Victor Technologies

Victor Launches Two Contests To Celebrate Users of Oxy-Fuel and Plasma Cutting Equipment

ST. LOUIS, May 10, 2013 – Victor Technologies today launched two contests as part of its celebration of the 100th anniversary of its Victor brand of cutting and gas control equipment.

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.

The “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,” says Martin Quinn, CEO, Victor Technologies.

Both contests start today and 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 for contest details, entry forms and other 100th anniversary news.

About Victor Technologies

Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Victor Technologies provides superior solutions for cutting, gas control and specialty welding equipment under brand names that include Victor®, Victor® Thermal Dynamics®, Victor®Arcair®, Victor®TurboTorch®, Tweco®, Thermal Arc®, Stoody®, Firepower® and Cigweld®. For more information about Victor Technologies, its products and services, visit the company’s web site at