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Fire Ban

Make sure your city or county isn’t under a burn restriction. Some welding warnings, a lot of welding programs, news and much more make up this edition of the “Weekly Roundup.” Enjoy! 

Special News

Burn restrictions announced in Clackamas County

Drying vegetation and warmer, drier weather patterns have prompted Clackamas County fire agencies to announce fire restrictions.

Four Small Fires Burn; Precaution Levels Rise

Crews tackled four small fires around Central Oregon Friday afternoon as public lands officials announced that higher fire precaution levels would take effect next Monday.

Town Wants State Money To Clean Up National Welding Site

The town manager is preparing to seek a state grant to clean up the blighted National Welding site, but at the request of the town council, the grant request will exclude any indication the town is willing to have housing built on the site.

Welding Industry

Welding Equipment Market to Reach $17 Billion by 2012

MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Welding Equipment and Supplies: The Global Market," to their collection of Manufacturing market reports.

Welding Schools/Programs

"Gadget Camp" Takes In Girls, Turns Out Budding Engineers

Most of the time, summer camps for kids aren't the deepest of affairs. They're usually based around getting kids to spend time outdoors and socialize with others in their age groups. However, a summer camp near Chicago is doing something that's not only geeky but good for society. . .

Weld-Ed Sparks Training, Development For Welding Students And Educators

On June 9, President Obama hosted an event at the Northern Virginia Community College Campus with The Manufacturing Institute and the National Association of Manufacturers to discuss major steps that should be taken to build an educated and skilled workforce of manufacturers who are crucial to the economic future of the United States.

LCCC welding program gets $2.9 million grant

Steadily changing technology and greater specialization in the welding industry is fueling the need for an estimated 30,000 trained welding technicians each year, according to an industry report.

Owens unveils Welding Design Center

Owens Community College has unveiled a new $1.1 million Welding Design Center on the Toledo-area campus.

Augusta Tech ready to open new Grovetown campus

It's tough to expand in a down economy, but Augusta Technical College is beating the odds and opening a new location. Classes start Monday at the new campus in Columbia County.

Ivy Tech offering manufacturing certifications

Ivy Tech Community College Richmond is one of six campuses offering certifications in manufacturing fields through the new Ivy Institute of Technology.

Welding Students

Art student 'forges' ahead over summer

Fultondale High School student Savannah Smith is an artist, and now has the scars to prove it.

Welding Gone Wrong

Student sets himself on fire, sues welding school

After setting himself on fire, Garrick Goins has filed suit against the M. Weeks Welding Laboratory Testing and School, alleging he was not properly supervised.

Lawsuit filed over Whatcom Middle School fire

A lawsuit has been filed against a Mukilteo construction company and a Snohomish welding company over the Whatcom Middle School fire.



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