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History

1940’s

1943

“Livesay Multipurpose Machines,” predecessor to BUG-O, was invented to increase production of ships and landing craft at Higgins Shipyards in Louisiana for WWII.

1948

H. Edward Cable, with 4 partners, starts D.R. Electric Company which will become Weld Tooling Corporation and Lincoln Service Shop in 1952.

1950’s

1957-1958

Herbert E. Cable Joins as a Sales Representative. Weld Tooling Corporation acquires patent rights to “Livesay Machines” and begins an extensive redesign.

1958

New Location West Carson Street

1959

Ed Cable starts selling Livesay units. Weld Tooling Corporation creates the BUG-O Systems Division to design, manufacture and sell the redesigned machines to be known as “BUG-O’s.”

1960’s

Seattle Space Needle
Seattle Space Needle
Seattle Space Needle

1961

Seattle Space Needle

 

 

 

1963

St. Louis Arch 

 

 

 

1964

Unisphere at the New York’s World Fair

1970’S AND 1980’S

1977

Chip Cable, like his father Herbert E. Cable, joins Weld Tooling Corporation as a Sales Representative

 

 

1981

New technology AC Governor Control motor to DC motor with Solid State Controls.

 

1982

Acquires Cypress Welding- expansion into pipe fabrication

 

 

1987

Works with shipyards to mechanize welding of submarines and ships for the U.S. military

1990’s

1994

Herb Cable becomes CEO and Chip Cable becomes President.

 

 

1995

Introduction of Trackless Machines, Overlay Systems and Programmable Machines

 

2000’s

2002

BUG-O used to weld circumference of 10 dia. pilings and cut slots in inner & outer piling for the replacement sections of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge project.  

 

2007

BUG-O mechanization utilized in shipbuilding of Disney cruise lines at Meyer Werft Ship Yard.

 

2008

4th Generation Matt Cable joins the company

 

2008

BUG-O Expands to meet global demands by moves into a new 25,000 sq.ft. state of the art manufacturing facility. 

 

2009

Reestablishing our original partnership with The Lincoln Electric Company; Lincoln and BUG-O develops PiperBug® then the Piper-Plus

 

2010’s – tODAY

2012

Introduction of the K-Bug product line

2013

BUG-O announces New 3-Year Warranty

2015

New GO-FER IV® released reducing the need to keep multiple machines and accessories on hand

2016

Matt Cable becomes Bug-O President

2020

Bug-O’s Live Support Program solves application problems and increases productivity in a digital world.

2022

MDS with Current Sensing AHC is used to construct Space-X launch pad.

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