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Petchem prognosis

1:03 PM MDT | April 1, 2013

The high spirits of North American petrochemical makers were evident at the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and IHS petrochemical conferences over the past two weeks....

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Comments (1) for Petchem prognosis
The observation that, as a result petrochemical and infrastructure construction activity, material and labor constraints will trigger cost increases, is valid, and often overlooked. The acid test is to try to obtain a "turn Key'" contract from a major contractor. Many local union halls are empty, and "travelers" are of questionable quality. The current situation supports the concept that we should emphasize trade schools and community colleges, not the traditional four year colleges and graduate MBA programs.

Jim Cutler
president - Macle, Inc.
Posted by Jim Cutler on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 @ 09:27 AM

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