Weldbend Corp. announced the retirement of Byron Leibfried, longtime director of sales. He was employed by Weldbend for about 37 years.

Succeeding him as director of sales is Mary Fisk, Leibfried's longtime assistant. She will be assisted by Wade Baker, who has been named assistant director of sales.

Weldbend also announced that two family members of the company's ownership have joined the company's sales department. James Coulas III and Michael Hammer performed various jobs at Weldbend during summer months while attending college, and now have joined the company full-time.