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Financing allows completion of Montana welding plant
The Associated Press via Bloomberg Businessweek    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Montana Community Development Corporation has announced $17 million in financing to allow Stinger Welding to complete a fabrication plant that will bring at least 100 more jobs to Libby, Mont. Stinger Welding, a fabricator of steel bridge components, has 43 employees in Libby. It began work on a 105,000 square foot fabrication plant in 2009, but the project was put on hold because of financial challenges. "They are not hiring unskilled people and trying to train them. They already have welding backgrounds, but because of the global economy, they have to be familiar, for example, with not only American Welding Society standards but also European and Canadian standards." More

Conferences focus on hard to weld metals
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The American Welding Society is holding conferences on welding corrosion-resistant alloys and aluminum. The Corrosion-Resistant Alloys Conference will take place in Charlotte, N.C., on August 16 – 17. The first day will cover materials such as duplex stainless steels, nickel-base alloys and titanium. Day two will be devoted to newest chrome-moly steels. The following month, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will be the location of the 14th Annual Aluminum Welding Conference on September 20 – 21. More

John Deere planter factory gains efficiency
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Agriculture equipment manufacturer John Deere has increased efficiency in the way it replenishes welding material as well as the way it carries out processes at its assembly stations at a factory run by its Seeding Group in Moline, Ill. That's due to a Wi-Fi-based real time location system, RTLS, provided by AeroScout and integrated by Prime Technologies, a Michigan company that acted as general contractor for the system's installation. More

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Slideshow: Jeep DIY? Kit turns Wrangler into pickup truck
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In this age of do-it-yourself culture, or at least a lot of DIY television shows and magazines, we like to think of ourselves as handy enough with tools to install wallboard, apply joint compound and paint, and even tackle a few plumbing and electrical jobs. But Jeep wants to know: How's your welding? The car maker is offering customers a kit with all the parts needed to turn their Jeep Wrangler Unlimited four door SUVs into two door pickup trucks. The kit was inspired by a show truck called the JK-8 Independence that recalls earlier Jeeps like the CJ-8 Scrambler of the 1980s and J-8 military pickups. More

Airgas extends commitment to Operation Homefront with $100,000 donation
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Airgas, Inc., the largest U.S. distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, recently extended its commitment to Operation Homefront, a charity that supports America's service members by providing emergency assistance and support to families of deployed service members and to those returning home wounded. Airgas presented Operation Homefront with a donation of $100,000 at Airgas headquarters in Radnor, Pa., marking the company's fourth annual contribution to honor America's veterans and their families. More

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Update: Lincoln Electric's 2Q beats Wall Street, shares rise
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Welding products maker Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., reported better than expected quarterly results as a recovery in the North American industrial markets drove its revenue up 36 percent, and its shares rose as much as 10 percent. The Cleveland, Ohio-based company said current demand levels remain positive, but added that it expects third-quarter order patterns to slow, with the debt crisis in Europe adding on to the holiday season when certain plants will be shut down. More

Jailed teens learning welding, wiring for better futures
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When the sparks stopped flying from his torch, Zachary Barnes of Cushing, Maine, stood up, lifted the visor on his welding mask and turned over fused pieces of metal in gloved hands to examine his handiwork. Barnes, 19, was one of six residents of Mountain View Youth Development Center, the Charleston, Maine, youth correctional facility, taking classes at United Technologies Center in Bangor, recently. Under the supervision of Department of Corrections personnel, the students were learning to weld and install electrical wiring, trades that Mountain View officials said they hope will help them get jobs after leaving the facility. More

Solis sends reminder to employers regarding heat illness prevention
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As the heat continues to reach record temperatures around the country, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis reminded employers to take the precautions needed to protect workers, especially those working outside. According to Solis, employers should do the following. More

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Indiana college trains 50 locomotive workers
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Ivy Tech Community College in Muncie, Ind., so far has trained 50 Progress Rail Services employees to become more skilled at welding. In the process, the company, which makes railroad locomotives across the street from the college, has generated about $300,000 in revenue for Ivy Tech in the past year. "They hire experienced welders," said Connie Swoveland, project manager for Ivy Tech's corporate college. More

PG&E pipeline plagued by poor welding
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Just 719 feet south of the spot where a poorly welded section of gas transmission pipeline No. 132 blew up last year in San Bruno, Calif., killing eight and razing dozens of homes, lay another segment of the pipe that had a similar — and similarly unknown — defect. Federal inspectors with the National Transportation Safety Board, the agency tasked with uncovering the cause of the blast, reported the discovery of the poor weld — within about a block of the blast site — as part of 4,000 pages of documents made public recently. More
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