Blake Lane welds pieces of metal together during the early stages of a nuclear waste container at Container Technologies Industries in Helenwood. (Ben Garrett/IH)

HELENWOOD — Container Technology Industries (CTI) is looking for welders.

It’s a storyline that was absent in Scott County as recently as six or seven years ago, when the impacts of the economic recession were at their peak and almost one in every four local workers were looking for a job.

But times have changed. These days, as the local unemployment rate continues to fall, the jobs are there — just waiting to be filled.

Ronnie Crabtree, production manager at CTI, knows that as well as anyone.

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The complete story can be found in the August 3, 2017 print edition of the Independent Herald.