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'Manufacturing renaissance' to create millions of US jobs
Raycom News Network via KCTV-TV    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As the cost of labor and shipping goods from China grows, America could see the reversal of outsourcing trends with 2 to 3 million jobs coming to the U.S. as the manufacturing sector sees a resurgence. A new report from the Boston Consulting Group predicts that seven sectors which make up about $200 billion worth of goods imported from China will shift work to America by the end of the decade. The change would lower unemployment by 1.5 to 2 percentage points. By around 2015, the report predicts the U.S. will be strong enough to seem more attractive to manufacturers than China. More

Canada, Japan launch free-trade talks
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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has given a big jolt to his ambitious trade liberalization agenda by announcing free-trade negotiations with Japan, but critics already are questioning whether the policy will bear real fruit. During a weekend meeting in Tokyo, Harper and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda announced the formal launch of talks aimed at reaching a treaty to spur trade and investment between the nations. More

US manufacturers see higher China solar duties ahead
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U.S. solar panel manufacturers still are optimistic of winning substantial duties on solar panel imports from China, despite an initial U.S. government ruling that many found surprisingly low, the lead attorney for the industry group said. The U.S. Commerce Department, which announced preliminary "countervailing" duties of less than 5 percent, is expected to impose a bigger set of "anti-dumping" duties when it takes its next crack at the case in May. More

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Rising Chinese wages a headache for US firms
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After decades of U.S. caterwauling about the crippling impact of China's low labor costs on domestic manufacturing, firms stateside now fret about the impact of rising Chinese wages. Wages rose by 10 percent last year and will increase 13 percent this year, prompted by labor shortages and worker unrest, according to the government. More

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AWS's Fabtech 2012 conferences announced
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AWS has announced its 2012 FABTECH conferences. FABTECH Mexico heads to Mexico City on May 2-4. The annual show rotates between Monterrey and Mexico City each year. Meanwhile, North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event heads to the Las Vegas Convention Center on Nov. 12-14. If your job requires you to look for new ways to work smarter, operate leaner and boost productivity, then you and your team need to attend FABTECH. Make plans now to attend your industry's main event and you'll find the products, resources and ideas to strengthen your business and achieve your manufacturing goals. More

Ford laying foundation for its $1 billion factory in India
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Ford Motor Co. said construction is under way at the site of its future "state-of-the-art integrated manufacturing facility" in Sanand, India. During a recent ceremony, Ford's India subsidiary laid the foundation stone in what will be the paint shop of its new factory, which the automaker expects to finish in 2014. The facility will have the capacity to produce 240,000 Ford vehicles and 270,000 engines per year for Indian customers and for export markets, the company noted. More


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Nearshoring fuels Mexican manufacturing growth despite violence
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Closer, cheaper, friendlier. That might have been the formula underlying moving to or opening manufacturing operations in Mexico. The United States' southern neighbor offers transportation distances a fraction of those from Asia, a labor force a good deal cheaper than domestic workers, and a country causing fewer headaches about intellectual property and other trade concerns. But in recent years, drug-related violence along the border has caused some manufacturers to be more cautious about making the move to Mexico. More

New Robertson County plant to bring 150 jobs
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Robertson County, Tenn., soon will be getting a major new manufacturing facility that is expected to bring more than 150 new jobs to the area. Kyowa America Corp., a Japanese company that is headquartered in Westminster, Calif., has chosen Portland, Tenn., as the location for a new manufacturing plant. Kyowa, which makes injection-molded plastic parts for automobiles, will be looking to hire for both manufacturing and office jobs for the new plant, according to Robertson County Chamber of Commerce President Margot Fosnes. More

Honda recalls 1,300 CR-V SUVs in US
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Honda Motor Co. Ltd. is recalling 1,316 CR-V sport utility vehicles in the United States for a potential welding problem that could lead to impaired vehicle handling, the Japanese automaker said. Honda said in a statement that an improper welding process used when manufacturing the right front lower control arm on the SUVs from model year 2006 might allow the part to break at the weld. Vehicle handling could be affected in that case, increasing the risk of a crash. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue, Honda said. More

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Manufacturing company expanding into New Baltimore, Mich.
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While a few details still need to be worked out, a manufacturing company soon is expected to start operating in New Baltimore, Mich. LTC Roll and Engineering, a roll form tooling supply company based out of Clinton Township, within weeks will begin operating on Green Street at the longtime home of McDonald Molding that has sat vacant for years. The facility is being used as an expansion site because of the large amount of business the company is doing, said Vice President Ned Cavallaro. More

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Trade schools working to meet shale employer demands
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As the growing shale industry grows in the Ohio Valley, trade schools are working to meet the demand for skilled workers. The Trumbull County Technical Center in Champion Heights, Ohio, already has established a program for job seekers interested in the shale industry. The Certified Energy Specialist program, created in January, graduated its first class. The program seeks to incorporate a number of shale job concepts including extraction, horizontal drilling, and excavation to provide its students with the opportunity to meet a number of entry level jobs. More

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AWS offers free downloads of welding safety fact sheets
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The American Welding Society offers numerous free online documents to provide clear help in addressing common health and safety concerns. Click here for the free PDF documents. For more detailed information, refer to the free ANSI Z49.1 standard. More

Foundry faces $146,000 fine after national emphasis program crackdown
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Bradken Inc. with 27 serious and seven other-than-serious violations for exposing workers to safety and health violations at the company's steel alloy casting facility in Amite, La. Proposed penalties total $146,000. OSHA inspectors found that workers melting and pouring casts were exposed to mechanical, welding, electrical, and confined space hazards, as well as a lack of machine guarding. More

US manufacturing on track to outperform overall GDP through 2013
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Manufacturing continues its forward growth, according to the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation U.S. Industrial Outlook report. While manufacturing industrial production increased 4.5 percent in 2011 and will increase 4 percent in 2012 and 3.5 percent in 2013, it will still outperform gross domestic product growth, which MAPI estimates will be 2.2 percent in 2012 and 2.4 percent in 2013. The 2012 forecast is up 1 percent and the 2013 forecast is down 0.5 percent from the December 2011 report. 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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