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ESAB LAUNCHES 2015 STUDENT CUTTING, WELDING AND ESSAY CONTEST

FLORENCE, S.C., Aug. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ESAB today launched its 2015 "A Cut Above" student contest, which is open to students in welding, cutting and related programs (e.g., Ag Mechanics) at secondary and post-secondary schools. ESAB will award more than $30,000 in equipment and cash prizes as part of the contest — visit www.esab.com/acutabove for contest rules, entry forms and tips for winning. Entries will be accepted until December 31, 2015, with winners announced on February 1, 2016.

The contest has two categories, individual essay and team fabrication project, and ESAB judges will select three winners in each category. Individuals will win $250 by submitting a 500-word essay that best supports the contest theme. Each member of a winning team receives $500; teams will submit a metal fabrication project that incorporates both welding and cutting. Further, each of the schools associated with the winners at their time of entry will receive the following prize package, valued at more than $4,000:

• One (1) ESAB Migmaster® 215 Pro Ready-to-Weld Package
• One (1) Victor® Medalist 250 Medium Duty Cutting System
• One (1) Thermal Dynamics® Cutmaster 42 Air Plasma Cutting Outfit
• Two (2) ESAB Aristo® Tech HD high definition welding helmets

The contest is open to students with a passion for welding and cutting who are residents of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec). Offer/participation void where prohibited or restricted by law. No purchase necessary for entry.

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, established in 1904, is a recognized leader in the welding and cutting industry. From time-honored processes in welding and cutting to revolutionary technologies in mechanized cutting and automation, ESAB's filler metals, equipment, and accessories bring solutions to customers around the globe. For more information about ESAB and its leading brands, visit www.esab.com or call 1-800-ESAB123.

These high school students each won $500 in ESAB's 2014 contest for their "Fish Tank" project, and they also provided tips on how to win the 2015 contest in a video available on the ESAB YouTube channel.



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Caption: These high school students each won $500 in ESAB's 2014 contest for their "Fish Tank" project, and they also provided tips on how to win the 2015 contest in a video available on the ESAB YouTube channel.

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CONTACT: Bill Wehrman 636-728-3057 bill.wehrman@esab.com Loretta Degasperi 843-664-4274 ldegasperi@esab.comSource:ESAB North America