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Record number of manufacturing jobs returning to America
MarketWatch
Made in the U.S.A. is hot again, and the number of manufacturing jobs that are returning to the U.S. — or coming to the U.S. for the first time — from overseas has hit a record level. Sixty thousand manufacturing jobs were added in the U.S. in 2014, versus 12,000 in 2003, either through so-called reshoring, in which American companies bring jobs back to the U.S., or foreign direct investment, in which foreign companies move production to the U.S., according to a study from the Reshoring Initiative.
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2nd Welding Education, Skills, and Certifications Conference and Seminar
AWS
July 13-16, 2015
Chattanooga State Community College
Chattanooga, TN

This year’s conference is structured to provide an integrated and comprehensive overview on AWS standards, services, and best practices for welding career pathway education and credentialing. It is especially valuable for education & training institutions who are developing workforce supplier and testing services with industry, and their industrial partners. The American Welding Society and leaders from top training institutions, welding technology suppliers, and industry will help you gain new insights, share best practices, exchange ideas, and solve problems specific to your technical program and your local needs. This year’s conference will also feature a workshop to promote articulation along welding pathways, and new opportunities for apprentice programs for modern metal manufacturing.

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Professional Welders Competition
AWS
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

For a $15 entry fee, you could win the grand prize at the Professional Welders Competition, sponsored by the American Welding Society. In addition to the $2,500 grand prize, a $1,000 second prize and a $500 third prize will be awarded. The top 12 competitors will win an AWS duffel bag. Each participant will receive an AWS T-shirt with logo.

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Torch for welding careers passed to high schoolers
The State Journal-Register
Meredosia-Chambersburg High School senior Kristen Tardiff got some firsthand welding experience recently during the Building Trades Career Day. Tardiff was one of dozens of kids who put on a special welder's shield so they could try a virtual reality welding simulator on display at the career day. The simulator gave the students a taste of what it's like to weld without the danger of getting burned.
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'Not just a welding teacher, a life coach'
Rawlins Daily Times
The community gathered on April 28 at the Carbon County Higher Education Center to honor a man who is said to have taught multiple generations of welders in Carbon County, Wyoming. DonRay Smith taught welding to the community for 38 years. But before teaching, Smith was a professional welder in the community. In 1976, Smith was approached by Rawlins High School to teach welding to the students.
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GM plans more investments as manufacturing jobs rise
Detroit Free Press
General Motors will announce a new round of plant investments on April 29 at its Pontiac Metal Center just as an independent report found the company's U.S. manufacturing employment reached its highest level last year since the 2009 bankruptcy.
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Laser hybrid welding adds to capability at French shipyard
Industrial Laser Solutions
In efforts to modernize their shipyard's panel welding machinery, shipbuilder STX France added new laser welding technology to achieve more capacity, better quality, and faster performance. The company turned to Pemamek after a competitive offering round, and purchased a PEMA integrated, one-sided laser hybrid welding and milling station, which has an extensive conveyor solution for welding deck plates together.
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Butler Tech expands welding program to meet demand for skilled trades
Hamilton Journal News
Butler Tech Adult Education in Ohio has completed an expansion of its Industrial Welding program, adding more room and equipment dedicated to training students, in efforts to feed a pipeline for local employers that say they need more skilled trades.
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LulzBot 3-D printers: A glimpse into the future of American manufacturing
Forbes
In 2014, Aleph Objects' revenue was $4.6 million, and as of the end of April they are on track to surpass their 2014 sales, a company spokesperson shared with me. The company operates a cluster of 144 LulzBot 3-D printers that run 24 hours a day, five days week, creating parts for their own printers. Recently, the company hit 500,000 parts produced in their own 3-D printing factory. The milestone part was an x-end motor mount for the company's award-winning LulzBot Mini desktop 3-D printer.
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Manufacturing Day welcomes 3 gold sponsors for 2015
Modern Materials Handling
The roster of Manufacturing Day 2015 sponsors recently grew by three as SME (formerly the Society of Manufacturing Engineers), the SME Education Foundation and Tooling U-SME all pledged their support to this national movement as gold sponsors.
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Texas governor awarded honorary welding degree from TSTC
Waxahachie Daily Light-
The last few months have been a whirlwind for Justin Friend. The TSTC Welding graduate was featured in a Wall Street Journal article, got a shout out from Gov. Greg Abbott in the state of the state address and was called on to surprise Abbott at TSTC's 50th Anniversary Celebration, presenting him with a one-of-a-kind welding helmet marking the occasion. The attention has made Friend, who earned $140,000 in 2014, the face of the case for technical education in Texas.
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US manufacturing growth remains slow
IndustryWeek
A strong dollar contributed to a horizontal and slow month for domestic manufacturing expansion in April, as industry employment dropped for the first time in close to two years. The Purchasing Managers' Index report, released recently by the Institute for Supply Management, remained at 51.5, identical to March, after slowing for five straight months and six of the last seven.
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Welding equipment maker opens sales branch in Davenport
Quad City Times
A Japanese manufacturer of advanced arc welding equipment has expanded its footprint to Iowa a new office and demonstration center in north Davenport. Daihen Inc., a subsidiary of Daihen Corp., has opened the new sales branch in Business Commons at Silver Creek at 3131 W. 76th St. The facility will help the company meet the growing demand for its OTC-Daihen products across the region.
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Benavides students participate in welding competition
Alice Echo-News Journal
A team of young men from Benavides Secondary School competed in the Coastal Bend Craft Training Center Welding Competition on April 24 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Josh Perez, Jeremy Garcia and Eric Hernandez competed in the plate welding competition that tests welders' ability to weld flat pieces of steel together.
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College welding lab grows
Galesburg Register-Mail
The Carl Sandburg College welding lab in Illinois soon will be growing. The Carl Sandburg College Board of Trustees recently approved a welding expansion project that will add 10 new welding booths at the Center for Manufacturing Excellence. The $82,000 expansion is being funded as part of a $1 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training grant from the Department of Labor.
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8 PHS students earn national certification for plate welding
Petersburg Pilot
Petersburg High School shop teacher Nick Popp took eight students to Sitka, Alaska, for a three-day welding performance exam April 15-17. All eight students passed at least two of three positions tested as part of the American Welding Society's steel plate credential. "It's a real-world test that a welder would take if they're going to work in a shipyard or work construction," Popp said. "It's not a written test, it's all just welding skills."
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New program gives welding students unique opportunity
WXOW-TV
A new program made possible by a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development will give senior welding students at Sparta High School an opportunity to earn two diplomas by graduation. The $75,000 grant awarded to Sparta High School will fund a new program partnership with Western Technical College. Through the program, qualified seniors will be able to earn a 12 credit welding certificate during their senior year, in addition to their high school diploma.
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