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HRB price direction continues mixed

December 10, 2008

The SteelBenchmarker™U.S. HRB spot price for Dec. 8 dropped 11.8 percent to $614 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the ninth consecutive decline. The world export HRB price dropped 9.2 percent...

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Metal formers expect business deterioration to continue

November 20, 2008

According to the November 2008 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to continue to deteriorate during the next three...

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Hydro Aluminum contributes engineering, fabrication to GO trailer

November 11, 2008

Hydro Aluminum's Extrusion Americas unit, Linthicum, Md., teamed with SylvanSport to create the GO trailer, a miniature mobile adventure camper.The 800-lb. pop-up camper sleeps four and hauls up to...

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International trade fair emphasizes product development using mechatronics

November 11, 2008

The mechatroniX trade fair is scheduled for June 16-18, 2009, in the Augsburg trade fair center in Germany. The trade fair emphasizes the mechatronic approach to product development, according to...

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Indalex honored as Good Corporate Citizen for environmental practices

November 11, 2008

The Indalex Inc. aluminum extrusion facility at City of Industry, Calif., has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition and been named a Good Corporate Citizen by the Sanitation Districts of Los...

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Moldex® hires VP of North American sales

November 11, 2008

Moldex®-Metric Inc., Culver City, Calif., has hired John Ambrosio as vice president of North America sales and Marv Maddox as international sales manager.Ambrosio has served as the vice president...

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MetoKote adds strategic account manager

November 11, 2008

MetoKote Corp. Inc., Lima, Ohio, a provider of metal finishing processes including electrocoating, powder coating, and liquid paint, has announced the addition of Roger Cook as strategic account...

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nLight acquires majority interest in Optotools

November 11, 2008

A supplier of high-power semiconductor lasers and fibers, nLIGHT Corp., Vancouver, Wash., has acquired a majority interest in Optotools GmbH, Heilbronn, Germany, a supplier of high-power semiconductor...

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Lors Machinery offers newly found copies of classic welding book

November 11, 2008

Lors Machinery Inc., Union, N.J., a manufacturer of standard, multispot, and special resistance welding machines, has announced the availability of the classic book by Wallace A. Stanley, Resistance...

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LAI wins two ACE awards

November 11, 2008

LAI International Inc., a supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, announced that it has won two ACE awards. LAI won awards for top 25 fastest-growing private companies and for top...

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Hiring expectations set four-year lows in November

November 10, 2008

Employment expectations in the manufacturing and service sectors will maintain a downward trend in November as the economy continues to shed jobs, accordingto the Society for Human Resource...

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September U.S. machine tool demand up from August, down from year ago

November 10, 2008

In a joint report, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association and the Association for Manufacturing Technology have announced that U.S. September machine tool demand increased 32.0 percent to...

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Chrysler offers buyouts to Belvidere, Ill., plant workers

November 6, 2008

Chrysler has announced that it is offering buyouts to all employees at its assembly plant in Belvidere, Ill.—2,400 union workers and 200 administrative staff.The company's U.S. sales were down...

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AK Steel announces December 2008 surcharges

November 5, 2008

AK Steel has advised its customers that a $185 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in December 2008. December 2008 surcharges for the broad range of...

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Manufacturing activity declines for third consecutive month

November 3, 2008

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector failed to grow in October for the third consecutive month, and the overall economy concluded 83 consecutive months of growth, said U.S. supply executives...

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