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ISM Report: Manufacturing on the rise again
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Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 32nd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 34th straight month, according to the most recent Manufacturing ISM Report on Business. "It's just a very, very balanced report," says Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the Institute for Supply Management. "If you look at this month and at the first quarter, I think we see a lot of consistency, steady growth, and consistent growth." More

Adults training for new careers filling Jackson Area Career Center welding classroom
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The regular students are on spring break, but that doesn't mean the welding classroom at the Jackson Area Career Center in Summit Township, Mich., is sitting idle. It's full of adults training for new careers in welding in a program offered through the Jackson Area Manufacturers Association's Academy of Manufacturing Careers and South Central Michigan Works. "There is a huge demand for welders in this area and throughout the country," said Annette Norris, director of the Academy of Manufacturing Careers. More

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Welding students compete at SkillsUSA Kentucky
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They may be young, some are still in high school, but like a young basketball player with an eye on the NBA, these students are refining their skills for the jobs of tomorrow. Hundreds of students from around Kentucky have gathered in Louisville competing in contests demonstrating their talents. They are leading the way to maintain a strong workforce in the global economy. "I think it is an awesome trade to get into," says Michael Wells, a student and welder from Grant County High School in Northern Kentucky in town to compete in the SkillsUSA Kentucky State Championship. More

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Early-bird registration still available for 65th IIW Annual Assembly
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There's still time to register early for the 65th Annual Assembly & International Conference of the International Institute of Welding hosted by the American Council of IIW in Denver. It will be held July 8-13 at the Colorado Convention Center. More

Lincoln Motorsports' Welding Night encourages students to dream
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You hear the word "dream" mentioned quite a bit at the annual Owens Community College Lincoln Motorsports Welding Night in Perrysburg Township, Ohio. Take Kevin Bradshaw, for example. He does welding and fabrication work on dragsters run by the American Race Car Team: "Don't give up on your dream. Pretty much work hard. Do the best you can. Don't be afraid to ask questions." Most students who study welding at Owens will become plumbers, pipe fitters or work in the manufacturing sector. More


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Genesis Plastics Welding completing expansion
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Targeting more medical work, Genesis Plastics Welding of Fortville, Ind., is completing construction and facility improvements valued at about $2.8 million, said Tom Ryder, president and chief executive. The work includes an additional 27,000 square feet in space, warehouse racking and electrical panels for about $1.75 million, componentry for $250,000 and doubling of a clean room for $75,000. Liberty Industries Inc. of East Berlin, Conn., installed an initial 1,000-square-foot Class 7 Standard 14644 medical clean room years ago and returned during 2011 to build an additional 1,000-square-foot clean room, also a Class 7. More

Boeing delivers 137 jets in 1st quarter
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Boeing said that it delivered a total of 137 jets to customers in the first quarter, consisting of five 787 Dreamliners, beating out rival Airbus' 131 jets. Boeing has not beat out Airbus in annual deliveries since 2002. Boeing also said that its 787 Dreamliner landed for the first time in Turkey, making Istanbul the latest destination on its global Dream Tour. Made from composite materials, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the first midsize airplane capable of flying long-range routes and will allow airlines to open new, nonstop routes. More

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Future naval fleet may be made of titanium
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Steel may have met its match: A project funded by the Office of Naval Research will produce a full-size ship hull section made entirely with marine-grade titanium using a welding innovation that could help bring titanium into future Navy ship construction, officials announced. The contractor team building this section recently completed the industry's longest friction-stir titanium alloy welds and aims to complete the ship hull section in the summer. Friction stir welds more than 17 feet long joined the titanium alloy plates for the section's deck. More

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Students welding future careers for themselves
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Students at the Cloverdale campus of Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, British Columbia, recently showed off their welding skills to the public. Industry leaders say trades are becoming a more popular career choice for young men and women alike, including twin sisters Shmyla and Suveen Thandi, 21. They said they love everything about welding, especially the physical aspect of the work. "I always knew I was going to be doing something in the trades," Shmyla Thandi said. "Since I was so active in high school, I knew I was going to enjoy a physical job the most." There are many job opportunities in welding throughout the province, with the majority of work being done in manufacturing, pulp and paper, mining and others. More

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Toyota to hire 150 engineers at Michigan R&D Tech Center
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Toyota Technical Center, a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc., announced that the company will hire 150 engineers, technicians, advanced researchers and scientists by the end of 2012. The company said the hiring "reinforces Toyota's commitment to localizing vehicle design and development in the North American region." Additionally, TTC will add another 100 jobs over the next five years to further advance engine and transmission development for the North American market. More

General Welding & Fabricating hosts Made In America Store in Henrietta, NY
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The Made In America Store has expanded a display to Henrietta, N.Y., not too far from their home store in Elma. General Welding & Fabricating, a welding and fabrication company based in western New York, is setting up a display filled with products straight from the Made In America Store. More

Colorado community college welding class sparks students' interest
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An airplane-shaped wine rack, a volcano fire pit, an artistically welded honeybee and a bench known as the "Empire David" welded by the hands of local Fort Collins, Colo., high school students could find a home in your yard. The metallic creations, along with several hand-crafted barbecue grills, lawn ornaments and more, are the product of Thompson and Poudre school district students participating in "College Now," a Front Range Community College program that allows students to take college courses for college and high school credits. 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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Steelmax offers a broad line of new, innovative beveling machines, including the BM15 - a steel router that machines high-quality bevels on flat, curved or rolled plate. This revolutionary design works with an optional radius milling heads to break sharp edges for coating preparation to a 3, 4 or 5mm radius.
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