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Saratoga Springs forum focuses on more manufacturing

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Parents’ and teachers’ perception of manufacturing jobs needs to change if students are to be encouraged to go into industrial work, participants in a panel discussion said Tuesday. “Parents believe that manufacturing is pouring steel in Pittsburgh in 1962 — dirty, dark and dangerous,” said Aric Newhouse, senior vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers. Advanced manufacturing, by contrast, often involves highly automated processes taking place in near-sterile conditions, such as in the “clean ...

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