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Profiled Company:

Pacific Gas and Electric Company
San Francisco, CA

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, incorporated in California in 1905, is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, the company is a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company and other utilities in the state are regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission. The CPUC was created by the state Legislature in 1911.

Contact:  Laura Shrader
Title:  Senior Recruiter
Email:  l3sh@pge.com
Website:  www.pge.com/careers
Profiled Company:

Energy Partners Ltd.
New Orleans, LA

We are an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company. Our current operations are concentrated in the shallow to moderate depth waters in the Gulf of Mexico focusing on the areas offshore Louisiana as well as the deepwater Gulf of Mexico in depths less than 5,000 feet. Our management team has extensive energy industry experience, many with large energy companies. We have assembled a team of geoscientists and management professionals with considerable region-specific geological, geophysical, technical and operational experience. We were incorporated in January, 1998, and are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol EPL.

Website:  www.eplweb.com
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How GM's Parma Metal Center bucked an industry trend
Published: April 3rd, 2010 by The Plain Dealer / Robert Schoenberger
  Category: Company Updates
Taking on more work has meant installing new equipment, primarily several new robotic welding lines. The company has also dug two large pits and is filling them with concrete, an investment that will lead to the installation of two new stamping presses next year.
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Welder Heats Up Competition
Published: March 17th, 2010 by The Miami County Republic / Gene Morris
  Category: People
"I would like to travel to where the jobs are," Oliver said. "That is what you do when you become a welder."
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What if a college education just isn't for everyone?
Published: March 16th, 2010 by USA Today / Mary Beth Marklein,
  Category: People
But what's still getting lost, some argue, is that too many students are going to college not because they want to, but because they think they have to.
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Teenagers in need of direction can turn to apprenticeships
Published: March 16th, 2010 by USA Today / Mary Beth Marklein,
  Category: People
Cory Gamroth, 18, of Mukwonago, Wis., welds a generator connection box in the Generac factory in Eagle, Wis., as part of Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship program.
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The Family That Learns Together...
Published: March 14th, 2010 by Diana Wray
  Category: People
Lark Stanford cuts a piece of metal during a welding class Tuesday at Odessa College. Stanford is taking the same class as her mother, Sandra Stanford. Community college enrollments are up as students find them to be a less-expensive option than universities and older adults are returning to school for additional skills training.
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Mandleson: Salford is on the move
Published: March 14th, 2010 by Manchester Evening News/ Pamela Welsh
  Category: News about Welding Classes
The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, officially opened one of the UK's most advanced welding schools.
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Students Demonstrate Their Skills at State Meet
Published: March 13th, 2010 by Bangor Daily News / Jessica Bloch
  Category: People
BANGOR, Maine As a welding instructor at the Caribou Regional Technology Center, Kevin Quist was particularly interested to see the results of the welding sculpture competition at this week's SkillsUSA Maine annual state conference.
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From Mystery Cyclists to Chocolate Welding at Science Fair
Published: March 12th, 2010 by BBC
  Category: People
The Big Bang UK Young Scientists' and Engineers' Fair has opened in Manchester and claims to be the biggest single celebration of science and engineering aimed at children and young people. The 120 interactive exhibits include a coffee-powered car, welding and building with chocolate - and kettles & toasters powered by cycle power.
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The Rythm of the Rails
Published: March 12th, 2010 by The Globe / Phillip Jackman
  Category: Technology
THE QUESTION: "Before we had welded railway tracks, we used to hear the clickety-clack as the train ran over the gaps in the rails," writes Paul Hallam of Toronto. "We were told the gaps took care of the expansion and contraction of the steel caused by extremes of temperature." With welded joints, he asks, what happens when the steel expands and contracts?
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Extra pipe donated to Tallulah school
Published: March 12th, 2010 by The Vicksburg Post
  Category: News about Welding Classes
"This donation of pipe helps us to continue to offer high quality welding training," said Frank Lloyd, head of the welding department. "With over 100 welding students enrolled in our welding program, strong industry partners enable us to produce highly skilled welders and fitters."
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