthy. On October 7th Bug-O Systems exhibited again at the 5th Annual West Virginia Oil & Gas Expo. The event took place at the Mylan Park Expo Center...READ MORE

2015 North Coast Welding and Cutting Expo
28/09/2015

Bug-O Systems would like to thank the O.E. Meyer Company for inviting us to participate in this event which each time brings more and more people and excitement to the EXPO. This year the 2015 North Coast Welding and Cutting EXPO at O.E. Meyer Co. was no exception. O.E....READ MORE

NSRP Weld Tech Panel – Mobile, AL
14/09/2015

With another Welding Technology Panel Meeting in the books for the NSRP Program, the introduction of new technologies is likely to benefit the use of Welding Mechanization in the Shipyard Industry. This quarter the meeting was held in Mobile, Alabama with all 11 of the...READ MORE

AWS Pipeline Conference - Sept. 1-3, 2015
07/09/2015

The fourth annual American Welding Society Pipeline Conference was held on September 1-3, 2015 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA. The Pipeline Conference provides a forum for presentation of various new and influential updates in the processes, materials,...READ MORE

Nor-Pac Airgas – Welding Process Specialist Training
04/09/2015

On September 1st Dan Sheets (Director- Advanced Fabrication Technologies Nor Pac) and Mike Shaffer (Bug-0 “U” Education Manager) teamed up and provided an Advanced Training course for the Welding Process Specialists at Airgas Nor Pac.  The program took place at...READ MORE

Allan Kahui – Tank Fabrication Product Manager/Territory Manager of Asia Pacific
01/09/2015

In September 2015, Bug-O Systems International welcomed Allan Kahui to the team. Allan is from New Zealand but has been living and working in Australia since 2008. He initially trained as a Boilermaker and Pressure Welder and served a 6 year apprenticeship in the industry...READ MORE

Tube water wall overlay at American Electric Power, Conesville, Ohio – March, 2015
20/07/2015

The inside walls in the boiler of a coal fired electric generating plant face tremendous thermal and physical loads during operation. These walls are made up of a series of tubes, typically 2 to 3 inches in outside diameter, standing side by side vertically and connected...READ MORE

Industry Hints & Tips
12/07/2015

Bug-O Systems products are well known in serving many industries such as shipbuilding, fabrication and transportation. What you may not be aware of is that our products are often used in nontraditional industries such as decommissioning projects, thermal spray and waterjet...READ MORE

On the Road Training at Sierra College with Bug-O Systems
10/07/2015

In January 2015, Bug-O Systems announced that it would take their “Bug-O U” training that was typically done at the Bug-O school facility “on the road”. This free training would travel to distributors, schools and customers at their facility. This...READ MORE

GAWDA – Pittsburgh Regional Meeting 2015
19/06/2015

The 2015 GAWDA Pittsburgh Area Regional Meeting was held on Monday 15, June and Tuesday 16, June at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Somerset Pennsylvania. It was sponsored by Butler Gas Products, a large family owned local gas distributor in...READ MORE

Non-Traditional Use of Circle Welders/Burners Achieve Success
17/06/2015

Distributors and customers alike recognize that BUG-O’s Cypress Circle Welders and Burners are used on pressure vessels and domed heads. These are very popular and traditional applications for these machines. However, the application use for these types of machines is...READ MORE

Upcoming Events
02/06/2015

AUGUST   August 3-7: Training at Huber Supply and S. J. Smith Co, additional day open to AWS chapter members as well as students to expose them to products in the industry.   August 5-6: GAWDA Chicago Regional...READ MORE

Process Innovation – Investing in Your Future
01/06/2015

Today is an exciting time to be part of the mechanized welding and cutting industry because the current challenges have never been greater. Customer expectations of quality, reliability, safety, and utility are at an all-time high. Many businesses large and small look to...READ MORE

FEIMAFE 2015 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
29/05/2015

Bug-O Systems International was recently represented by their distributor, BFC Productos E Servicos Para Solda LTD., in the FEIMAFE 2015 trade show. The event took place at the Anhembi Expo Pavilion during the week of May 18-23, 2015. The International Machine...READ MORE

Sales Meeting – Nor Pac Airgas Seattle Washington
20/05/2015

The Northern Pacific Regional of Airgas, fondly referred to as Nor Pac, led by Regional VP Bill Sanborn, held their annual sales meeting in Seattle Washington 18-20 May. As this is an invitation only event to outside vendors, Bug-O Systems was very proud to be amongst...READ MORE

Air Liquide Open House – Alaska 2015
15/05/2015

As the weather breaks and spring starts to move in for residents living in Fairbanks and Anchorage Alaska, this presents the perfect time for Air Liquide America to hold their Annual Gas and Welding Open House. As a leading producer and supplier of industrial gas and...READ MORE

Success in Monterrey – Fabtech Mexico 2015
11/05/2015

2015 marks the seventh year for Fabtech Mexico. It is now the largest manufacturing show in Latin America, a perfect fit to support Mexico’s growing industry in automation and robotic welding and cutting.  The show took place Tues-Thurs 5-7 May at the Cintermex...READ MORE

J. C. Dawes Store Opening/Open House – May 8 & 9, 2015
10/05/2015

Bug-O Equipment Distributor, J. C. Dawes celebrated the opening of their new location in Cadiz, Ohio with an Open House on 8-9, May 2015. This new facility places Dawes and their various vendors in a good strategic position within the Marcellus and Utica Shale markets in Western...READ MORE

