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At Lincoln Electric Cutting Systems, ideas come to life from the white-hot forge of a plasma cutting table. The company, which produces products such as Torchmate and Vernon Tool, is a leader in the design, development, and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc-welding systems, plasma, and oxyfuel cutting equipment.
But to keep a steady flow of revenue, the small Reno, Nevada company looked beyond traditional military and space customers to find work stimulating oil wells, supplying bullets and bombs for combat simulations, and providing pyrotechnics for Showtime’s television series “Shameless.” Those are not the markets Wayne Sawka envisioned when he founded DSSP in 2005 to develop and sell Electric Solid Propellants that can quickly turn on and off with electrical charges.