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Need for skilled workers remains strong
The Tampa Tribune    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The president recently shared some good news — for a change — about U.S. manufacturing. Master Lock in Milwaukee had brought jobs back to America, a boost for the president's plan to restore American manufacturing. Closer to home, though, some Florida manufacturers wonder where we'll get all the skilled workers to fill the factories. Manufacturers like Peter Buczynsky want to expand his Odessa, Fla., manufacturing company, PharmaWorks, into a bigger building but can't because he can't find enough machinists, engineers and skilled technicians. One reason: High schools have killed off their shop programs. More

Arkansas State-Searcy welders become metal artists
Wausau Daily Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Fire and metal may not sound like traditional ways to create art, but two women in the welding program at the Arkansas State University campus in Searcy can make these elements into masterpieces. Carolyn Hendrix of Cabot and Amanda Wyman of Pangburn both entered the ASU-Searcy welding program with hopes that that they would use their welding skills for industrial projects. More

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American manufacturing could be in bigger trouble than we thought
The Atlantic via Yahoo Finance    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The biggest advantage our factories have — their productivity — might not be that big after all. Even as factory employment in the United States has been decimated over the past few decades, there's always been one very good reason to be hopeful about American manufacturing: Productivity. U.S. companies have supposedly become very skilled at leveraging technology to make more — or at least more valuable — goods using fewer workers. That process, along with outsourcing to China, has led to the downsizing of blue-collar America. But it's also helped keep the country's industrial base competitive in a globalized economy. More

With this ring, I thee weld: Couples make own bands
Star Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In the back of a historic Warehouse District loft, Tess Haun took a seat at a distressed wooden workbench, lowered an Optivisor over her eyes and fired up an oxy-propane welding torch. Her palladium wedding band took on an intense fiery glow. Nearby, Haun's fiance Jake Nyberg, ran a metal ingot through a rolling mill until he achieved a delicate ribbon of silver to insert into his wedding ring. Couples like Haun and Nyberg are taking do-it-yourself weddings — and their commitment — to a new level by making their own rings in daylong workshops led by master goldsmiths. More

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Helium alert: Help customers stay safe
GAWDA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Safety is a No. 1 priority for the Gases and Welding Distributors Association, as it is for GAWDA members everywhere. When working with welding and gases, there are many potential dangers. Unfortunately, when these products fall into the wrong hands, there is a potential for accidents. The best way to prevent these accidents is through education. More

Boy Scouts of America collaborates with American Welding Society to launch welding merit badge
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The Boy Scouts of America has collaborated with the American Welding Society, BSA Health and Safety Committee, and the national Occupational Safety and Health Administration to create the welding merit badge, which is now available to Boy Scouts nationwide. The badge will enable Scouts to learn hands-on how to join metals using welding techniques. A current BSA youth interest survey identified the need for adding a welding merit badge to the more than 120 merit badges currently in the series. More

Prosecutor cites profit motive in fatal crane collapse
The New York Times (Subscription)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A tower crane collapsed and killed two men on the Upper East Side of New York City in 2008 because the crane's owner put profit ahead of safety, prosecutors said as his manslaughter trial began. An assistant district attorney, Eli Cherkasky, said the owner, James F. Lomma, had hired an unqualified Chinese company to do a critical repair that predictably failed, an "outrageous" departure from industry standards that was "criminal in every sense of the word." More


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US companies 'desperately seeking' American workers for manufacturing jobs
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U.S. manufacturing facilities are creating a number of new jobs, but owners of these sites are hard pressed to find American workers who are qualified and capable of performing the associated tasks, CNN Money reported. There is a "critical shortage of machinists," a common and crucial position for manufacturers, Rob Akers, the vice president at the National Tooling and Machine Associated told the news outlet. "Enrollment in this field in technical schools has been down for a long time." More

Hazel the welder also riveted with Rosie's WWII sisters
Sioux City Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sioux City, Iowa's Hazel Perrin did a bit of riveting like Rosie, the iconic working woman of World War II fame, but that wasn't her specialty at the time. The Rosalie, Neb., native who will be 90 March 9, spent most of her time welding as a shipfitter's helper in the shipyards at Portland, Ore., after the U.S. Army Air Corps sent her husband, Gerald, off to England to fight the Nazis in Europe. The last two years of the war, she worked in the Kaiser shipyards at Swan Island, helping to build ships for the war effort. More

