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More than half of US cities see rise in manufacturing employment
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More than half of the nation's major markets are experiencing an upswing in manufacturing activity. The increases are generally small, yet they're welcome news after several years of declines. Detroit is leading the way. It added 11,400 jobs to its manufacturing base last year, according to an On Numbers analysis of figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Four other metropolitan areas picked up at least 5,000 manufacturing jobs in 2011: Houston, up 8,400; Seattle, up 7,200; Cincinnati, up 5,200; and San Jose, Calif., up 5,100. More

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar visits Lincoln Electric
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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar appeared in Euclid, Ohio, at Lincoln Electric to tour the company's Automation Division facility. Salazar also visited MAC Liquid Tank Trailer in Kent and gave remarks at the City Club of Cleveland prior to his stop in Euclid. His visit in Northeast Ohio was designed to underscore President Barack Obama’s call for an economy driven by American energy, American skills and innovation, and American manufacturing. More

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US manufacturing output up 0.7 percent in January
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After having increased 1.5 percent in December, manufacturing output rose 0.7 percent in January, the Federal Reserve reported. However industrial production overall was flat in January. The production of durable goods advanced 1.8 percent in January with output of motor vehicles and parts increasing 6.8 percent following an upwardly revised increase of 3.8 percent in December. More

In Short: What's new in 3D Printing    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Industry analyst Todd Grimm reviews the latest product news in the world of 3D Printing. This episode covers the big leaps forward in new systems announced at Euromold. A lot happened, so grab some popcorn and a coffee (and some headphones if you are at the office) and learn what's new in 3D Printing. The next episode will cover the new material announcements. More

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Bob Adelmann: US manufacturing making headway
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The numbers posted at Investors Business Daily by John Merline were impressive: U.S. manufacturing profits last year exceeded $600 billion, almost tripling since the bottom of the recession, while jobs in manufacturing have increased by 400,000 in the past two years. Unemployment in manufacturing has been below the national average for eight straight months, and the industry itself has been growing at three times the rate of the overall economy. More jobs. Higher profits. Lower unemployment. Faster growth. All good. Economist Mark Perry is on board with the new robust sector: "By all relevant measures of economic performance ... American manufacturing remains the shining star of the U.S. economy." And this is taking place right under the noses of politicians who are decrying the perceived woes in manufacturing. More

Made in the USA: Georgia factory exports chopsticks to China
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This slideshow takes you to the site of a former auto parts plant in the small southwest Georgia town of Americus, now a factory that is turning the abundant local hardwood trees into chopsticks — for export to China. Jae Lee, an American citizen of Korean origin, opened the Georgia Chopsticks factory in May, the European Pressphoto Agency reports. Lee says it's the only chopstick factory anywhere in the Americas. More


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Agency to help cookie manufacturer expand, wind energy company train more welders
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The Development Corp. of Abilene, Texas, has approved more than $548,000 to aid a Colombia-based cookie company with a factory in Abilene and a Wisconsin-based wind energy company with local projects. The DCOA administers the city's half-cent sales tax for economic development purposes. The board approved $510,000 to be paid over three years to help Fehr Foods — owned by Grupo Nutresa, a major Colombian cookie manufacturer — add a production line to make a new type of cream-filled cookie and upgrade equipment. Fehr Foods moved to Abilene in 1997. More

David Blanchard: 10 steps to identify, prevent resource scarcity
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More than three-quarters — 77 percent — of manufacturers consider minerals and metals scarcity as a serious supply chain risk to their businesses, according to a recent study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers. What's more, these manufacturers believe that only 39 percent of their customers share their concern. "New business models will be fundamental to the ability to respond appropriately to the risks and opportunities posed by the scarcity of minerals and metals," notes Malcom Preston, PwC's global sustainability leader. PwC offers a checklist for supply chains. More

Wisconsin economy continues moderate expansion
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The Wisconsin economy is expanding at a moderate pace, as manufacturing continues to grind out a modest recovery, while agriculture output is on pace for another solid year, according to the State Monitor report released by BMO Capital Markets Economics. The business sector remains firmly in expansion territory. Helped by a weak U.S. dollar, exports — both manufactured and non-manufactured — have performed well so far in 2011, up 13.4 percent year-over-year through third quarter. More

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2012 Workforce Survey Results
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In the Feb. 14, issue of AWS's This Week in Welding, we asked what plans you had for your company workforce in 2012.

Here's how our readers responded:

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Harbingers of success: New law eases student access to graduation, credentialing rates
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When high school students think about prospective careers, they usually look at salaries, typical workdays and possible employers. Such things are important, of course. But to realize their dreams, first many must earn a degree or certificate and possibly pass a credentialing exam. Often, their chances of success in those arenas is less well-known when they select a school to prepare them for their careers. Numbers on graduation rates and passage rates on credentialing exams are mostly — though not entirely — accessible, although researching them isn't necessarily easy. A federal law that took effect last summer makes some information easier to access. More

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Video: 'Vehicle City' rebounds with 3rd shift
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Rock Center traveled to Flint, Mich., where the graveyard shift has returned at a General Motors plant, adding 750 jobs and giving hope that the auto industry's turnaround will be long lasting. Flint, nicknamed "Vehicle City," often has been emblematic of the auto industry. The return of the third shift has rippled throughout the town, boosting jobs at suppliers and local restaurants. Nationwide, the third shift has returned at other GM plants and plants belonging to other automakers like Chrysler and Ford. More

Event welds women to skill
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Faces behind welding masks are gradually becoming those of women. New Faces of Welding, at Southwestern Oregon Community College, sought to encourage more girls to enter the traditionally male-dominated field. It was the third such event that highlighted various non-traditional fields held at the college. About 50 girls from Coos and Curry County schools attended the event that highlighted the field and allowed them to ask questions to professionals. Then they tried welding for real as they put together a jewelry holder. 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
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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.
Mechanized Welding Tractor by Steelmax
Steelmax offers a unique line of Welding Carriages that will increase production and reduce costs, including the Li’l Runner Automated Fillet Welder. Non-stop travel at a regulated speed produces consistent high-quality welds much faster than hand welding, creating exact weld bead geometry and reducing costly over-welding and filler metal usage.
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