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January 24, 2023
Broco Rankin Acquired by Salt Creek Capital

Ontario, California (January 24, 2023) – Salt Creek Capital, a private equity firm based in Woodside, California, has acquired Broco, Inc., Rankin Industries, Inc., and Strong Welding Products - collectively known as Broco Rankin. Mr. Sterling Peloso has been named Broco Rankin’s new Chief Executive Officer.

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January 2, 2022
COVID-19 Letter from Richard Ferry

The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly, impacting global supply chains and the people depending on them. As an essential supplier to multiple countries worldwide, we are committed to safeguarding our colleagues and ensuring our customers’ operations continue to function as smoothly as possible during this difficult period.

Broco Rankin has been designated an essential critical supplier and will continue normal production and shipping operations.


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September 15, 2020
Broco, Inc. Introduces ProTouch Underwater Welding Electrodes

ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA (September 2020) – Broco, Inc.® has introduced ProTouch™, a new high performing low carbon steel underwater welding electrode offering all position welding capabilities and excellent weld quality. The launch of ProTouch strengthens Broco’s global leadership in the underwater welding and cutting industry and adds to its family of high-quality electrodes.


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April 29, 2020
Broco Rankin Web Store Now Open for Online Ordering

ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA (April 29,2020) - Broco Rankin is pleased to announce the opening of its new web store,, for online ordering of key popular Broco Rankin products. The new store initially offers more than 50 products from the Broco Underwater, Tactical, Industrial and Rankin Hardfacing lines of business, as well as Accessories. 

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April 10, 2020
Meet The Band-It by Rankin Automation at OTC in Houston, TX

  Meet “The Band-It™” by Rankin® Automation at OTC in Houston, TX 
The New Portable Hardbander for the Drilling Industry ONTARIO, California (April 10, 2018) – The Band-It™ is Rankin® Automation’s new, more efficient, less expensive hardbander for the oil drilling industry.  It will be on display at booth #11013 at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), April 30 – May 3, in Houston, Texas, at N

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February 4, 2020
Broco Underwater Introduces the New BHT-2000 BROCUDA Hydraulic Tool

ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA (February 3, 2020) – Broco Underwater is proud to introduce the new BHT-2000 Brocuda™ Hydraulic Tool. The Brocuda is a versatile, multi-function, hand-held tool which can be used for grinding, polishing, cutting, drilling and cleaning. It is designed for use both underwater and topside.


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January 20, 2020
Broco Tactical to Exhibit Three New Products at 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas

ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA (January 2020) – Broco Tactical is exhibiting the newest in their line of forced entry and rescue and repair products for law enforcement, military and first responders at SHOT Show 2020, January 21-24, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Broco will be in Booth #20430 at the Sands Expo Center, Level 2. On display will be the new full size, multi-function, stand-alone Broco Breacher Training Door, the Gapper™ Electric Hydraulic Spreader and the new and improved, patent pending, Easylight 2™ Cutting Rods. 


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October 31, 2019
Visit Broco Rankin at FABTECH in Chicago November 11-14, 2019

(ONTARIO, California – October 2019) Broco Rankin will be exhibiting at FABTECH 2019 in Booth B37086 at McCormick Place in Chicago November 11-14. On display will be two new products – the 9 Inch Cutoff Saw Set and the Rapid Deploy Ballistic Protection Backpacks. Also, at the booth will be Rankin Hardfacing and PMA Protective Metal Alloys products that are designed to protect and extend part life of expensive equipment, and the world renowned Broco Exothermic Cutting Torch.


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October 9, 2019
Technical Service Bulletin - Broco Flash Arrestor

The following is a Technical Service Bulletin from Broco Rankin regarding the Flash Arrestor on the BR-22 PLUS underwater cutting torch. This bulletin was issued on October 9, 2019. Please call 909.483.3222 if there are any questions regarding this bulletin. 

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March 14, 2018
Technical Service Bulletin

The following is a Technical Service Bulletin from Broco Rankin regarding the BR-22 PLUS underwater cutting torch.  This bulletin was issued on March 14, 2018.  Please call 909.483.3222 if there are any questions regarding the bulletin.


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