GAWDA Spring Management Meeting - New Orleans
05/05/2015

The 70th Anniversary of GAWDA was celebrated at the Annual Spring Conference which was held in New Orleans starting with the President Welcome Reception on Sunday evening 3 May. The conference is traditionally a three day event and this year was no exception....READ MORE

Fourth Annual Oil & Gas Expo – 2015
30/04/2015

The Fourth Annual Oil & Gas Expo took place 29, April at the James E. Carnes Center in St. Clairsville, Ohio. As part of eastern Ohio, this location in the Appalachian Basin makes it a prime target area for the Utica and Marcellus Shale plays. Production has been soaring...READ MORE

India – Territory Manager Appointed
15/04/2015

Bug-O Systems International is pleased to announce the appointment of Neeraj Lohia as the Independent Territory Manager for the country of India. Neeraj assumes this new position with a solid background, as he worked for Bug-O Distributors in India for the past several years....READ MORE

CeeKay Supply & AWS St. Louis Show
14/04/2015

CeeKay Supply has been one of the strongest, most respected Independent Welding and Gas Distributors in the mid-west which was founded in 1948. They hosted a two day event 25-26 March which consisted of the first day being The Contractors Show and the second day was the...READ MORE

WEMCO Spring Meeting
13/04/2015

During the last week of February, WEMCO (An Association of Welding Manufacturers) of which Bug-O Systems is an active member, held their annual meeting in Tampa, FL. The meeting was strongly attended by all major manufacturers and proved to be a full two day event....READ MORE

Matheson Open House 2015
12/04/2015

The Bug-O Systems Technical Sales Group supplied equipment and personnel in support of the Fourth Annual Pipeliner Forum held April 7th, 2015 at the Matheson Tri-Gas location in Martins Ferry, Ohio.  This forum provides an opportunity for Bug-O Systems to present our various pipe...READ MORE

Travelling Education Program – Off to a Great Start!
10/04/2015

Education and training is in high demand within the welding industry. Bug-O Systems recognizes this need and has taken their training program on the road.  Within the first quarter of 2015, Bug-O has provided training in seven states, benefitting hundreds of...READ MORE

StocExpo 2015 Rotterdam, Netherlands
06/04/2015

Bug-O Systems Exhibited at the 11th edition of the StocExpo at the Ahoy in Rotterdam, Netherlands.  The StocExpo is the leading event for the tank terminal operations industry in the world. Rotterdam is home to the Europort which is the largest tank terminal and the main...READ MORE

Chris Bell-Booth Retires
30/03/2015

After dedicating 25 years of professionally representing Bug-O Systems, Chris Bell-Booth has retired. During his many years of service, Chris managed the largest geographical area of any territory manager. Covering more than 20 countries, the territory stretched from New Zealand...READ MORE

Matheson East Zone Sales Kick-Off Meeting – January 28 & 29, 2015
09/02/2015

In late January the Bug-O Systems Technical Sales Group along with North American Sales Director, Norm Sted, had the opportunity to be included in the Matheson East Zone Sales Kick-Off meeting for 2015. This meeting was held at the DoubleTree Suites in the Green Tree area...READ MORE

Inventor, Teacher, Friend - Anil Rodrigues, PhD
02/02/2015

It is with deep sorrow we convey the passing of Anil on January 12th 2015, he was 73.   Born in Bombay India, Anil came to America and earned his PhD of Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University.    Anil worked for 34...READ MORE

Technical Sales and Special Systems
28/01/2015

The Technical Sales and Special Systems Group at Bug-O Systems has expanded over the last year. Our staff now consists of Tim Laurine, Electrical Technician; Isaac Guest, Applications Technician; Bill Barker, Applications and R & D Technician; Brad Mutschler, Applications...READ MORE

Is the Economic Future Bright for North America?
27/01/2015

We are often asked by our clients and distributors alike, what do you think we can expect during the New Year in the way of business growth from our welding and cutting customers?    Bug-O Systems has no different crystal ball than...READ MORE

The Launch of Bug-O’s Travelling Education Program
26/01/2015

In 2015 Bug-O University is giving everyone an exciting opportunity for education as it goes on the road with both half and full day sessions available. This program is designed for distributors, colleges, vocational schools and customers alike. It will be held at your...READ MORE

A Look Forward - Shipyard & Heavy Industry
26/01/2015

With a New Year come many opportunities to configure welding and cutting solutions. As BUG-O Systems looks ahead into 2015 we will strive to be on the forefront of innovation with companies’ now developing new ways of producing clean energy generation to supplement...READ MORE

Efficiency in Automation Spurs 2015 Growth Forecast in the Midwest
26/01/2015

  Where will the economy be in the Midwest 2015 and beyond? What role will technology and automation play in our economic future? It is abundantly clear to most researchers that the United States and the developed and transitioning world that we are generating a great...READ MORE

2015 Outlook for Inter-Mountain West
23/01/2015

Bug-O System’s Henry Dills is looking forward to a strong 2015 representing Bug-O in the Inter-Mountain West. The ability of Bug-O systems to increase production, quality and efficiency in a wide range of applications will be important to the region’s...READ MORE

