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J.P. Nissen Company
Glenside, PA

The J.P. Nissen Company was founded in 1923 to manufacture markers for the textile industry. Nissen is a privately-held company which is still owned by the founding family. Since 1923, our product line has been continuously expanded to include markers for all industrial purposes, but most especially for the metal-marking industry.

Website:  www.NissenMarkers.com
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Airgas, Inc.
Radnor, PA

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) is one of the nation's leading single-source suppliers of gases, welding equipment and supplies, and safety products.

Website:  www.airgas.com
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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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Space Shuttle's Tank Flies With Improved Welds
Published: March 3rd, 2010 by Welding Design & Fabrication
  Category: Technology
The novel friction-stir welding technique uses frictional heating and forging pressure to produce high-strength bonds (virtually free of defects, according to NASA) on the longitudinal welds that join panels on the liquid oxygen tank, located in the forward position, and the liquid hydrogen tank, in the aft position. Together with the intertank, which joins the two, they form the 153.8-foot-high space shuttle external fuel tank.
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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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Interest in Blue Collar Trades Up
Published: July 17th, 2009 by Chicago Tribune / Robert Channick
  Category: Technology
With the economy on the ropes, a resurgence of interest in hands-on jobs is packing classrooms and buoying the hopes of those who want to reignite careers or launch new ones. The best advice: Don't be afraid to get a little dirty, and try to get over any squeamishness about blood.
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Grant Money Aims to Expand College Vocational Program
Published: June 29th, 2009 by The Star/Rebecca Clark
  Category: Technology
Cleveland Community College received a grant that will be used to renovate and create more space for welding, machinist and other trade students whose skills are in demand.
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New Gulf Coast School Will Teach Welding, Other Shipyard Trades
Published: June 29th, 2009 by Fox 10 TV, AL
  Category: Technology
A new Maritime Science Center will be teaching students different trades including welding that re needed inside of a shipyard. The center will be completed by the fall of 2010.
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School to Offer Focus on Metal Trades in Greene County,
Published: June 20th, 2009 by Mississippi Press, MS
  Category: Technology
Jones County Community College's new Green County Training Center feature a welding lab and pipefitting lab among other perks.
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Piedmont Technical College Welding Program Upgraded with Grant (Greenwood Today, SC)
Published: June 10th, 2009 by GwdToday.com
  Category: Technology
Piedmont Technical College's welding labs are now state-of-the-art, thanks to a grant from AdvanceSC, funded with profits from Duke Energy's Bulk Power Marketing program(BPM).
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