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ESAB establishes endowed scholarship at FMU

            FLORENCE, S.C. – ESAB Welding and Cutting Products Inc. of Florence has established an endowed scholarship at Francis Marion University to recognize and assist outstanding students.

            The recipient of the scholarship must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and must demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to a student from the Pee Dee area, and the recipient is eligible for repeat awards, provided all qualifications are met.

            “ESAB is pleased to support education at all levels,” said Jill Heiden, North American Group Vice-President of Human Resources. “We firmly believe that everyone should have the opportunity to fulfill his or her dreams of higher education. Through the establishment of the ESAB Welding and Cutting Products, Inc. Scholarship, we are confident we can help students succeed and achieve their educational goals.”

            “We are most appreciative of ESAB’s generous contribution through this scholarship,” said FMU president Fred Carter. “Support from corporate partners such as ESAB enables FMU to train the future business leaders of the Pee Dee.”

            Founded in 1904, ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is one of the largest and most experienced manufacturers of welding and cutting equipment and welding filler metals. With over 24 manufacturing plants worldwide in over 35 countries, ESAB is a global company offering quality products for local customers everywhere. ESAB’s North American headquarters are located in Florence. The Florence facility provides jobs in the Pee Dee Region for over 700 employees. For more information about the company, visit

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Last Published: February 21, 2007 9:04 AM
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