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Wanted: Manufacturing jobs with higher wages
The Times of Northwest Indiana
University of Wyoming energy economics professor Timothy Considine said each of the 150,700 jobs directly in the domestic steel industry has a multiplier effect of 6.8. Put a different way, activities by a single worker in a melt shop help provide for nearly seven other jobs. The multiplier effect starts with the direct purchases the industry makes in its usage of energy, materials and machinery.
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Myths of post-industrial America
The Washington Post
Almost everyone seems to yearn for a manufacturing renaissance. This would, the reasoning goes, kick-start the sluggish recovery. By providing well-paying jobs, it would strengthen the middle class. By restoring a heritage of "making things," it would reduce U.S. trade deficits and reestablish our global economic pre-eminence. No doubt, millions of Americans endorse this appealing vision. It's make-believe.
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Tax incentives can strengthen our manufacturing sector
Fox Business
Manufacturing plays a major role in the health of our economy, and according to recent data, there is optimism within the industry for growth this year. Restructuring employee pay to include health insurance as a pre-tax benefit is a good solution to combat rising costs. In fact, because those funds will not be subject to employer paid payroll taxes, the cost could drop from current levels.
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President Obama's plan to create jobs and cut the deficit
The White House via YouTube
VideoBrief President Barack Obama tells the American people about the budget he is sending to Congress, which he believes makes the tough choices required to grow our economy and shrink our deficits.
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Construction gains 18,000 jobs in March, jobless rate continues down
Engineering News-Record
The construction jobs picture continued to improve in March, as the industry added 18,000 jobs and its unemployment rate declined, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported. Ken Simonson, Associated General Contractors of America chief economist, sees an increasing likelihood that there will be shortages of workers in such crafts as pipefitting, welding and some residential-construction jobs.
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Tritan finds new application in IPG medical technology
Plastics News
New IPG Photonics Corp. technology for welding translucent and transparent polymers works with a new-generation Tritan copolyester from Eastman Chemical Co. Suitable for medical devices, the IPG technology can weld clear-to-clear polymers with fiber lasers and create welds almost invisible to the human eye.
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Note to manufacturers: California might not be so bad
IndustryWeek
The Golden State has a terrible reputation as a place to do business, a reputation it has earned over the years and richly deserves. Its taxes are high, it has far too much red tape and its environmental laws are so draconian that, by themselves, they keep a lot of manufacturers from thinking about locating here. But if you're a manufacturer and you must have a West Coast operation, California might be a good place to do business. All you have to do is find a suitable location in one of the state's 40 enterprise zones.
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4 GM manufacturing plants to get $332 million in upgrades
Michigan Radio
VideoBrief The auto industry is working on squeezing more miles to the gallon out of the internal combustion engine. The $332 million will go toward upgrading manufacturing plants to produce six and eight speed transmissions, small "Ecotech" engines and a new V-6 engine.
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Manufacturing robots have an image problem
The Wall Street Journal (subscription)
When asked to describe the impact on the economy of modernizing factories with advanced technology and automation, nearly two-thirds of respondents said it either made no difference or actually hurt the economy. The percentage who thought it was bad — 37 percent of the total — rose with lower household income and among those with less education.
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Join AWS for the Pipelines Conference in Houston
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Welding has always been an integral part of pipeline construction. It all goes back to the days when hand-held oxyacetylene torches were used to connect pipes together in the field. Much has happened since, and what has happened or, better yet, is happening will be the topics for an AWS conference on pipeline welding. The conference will be held on June 4-5in Houston.
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Pratt to invest $8 million in additive manufacturing partnership at UConn
The Hartford Courant
Pratt & Whitney is bringing the machinery. And UConn has the space. Officials from both announced that they have set up one of the nation's most advanced additive manufacturing centers as the latest puzzle piece in the university's Technology Park.
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Prison inmates taught job skills in new program
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A group of 10 women inmates at Taycheedah Correctional Institution, near Fond du Lac, Wis., are learning basic manufacturing skills in a new program designed to help them find jobs when they're released and earn college credits for finishing the class. The training starts with the basics of quality control and safety, and then moves into other areas including machine maintenance and repair, machine operation, computer controls and blueprint reading.
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Ranger Boats turns to aluminum, roars back after economic downturn
The Commercial Appeal
Instead of using traditional fiberglass, a new series of 14 Ranger and Triton models are made of aluminum. Production has rocketed from zero to 100 boats a month within eight months. And plans are to double that. The application of metal for hulls, decking and mounts calls for worker skill sets in welding not common in the production of fiberglass Ranger, Triton and Stratus boats.
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Save Phace makes awesome custom helmets and face protectors for sports and work situations. The welding helmet even has auto-darkening glass, so we can see through it in normal light, but it protects our eyes while welding.

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Welcome to the 'jobless' US manufacturing boom
The Fiscal Times
Recently, Chris Budnick, the CEO of Vanguard Plastics in Southington, Conn., needed a new employee for his 30-person factory to help with the 24-hour schedule. Instead of hiring someone, Budnick hired something else. His name is Baxter, a humanoid robot from Rethink Robotics.

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How the US oil, gas boom could shake up global order
NBC News
A dramatic shift is occurring in how energy is being produced and consumed around the world — one that could lead to far-reaching changes in the geopolitical order. But many experts say the U.S. would be the big winner.

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New system minimizes risk in welding
The Australian Pipeliner
The Kemppi ArcQ System is suited to monitoring critical welding operations including oil and gas pipeline welding. It caters for multi-operator and even multisite monitoring using wireless technology, and can be tailored to meet the changing needs of the welding operation thanks to its modular structure.
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Texas high school students weld partnership with Ashland
The Port Arthur News
John Michael Brown, welding teacher at Port Neches-Groves High School, always tries to take a hands-on approach to his job. It was for this reason that Brown's welding classes teamed up with Ashland Inc., a rubber manufacturing plant in Port Neches, Texas, on a maintenance project.
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Virginia company part of 'green' manufacturing
Altavista Journal
A Virginia business is part of manufacturing a product that's made out of recycled plastic. Altavista Welding Inc. is putting together crane mats using a raw material that's made of all types of plastic, except water bottles. The material comes to the local company in 18-foot, solid beams that weigh 400-450 pounds each. The beams are black and look like railroad ties.
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New York welding company cited for failure to correct previous violations
Occupational Health & Safety
A New York metal fabricator was cited after it failed to correct violations that were cited by OSHA in a 2012 inspection. Rothe Welding Inc. failed to abate and repeat serious violations and was also cited with additional serious violations. The violations carry the weight of $52,280 worth of fines.
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    How the US oil, gas boom could shake up global order (NBC News)
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New Penn College video focuses on welding graduate
Penn State University
Westley A.Smith, a welding engineer for Appellation Pre-Fab in Montoursville, Pa., describes deep appreciation for his Penn College education, which opened the door to tremendous career opportunities in the welding field. He graduated in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in welding and fabrication engineering technology.
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Welding stays hot for building Illinois careers
WQAD-TV
VideoBrief The U.S. economy turned out a sluggish employment report in March that created less than half of the expected jobs. Despite fears the economy may be cooling, there's a hot job market for welders. Ashlee Liphardt is discovering the spark for success. That's because the junior at DeWitt Central High is finding a future in welding.
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