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Newly minted 'manufacturing communities' to share $1 billion
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on July 9 announced the second set of 12 communities that have received designations under the Obama Administration’s Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership initiative. She announced the designees during remarks at the U.S. Manufacturing Summit at Wal-Mart’s headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas.
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High Temp Metals Conference
Aug. 18-19, 2015
Moraine Valley Community College
Chicago, IL

Materials used in high temperature application are becoming more complex to achieve the creep strength and corrosion resistance. A range of low alloy, high strength, and austenitic materials are required depending on the application. What choices does the engineer have once the weldability window for high-temperature steels is cut in half? Come and learn from the experts how to manage weldability of P91 steel, dissimilar metal welding, postweld heat treating, selection of weld consumables, the types of weld cracking, and more.

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Workshop on Weld Residual Stress and Distortion Prediction Conference
Aug. 10-11, 2015
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA

Welding induced residual stresses and distortion can present many challenges across a number of industry sectors including power generation, transportation (including automotive, mining and agriculture equipment), ship building and petrochemical. This unique two-day event is designed for manufacturers and fabricators who seek solutions for advanced materials joining applications. The event provides an opportunity to learn the latest developments, and engage with a major National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry / University Cooperative Research Center (I/U-CRC) that has built a large industrial membership base and has significant research programs underway on weld residual stress and distortion prediction.

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Skilled non-engineering labor still has shortages
Houston Chronicle
The petrochemical industry, along with other areas of the oil and gas sector, is moving ahead, expanding and renovating. Any given year, the oil and gas industry spends at least $2 billion on projects, and it is projected they will spend $20 billion a year," said Jim Hanna, spokesperson, human resources, construction, fabrication and craft services for Fluor Corp. These projects spell jobs. Yet, there continues to be a scarcity of almost all skilled workers.
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Going solar: Iowa governor visits welding industry
The Daily Gate
Steffensmeier Welding and Manufacturing Inc. owner Jenny Steffensmeier announced July 9 that the company is spending $923,000 to convert the entire operation to solar power. This makes Steffensmeier Welding the largest commercial operation in the state of Iowa to rely solely on the energy source. Joined by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and members of Ideal Energy Solar, the Fairfield company that will take on the two-month-long project, Steffensmeier said the project will pay for itself in four to six years.
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Manufacturing Day welcomes AWS and Herbalife as Silver sponsors
The Fabricator
Manufacturing DaySM has added American Welding Society and Herbalife as sponsors at the Silver level. This is the third consecutive year that AWS has sponsored the event; Herbalife has joined as a first-time sponsor. Manufacturing Day sponsors provide the resources to support manufacturers participating in the program, a grassroots effort by U.S. manufacturers to improve public perception of manufacturing in the U.S. by coordinating awareness-raising activities at a variety of locations across the country on Oct. 2.
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Rochester, New Hampshire, manufacturing: A skillful profession
Fosters' Daily Democrat
Working in a manufacturing job can get a bad rap. Debra Mattson would even say the jobs have a history of being "dirty, dark and dangerous." That has changed, especially for manufacturing jobs in Rochester, New Hampshire, said Mattson. As director of the Advanced Materials Manufacturing Program at Great Bay Community College, she said manufacturing has become a more refined industry and the demand for skilled individuals has increased.
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Mobile, Alabama-based L&M Welding Supply acquired by Connecticut firm
Mobile-based L&M Welding Supply Inc. has been acquired by Tech Air, a Connecticut-based distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1980 by Mike Kelly, L&M has grown to become a leading distributor of welding supplies and industrial equipment to the military, shipbuilding and power industries along the Gulf Coast.
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Praxair acquires Cryospec, Garland gas distributors
Industrial gas producer and supplier Praxair Inc. recently acquired two independent industrial and specialty-packaged gases and supplies distributors, thereby further strengthening its services in California and Texas. The financial terms of the deal were kept under wraps.
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Carter County Schools in Kentucky offering welding instruction for adults
The Independent Online
Continuing a successful foray into adult vocational education, Kentucky’s Carter County Schools will offer welding classes for adults later this summer. The class will prepare students for state certification and jobs in a high-demand profession, according to instructor Derek Hazlett. The 18-week class starts Aug. 17 at the Carter County Career and Technical Center in Olive Hill and will include both classroom instruction and hands-on welding training, according to Hazlett.
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Piedmont Tech welding instructor destined to teach
GWD Today
Tony Amos was destined to become a welder. His heart led him to take up teaching. Amos grew up in Laurens County, South Carolina, graduating from Laurens District 55 High School in 1986 and joined the United States Marine Corps. He started as a diesel engine repairman and worked his way through the ranks to become an instructor.
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