Victor celebrates 100 years of innovation, introduces two contests
By Victor Technologies
By Victor Technologies
July 11, 2013 – Victor Technologies has announced the 100th anniversary of its Victor brand of cutting and gas control equipment. “As we begin Victor’s 100-year anniversary, it is important to celebrate our shared history of authenticity, innovation and a deep connection to the end user,” said Martin Quinn, CEO of Victor Technologies.
July 11, 2013 – Victor Technologies has announced the 100th
anniversary of its Victor brand of cutting and gas control
|Calling all youths!: Victor has two contests, one specifically for students. |
“As we begin Victor’s 100-year anniversary, it is important to celebrate
our shared history of authenticity, innovation and a deep connection to the end
user,” said Martin Quinn, CEO of Victor Technologies. Victor’s
founder, L.W. Stettner, suffered the loss of an eye in a welding accident and
set out to design and build safer products for cutting and welding. Equipment
was manufactured to exacting standards, and Stettner’s designs resulted in
numerous industry firsts in welding. For example, Victor cutting and welding
torches were assembled with screws, not soldered. The patented assembly method
provided a stronger connection between components in the event of overheating.
Since its beginnings Victor has been rooted in innovative
product solutions – relating directly to the user and enhancing the tools of
their craft. These practices have made the Victor name synonymous with
dependability and quality.
The “A Cut Above” contest is
open to students in cutting, welding and related programs
at secondary and post-secondary schools and will award more than $30,000 in equipment and
cash prizes. Beginner students will write a 500-word essay supporting the
contest theme, while advanced students will submit a team metal fabrication
project that incorporates an oxy-fuel,
air-fuel or plasma cutting process.
“Show Us Your Innovations” 2014
calendar contest will award 12 Victor Medalist 250 cutting outfits and a Victor
Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 plasma cutter as
the grand prize for the best photos and associated captions of the entrant
using any Victor or Victor Thermal Dynamics cutting equipment.
"These contests celebrate the
spirit of our end users who have used Victor equipment
for over the past 100 years. Winners will demonstrate innovation, craftsmanship
and an appreciation for quality tools that enable them to shape their world,”
said CEO Quinn.
contests run through September, with winners announced at the Victor
Technologies booth at Fabtech 2013 Expo in Chicago. Contests are open to individuals with a passion for cutting and
welding who are residents of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec). Visit
www.victortechnologies.com/victor100 for contest details, entry forms and other
100th anniversary news.
Throughout the year, and culminating at Fabtech 2013 Expo in Chicago, Victor will be celebrating its 100 year
anniversary through special publications and events.