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    Another TMA graduate - this one "unstoppable"

    Atlas Tool Works' Hilary Mottl with Jane Johnson Jane Thompson, now 26, is from the West Humboldt Park neighborhood, where she was struggling to make ends meet working at food service jobs.   “I worked hard and wasn't making enough to live on, I was barely paying for transportation to and from work,” she told News Bulletin.

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    Helping ex-criminals beat the odds

    Manufacturing training opens doors for those with criminal records Chicago's West Side neighborhoods are not only devastated with crime, the aftermath of illegal activity has taken a severe toll on the community's productivity. In Chicago Urban League research director Paul Street's white paper on “Race, Prison and Poverty,” Congressman Danny Davis claims 70 percent of men between the ages of 18 and 45 living in impoverished North Lawndale are ex-offenders. That's seven of every ten males in their most productive years burdened with a criminal history. Statistics show that a sobering 47 percent of those that have served time under the Illinois Department of Correction's supervision return to incarceration. Having a felony on one's resume creates a nearly insurmountable obstacle to finding a good job.

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    Wiegel Tool Works, Inc. Announces Strategic Joint Venture Partnership with M.S. Ambrogio S.p.A.

    TMA Member Wiegel Tool Works announces joint venture partnership in metal forming  Wood Dale, Illinois, US and Cisano Bergamasco, IT—Wiegel Tool Works, Inc. (WTW) and M.S. Ambrogio S.p.A. (MSA) have announced a joint venture partnership to provide the most exceptional metal forming portfolio and expertise available to the global manufacturing market. MSA-Wiegel will operate in North American-based manufacturing locations. MSA-Wiegel's expertise in Bruderer High-speed stamping, Minster Heavy-stamping, and Bihler Multi-slide technologies will prove to be invaluable to current and future partners looking for a single source for best-in-class metal forming solutions.

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