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Rio South Texas initiative brings English-language proficiency to manufacturing workers - TheFabricator

Rio South Texas initiative brings English-language proficiency to manufacturing workers

July 7, 2010

South Texas College (STC), McAllen, Texas, has partnered with The Manufacturing Institute, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), and other regional partners to implement an English language...

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SHRM LINE survey: Hiring expectations in manufacturing sector grow slightly in July

July 6, 2010

The recent pattern of incremental job growth in manufacturing is expected to continue in July, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National...

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Doing what was always done doesn't cut it - TheFabricator

Doing what was always done doesn't cut it

July 1, 2010

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ABMyr, Belleville, Mich., is a manufacturer of finishing systems for its automotive clients, but at the heart of the company is its fabricating talent. That is what will serve the company best as it looks to rebound from the recent downturn.

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ISM June ROB: New orders, production, and employment growing; supplier deliveries slower; inventories contracting

July 1, 2010

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June for the 11th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 14th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the...

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Tooling and Manufacturing Association to host Marketing Day

June 28, 2010

The Tooling and Manufacturing Association is hosting its annual Marketing Day Friday, July 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its headquarters in Park Ridge, Ill. The event, which is open to the public,...

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Modular fixturing for welding can be assembled quickly - TheFabricator

Modular fixturing for welding can be assembled quickly

June 28, 2010

Bluco's modular fixturing system for welding features 3-D tables and a family of modular elements that can be assembled quickly to fixture almost any size and type of part. For large parts, the...

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Hydro Aluminum expands extrusion fabrication, machining services at Missouri plant

June 28, 2010

Hydro Aluminum's Extrusion North America unit has invested significant capital and personnel in its Monett, Mo., extrusion facility. This investment is part of the company's long-term strategy to...

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Biodegradable general-purpose cleaner suitable for applications in and around industrial plants - TheFabricator

Biodegradable general-purpose cleaner suitable for applications in and around industrial plants

June 28, 2010

Wallover Metalworking Fluids has introduced a general-purpose cleaner for applications in and around industrial plants. KLEEN GREEN™ is biodegradable, nontoxic, nonflammable, nonabrasive, and...

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Willerding Metal Fabrication adds manager of business development - TheFabricator

Willerding Metal Fabrication adds manager of business development

June 28, 2010

Jim Kloeckener has been added to the team at Willerding Metal Fabrication in O'Fallon, Mo., as business development manager to facilitate the company's growth in the custom metal fabrication market....

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BLS: Layoffs in the manufacturing sector declined in May to their lowest levels in program history

June 24, 2010

Employers took 1,412 mass layoff actions in May that resulted in the separation of 135,789 workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the...

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Toshiba to build electric vehicle drive motors in the U.S.

June 22, 2010

Toshiba Corp. has announced that it is expanding manufacturing capacity at its plant in Houston, Texas, to produce high-performance drive motors for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid...

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Tool facilitates hole layout on flanges, base plates - TheFabricator

Tool facilitates hole layout on flanges, base plates

June 21, 2010

A tool for laying out holes on flanges and base plates is available from J&B Specialty Tools. The single tool allows the user to locate holes based on the web centerline, regardless of variations in...

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Titanium 2010 coming to Florida in October

June 21, 2010

Titanium 2010 is scheduled to be held Oct. 3-6 at the Gaylord Palms convention center in Orlando, Fla. Sponsored by the International Titanium Association (ITA), Broomfield, Colo., the event has more...

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Dock lift table can raise up to 50,000 lbs. - TheFabricator

Dock lift table can raise up to 50,000 lbs.

June 21, 2010

Air Technical Industries has introduced the heavy-duty Zero-Low dock lift table. It has a lowered height of 0 in. and can raise a load of up to 50,000 lbs. When the table is lowered to ground level,...

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Microsoft CEO visits Chicago Academy for Advanced Technology - TheFabricator

Microsoft CEO visits Chicago Academy for Advanced Technology

June 21, 2010

Most 15-year-olds have modest professional networks, at best. But on June 10, 70 freshmen at a new Chicago high school had the chance to rub shoulders with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Also known as...

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