BUG-O Systems, Inc.

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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.


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.


Bug-O Systems International was a recent participant in Welding Week 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium which took place from October 20th through the 23rd.


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.


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.


Even with the recent downturn in Shale Gas exploration, the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions continue to be healthy.


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.


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.


The fourth annual American Welding Society Pipeline Conference was held on September 1-3, 2015 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA.


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.


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.


The inside walls in the boiler of a coal fired electric generating plant face tremendous thermal and physical loads during operation.


Bug-O Systems products are well known in serving many industries such as shipbuilding, fabrication and transportation.


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”.


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


Distributors and customers alike recognize that BUG-O’s Cypress Circle Welders and Burners are used on pressure vessels and domed heads.


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.


Bug-O Systems International was recently represented by their distributor, BFC Productos E Servicos Para Solda LTD., in the FEIMAFE 2015 trade show.


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 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.


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.


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.


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 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.


Bug-O Systems International is pleased to announce the appointment of Neeraj Lohia as the Independent Territory Manager for the country of India.


CeeKay Supply has been one of the strongest, most respected Independent Welding and Gas Distributors in the mid-west which was founded in 1948.


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 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.


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.


Bug-O Systems Exhibited at the 11th edition of the StocExpo at the Ahoy in Rotterdam, Netherlands.


After dedicating 25 years of professionally representing Bug-O Systems, Chris Bell-Booth has retired.


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.


It is with deep sorrow we convey the passing of Anil on January 12th 2015, he was 73.


The Technical Sales and Special Systems Group at Bug-O Systems has expanded over the last year.


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?


Where will the economy be in the Midwest 2015 and beyond? What role will technology and automation play in our economic future?


With a New Year come many opportunities to configure welding and cutting solutions.


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.


Bug-O System’s Henry Dills is looking forward to a strong 2015 representing Bug-O in the Inter-Mountain West.


Trying to predict what 2015 will bring is difficult, but based on experience and trends in various industries that utilize welding,


Bug-o Systems was pleased to host a team of Praxair participants, for Bug-O full product training on January 12th & 13th.


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.


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


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.


Bug-O Systems International was a recent participant in the India Essen Welding & Cutting Trade Show.


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.


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


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


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


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The Official Grand Opening of Napotnik Welding Supplies’ new facility took place on June 2nd.


On May 8th, Purity Cylinder Gas hosted its annual Spring Open House in Grand Rapids Michigan.


Airgas Nor Pac, which refers to their Airgas Northern Pacific Regional Office, hosted their annual Sales Management Meeting at Kahneeta Resort.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The Elko Mining Expo will be held this year 2-6, June 2014 at the Elko Convention Center in Elko, Nevada.


The annual GAWDA Spring business meeting was held in the convention center within the Chicago Sheraton Hotel from 30 March through 1 April.


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.


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 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.


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.


The second annual American Welding Society Pipeline Conference was held on March 4th & 5th, 2014 in Houston, Texas.


Alruqee Industrial Marketing, a Distributor of Bug-O Systems International in Saudi Arabia, represented Bug-O Systems at MACHINEX ARABIA earlier this year.


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.


The new age of robotic mechanization technology has arrived on the market.


Bug-O Systems is a Family Owned and Managed Business that has been serving our customers since 1943.


Machinex Arabia February 9-12, 2014 Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


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.


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.


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?


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


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.


Bug-O Systems International was represented by their distributor, Technical Trading Co. LLC., at the recent Industrial Machinery, Tools, Hardware & Equipments Exhibition (IMTEX).


Bug-O Systems is a Family Owned Business that has been serving our customers since 1943. In 2011 we opened a new 5200 sq. ft. Training Center as a way to educate and increase customer’s efficiency with Bug-O Automation Equipment.


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.


We are pleased to announce the move of our master distributor in Germany, Hobu-Schweisstechnik, into a new and improved facility.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Confidence in Consistency Jeff Nelson, Bug-O Systems, USA, presents a case study of mechanized welding. The use of mechanized pipe welding equipment can improve a fabricators weld quality and reduce the cost to manufacture some prefabricated systems.


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.


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. Ten vendors participated, including Bug-O Systems.


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


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.


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.


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.”


Essen International Trade Fair (Schweissen & Schneiden) - Booth: B123 Hall 8 September 16-21, 2013 Essen, Germany Fabtech USA - Booth: N1815 November 18-21, 2013, Booth #N1815 Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.


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.


Come to Fabtech and experience four Bug-O Pipe Solutions in our Pipe Shed. See Us at FABTECH Booths #N4813 & #N5013.


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.


Bug-O Systems had their first annual Open House last month showcasing their joint venture with Lincoln Electric on a new pipe welding system.

06/08/2011 is on target to launch in the fall of 2011. As the name implies, is geared towards an all-encompassing market in the welding industry.


Bug-O Systems/Cypress Welding Equipment has named Larry Johnson Director of Manufacturing. He has over 30 years of diversified manufacturing management experience in all manufacturing disciplines.


Weld Tooling Corporation has named Dave Bloom North American Sales Manager. He has over 25 years of experience in the steel fabrication industry and is already familiar with Bug-O's products and applications.


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.


Bug-O Systems announces two new accessories for the Modular Drive System (MDS) – Automated Height Control and Seam Tracking.


The Piper Bug features a positive rack and pinion drive system and a digital control box in which all welding parameters can be programmed for multi-pass, multi-layer welds on process piping and cross country pipe lines.


2009 Trade Shows for Bug-o Systems/Cypress Welding Equipment.


Bug-O Systems is proud to introduce its newest innovation for increasing productivity. The SPB-3000, Pitbull Portable Automatic Beveler, will produce clean machined bevels without operator assistance.


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 near Canonsburg, PA.


Bug-O Systems offers the Girth Welder, an automatic welding system for tank fabrication applications. The self-propelled welding system can reduce field storage tank welding time up to 40 percent.


The modular drive, programmable shape machine from Bug-O Systems Inc. is a compact shape-cutting machine designed to run any shape or pattern.