ESAB Filler Metals Help Build 1 World Trade Center

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Several thousand pounds of ESAB seismic certified filler metals have already been consumed in the construction of Tower 1 up to 15 floors. The finished tower will be 107 stories high.

ESAB is very proud to have been selected to provide materials for this important part of American history

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is pleased to announce that several hundred thousand pounds of ESAB filler metals have already been consumed in the construction of 1 World Trade Center (formerly known as the Freedom Tower) on the site of the former twin towers destroyed in the attack on 9/11.

“ESAB is very proud to have been selected to provide materials for this important part of American history,” said Jerry Gleisner, vice president, sales Eastern USA for ESAB.

ESAB has partnered with DCM Erectors and the MRP LLC fabrication shop on this project. The companies have worked together for three years on the construction of Tower 1. The main tower of the site, Tower 1 will stand at 107 stories – 1776 ft. tall – on completion in 2011. Construction is currently underway and has already reached the fifteenth floor. Thus far DCM has used more than 100,000 lbs of ESAB Coreshield 8 flux-cored wire. The 20th floor will feature all full penetration welds using ESAB Coreshield 8 wire, and it is estimated that this floor alone will require 20,000 lbs. of material. ESAB is working closely with Airgas of Piscataway, New Jersey, to stock and distribute all the ESAB filler metals required for this job.

ESAB will provide all the filler metals for Tower 1 and for Tower 4, which will stand at 65 stories. ESAB materials used in this project include Coreshield Ni2, Dual Shield 710X, Spoolarc 81, Spoolarc 75, Coreshield 8, Atom Arc and 1071 OK Flux. ESAB offers a complete line of seismic certified products for construction of buildings of this nature.

“We are very proud of the ESAB/Airgas team that has worked diligently on this project to provide 24/7 assistance to our partners, DCM and MRP,” said Dennis Sullivan, ESAB’s regional manager for Northeastern USA. “ESAB personnel, and Michael Sottile in particular, as well as Paul Lenox of Airgas, did a monumental job of testing to qualify the product and keep the project moving forward on schedule. This project is a tribute to the resilience of the American people, and we can think of no better way to honor that spirit than with the teamwork and dedication shown by our ESAB employees.”

With more than 100 years of experience, ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is one of the world’s largest and most skilled manufacturers of welding and cutting equipment and welding filler metals. Ensuring customer satisfaction, a wide range of ESAB products carry the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Recognized as the technological leader in the industry, ESAB is committed to providing customized solutions for their customers. For more information on the company, visit http://www.esabna.com or call 1-800-ESAB123.

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