Southern States Looking Forward to Continued Growth in 2015
22/01/2015

Trying to predict what 2015 will bring is difficult, but based on experience and trends in various industries that utilize welding, the outlook is stable and positive in the southern U.S. Commercial Construction has been on an upswing for the last few years and is expected...READ MORE

Praxair – January Full Product Training
19/01/2015

Bug-o Systems was pleased to host a team of Praxair participants, for Bug-O full product training on January 12th & 13th. They were from Praxair Mexico, one from Praxair Canada, and one from Buffalo, New York. Participants were shown the full breadth of the...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Holiday & Inventory Notice
12/12/2014

Thank You for a Successful 2014 Together We Will Make 2015 Even Better! Prosperity comes from great partnerships. As we look forward to 2015, we aim to make our contribution to a stronger relationship with you, mutually beneficial! Please be...READ MORE

AWS District 7 Scholarship Award
05/12/2014

Bug-O Systems would like to congratulate Preston Anderson of Ohio State University, who is this year's recipient of the Ed Cable - Bug-O; AWS District 7 Scholarship. The Ed Cable Scholarship Fund was originally provided in honor of Bug-O Systems founder. READ MORE

Fabtech Show Highlights – Atlanta 2014
28/11/2014

BUG-O Systems as a Sustaining Member of AWS exhibited at the Fabtech Show in Atlanta in November of 2014 with 10 employees manning the booth throughout the course of the show. Nearly all of the regional domestic sales representatives were in attendance and assisted in the...READ MORE

Tank Storage Show - Germany 2014
25/11/2014

During 2014, the tank storage industry has grown all over the world. This is evident by news headlines from U.S.A. to Brazil, China, Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UAE. Contracts have been awarded, expansions have been announced and tank terminal capacity...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Thanksgiving Holiday Notice
19/11/2014

During this Thanksgiving Holiday season, Bug-O Systems is most thankful to you, our valued customers who have supported our products and company through the years.   Please be advised that Bug-O Systems will shut down for the Thanksgiving Holiday starting at: 4:30 p.m. EST Wednesday, 26,...READ MORE

India Essen Welding & Cutting Trade Show – 2014
03/11/2014

Bug-O Systems International was a recent participant in the India Essen Welding & Cutting Trade Show. The trade show took place in October 2014 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, India. It co-existed simultaneously with three other already well established trade...READ MORE

Fabtech 2014
31/10/2014

Fabtech, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating and welding event will be held this year at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia from 11-13 November. This 5000,000 net sq. ft. show will have 1,400 exhibitors and is expecting over 270,000 attendees. Since 1981,...READ MORE

India Essen Welding & Cutting
27/10/2014

Bug-O Systems International is participating in the India Essen Welding & Cutting Trade Fair. India is one of the most important regions for steel production and one of the world’s 10 largest steel processors and consumers. Around 140 Exhibitors from 13 countries are...READ MORE

Growth is HOT in Alaska but not the Weather
22/10/2014

During the week of October 12th Mike Mackintosh (Bug-O’s Regional Manager) and Norm Sted (Bug-O’s Director of Sales and Marketing) embarked on a one week training Road Show that started in Anchorage and extended to Fairbanks. Each program was well attended with...READ MORE

National Manufacturing Day
03/10/2014

Today is National Manufacturing Day – Bug-O Systems - Made in USA for over 65 years! We salute our Bug-O Union Team Members that build our Quality Products for our Global Clients. READ MORE

West Virginia 4th Annual Oil & Gas Expo
03/10/2014

The popularity of various shale gas explorations in this region continues to be extremely healthy, which is why on 1, October Bug-O Systems exhibited again at the 4th Annual West Virginia Oil & Gas Expo.  The event took place at the Mylan Park Expo Center in Morgantown,...READ MORE

Tank Market Grows in USA
30/09/2014

The world’s thirst for energy continues to grow. In the US it is no different than the rest of the world. The US has been the leader in the consumption of oil, gasoline and natural gas for many years. The tank market is growing in the US to meet this growing demand....READ MORE

2014 National Sales Meeting-North America
22/09/2014

For three days during Mid-September, Bug-O Systems held its National Sales and Marketing Meeting back at the plant and at Bug-O University in Canonsburg, PA. All of Bug-O’s Regional Managers throughout the US and for Canada were in attendance. Training included the...READ MORE

Welders Services, Inc. Hosts Fall Open House
19/09/2014

On Thursday 18, September, Welders Services, Inc. hosted an open house at their Ft. Wayne location, Indiana. Bug-O Systems was one of a select group of 15 vendors represented at the show. Other vendors included; Esab, 3M, Crown Alloys and Weldmark just to name a few. Over 300...READ MORE

Dale Oxygen Celebrates 75 Year Anniversary
17/09/2014

On 11, September from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dale Oxygen hosted a public showcase event at their Johnstown, PA location to celebrate their 75th Anniversary of serving the welding and cutting industry. The event took place at the scenic downtown PNG (Peoples Natural Gas) Park in...READ MORE

Tank Fabrication Made Easy - Zipper Welder
01/09/2014

For many years Bug-O Systems has enjoyed success in the Tank Fabrication Industry that has embraced our zipper welding system. Most recently we have enjoyed additional success in Louisiana where we have had a customer using the Zipper with great success. The key to the Zipper...READ MORE

