A news piece today about how U.S. natural gas boom is helping American manufacturing by NBC News' John W. Schoen begins with an anecdote featuring Marlin Steel's own Edrick Smith:
The boom in new oil and natural gas flowing through U.S. pipelines is beginning to ripple through the wider American economy.
Just ask Edrick Smith.
In September, Smith traded temp agency jobs for full-time employment with Baltimore-based Marlin Steel Wire Products, which makes wire baskets for industrial customers. An experienced machinist, Smith is now expanding his skills by learning to set up and operate factory robots.
“Knowing each and every machine in here gives me an opportunity to make good money, and to educate myself more,” he said. “This is my career.” Read more ...