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How many manufacturing jobs can US realistically maintain?
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As President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidates talk about reviving the U.S. manufacturing sector in hopes of creating jobs, how realistic is that goal in the face of continued outsourcing and machines filling jobs once held by humans? NPR's Ray Suarez speaks with three experts about the challenges and demand for skilled workers. More

Michael Newkirk: Is manufacturing dead in America?
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Many economists have stated that you cannot achieve and sustain economic leadership without a robust manufacturing sector. And yes, the conventional wisdom of the day is all about the decline of U.S. manufacturing. In 2012, we will increasingly hear the claim that companies are "shipping jobs overseas" with the implication that we need more laws and regulations from the candidates that promote this idea. More

Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership's mobile training targets jobless
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A new job training program preparing Maine's unemployed to work in the state's industrial sector is embracing a need-based approach to vocational training. The Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership's Mobile Outreach Skills Training tailors its job training program to respond to the immediate needs of Maine's manufacturers. Run out of a high-tech mobile training classroom, the program is ready to roll where and whenever the need arises, according to Maine MEP consultant David Bragdon. More

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International Welding Summit coming to the US
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The International Institute of Welding will conduct its Annual Assembly summit July 8-14, in Denver. Although the conference is in its 65th year, it has been held in the United States only three times, most recently in 1997. The upcoming summit will provide a special opportunity for those involved in the welding industry to meet with their counterparts from all over the world. The 2012 IIW Annual Assembly officially will be hosted by the IIW American Council, which consists of the American Welding Society, the Edison Welding Institute, and the Welding Research Council. More

Welder-fabricator program unveiled at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
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A welder-fabricator apprenticeship program starting at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College as early as February is aimed at helping bolster the skills of the area work force while helping meet employer demand for workers with fabrication skills. The apprenticeship program could start with an initial group of about one dozen participants in the four-year program, said Todd Kiel, NWTC apprenticeship manager. It's envisioned program participants will come from — and fill — jobs within the marine sector, paper industry and manufacturing sectors, among others. The program is designed to give participants an American Welding Society certification. More

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First Chinese auto plant in Europe to open in February
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Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor will open a plant in Bulgaria in February, producing the first Chinese cars assembled in Europe, its local partner Litex Motors said. The plant in the northern village of Bahovitsa near Lovech has been test-producing since mid-November. It has a planned annual capacity of 50,000 cars for the Bulgarian and European market and will employ up to 2,000 people. More

Eyeing potential shortages seen as best defense
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When it comes to supply challenges, preparation is a distributor's best defense. The Gases and Welding Distributors Association offers a few situations to keep an eye on, including helium and aluminum. More

Caterpillar posts record revenue
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Caterpillar said that it earned record profit for the fourth quarter driven by sales outside the U.S. market, and forecast higher earnings in 2012. Caterpillar posted $1.5 billion in net income for the final three months of 2011, up a hefty 60 percent from the year-ago period. Earnings were $2.32 per share, far ahead of the average analyst estimate of $1.73. More


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Need to increase productivity and quality right now to remain profitable? IMPACT's Weld Workflow provides complete weld process governance right at the work station. Weld Workflow is a graphical, easy-to-setup, complete solution for scripting an entire weld process, including relevant safety, quality, process, or part alerts. Click the MORE link to get a detailed overview of the Weld Workflow solution. MORE

Japan manufacturing exodus 'large' cause for trade concern
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An exodus of manufacturing jobs from Japan may prolong trade balance concerns after the nation reported its first annual trade deficit in 31 years. Panasonic Corp., Japan's largest appliance maker, is moving the headquarters of its $57 billion procurement operation to Singapore. Honda Motor Co., the nation's third-largest carmaker, said this month it will build its new NSX "supercar" in Ohio as the company shifts more output to North America. More

Obama plans lease sale for Gulf oil, gas development
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President Barack Obama said he plans to make nearly 38 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico available for oil and gas exploration in a lease sale scheduled to take place in June. The proposed lease sale includes blocks in the central Gulf of Mexico containing nearly 31 billion barrels of oil and 134 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, according to a Department of Interior statement. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management estimates the sale could result in the production of 1 billion barrels of oil and 4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. More

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Durable goods up a strong 3 percent in December
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New orders for manufactured durable goods in December increased $6.2 billion or 3 percent to $214.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This increase, up five of the last six months, followed a 4.3 percent November increase. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 2.1 percent. Excluding defense, new orders increased 3.5 percent. More

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Energy boom creates growing demand in welding industry
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Eastern Montana's energy boom is benefiting the state with thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in new tax revenues. Among those jobs are welding positions and there's a growing demand for qualified welders. "What I'm seeing is actually a tremendous growth in the industry, and most of it is energy related," explains Bob Blackwell, MSU-Billings College of Technology welding instructor. More

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Tenaris, CRC-Evans to package offshore tubular line pipe, welding technologies
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Tenaris and CRC-Evans have agreed to offer an integral package of tubular line pipe and welding technologies directed at offshore operations. The cooperation agreement will allow the companies to jointly develop specialized pipe metal compositions and properties alongside welding development and qualifications. This agreement follows one in early 2011 that includes use of CRC-Evans welding solutions at the Tenaris R&D Center in Mexico. More

TJ McCue: Google serves makers and hackers
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Dan Ratner was one of the first Google employees to see the inside of the Google Workshops. This awesome employee perk is not what you would expect to find at one of the largest software companies on the planet. Ratner explained that in 2005 Google had a small machine shop, metal tools, a wood workshop, and a welding workshop. Now it has evolved to a high end, hands-on facility filled with fabrication equipment, testing equipment, even a plasma cutter. 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
Post Valve
Cylinder Seals
Walter H. Jelly supplies a variety of tamper evident safety seals that protect the valve on post-filled tanks. These seals are available for immediate delivery in several sizes and colors, and can be applied without any special equipment. MORE
CRC-Evans Pipeline International
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.
Automated Plate Beveler from Steelmax
Steelmax offers a broad line of beveling machines designed to improve weld preparation and reduce welding costs of plate and pipe, including the self-propelled ABM26. A rotary milling head and auto-feed travel motor produces high-quality machined V and J Groove bevels on all types of ferrous or non-ferrous steel plate.
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