Welders Pencils offer torch-resistant, highly visible marks.

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Suited for metal layout and fabrication, Silver-Streak® and Red-Riter® leave marks that illuminate when cutting or welding. Marks will not burn or run off like soapstone, and will stay put even on oily, rusty, or wet surfaces, without scratching. Hexagonal shape minimizes barrel roll when set down on flat or slightly sloped surface and pencils can be sharpened with any standard sharpener. Pencils come with metal and plastic holders, as well as pocket clip to prevent breakage.

Original Press Release:

Markal Holds the Line with New Welders Pencils

Silver-Streak® and Red-Riter® Beat Torch Heat with Highly Visible Marks

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL - The right marking tools are essential on any welding job for precision, efficiency and most importantly, safety. Further expanding the most-wide ranging and high performance line of industrial marking tools, Markal announces the introduction of Silver-Streak and Red-Riter welders pencils. Ideal for the rigorous conditions of metal layout and fabrication, the new Silver-Streak and Red-Riter welders pencils offer torch resistant, highly visible marks on all types of metal surfaces.

A marking must for any welder or fabricator, Silver-Streak and Red-Riter welders pencils leave marks that illuminate when cutting or welding for extra visibility. Marks will not burn or run off like soapstone, but they will stay put even on oil, rusty or wet surfaces, without scratching them. Unlike competitive brands, the pencils' hexagonal shape reduces barrel roll when set down on a flat or slightly sloped surface and can also be conveniently sharpened with any standard pencil sharpener.

Silver-Streak and Red-Riter welders pencils, available respectively in silver and red, also come in metal marker form. This family of metal markers are resistant to torch flames and come standard with durable metal and plastic holders, as well as a handy pocket clip to prevent breakage.

"LA-CO/Markal has more than a 75 year heritage of raising the bar on performance through constant innovation and determination to enhance our offerings with the customer's needs in mind," states Daryl Warren, Marketing Manager for the Industrial Division of LA-CO/Markal. "Professionals have come to rely on our existing family of Silver-Streak and Red-Riter metal markers and we're pleased to be able to offer that same dependable high-performance lead in pencil form. Our new welders pencils offer the best of both worlds, an exceptional value and clean, accurate and highly visible marks every time."

Visitors can learn more about Silver-Streak and Red-Riter welders pencils and request a free trial sample at www.markal.com/welders_pencils.aspx.

LA-CO Industries is a diversified manufacturer of the Markal brand of industrial marking products, the LA-CO brand of plumbing chemicals and supplies, and the All-Weather brand of animal health marking products. Since 1934, LA-CO has manufactured the finest industrial marking and plumbing products.

Based in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, LA-CO manufactures more than 2,000 products for the plumbing, HVAC, industrial, agricultural, lumber, welding and other industries. Today, LA-CO products are sold around the world through a network of 6,500 distributors in the U.S. and more than 50 countries globally. For seven decades, one overriding ideal has shaped the face of family-owned LA-CO and its extensive product offering: listening to the needs of the customer. For media inquiries, please contact Mandy Meszaros at (312) 946-6004 or mmeszaros@msinet.com. For more information, please contact LA-CO Industries, Inc./Markal at 1201 Pratt Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007; (800) 621.4025, customer_service@laco.com or visit online at www.laco.com or www.markal.com.

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