Fabrication logo Illinois Tool Works Inc has acquired Tregaskiss Welding Products of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Tregaskiss manufactures robotic and semi-automatic MIG welding torches and peripherals. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

A privately held company, Tregaskiss employs 179 people and offers its products through welding supply distributors in Canada and the United States. The company will continue to operate independently, which is consistent with ITW's decentralized organizational structure. However, as part of ITW, which also owns Miller Electric Mfg Co and Bernard, Tregaskiss will have access to additional research and development, engineering, and technical resources. Other ITW welding companies include Hobart Brothers, Jetline Engineering, Smith Equipment, Tempil, and Weldcraft.