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Congress Approves Manufacturing Program

The manufacturing industry and manufacturing companies alike have been waiting for Congress to pass a bill known as the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) based on the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act (RAMI). The bill was created...

The Art of Welding

The art of welding versus welding art may seem to be two different aspects of welding and its applications. Yet, in fact, an artistic welder must understand the intricacies of the art of welding in order to weld art. From the various techniques to the different...

Welding with Poor Eyesight

A welder’s hands and eyes are critical to producing quality welds that pass visual and nondestructive weld examinations. However, that does not mean someone with less than 20/20 vision cannot effectively weld or prepare materials for welding processes. In fact, there...

Women and Skilled Labor

Once, women were a much more common sight on manufacturing lines than they are today. The image of the 1940’s woman showing her arm muscle, known as Rosie the Riveter, highlights the important roles women filled as skilled labor during WWII working as industrial...

The Benefits of Offsite Training

In today’s job market in which many manufacturing companies cite a “skills gap,” it is imperative that companies offer training opportunities to current employees and worthy candidates that may lack certain skills, but demonstrate a solid work ethic. Also, due to the...