The Precious Metals Group of Handy & Harman (Milwaukee, Wis.) acquired Protechno S.A., a French manufacturer and distributor of brazing and soldering materials. The Handy & Harman Precious Metals Group includes Lucas-Milhaupt Inc. and Handy & Harman of Canada. The Precious Metals Group is one of North America's foremost suppliers of brazing and soldering materials and offers customers a complete selection of metal-joining products and comprehensive fabrication services. Protechno S.A. (Riberac, France provides standard alloys and specialty products like GasFlux, Flux Cored Materials, and brazing and soldering pastes.