Currently working as a contractor for a large company and hoping to parlay that into a full-time opportunity. At the moment, I've not seen too much change in the hiring either at the place that I currently am or the other local firms that I've been watching.
Automakers are on the prowl for lighter weight materials to make vehicles less heavy and more fuel efficient, and Nanosteel is one of the companies hoping to take advantage of this opportunity with their lightweight automotive steel of the same name.
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