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AWS Announces Educational Lineup for FABTECH 2014
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The American Welding Society (AWS) will host various educational conferences and programs during the 2014 FABTECH Show at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. FABTECH is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event.

AWS has a full three-day lineup of educational programs targeting industry novices and veterans alike.
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Oct. 8-9, 2014
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The Welding Summit Workshop's purpose is to provide an interactive open forum environment for professionals from various areas of the welding industry to discuss issues and propose solutions.

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Third Annual National Manufacturing Day Slated for October 3
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On October 3, manufacturers, educational institutions and others will host events highlighting the importance of manufacturing to the nation’s economy and draw attention to these high-skill jobs. National Manufacturing Day is coproduced by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Int’l; National Association of Manufacturers; The Manufacturing Institute; and National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership. AWS is a bronze sponsor.
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Courses at North Carolina college help pair workers with manufacturers
The Shelby Star
Cleveland County, North Carolina, has seen an increase in industry over the past few years, with the arrival of Clearwater Paper, Schletter Inc., KSM Castings and Greenheck Fan Corporation. But who helps train those seeking the new manufacturing jobs? Cleveland Community College has been a major factor in that role in recent years. Registration for fall classes began recently at Cleveland Community College and among the offered courses to prepare students for manufacturing and skilled positions were automation engineering, industrial systems, biotech maintenance, welding and other technical fields.
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Companies fuse together for Caldwell, Idaho, welding program
Idaho Press-Tribune
Most of the time, one construction company handles the building process for a project. That’s not the case for a new project taking place at Caldwell (Idaho) High School. Nearly 40 local companies have been part of the process to make the school’s welding shop the 200-foot-long, 7,000-square-foot facility it is today. Welding instructor Ivak Cooper's program also received the award for Secondary Program of the Year from the Idaho Division of Professional-Technical Education in June.
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Robust manufacturing output buoys US economic outlook
Reuters
U.S. manufacturing output rose broadly in July and automobile production recorded its largest increase in five years, boosting the economy at the start of the third quarter. While other data Aug. 15 showed some cooling in factory activity in New York state recently, economists said it did not change the view of an economy with strong momentum, noting that the pullback followed a robust increase in July.
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Welding the New York City subway rails
The Wall Street Journal
For decades, subway rails bolted together on the Eighth Avenue line in New York City have carried express trains hurtling between Columbus Circle and Harlem. But on a weekend early this month, crews swapped about six city blocks' worth of those traditional 39-foot pieces of steel under the Upper West Side with longer ribbons of new rails that are welded together. Faced with a worrisome increase in fractures in the last few years, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has stepped up installation of welded rails on the subway lines with the most track troubles. The aim: cut down on bolted rail joints that are more prone to wearing down and breaking.
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Ingalls Shipbuilding donates $53,640 to Mississippi academy
gulflive.com
Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division has donated $53,640 to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College for the purchase of welding machines to be used at the school's new Transitions Academy to be housed at MGCCC's West Harrison County Center in Long Beach, Mississippi. "Ingalls Shipbuilding and MGCCC have a longstanding partnership in workforce development and training," said Brian Cuccias, Ingalls Shipbuilding president.
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Airbus launches 3rd hiring wave for hourly manufacturing jobs at A320 final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama
AL.com
Airbus Aug. 14 posted its latest round of hourly manufacturing positions for its A320 final assembly line under construction at Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley in Mobile, Alabama. The positions cover seven different categories, and the starting hourly training rate ranges from $12 to $16 depending on the job. Specifically, the aircraft manufacturer is seeking candidates for systems installation, cabin interiors, sheet metal specialists, corrosion protectors, ground handling technicians, tool shop attendants and composite rework specialists.
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Indiana's CB Fabricating makes $2 million investment
The Herald Bulletin
An Anderson, Indiana, business founded in 2006 has invested $2 million in new equipment and a building expansion. CB Fabricating, 425 Sycamore St., completed a 6,500-square-foot addition to its facility in mid-2013 for a total of 17,000 square feet to accommodate planned equipment additions. The company owned by Chris Barkdull is located in the former Ward Stilson building on the city's west side.
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Kapco plans to expand Grafton, Wisconsin, manufacturing facility
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A metal fabrication business operated by one of the new owners of the Milwaukee Bucks is planning to nearly double the size of its Grafton, Wisconsin, headquarters. Kapco Inc. plans to build a 76,850-square-foot addition to its 82,010-square-foot manufacturing and office facility at 1000 Badger Circle, according to reports.
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UAW-Ford welcomes veterans to free welding training program in Lincoln Park, Michigan
The News-Herald
UAW-Ford welcomed nearly a dozen to its inaugural veteran welding training program on Aug. 11. The program, in partnership with Wounded Warriors Family Support program, is a six-week course at the UAW-Ford Technical Training Center in Lincoln Park, Michigan.
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Courses at North Carolina college help pair workers with manufacturers
The Shelby Star
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For the love of welding
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There are more than 100 people employed at Ketchikan, Alaska's Vigor Industrial Shipyard. Out of all of them, Catherine "Cat" Wong might have the most unusual story about how she got there.

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Study finds fracking could revive manufacturing
The Washington Examiner
As many as 1 million new manufacturing jobs could be created in the U.S. by 2025 thanks to the abundance of natural gas now available because of advances in fracking technology. That's according to "Shale Gas: A Game Changer for U.S. Manufacturing," a study released late last month by the University of Michigan.

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How to ignite Boy Scouts' interest in welding merit badge
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The welding merit badge fuses technical knowledge with the excitement of actually burning metal. And now it's easier than ever to get trained and access welding equipment, thanks to the support of Lincoln Electric.
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