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Now hiring: North Dakota oil boom creates thousands of jobs
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Those hurt hard by the ailing economy are flocking to Williston, N.D., where an oil boom has turned a sleepy prairie town into a place producing thousands of jobs. "There's opportunity here and that's what we all need is opportunity," said Williston Mayor Ward Koeser. "It's kind of been an oasis for the country. You know, there's a lot of jobs here, good paying jobs in the oil industry." More

GM to build electric motor for Chevy Spark EV domestically
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Chevrolet has announced that it would build the electric motor for its upcoming Spark EV battery electric car in a plant in Maryland. The carmaker also released the power specification for the motor, which will offer 85 kilowatts (114 hp) of peak output and roughly two-thirds of that in sustained operation. More

Fresh breath of air for energy: Wind farms floating in clouds
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Imagine a city floating above the clouds and powered by a fleet of inflatable turbines, each one turning wind into electricity. While that city and its residents may still be in the realm of science fiction, the idea of airborne wind factories is slowly becoming reality. Several tech firms are trying out new designs to harness the potential energy of winds that travel faster at altitude than at ground level. More

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Boy Scouts welding their way to new badge
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The Boy Scouts of America have approved a new Welding merit badge which will be available to Scouts in late December. More

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Welding engineer, AWS officer reflects on how cancer changed her life
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Nancy C. Cole got a second chance at life 32 years ago when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the time, in 1979, she was a busy wife and mother of two boys who was building a career in a field dominated by men. The diagnosis was not totally unexpected — her family had a strong history of breast cancer — but it hit hard. "At that time, it was often a death sentence," she said. "We were scared." Since then Cole, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., says she tries not to waste a moment. More

Analysis: Ohio among Top 10 manufacturing states
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Ohio is among the Top 10 states in the country in reliance on the manufacturing industry for its economy. An analysis from The Business Journals On Numbers of new federal data indicates that 16.74 percent of Ohio's gross state product is generated by manufacturing. That adds up to $79.9 billion annually for Ohio, out of a total state GSP of $477.7 billion, and ranking it 10th in the nation based on the percentage. Ohio was fifth in the nation for total size of manufacturing in dollars. More

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    Health concerns cause Washington state college to close welding class
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    KEPR-TV Channel 19 has learned that Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Wash., suddenly shut down its welding classrooms because of health concerns. The school was worried about airborne chemicals after students reported bloody noses and sickness related to a chemical leak. Tests found nothing over the safe levels, but just in case CBC is adding new hoods to better ventilate the room. More

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    We manufacture our products under the CANTESCO® brand and also under private label arrangement; provide research and development in response to customer requirements; assist in developing market areas which includes product seminars for support staff, literature preparation, technical support, development of sales training manuals; and provision of health and safety information. MORE
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    Construction, skilled worker jobs available
    The Detroit News via Radio Station 1230 WTKG-AM    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
    Demand for construction and skilled trade workers is growing in Michigan and apprentice programs are gearing up to help fill the need. The Detroit News reported that the need for such workers is a boon to journeymen, apprentices and union officials who sweated out the last few years on unemployment or with part-time work as construction projects ground to a halt. More

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    Renault announces plant slowdowns, cites falling demand
    Agence France-Presse via Industry Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    In the face of falling demand, Renault announced a series of plant slowdowns later this month. The company's plant in the northern city of Douai, France, where it makes the Scenic compact MPV, was to close from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, a company spokesman said. Other sites were to close from Oct. 29 to Nov.1. More

    ELCo Enterprises - Home of the Wizards!
    The world’s largest line of quality weld wire dispensing and weld cell support equipment. See our innovative new products this year at Fabtech in the "Wizard's Castle" booth #5522. MORE

    SigmaNEST is the leading CAD/CAM nesting system for programming CNC plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe and combination machines." MORE

    Ohio's Lincoln Electric reports strong increase in sales, profits for 3rd quarter
    Cleveland Plain Dealer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Lincoln Electric's efforts to increase its commercial markets around the world are paying off with an enormous surge in sales and especially its profit. The Euclid, Ohio-based global maker of welding equipment and welding supplies reported net income of $55.5 million, or 66 cents per share, for the three months that ended Sept. 30. That's a 71 percent increase from the $32.5 million income, or 38 cents per share, the company reported for the third quarter of 2010. More

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    Wisconsin welding shop owner adds bait and tackle to business
    Wausau Daily Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Keith Syring was fishing near the Schofield Dam when he first saw the welding shop in Schofield, Wis. "I thought that would be the perfect place for a bait shop," he said. Syring bought the building and now, nearly 16 years later, he finally has his bait shop. He has recently added bait and tackle to the welding services and canoe and kayak rental he already offers at Vintage Welding and Repair and Riverside Canoe Rental. More

    From wood to aluminum, steel and now carbon fiber, Boeing revolutionized aircraft
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    It started with a seaplane made of wood, wire and linen in 1916. Then on Oct. 26, Boeing opened the latest chapter in its aviation innovation with the 787 Dreamliner's maiden commercial flight. Aviation enthusiasts went wild, while the rest of us pretended not to be unduly impressed. By all reports, the plane is not only impressive but it may well become game-changing — made mostly of carbon fiber, instead of traditional aluminum and steel. And it's not the first time Boeing has played a role in altering the commercial aviation landscape. Ten of the company’s greatest planes are reviewed. More

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    Georgia WWII vet served as 'Dorothy the Welder' in Marines
    Rockdale Citizen    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Cpl. Dorothy Turner, United States Marine Corps, retired, was one of the few, the proud, the lady Marines of World War II. Raised in Illinois, Turner mastered many male-dominated skills as a young woman, such as plumbing, welding and riveting. After she joined up against her father’s permission, she was sent to Camp Lejeune. She spent the war doing what she already knew how to do — plumbing, welding and riveting. Turner died Oct. 22 in Conyers, Ga. She was 88. More

    Colorado welder gets into business of disaster preparedness
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    At Cooks Welding in Silverthorne, Colo., Riley Cook is hoping there's truth in the saying, "Build it and they will come." "More and more people are waking up for ways to prepare themselves for any type of disaster, man-made or natural," Cook said. His family-run welding company started making disaster shelters during the recession as a way to boost business in a market they felt was ready to expand. More



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