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Profiled Company:

OKI Bering
Cincinnati, OH

OKI Bering's quality, excellence and caring began in 1937 as O.K.I. Supply Company, a distributor of welding and safety products from a single location in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Website:  www.OKI-Bering.com
Profiled Company:

ESAB
Florence, SC

With operations throughout the globe, ESAB is one of the world's largest producers of welding consumables and equipment.

ESAB conducts business in the following industries:
Welding and cutting equipment
Welding consumables
Welding automation
Cutting systems

Website:  www.esabna.com
TIG Welder


Employment: Stimulus funds spent on training
Published: February 20th, 2010 by The Daily News Online / Paul Mrozek
  Category: People
Another area that's showing employment potential is welding. Gage's staff trained 76 people in the past year under the stimulus program. Every person who completed course work in the medical field or welding landed a job, Gage said.
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Professor at Cerritos Passes Away at 67
Published: February 19th, 2010 by Talon Marks / Tiffany Thigpen
  Category: People
He taught over 3000 students who had become certificated and licensed welders many of whom have obtained high paying jobs.
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Unusual Partnership Prepares Students for Future Careers
Published: February 19th, 2010 by WUVA-tv / Kim Garner
  Category: Company Updates
Nucor and McAbee Construction have apprenticeship programs for students straight out of high school. They say a career in welding can be a stable and profitable job for those who prefer hands-on careers or for those who aren't on path to college.
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Mideast to Begin New Program
Published: February 18th, 2010 by The Zanesville Reporter
  Category: People
The program will help students to develop the skills needed for entry-level employment in electrical, electronic, industrial mechanical, machinery maintenance and welding-based manufacturing occupations that are in demand.
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Students take a shot at building unique barbecue
Published: February 17th, 2010 by Bonner County Daily Bee / RALPH BARTHOLDT
  Category: People
"Last year, we made a lot of fish," Mark Ramsay, a SHS senior who plans to pursue a career as a mechanic, said. When it comes to their abilities as welders, they don't hesitate. They can all weld well enough to get a job after school, they agree. "You can't spend three years in Yogi's class without learning how to weld," Stefan, who plans a career in underwater welding, said.
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Looking for "Non-traditional" Work
Published: February 17th, 2010 by Heather Sawaski
  Category: People
Brenda's one of only 2 women in the entire welding program. And she isn't bothered by it one bit. "I think it's a good job for women and more women should do it," she said.
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Traditional Techniques For Future Technologies
Published: February 12th, 2010 by Bosch Rexroth
  Category: Technology
Wind tower welding systems generally operate both inside and outside of the can at different times; the welding equipment is usually suspended from a guide rail for outside welding. While the bulk of the welding equipment remains stationary during a weld, the weld head constantly moves small distances along at least 2 axes, both along and across the seam.
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$20-million expansion project to give NBCC Moncton a facelift
Published: February 11th, 2010 by Margaret Patricia Eaton
  Category: Company Updates
A 9,000 square foot welding shop will be added, with an air-exchange system and 64 booths to accommodate pre-employment welding students, a contract training program and the 12 to 15 apprenticeship students who rotate through block training. It will be attached to the steel fabrication shop so there can be a sharing of learning between classes. The current welding shop on the second floor will be gutted and re-purposed as a classroom or "soft shop" space.
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NE Alabama Community College to Dedicate Industrial Systems Technology Center
Published: February 10th, 2010 by The Times Journal / Jared Felkins
  Category: Company Updates
Northeast Alabama Community College will take workforce development to the next level Friday when the Industrial Systems Technology Center is dedicated. The dedication will take place at 11 a.m. at the new center on the west side of the Northeast campus along Highway 35 in Rainsville. Welding Technology $14.89 median hourly wage for welders in Alabama. 23 percent increase in number of welder positions in Alabama through 2016. 84 projected openings for welders in NACC service area in 2010. $10.50 average entry level hourly pay in college service area. $17.50 a...
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Stanwood students teach adults welding
Published: February 9th, 2010 by The Daily Herald / GALE FIEGE
  Category: People
"It was amazing to us. We had 25 people on a waiting list right off the bat," said teacher Darryl Main, adviser for Stanwood High School's Agricultural Mechanics Club. "The community welding course has been so well-received, we might have to run another one this spring."
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