Mark Binder Celebrates his 40 Year Anniversary at Bug-O Systems!
25/07/2014

Mark Binder, Director of International Sales, started his career at Bug-O Systems on 22, July 1974.  At that time he was hired as a machine operator in the Bug-O production plant. Under the mentorship of Charlie E. Six, he learned to work numerous positions within the...READ MORE

Reintroduction of the Zipper Welder
08/07/2014

The zipper welder has been in the Bug-O repertoire for quite some time. However, we recently have seen a larger demand for it due to increased tank production worldwide. It is used for vertical seam welding for storage tanks and other applications where you need a vertical...READ MORE

GAWDA Pittsburgh Regional Spring Conference
09/06/2014

The 2014 GAWDA Regional conference was held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in June. It was a very well attended event with a great group of speakers. BUG-O Systems sent 5 people to this event. The conference began on Wednesday afternoon with a Sales workshop put on by...READ MORE

New Florence PA has a new Welding Supply Distributor
09/06/2014

The Official Grand Opening of Napotnik Welding Supplies’ new facility took place on June 2nd. That day was a grand event that was catered and provided a wonderful environment for all of its 300 attendees the opportunity to enjoy wonderful food and networking....READ MORE

Bug-O Attends Training at All-Time Facility – Shanghai, China
09/06/2014

Josh Chiprich (Tank Fabrication Market Manager) and Chris Cable (Director of Global Sales & Marketing) recently visited our Girth Welding partner in Shanghai, China for training  and also had the opportunity to visit a large tank farm in Tianjin to get some hands on...READ MORE

Purity Cylinder Gases–May 8, 2014
02/06/2014

On May 8th, Purity Cylinder Gas hosted its annual Spring Open House in Grand Rapids Michigan. The Bug-O Systems Training Manager Mike Shaffer and Sales Representative Dave Campbell supplied equipment and demonstrations in support of this annual event which was heavily...READ MORE

Airgas Nor Pac Annual Sales Meeting - Kahneeta - Warm Springs Oregon
26/05/2014

Airgas Nor Pac, which refers to their Airgas Northern Pacific Regional Office, hosted their annual Sales Management Meeting at Kahneeta Resort. At this annual meeting, over 100 key Airgas sales managers and support persons met to review the previous year's results and have...READ MORE

Ohio Valley Oil & Gas Expo 2014
16/05/2014

Bug-O Systems took part in the 3rd Annual Ohio Valley Regional Oil & Gas Expo from 30’ April - 1’ May 2014. This two-day event included a Network Night Reception on Wednesday followed Thursday by the all-day expo and conference.  Over 1000 attended in St....READ MORE

FABTECH Mexico/AWS Weldmex 2014
14/05/2014

FABTECH Mexico, co-sponsored by the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), co-located with the established AWS Weldmex and METALFORM Mexico this year. The mega event was held at the Centro Banamex in...READ MORE

Oil & Gas Expo 2014
30/04/2014

Bug-O Systems will exhibit at the Ohio Valley Regional Oil & Gas Expo taking place in St Clairsville, OH on 1' May 2014. Stop by and visit us in Booth: 31. READ MORE

BUG-O Investing for the future in Canonsburg, PA
28/04/2014

My Great-Grandfather founded BUG-O Systems in Pittsburgh, PA in 1948.  For more than 65 years BUG-O Systems has been building and selling American made products for the welding industry.  As a family owned business, we have a deep appreciation for all of our employees and...READ MORE

Bug “U” Road Show - Arizona
11/04/2014

Bug-O Systems has taken its training on the road across the United States to better serve our customers and distributors.  During early 2013 in Arizona we added Dana and Frank Nance as the new Regional Sales Managers for Bug-O Systems. Frank and Dana bring 75 years...READ MORE

Josh Chiprich – Tank Fabrication Market Manager
10/04/2014

Bug-O Systems International is pleased to announce a new member to our Team, Josh Chiprich who joined us on April 7, 2014 as our new Global Tank Fabrication Market Manager.  Josh’s new role focuses on educating our customers’ on the benefits of utilizing our...READ MORE

Have Weld; Will Travel – In all Positions
09/04/2014

The 2014 year is off to an exciting start.  BUG-O Systems is looking to keep moving forward with its release of the new Robotic Welding System displayed at November ’13 FABTECH Show in Chicago.  This system looks to revolutionize the welding industry with its...READ MORE

29th Annual Elko Mining Expo 2014
08/04/2014

The Elko Mining Expo will be held this year 2-6, June 2014 at the Elko Convention Center in Elko, Nevada.  Approximately 8,000 visitors attend this mining industry exhibit each year which is traditionally located here because of its close proximity to the mining industry.  Bug-O...READ MORE

Bug-O Announces Spring Sale on Magswitch Products
31/03/2014

For a limited time only, Bug-O Systems is offering these Special Discount Prices. Every product is brand new, in the box with full warranty! Quantities are limited so order today as they are first come first serve. Contact Bug-O today.   Click here to Download Flyer. READ MORE

Fabtech Mexico 2014
31/03/2014

Bug-O Systems International will be exhibited by way of our Distributor, Tecnologia En Soldadura Y Cortes A. DE C.V., at this year’s annual FABTECH MEXICO trade show.  The trade show, held at the Centro Banamex in Mexico City, Mexico from May 6th through the 8th, 2014 is...READ MORE