AWS, Weld-Ed release training strategies for developing welding professionals
Manufacturing Institute    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Last September, the American Welding Society and the National Center for Welding Education hosted a roundtable of nearly 80 welding industry representatives including secondary and post-secondary educators, union representatives, policymakers, welding suppliers and employers of welding professionals in construction, heavy equipment, shipbuilding, nuclear power and repair to discuss solutions to the looming skilled welder shortage. Drawing on the critical issues, challenges, and potential solutions discussed during the meeting, AWS and Weld-Ed have released the Training Strategies for Developing Tomorrow's Welding Professionals. More

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Dayton should see 'lost' aerospace, automotive and manufacturing jobs returning
Dayton Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Many of those so-called jobs that "would never come back" are on their way back to the United States, in the view of corporate leaders, economists and a study by a global consulting group. Game-changing factors include rising fuel and wage costs abroad and supply-chain concerns following natural disasters like the tsunami that hit Japan. Desire for quicker delivery times and quality control is a large motive, too. Dayton, Ohio, located on Interstate 75, should see new aerospace, automotive, and advanced manufacturing, said Kristi Tanner, CEO of the new JobsOhio economic development agency. More

Ladies: Stop running from engineering
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What do we expect from our next generation of American women? Not a whole lot, says Sheryl Sandberg. "We don't raise our daughters to be as ambitious as our sons," the Facebook COO said several weeks ago at the World Economic Forum. "Last month, there were T-shirts sold [at Gymboree] that said 'Smart like Daddy' for the boys and 'Pretty like Mommy.' Not in 1951. Last month." In an effort to tackle some of these ingrained assumptions, Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is an initiative launched by the National Engineer Week Foundation, which aims to promote this career path to young women. More

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NY artist to see his sculpture installed a block from White House
Times Herald-Record    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A retired iron worker is expected to watch one of his massive metal sculptures permanently installed a block from the White House. Ted Smith, 62, fashioned his 15-foot-tall, stainless steel work of art in three pieces at his shop in Plattekill, N.Y., and then welded them together. He likened its swirling spires to swamp reeds. He sees it as a natural outgrowth of 33 years of welding, bolting and erecting steel buildings. Several of his union brothers from Iron Workers Local 417 helped with the project. The 1,900-pound work will sit in front of the United Unions Building on New York Avenue in Washington, D.C. More

Gas cylinders for welding recalled by Worthington due to fire hazard
Supply House Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada and Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin of Chilton, Wis., announced a voluntary recall of Map Pro, Propylene and MAPP gas cylinders used for soldering, brazing, cutting and welding. The seal on the cylinders can leak after torches or other fuel-consuming equipment are disconnected from them, posing a fire hazard. No injuries have been reported at this time. The cylinders — 29,026,000 units in the United States and 1,371,100 units in Canada — were sold at various plumbing/HVAC distributors, Home Depot, Lowes and Ace Hardware Stores nationwide and in Canada from October 2004 through January 2012 for about $7 to $13 for cylinders and $45 to $75 for torch kits. More

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Detroit automakers race to keep up with sales
The Associated Press via Yahoo News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Auto sales are growing so fast that Detroit can barely keep up. Three years after the U.S. auto industry nearly collapsed, sales of cars and trucks are surging. Sales could exceed 14 million this year, above last year's 12.8 million. The result: Carmakers are adding shifts and hiring thousands of workers around the country. Carmakers and parts companies added more than 38,000 jobs last year, reaching a total of 717,000. And automakers have announced plans to add another 13,000 this year, mostly on night shifts. More

Weekly manufacturing hours worked reach postwar high
Slate    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Here's a factoid for you. In January, workers in the manufacturing sector worked an average of 41.9 hours per week. That same figure was reached for a few months during the winter of 1997-1998, but the last time it was actually higher than that was July of 1945 when America's factories were working overtime to fight and win World War II. From January 1942 through to the summer of 1945, manufacturing hours were consistently at 42 or above but outside the context of total war it just never gets that high. More

High school welding class in Bluffs, Ill., a product of synergy
Jacksonville Journal Courier    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For four key players, it was a matter of wanting to see the same thing happen. A rural school district, a manufacturing industry, a community college and a products company joined together to start a dual credit welding class at Westermeyer Industries in Bluffs, Ill. Five juniors and seniors from Bluffs High School are enrolled in the program and will finish with a welding certificate — juniors, on par with graduation, seniors, a little later, Superintendent Andy Stremlau said. 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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