As Demand for Welders Resurges, Community Colleges Offer Classes: Industrial Round-Up

As Demand for Welders Resurges, Community Colleges Offer Classes. HOUSTON — Ryan Gassett had already put in a full day, moving heavy boxes and furniture for $15 an hour, when his introductory welding class began at 10 p.m. By the time he arrived at Lone Star College north of Houston, the highway toll collectors at […]

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Should You Convert To Natural Gas Now That Oil Is Cheap? Industrial Round-Up

Should You Convert To Natural Gas Now That Oil Is Cheap? The top energy play for the last few years has been converting gasoline and diesel-burning motors to run on natural gas. I wrote about that in Energy Forecast 2013-2014: Convert to Natural Gas. Local delivery vans, over-the-road trucks and even farm tractors have been […]

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Could Lyft and Uber Put Public Transit Out of Business?: Industrial Round-Up

Could Lyft and Uber Put Public Transit Out of Business? More than three-quarters of people commuting to work each day are driving by themselves. That’s a lot of empty seats on the road — and all that traffic and congestion has a large financial, environmental, and emotional cost. Carpooling is common amongst families, but has […]

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