GAWDA 2014 Spring Management Conference – Chicago, IL
31/03/2014

The annual GAWDA Spring business meeting was held in the convention center within the Chicago Sheraton Hotel from 30 March through 1 April.  Chicago is well known for providing wonderful attendance records for the FABTECH Show and this GAWDA meeting was no exception....READ MORE

Matheson Open House – March 11, 2014
17/03/2014

The Bug-O Systems Technical Sales Group supplied equipment and personnel in support of the Third Annual Pipeliner Forum held on March 11th, 2014 at the Matheson Tri-Gas location in Martins Ferry, Ohio.  The Pipeliner Forum provides an opportunity for Bug-O Systems to...READ MORE

Engineering Management
10/03/2014

Joe DeMatteis has recently joined Bug-O Systems as Manager of Engineering.  Joe comes to us from Sardello Inc. where he managed Engineering and Process Development and prior to that he was with L-3 Communications as Program Manager, Naval Systems.  He brings expertise in design...READ MORE

AWS Pipeline Conference – March 4 & 5, 2014
10/03/2014

The second annual American Welding Society Pipeline Conference was held on March 4th & 5th, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  The Pipeline Conference provides a forum for presentations of various new and influential updates in the processes, materials, equipment and techniques used...READ MORE

Machinex Arabia
28/02/2014

Alruqee Industrial Marketing, a Distributor of Bug-O Systems International in Saudi Arabia, represented Bug-O Systems at MACHINEX ARABIA earlier this year.  The Kingdom’s Singular Machinery Show took place from February 9th through the 12th at the Jeddah Centre for...READ MORE

Regional Sales Manager Training
24/02/2014

Bug-O Systems would like to take this opportunity to welcome Frank Wilson and Kevin Isler to the Bug-O Family of Regional Sales Manager Professionals.  Additionally, we would like to congratulate them both for a very successful completion of the Bug-O Full Product Training...READ MORE

Shipyard Weld Efficiency: You Have to Crawl before you Run
16/01/2014

The new age of robotic mechanization technology has arrived on the market.  Thanks to the help of RTT (Robotic Technologies of Tennessee) and the engineering staff at Bug-O Systems International, they have been working for the last year to finally release the newest and most state-of-the-art...READ MORE

2014 Trade Shows
15/01/2014

Machinex Arabia  February 9-12, 2014 Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia   Fabtech India April 10-12, 2014 New Delhi, India   Fabtech Mexico  May 6-8, 2014 Mexico City, Mexico   Project Qatar  May 12-15, 2014 Doha, Qatar   Beijing Essen...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems 2014 Training Programs
15/01/2014

Bug-O Systems is a Family Owned and Managed Business that has been serving our customers since 1943. Since that time, we have become the recognized Global Leader in the design, manufacturing and application of a full line of portable automation products for the cutting and...READ MORE

The Marriage of Mechanization and Application. A Guide to Greater Overall Efficiency
14/01/2014

Bug-O Systems has faithfully provided for over 65 years, the industry’s newest, best and most innovative products to enable you to be more successful.  This article will explore the Marriage of Mechanization to Applications so as to produce great overall efficiency...READ MORE

Welcome Amanda and Nathan
13/01/2014

Bug-O Systems is proud to welcome aboard two new employees;  Amanda Zamiska (Graphic Designer) and Nathan Derringer (Drafter).  Amanda brings with her experience in Audio/Video Editing, Videography, Photography and Graphic Design.  Amanda graduated from Pittsburgh...READ MORE

Application Group Project
11/01/2014

Once in a while, everything falls together just as you would like, and then…   During the second half of last year, the Applications Group had the opportunity to see the Sales/Demonstration process work just as expected.  Sometime around the middle of 2013 Norm Sted, National Sales...READ MORE

Bug-O “U” Trains Future Sales Managers
06/01/2014

BUG-O “U” is often thought about as a place for conducting Distributor and Customer Seminars and that’s’ true, but did you know we also train our future professional sales staff as well?     Mike Shaffer, Manager for Educational...READ MORE

Fabtech 2013 & Bug-O Break Attendance Records
03/01/2014

FABTECH, considered to be the largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event in North America stated that the show which was held in Chicago’s McCormick Center 18-21 November 2013 broke a historical record for attendance which totaled over 40,000.  There...READ MORE

Welcome Emily Kovatch – Human Resources Director
02/01/2014

Please join us in welcoming Emily Kovatch to Bug-O Systems. Emily has assumed the newly created position of Human Resources Director. Emily held several Human Resources management roles of progressive responsibility during her 14 year tenure with PPG Industries, including...READ MORE

Workshop for Warriors Receives GO-FER Donation
02/01/2014

In December 2014 Bug-O Systems learned of an organization that is truly transforming returning VETs lives through education.     “Workshops for Warriors” (WFW), located in San Diego California is a non-profit organization that currently trains,...READ MORE

Chris Cable – Director of Global Sales & Marketing
01/01/2014

On January 1, 2014, Chris Cable assumed the role of Director of Global Sales & Marketing at Bug-O Systems International.  Chris brings many years of managing and leadership experience to Bug-O.  He worked at the US subsidiary of the German based company, FEIN (Pittsburgh,...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Holiday Notice
13/12/2013

Please be advised that Bug-O Systems will shut down for the Christmas Holiday starting at: 11:00 a.m. EST Tuesday, 24, December '13 and we will re-open for business on Thursday 2, January '14. This time is given so that our employees can enjoy time with their families during the holiday. We...READ MORE

