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AWS Virtual Welding Trailer to debut at FABTECH
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The next generation of welders will be in for a treat at the 2011 FABTECH show, where the American Welding Society will unveil a new mobile welding trailer, an educational experience featuring Lincoln Electric VRTEX 360 welding simulators. The Careers in Welding Trailer, sponsored by Lincoln Electric, will contain five simulators, as well as interactive exhibits designed to excite young people about careers in the welding industry. More

Last week to register for AWS conferences at FABTECH
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AWS conferences provide the welding community with a wealth of benefits. AWS conference attendees are awarded one professional development hour for each hour of conference attendance. These PDH's can be applied toward AWS re-certifications and renewals. Attendees can network with industry peers to find the best solutions for business growth. Also, all conference attendees will receive a copy of the conference proceedings. More

WorldSkills Madrid 2015 announced as official 43rd WorldSkills Competition
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One of the key outcomes of the WSI General Assembly held in conjunction with the 41st WorldSkills Competition in London was the awarding of the host for the 43rd WorldSkills Competition. After an impressive promotional bid campaign, WorldSkills Madrid 2015 was awarded the rights to host WSC2015. The Competition will take place Nov. 10-15, 2015, in Madrid, Spain. As WorldSkills was founded in Spain, it will be very exciting to return to the competition's place of origin. More

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Milwaukee 7 working to fill skilled-worker manufacturing shortage
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A shortage of skilled workers is holding back manufacturers nationally and in the Sturtevant, Wis., region, but efforts are under way to ease the problem. The Milwaukee 7, or M7, the alliance of seven southeastern Wisconsin counties, including Racine, arranged a panel at the Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation auditorium to discuss the issue. "The shortage of skilled manufacturing employees is a serious problem," said Mary Ellen Stanek, managing director for Baird, as she introduced the panel. More

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Results of last week's poll revealed
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In the Nov. 1 issue of This Week in Welding, we asked, "Which of these issues represents the biggest challenge the welding industry faces today?"

Here's how our readers responded: announces new market research report available in its catalogue
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This new industry study, Welding Equipment & Consumables, presents historical demand data (2000, 2005 and 2010) plus forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by product and market. The study also considers key market environment factors, reviews technology, assesses industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles competitors in the U.S. industry. More

India's manufacturing policy a wake-up call for US
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The new National Manufacturing Policy, announced by India, is a strong signal to the U.S. that we "need to get our house in order," said Scott Paul, executive director of Alliance for American Manufacturing. "We missed the boat with China 10 years ago and we are still paying the price for that. So let's make sure that India follows the WTO (World Trade Organization) rules," Paul said. More

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Orders to US factories unexpectedly increased in September
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American factories unexpectedly received more orders in September, showing manufacturing remains one of the pillars of the recovery. Bookings climbed 0.3 percent after a revised 0.1 percent gain in August that was initially estimated as a drop, figures from the Commerce Department showed in Washington. The median forecast of 68 projections in a Bloomberg News survey projected orders would fall 0.2 percent. More

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Wentworth Institute opens doors to $3 million manufacturing center
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Wentworth Institute of Technology has opened its new $3 million manufacturing center in which more than 200 students a year are expected to gain lab experience on 20 manufacturing machines. The center will introduce students to rapid prototyping, computer numerical control and computer-aided manufacturing, which they will apply to the design and manufacturing of parts in the areas of automotive, biomedical, electronics, machine tool and consumer products. 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

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GM to make pickups in Wentzville, Mo.
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Missouri's once robust auto industry is making a comeback, with more good news: General Motors will add pickup trucks to its line of products made in Wentzville, creating more than 1,200 new jobs. The announcement by GM Vice President of Labor Relations Cathy Clegg came two weeks after Ford announced it was adding 1,600 jobs to build transit vans at its Claycomo plant in Kansas City, Mo. More

Wisconsin state grant to help train 45 welders
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Milwaukee contract manufacturer Super Steel LLC has teamed up with Milwaukee Area Technical College and staffing agency Aerotek to attain a grant for training new welders. The state Workforce Advancement Training Grant will provide $45,000 to MATC to train employees with basic welding experience in a week-long class to prepare them for entry level positions at Super Steel. Wauwatosa staffing agency Aerotek will help find qualified candidates among its clients. The grant allows for up to 45 welders to receive additional training through a 40-hour, one week course. More

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MCDC's Stinger project gets national award
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The Montana Community Development Corps' $17 million Stinger Welding expansion project in Libby, Mont., which was announced this summer, has received the top award for best use of New Markets Tax Credits among projects from across the country. The award was presented to Montana CDC by the Novogradac Community Development Foundation during its annual New Markets Tax Credit Conference in Chicago. Paul Rumelhart, director of the port authority, said the recognition is worthy of the effort that went into the project. More

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Manufacturing plant to bring 400 jobs to Idaho
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With news of 400 jobs coming to Idaho, more than a hundred people showed up to hear about plans to build a brand new yogurt manufacturing plant in Twin Falls. The CEO of the greek yogurt company, Chobani says there were three reasons why he chose to build the new facility in the Gem State. "On top of milk supply and being on the West Coast, the wonderful community, combine it all together, it was an easy decision," said CEO Hamdi Ulukaya. More

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Morgan Hill, Calif., welding teacher is a fusion of passions
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A tall, lean man wearing jean pants and a jean shirt sits in a classroom amidst welding masks, wire pieces and torches that heat up to 10,000 degrees. He's performed in on and Off Broadway productions in New York City, eight different productions of Man of La Mancha in California, yet for his day job, he mentors boys who have criminal records. And he happens to be one of Santa Clara County's 2011 Teachers of the Year. Paul Myrvold of Gilroy, Calif., 64, is a welding instructor at the William F. James Boys Ranch juvenile probation facility, which houses the educational aspect of Blue Ridge High School in Morgan Hill. More

After 40 years, ownership changes at Niehenke Welding in Sidney, Mont.
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After 40 years and "31 days," Stan Rosaaen is stepping down as owner of Niehenke Welding of Sidney, Mont. His son, Ross, has officially become owner. Stan Rosaaen plans to continue working at the shop on a part-time basis. More

Irish Welding, Irish Propane align with Jackson Welding in New York
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New York companies Irish Welding Supply, Irish Propane, and Jackson Welding and Gas Products have formed a strategic business alliance where each company can grow their respective businesses in the Buffalo and Rochester areas. The agreement includes the transfer of the assets of Irish Welding Supply to Jackson Welding and Gas Products. More

Chambersburg, Pa.-area senior high school students to soon learn about robotic welding
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Within the coming months, students at Chambersburg Area Senior High School in Chambersburg, Pa., can start gaining practical experience in robotic welding. Within the coming weeks, CASHS will receive work cell robotic welder equipment from Robot Works of Marion, Ohio. More



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