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US industrial production rises at fastest pace in 3 months; consumer prices fall
The Associated Press via The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
U.S. manufacturing is recovering from a slump, and inflation may be peaking. Data point to an economy growing slowly but steadily. Still, surging oil prices and a possible European recession threaten to drain the economy’s momentum. Output at the nation's factories, utilities and mines rose 0.7 percent last month, the Federal Reserve said. It was the fastest growth in three months. More

Right-to-work laws pay off with manufacturing jobs    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The pro-job environment in right-to-work states is paying off with new automotive jobs. Tennessee is the home of Volkswagen’s new $1 billion auto assembly plant, as well as plants operated by Nissan and GM. Alabama boasts billion-dollar plants operated by Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Hyundai. Texas enjoys a large automotive manufacturing presence with Peterbilt, GM, International and Toyota. One reason for these states’ growing success in the automotive industry is their strong right-to-work laws. More

October's manufacturing output increased 0.5 percent
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Up 4.1 percent from last year's level, manufacturing output increased 0.5 percent in October, the Federal Reserve announced. The factory operating rate moved up to 75.4 percent, a rate 11 percentage points above its trough in June 2009 but still 3.6 percentage points below its long-run average. More

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AWS announces 2011 Image of Welding award-winners
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The American Welding Society announced its Image of Welding award-winners at a ceremony last week in Chicago. More

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World's 'lightest material' unveiled by US engineers
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A team of engineers claims to have created the world's lightest material. The substance is made out of tiny hollow metallic tubes arranged into a micro-lattice — a criss-crossing diagonal pattern with small open spaces between the tubes. More

Boeing wins provisional order for 230 planes from Indonesian airline
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Boeing Co. won a provisional order, worth $21.7 billion at list prices, from Indonesian budget carrier Lion Air for 230 of its 737 aircraft in what would be a record transaction for the U.S. planemaker. The commitment consists of 201 of the new 737 MAX model, which features upgraded engines, and 29 extended-range 737-900s, according to a statement. President Barack Obama attended a signing ceremony for the deal in Bali, Indonesia, which coincided with a summit of Southeast Asian leaders. More

Manufacturing appears to moves to center stage
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Returning leader of IndustryWeek says she is heartened that public-policy leaders are taking yet another look at manufacturing's importance to the U.S. economy. Patricia Panchak says this time, let's make sure they get it right. More

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Pashley, oldest British bicycle maker, still manufacturing in England
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Tucked away against the banks of the Stratford canal lies one of the last great English manufacturers – handmade bicycle maker Pashley Cycles. When the Nottingham-based company Raleigh was in its prime, England was the biggest producer of bicycles in the world, but now 99 percent of bicycles are mass-produced in the Far East, leaving only three bicycle makers in Great Britain. More

Chrysler to hire 1,100 workers in Toledo, Ohio
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Chrysler said it would add 1,100 jobs at a sport utility vehicle plant in Toledo, Ohio as it spends $1.7 billion developing new models for its Jeep brand. The new jobs, to be filled in 2013, amount to more than half of the 2,100 that Chrysler committed to creating under the four-year labor agreement that its unionized workers ratified in October. More

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Welder's story of homelessness to employment featured in ad campaign
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When Betty Jo Fain was a homeless woman struggling with a drug and alcohol problem, the last thing she imagined was being the face for an advertising campaign promoting jobs at a naval shipbuilding company. Her face is that face for Austal USA in Mobile, Ala., the shipbuilding company where she works as a welder and hopes to one day be the company's first female foreman of fabrication. More

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Siemens bets big on natural gas
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A new gas turbine manufacturing facility in North Carolina represents a strong statement that Siemens is committed to the natural gas market, the U.S. manufacturing sector and the modernization of U.S. electricity infrastructure, a company executive said. More

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Toyota opens new Mississippi plant for Corolla production
Automotive Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Toyota Motor Co. has opened a new $800 million vehicle manufacturing plant, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, in Mississippi. The new plant will have an annual production capacity of 150,000 vehicles, will produce the Corolla, and plans to hire about 2,000 employees in 2012. More

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Chrysler skilled-trades workers challenge contract ratification
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A faction of Chrysler hourly employees is challenging the ratification of the new Chrysler contract. The group is challenging the decision to ratify the deal even though skilled-trades workers voted it down. The general membership approved the contract but the skilled-trades division rejected it. More

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Governor says South Dakota needs more workers in skilled trades
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Gov. Dennis Daugaard says South Dakota needs to change the perception of skilled trades to help deal with a shortage of workers. Daugaard told those at a workforce summit in Mitchell, S.D., that students need to be encouraged to go into trades such as welding, plumbing and electrical. He says the perception of those careers as being somewhat less desirable needs to change. More

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Rockwell eyes manufacturing plant in Brazil
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Rockwell Automation said that it has begun construction on a facility that will double the industrial machinery maker's manufacturing capacity in Brazil. The plant is being built in the city of Jundiai, near Sao Paulo. It's slated to start production by the end of next summer, the company said. More

Welded garden art flourishes at farm in Mount Vernon, Ohio
The Akron Beacon Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Metal bars fill a rack under a scarred work table in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Welding helmets hang in a line. Steel shelves hold hardware, tools, tubes of caulk and cans of spray enamel. Yet this is where, over the course of a day, rough materials are coaxed into art that will grace gardens. More



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