IMTEX, Oman
09/12/2013

Bug-O Systems International was represented by their distributor, Technical Trading Co. LLC., at the recent Industrial Machinery, Tools, Hardware & Equipments Exhibition (IMTEX).  IMTEX took place at the Oman International Exhibition Centre (OIEC) in Muscat, Oman from December 2-4, 2013.  IMTEX...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Holiday and Inventory Notice
18/11/2013

During this Thanksgiving Holiday season, Bug-O Systems is most thankful to you, our valued customers who have supported our products and company through the years.   Please be advised that Bug-O Systems will shut down for the Thanksgiving Holiday starting at: 4:30 p.m. EST Wednesday, 27,...READ MORE

Visit Bug-O Systems in Chicago at Fabtech 2013
13/11/2013

Booth: N1815   BUG-O-SYSTEMS will be presenting powerful new and time proven solutions for all your cutting and welding mechanization needs at Fabtech 2013, in Chicago.   ·       The full product line will be on display   ·       Our technical professionals will...READ MORE

SE-2PTD featured in Tube & Pipe Technology's November Issue
06/11/2013

SE-2PTD Programmable Saddle and Elbow Cutter Bug-O Systems is an expert in motion control and automating cutting and welding. It offers a large product range including an entire line of circle burner and circle welders and pipe cutting and profiling machines. The SE-2PTD is a...READ MORE

Schweissen & Schneiden 2013 – Essen, Germany
01/11/2013

Once every four years, the welding industry looks forward to the Schweissen & Schneiden International Trade Fair.  With some referring to it as the “Olympics of Welding,” it is one of the most highly anticipated welding shows in the world which has earned its status as the...READ MORE

Mechanized Pipe Welding 101 Article in October World Pipelines Magazine
30/10/2013

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PUBLISHED ARTICLE IN WORLD PIPELINES   Mechanized Pipe Welding 101, an introduction to producing pipe girth welds with a machine. The pipeline industry is strong and growing today due in part to increased demand for oil and gas along with improved sources...READ MORE

2013 BRAZIL WELDING SHOW
11/10/2013

Bug-O Systems International was recently represented at the 2013 Brazil Welding Show by one of its distributors, BFC Productos E Servicos Parasolda Ltd. along with Bug-O’s regional manager, Jorge Puchaicela.  The show took place in the Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paulo from...READ MORE

Bug-O's Heavy Duty MDS in the News
03/10/2013

A Shipyard First Bug-O System’s Heavy-Duty MDS and Hardcoat Anodized Rail. Click here to read the article in Maritime Reporter. READ MORE

O.E. Meyer – Ohio - Open House
13/09/2013

O.E. Meyer in North Central Ohio hosted their bi-annual open house on 11-12, September at the Sandusky fairgrounds. The Open House brought customers from the entire surrounding area looking for the newest and most powerful equipment solutions to increase their productivity. Over...READ MORE

International Training Seminar
09/09/2013

Bug-O Systems International recently held a one day training seminar for Lincoln Electric distributors from all over the world. . In years past, Bug-O went to Lincoln Cleveland to make a classroom presentation. Starting last year, the class came to Bug-O for a more hands-on training session. ...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems at Schweissen & Schneiden 2013
05/09/2013

Booth: B123G Hall 8     BUG-O-SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL is proud to once again bring together a special grouping of companies exhibiting a wide range of products for the welding industry. The centerpiece of our pavilion is a large, private Hospitality Room where customers will...READ MORE

Kim Mohr’s New Position
02/09/2013

Some of you might have noticed recently when calling into Bug-O Systems that you are no longer greeted by Kim Mohr.  She is still a great part of our team and is now dedicated full time to our international sales department.  She is responsible for all documentation and duties...READ MORE

Airgas Training Seminar
26/08/2013

Bug-O Systems recently held a one day training seminar for local West Pennsylvania Airgas Distributors in the Greater Pittsburgh area.  The event took place at the new Bug-O University Facility on 22, August. The morning started off with an overview of our company and...READ MORE

Training with Mike Cobb - C.R. Kinsman & Assoc., Inc.
19/08/2013

              We are pleased to announce the addition of Mike Cobb to the Bug-O Sales Team of Professionals who will be the new Regional Manager for the territory which...READ MORE

Bug-O Article in August Welding Journal
15/08/2013

Check out your August 2013 issue of the Welding Journal to see Bug-O's article on "Increasing Welding Efficiency in the Railcar Industry". READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Featured on “Viewpoints” TV Hosted BY Terry Bradshaw
15/07/2013

Bug-O Systems is proud to announce their feature segment on “Viewpoints with Terry Bradshaw” television program. This segment is part of Viewpoint’s “American Industry Series” which interviews “movers and shakers of industry.”   As a Global...READ MORE

Bug-O Training Programs
10/07/2013

Bug-O Systems is a Family Owned and Managed Business that has been serving our customers since 1943. Since that time, we have become the recognized Global Leader in the design, manufacturing and application of a full line of portable automation products for the cutting and...READ MORE

Essen Show 2013 – Germany: 16-21 September
09/07/2013

BUG-O-SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL is proud to once again bring together a special grouping of US companies exhibiting a wide range of products for the welding and cutting industry.  The centerpiece of our 256 square meter pavilion is a large, private Hospitality Room where...READ MORE

