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"We're seeing that resurgence come back to the united states again and the Quad Cites is apart of that manufacturing resurgence," said Economic Development Officer with the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, Paul Rumler.

Rumler says we lost manufacturing jobs because manufactures shifted to producing goods overseas, but now that shift has changed and bringing those jobs back here."There are many manufacturers in the Quad Cities that are hiring again. They're in growth mode," said Rumler. "We expect 2014 to be an uptick is manufacturing."

That uptick in manufacturing is something Bob Frink with Crawford Company says is the driving force behind why he's hiring.  Crawford company does business with over 100 companies.  When those businesses require supplies, demand grows.

 "We reflect pretty much what our customers are seeing. they're seeing an increase in their demand and markets," said Frink.  "We typically will see job creation in advance of some of our customers. "We know what we have in backlog and we know where we are in terms of pending and we can project and see that we are going to need additional people."

Frink says these manufacturing positions are full time and will primarily be in welding and making brew tanks.  They will help put the people of the Quad Cities back to work.

"If you get six more people who have good jobs, earning good wages and with good benefits that spreads to the community," said Frink.

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