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Unemployment drops in regions with growing manufacturing
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High unemployment still plagues much of the country, but regions such as Ohio and Michigan are actually seeing impressive job gains as manufacturing activity picks up, especially in the auto industry. Those gains may be reversed in upcoming months, though, as high inventories and decreasing demand for transportation equipment slow factory activity. More



Detroit Three gain market share in 2011
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This year, for the first time since 1988, all three Detroit automakers have gained market share in the U.S. Now they face the challenge of maintaining or adding to those gains. General Motors and Ford benefited from new fuel-efficient cars such as the Chevrolet Cruze and Ford Fiesta that sold well when gas prices soared above $4 a gallon last spring. A tragic, but large, contributing factor was last March's massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan that caused a shortage of cars and trucks. Toyota and Honda are just beginning to recover. More

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    India industrial production falls for first time since 2009
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    India's industrial production shrank in October for the first time in more than two years. Output at factories, utilities and mines fell 5.1 percent from a year earlier after a revised 2 percent gain in September, the Central Statistical Office said in a statement in New Delhi. That's the first decline since 2009 and compares with the median estimate for a 0.7 percent drop in a Bloomberg News survey of 24 economists. More


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    China braces for social unrest as economy slows
    Agence France-Press via IndustryWeek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    China's security chief has told provincial officials they need to be more prepared for the "negative impact" of slowing growth, underscoring Beijing's concern a slowdown could bring social unrest. Large-scale strikes have hit China in recent weeks, as workers resentful about low salaries or layoffs face off with employers juggling high costs and exports hit by lower demand from the debt-burdened West. More



    Ford investing to bring Mexican jobs to Ohio
    Manufacturing.net    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Ford Motor Co.'s $128 million investment at a northeast Ohio plant will protect its nearly 2,000 jobs while shifting medium-duty truck production from Mexico, the automaker said. Ford will retool the Ohio Assembly Plant, located west of Cleveland, after ending production of Econoline vans in 2013, according to Jim Tetreault, Ford's vice president of North American manufacturing. Truck production will be moved from a joint venture with Navistar International Corp., in General Escobedo, Mexico, near Monterrey. More


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    Available in both a NCG series C-gun and NXG series X-gun. Both styles have lightweight aluminum bodies for strength and rigidity that also help save on cycle time, energy consumption and floor space. The compact modular designs allow for quick changes and utilize Dengensha’s lightweight MFDC transformers. More information HERE
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    India may surpass US in steel production
    Indian Express    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Given the growth of the domestic steel sector, India is likely to overtake the U.S. to become the third-largest steel producer in the world in the next couple of years, said Ronald E. Ashburn, executive director of the Association for Iron and Steel Technology. "India will eclipse the U.S. in two to three years in steel producing after China and Japan," he told a news conference on the eve of launch of the inaugural AIST International Steel Academy. More



    New Hampshire magazine releases 'Best Companies' list
    Foster's Daily Democrat    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Business NH Magazine has announced the 2011 Best Companies To Work For in NH in its December edition. For 15 years, Business NH Magazine's Best Companies to Work For competition has recognized businesses that go out of their way to create fun and beneficial workplaces for their employees. More

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    ASQ survey results: Unstable economy remains chief concern for manufacturers
    American Society for Quality    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Although 66 percent of manufacturers expect to experience revenue growth in 2012, many say the recovering economy will remain a major hurdle to operations, according to a recent ASQ survey. Nearly 1,600 manufacturing professionals from around the world responded to ASQ's 2012 Manufacturing Outlook Survey, which was conducted online from Oct. 17 through Nov. 4. Respondents represent the aerospace, automotive, food, medical device, pharmaceutical and utility industries, among others. More


    Cordless Tungsten Grinder from Techsouth

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    NHTSA looks at welding in 5 Volts during fire probe
    The Detroit News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reviewing five Chevrolet Volts at its testing facility as part of its preliminary investigation into fire risks in the extended-range electric vehicle and looking at welding issues. In a memorandum, NHTSA's defects investigation chief Frank Borris asked its Vehicle Research Test Center to inspect the vehicles and "take photographs of the floorpan/crossmember near the battery tunnel on both the driver and passenger sides of the vehicle." The memo said, "The objectives of this test program are to document if any changes in the welding process are visible at the area of intrusion." More

    Forney Industries
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    • Wire wheels and brushes
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    • Hoses and pneumatic tools
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    Servo-Robot Group CEO to receive 2011 Excellence in Robotic Arc Welding and Cutting Award
    Robotics Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Servo-Robot is pleased to announce that Jean-Paul Boillot, chairman and chief executive officer of Servo-Robot Group, and AWS life member, is the fifth winner of the AWS D16 Committee's 2011 Excellence in Robotic Arc Welding and Cutting Award. More


    Gullco Welding and Cutting Automation
    400 Series Trackless Welding Carriage with Integrated Wire Feeder (400 Moggy®)Continuous and Stitch Weld models available. MORE
    Bonal Technologies

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    Toyota to export US-assembled Camry to South Korea
    MarketWatch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Toyota has announced plans to export U.S.-assembled Camry sedans to its distributor in South Korea. Camry exports to South Korea are initially forecasted at approximately 6,000 units annually. These Camry vehicles will be produced by team members at Toyota's manufacturing plant in Georgetown, Ky. The plant is Toyota's largest manufacturing facility outside of Japan, employing nearly 7,000 team members directly and creating nearly 20,000 additional jobs with vendors and suppliers in Kentucky and other states. More



    US trade deficit shrank in October to lowest this year
    Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The trade deficit narrowed in October to the lowest level of the year, reflecting a drop in imports that will help give the U.S. economy a lift. The gap shrank 1.6 percent to $43.5 billion, smaller than projected, from $44.2 billion in September, Commerce Department figures showed in Washington. Purchases from overseas fell to the lowest level since April, due almost entirely to a plunge in demand for petroleum. More

     


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    Eastwood TIG200 AC/DC TIG Welder
    Offering the performance of welders costing thousands more! Featuring square-wave inverter technology and capable of operating on 110VAC or 220VAC, this unit welds materials up to 1/4" thick. Includes "WP-17" type torch, regulator, foot pedal, ground clamp and cable, and 110v-to-220v adapter plug. Backed by Eastwood's 3-year warranty.
     
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