Sale Offers from Bug-O Systems
02/07/2013

Looking for opportunities to offer your customers great products with huge savings?   Below are links to two Special Sales Offers that are effective immediately and run until current inventories last.  They are;   Magswitch Products at 1/2 price, plus you can earn additional...READ MORE

HOBU-SCHWEISSTECHNIK Has Moved
02/07/2013

We are pleased to announce the move of our master distributor in Germany, Hobu-Schweisstechnik, into a new and improved facility.   This facility includes over 1900 square feet of warehouse space which will be used for a European Demonstration and Training Center for the entire line of Bug-O...READ MORE

June Regional Open House Events
01/07/2013

During the month of June, Roberts Oxygen hosted several regional open house events. The first occurred on 5, June at their Bessemer City, NC location. On 6, June at their Charlotte location and on 12, June in their Greensboro location. The shows included demonstrations and...READ MORE

Tappan Zee Project
28/06/2013

Bug-O Systems is making history again in 2013, being the brand chosen to weld the Tappan Zee Bridge.  The Tappan Zee Bridge in New York will be welded with the assistance of the Modular Drive System. It is the longest bridge in the State of New York. The total length of...READ MORE

Andy Oxy Open House
28/06/2013

On 27, June Andy Oxy hosted an Open House at their Hendersonville, North Carolina location. The hours were from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lincoln Electric, Miller Electric and Victor Technologies all performed live demonstrations for the 100 attendees. Bug-O System’s Regional...READ MORE

Beijing Essen Welding & Cutting Fair
24/06/2013

All Fit Engineering, a distributor of Bug-O Systems International, recently participated in the 18th Beijing Essen Welding & Cutting Fair (BEW).  The fair took place from June 18-21, 2013 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center in Shanghai, China.  Herbert Cable Jr.,...READ MORE

National Shipbuilding Research Program
17/06/2013

Over the last few years and with a projection well into the future, shipbuilding has become a major industry player in the U.S. once again. Since 2005, the U.S. government and its 11 major shipbuilders for the military have combined to create the National Shipbuilding...READ MORE

Elko Mining Expo 2013
10/06/2013

The 28th Annual Mining Expo took place from June 3-7 in the Elko Convention Center, Elko, NV. Praxair represented Bug-O Systems at this event. The location was ideal for the growing mining customer base. Praxair was able to show their support with their new office in Elko,...READ MORE

Bug-O Featured in June Welding Journal
06/06/2013

Check out your June 2013 issue of the Welding Journal to see Bug-O's article on "Maximizing Pipeline Welding Efficiency". READ MORE

Lake Welding Supply 60th Anniversary
17/05/2013

On 15, May from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Lake Welding Supply hosted their 60th Anniversary Celebration at their Muskegon, MI location. The Open House brought customers from all around looking at the newest and greatest equipment to increase their productivity. Over 400 attendees took part and...READ MORE

Fabtech Mexico/AWS Weldmex 2013
13/05/2013

This year’s Fabtech Mexico/AWS Weldmex show was a success! The show took place Tues-Thurs 7-9 May at the CINTERMEX Complex in Monterrey, Mexico. Records were made with a 32% increase in attendance compared to the 2011 event. 384 exhibitors took part, many increasing their space to promote...READ MORE

Confidence in Consistency - Bug-O Article in World Pipelines
29/04/2013

Bug-O Systems' article "Confidence in Consistency" is featured in the April 2013 issue of World Pipelines Magazine. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF   Confidence in Consistency Jeff Nelson, Bug-O Systems, USA, presents a case study of mechanized welding. The use of mechanized pipe...READ MORE

Roberts Oxygen Spring Open House
22/04/2013

On 18, April Roberts Oxygen Company, Inc. hosted an Open House at their North Charleston, South Carolina location. The hours were from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and included 10 exhibitors one of which was Bug-O Systems. Mike Charles, Bug-O’s Regional Manager, performed hands...READ MORE

Fabtech Mexico/AWS Weldmex 2013
16/04/2013

BUG-O SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL will be participating at this year’s FABTECH MEXICO/AWS WELDMEX trade show.   The show will take place at the Cintermex in Monterrey, Mexico from 7-9 May.  Considered thelargest machine tool show in Mexico, it is expected to draw more than 400 exhibitors...READ MORE

Matheson Tri-Gas Open House
12/04/2013

On 12 March, from 4-9 p.m. Matheson Tri-Gas hosted an Open House at their Martins Ferry location and was open to customers in the oil and gas industry. This location was ideal as it is in close proximity to many ongoing pipeline operations. Ten vendors participated, including...READ MORE

KBUG Expansion with Shipyard Focus
11/04/2013

BUG-O Systems International continues to bring new and innovative products to the world of mechanized welding with the introduction of the KBUG product line in January 2012.  The KBUGs are smaller, digital machines with enhanced features providing application...READ MORE

Bug-O Training Center Update
05/04/2013

The 5200 square foot Bug-O Training Center (Bug-O U) first opened in 2011 as a way to educate and increase customer’s efficiency on Bug-O Automation Equipment.  In 2012, we were surprisingly busy as attendance grew by more than double the previous year.  This...READ MORE

BUG-O March Madness Recap
01/04/2013

      This year’s Regional Sales Manager Training Program which was affectionately dubbed “Bug-O March Madness” was a huge success, so the surveys received confirm.  Each year typically in March,...READ MORE

