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Manufacturing is surprising bright spot in US economy
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For the first time in many years, manufacturing stands out as an area of strength in the American economy. When the Labor Department reported December employment numbers, it was expected that manufacturing companies would have added jobs in two consecutive years. Until last year, there had not been a single year when manufacturing employment rose since 1997. More

Chrysler to add 1,100 workers at Detroit plant
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Chrysler said that it plans to add 1,100 jobs at its Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit, where it assembles the Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs. The Auburn Hills automaker also plans to begin assembling a diesel version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee in 2013, when it plans to add the third shift. The automaker, which saw its U.S. sales increase 26.2 percent in 2011 and is recovering faster than expected from its 2009 bankruptcy, said it hopes to play a key role in Detroit's resurgence. More

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American Welding Society receives $8,000 donation from Cee Kay Supply Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Cee Kay Supply, Inc. has donated $8,000 to the American Welding Society to be put toward The Hil Bax Annual Memorial Scholarship. Founded by the AWS St. Louis section, the scholarship will be given annually to a student who represents the desire to further his or her career in the science of welding and welding technology. The scholarship will be awarded later this year during the AWS St. Louis section student night meeting. More

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Dow Chemical, Honeywell to build unique petrochemical unit in Texas
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Dow Chemical Company is teaming up with Honeywell to produce propylene at a first-of-its-kind petrochemical facility in Texas. Michigan-based Dow hasn't disclosed the facility's specific location. Its petrochemical and plastics productions facility in Freeport, south of Houston in Brazoria County, is one of the largest in the world. More

Greater skills expected for manufacturing jobs
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More than 2 million manufacturing jobs were lost during the recession. Companies have started hiring again — but they want workers who are more highly skilled than the ones they laid off. So they're turning to local vocational programs for help. Under the watchful eye of welding teacher Leo Suhre, students are cutting through sheets of metal at Richland Community College in Decatur, Ill. The school has enough shop space for only 12 students at a time. But this year, there's been so much demand for welding courses, the college began offering classes overnight. More

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Early-bird registration still available for AWS Conference on Automated Welding
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Talks will be made on a variety of topics, including tandem arc welding, hybrid welding, several hot wire processes, the new SAT process from Sweden, as well as presentations on the latest in networking, laser welding, welding of aluminum, robotic inspection, and friction stir welding. Speakers on U.S. Army challenges, such as GMA welding of titanium and the welding of ballistic steels also will be on the agenda. More

Boeing to close facility in Wichita, Kan., by late 2013
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Boeing Co. said it will close its Wichita, Kan., facility by the end of 2013, asserting that defense-budget cuts "as well as shifting customer priorities" prompted the decision. The facility, operated by the Boeing Defense, Space & Security unit, employs more than 2,160 people. More

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Mark J. Perry: Manufacturing decline phenomenon making world much better
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In his blog for economics and finance, University of Michigan professor Mark J. Perry writes that the declining manufacturing/GDP ratio reflects declining prices for manufacturing goods, which is a sign of economic progress, not regress. The standard of living around the world today, along with global wealth and prosperity, are all much, much higher today with manufacturing representing 16 percent of total world output (including the U.S.) compared to 1970, when it was almost twice as high at almost 27 percent. "And for that progress, we should celebrate, not complain about the "decline of manufacturing," he said. More

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Economy in US brightens as early data belie gloomy investors
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The U.S. economy is beginning 2012 on a brighter note in a sign investors may be too pessimistic. Payrolls rose 200,000 in December, double the gain in November, a Labor Department report showed. A weekly measure of consumer confidence ended 2011 at a five-month high. And manufacturers reported their business in December grew at the fastest pace in six months. The combination indicates the world's largest economy has enough staying power to withstand a recession in Europe and a slowdown in China. More

Forney Industries
Forney Industries is a nationwide leader in distribution of metal working and welding products, including:

• Abrasives and cutting   wheels
• Wire wheels and brushes
• Air fittings
• Hoses and pneumatic tools
• Hydraulic fittings
• Workshop tools and   accessories
• Steel, aluminum and chain
• Safety equipment
• Industrial quality cutting   tools MORE

AWS appoints director of certification, corporate director of international sales
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The American Welding Society, the world's largest organization dedicated to advancing the science, technology and application of welding, has announced the appointments of John Gayler as managing director of certification and Jeff Kamentz as corporate director of international sales. More

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Welding and Gases Today launches professional networking group
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Welding and Gases Today launched a LinkedIn group where distributors and suppliers can share views and experiences in a professional setting and stay connected to latest industry news. By joining the group, users are granted access to a network of people with whom they share something in common. Discussions within groups — in which every group member can view and participate — offer opportunities to talk about industry-specific issues, lend expertise, and help fellow members. The group can be found here. More

Manufacturing employment increases in December
IndustryWeek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The overall economy and the manufacturing sector received some good news in December. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that nonfarm payrolls increased by 200,000. This drove the unemployment rate down to 8.7 percent. Manufacturing employment jumped by 23,000. Looking at specific sectors, the strongest monthly gains were transportation equipment (up 8,600), fabricated metal products (up 6,000) and machinery (up 5,300). More



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A global group of companies with the infrastructure and resources to support pipeline contractors anywhere in the world. A leading manufacturer of equipment and supplier of services to the onshore and subsea pipeline industry, CRC-Evans provides pipeline construction equipment, automatic welding systems, managed subsea services, field joint coating, weighting systems and non-destructive testing.
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