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Wind could reinvigorate Iowa's slumping manufacturing sector
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The arrival of the wind energy industry to Iowa provided a lift at a time the state was feeling the loss of some legacy employers and just ahead of the national recession, which eroded some of the state's manufacturing base. While new investment in the wind sector has slowed of late, advocates of the renewable energy and economic development leaders still see potential for more wind turbine manufacturers and suppliers to plant roots in Iowa. More

Trading places: Teen girls urged to give skilled trades a chance
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Victoria Grenkie wears a pink hard hat with her brown workboots. The 19-year-old Orillia, Ontario, woman is in her second year of construction and science management at George Brown College. Grenkie said she was inspired to look into skilled trades for a career after a speaker came to Park Street Collegiate a few years ago and told her class about the construction industry. More

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Pennsylvania governor announces council to strengthen manufacturing sector
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Recognizing the value of manufacturing to Pennsylvania's economy, Gov. Tom Corbett announced the formation of a new public-private council to identify and prioritize top issues that can sustain and advance manufacturing in the state. "Manufacturing adds more than $75 billion in value each year to our state's economy, and it is paramount that we do all that we can to preserve and support that sector of our economy," Corbett said. More

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AWS announces alliance with ITSA
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The American Welding Society has announced that the International Thermal Spray Association has become a standing committee within AWS. More

Molycorp trying to break China's monopoly on high tech minerals
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Few weekenders making the four-hour run from Los Angeles to Las Vegas notice the big mill works overlooking Interstate 15 at Mountain Pass Summit in California, near the Nevada line. Even fewer realize that the pale-pink buildings, gone patchy with age, are the focus of an extraordinary business drama that involves national security, China's monopolizing the strategic market in rare-earth metals, and one company's attempt to restore American preeminence in a crucial mining sector it once dominated. More

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Manufacturing jobs expected to grow in southwest Ohio
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The southwest Ohio region's manufacturing industry is expected to add jobs this year at a rate that outpaces the nation’s manufacturing industry as a whole, according to an outlook by the area’s leading economic development agency. This year it's estimated the manufacturing industry in the 15-county Tristate region, including Butler and Warren counties, will grow jobs an estimated 4 percent more than last year. That rate is ahead of the national manufacturing job growth of an estimated 1.5 percent up over last year, according to the Cincinnati USA Partnership's 2012 Regional Economic Outlook. More

Smith Electric Vehicles expands US manufacturing with facility in South Bronx, upstate New York
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Smith Electric Vehicles Corp. will expand its U.S. operations by adding a manufacturing facility in the South Bronx in New York State. Smith will manufacture the battery electric Newton, its medium-duty vehicle with a range of up to 150 miles at the new facility beginning in 2012. A package of city and state incentives of approximately $11 million will augment Smith's private investment. More

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BOC rebrands itself as Linde
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BOC Bangladesh Ltd. was rebranded as Linde Bangladesh Ltd., with an eye on a more market share in the country. Linde Group, Germany's industrial gases and engineering company, acquired UK-based competitor BOC Group in 2006. The rebranding in Bangladesh is part of Linde's global program to unite the companies under the brand, Erphan Shehabul Matin, managing director of Linde Bangladesh, said in a press briefing. More

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Game promotes welding trade careers
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Recent research has shown that finding skilled workers is set to prove a challenge for engineering companies. To help meet supply, a new and innovative approach is needed to attract our youth into vocational careers. One solution is to introduce students to career options through gaming simulations. Coined "edutainment" — combining education and entertainment — "TIG Welder" is a welding game which teaches and inspires. More

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Matheson to build North Dakota air separation unit
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Matheson announced plans to build a new large capacity air separation unit to meet the growing demand for merchant liquid oxygen and nitrogen in North Dakota. The plant is expected to be on stream, producing high-purity merchant product, during the third quarter of 2012. "This new air separation unit will help support the strong economic growth in North Dakota and surrounding areas and allow Matheson to better support our current merchant liquid customers," says Butch Miller, senior vice president, bulk division. More

Forney Industries
Forney Industries is a nationwide leader in distribution of metal working and welding products, including:

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• Wire wheels and brushes
• Air fittings
• Hoses and pneumatic tools
• Hydraulic fittings
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October crude steel production up 6.2 percent over last year
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World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association was 124 million metric tons in October. This is 6.2 percent higher than October 2010. China's crude steel production for October was 54.7 million metric tons, an increase of 9.7 percent compared to October 2010. More

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Caterpillar moves manufacturing facility from Japan to North America
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As part of a strategic decision to move production closer to the majority of customers who use these products, Caterpillar Inc. has announced plans to open a new manufacturing facility in North America for small track-type tractors and mini hydraulic excavators. The company hopes to make a final decision on the new facility’s location by the end of this year with construction to begin in the first half of 2012. The decision to shift production from Japan is driven by proximity to a large base of customers in North America and Europe. More

Robotics orders up 41 percent
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North American-based robotics companies are having one of their best years ever, with orders up 41 percent through September, according to the latest report from the Robotics Industries Association as reported by Plastics Today. A total of 13,616 robots valued at $848.5 million were ordered in the first nine months by companies in North America. When orders to companies outside North America are included, the totals rise to 15,683 robots with a value of $968 million. More



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