Spring Mini Welding Show - Cee Kay Supply
25/03/2013

  On 23 March AWS hosted their Spring Mini Welding Show Cee Kay Supply’s nearly 10,000 square feet Welding & Cutting Technology Center.  This event is held every year by the St Louis AWS Section and the show hours were 4 to 8pm.  The event was open to...READ MORE

Minimum Order Policy Change
15/03/2013

Effective Monday 18 March 2013, Bug-O Systems will change its current Order Minimum Policy to zero. In other words, we will no longer have any minimum to place an order to receive a discount and will no longer impose a $10 surcharge.   It is our goal to be your first choice for Motion...READ MORE

Pipe Welding Presentation
02/01/2013

Increasing productivity and quality of pipe welding through welding automation. Click here to view video. READ MORE

Shipbuilding in Demand
26/11/2012

During 2012 we saw tremendous interest and investment in shipyards.  In this very global economy it would stand to reason that ship building is on the raise.  Much of the growth not only comes from the growing demand for shipping more goods around the world, but a greater demand is also coming...READ MORE

Bug-O Announces 3-Year Warranty effective 4, February 2013
13/11/2012

At the 2012 FABTECH Show in Las Vegas, Bug-O Systems International in Canonsburg, PA is leading the Industry again with an unprecedented announcement of its NEW 3-Year Warranty for 2013 on all standard products. This is 3 times greater than any other manufacturer of similar products produced...READ MORE

Bug-O Pipe Welding Article featured in November World Pipelines Magazine
05/11/2012

Bug-O Systems is proud to share our recent "On Budget Pipe Welding" article featured in World Pipelines magazine. Click here to view the pdf.   ON BUDGET PIPE WELDING JEFF NELSON, APPLICATION MANAGER, BUG-O SYSTEMS, USA, LOOKS AT SELECTING THE CORRECT PIPE WELDING EQUIPMENT TO MEET A PROJECT’S...READ MORE

Bug-O Donates Modular Drive Equipment to Hobart Institute of Welding Technology
01/11/2012

A new piece of automated welding equipment that will enhance training demonstrations at Hobart Institute of Welding Technology was donated this past summer by Bug-O® Systems, Inc. of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Jeff Nelson, Welding Engineer at Bug-O Systems coordinated the donation.   The...READ MORE

Nordic Welding Expo – Tampere, Finland
26/10/2012

Retco OY, a long time distributor of Bug-O Systems International, participated in the 2012 Nordic Welding Expo in Tampere, Finland from Oct 23-25 of 2012.  The expo is one of the leading trade fairs in Finland and is a prominent event for the welding sector.   Thousands of welding professionals...READ MORE

Bug-O Pipe Welding Solutions at Fabtech
14/08/2012

Bug-O Systems has solutions for your medium to large diameter pipe welding needs. Our Universal Bug-O-Matic, Modular Drive System, Piper-Bug and Piper-Plus can be your partner in Pipe Welding Mechanization. Come to Fabtech and experience four Bug-O Pipe Solutions in our Pipe Shed. See Us at...READ MORE

Bug-O Announces New Product Theater Presentation at Fabtech
03/08/2012

Bug-O Systems will host "Increasing Productivity & Quality of Welding Pipe through Automation" in the New Product Theater at Fabtech. This presentation will take place on Monday, 12 of November from 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. in the North Hall. READ MORE

Bug-O First Open House was a Success!
06/07/2012

Bug-O Systems had their first annual Open House last month showcasing their joint venture with Lincoln Electric on a new pipe welding system. Attendees came from all over the world (including Canada, USA, and the Netherlands) to see what the new Piper Bug and Piper Plus System had to...READ MORE

Bug-O Featured in June World Pipelines Magazine
22/06/2012

Bug-O Systems is proud to share our recent article featured in World Pipelines magazine. Click here to view the article READ MORE

Extended Customer Service Line Hours
04/06/2012

To better serve you, we are extending our customer service hours to 6 p.m. EST. starting June 4th. We will be monitoring traffic volume and will continue offering these extended customer service hours as needed. Please call 412-331-1776 to reach our customer service line. READ MORE

OPEN HOUSE
02/04/2012

The Biggest Global Pipe Welding Partnership Comes to Southpointe! Date:    April 19, 2012 Time:    11:00-7:00 Place:    Bug-O Training Facility, 141 Hillpointe Drive Canonsburg, PA 15317 LIVE WELDING DEMONSTRATIONS - FEATURING:   Bug-O/Lincoln - Pipe Welding...READ MORE

Bug-O Systems Announce Weld.com, a new resource for the Welding & Cutting Industry.
08/06/2011

Weld.com is on target to launch in the fall of 2011. As the name implies, Weld.com is geared towards an all-encompassing market in the welding industry. Click here to visit weld.com READ MORE

New On-Off Magnet Bars, Lifting Magnets and Accessories
15/10/2010

Bug-O Systems proudly announces a new line of Bug-O/Magswitch on-off magnet bars, lifting magnets and accessories. Our new line is amazingly powerful, yet very compact.   READ MORE

Bug-O Systems International Announces New Location.
11/06/2008

Bug-o Systems International is pleased to announce the opening of a new 30,000 sq. ft. office and manufacturing complex. This new facility is located in the Southpointe Industrial Park, Canonsburg, PA.READ MORE