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AP reports GM does not need March bailout money

March 12, 2009

The Associated Press has reported that General Motors will not need the $2 billion loan installment for March that it requested from the U.S. government in February.According to the AP, GM CFO Ray...

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Multiquip appoints GCE president

March 10, 2009

Mike Howlett has been appointed as the new president of Multiquip's General Construction Equipment internal division. He joined the company in 1995 as operations manager and was promoted to vice...

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RathGibson hires CFO

March 10, 2009

RathGibson, a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing in Lincolnshire, Ill., has appointed Jon Smith as CFO. In his 30-year career, he has...

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D&S Mfg. qualifies for development incentives

March 10, 2009

The Wisconsin Dept. of Commerce has named D&S Mfg., Black River Falls, Wis., as eligible to receive a $250,000 state income tax credit through the Western Wisconsin Technology Zone. This program...

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U.S. machine tool demand falls to record low in January

March 9, 2009

Reuters reported that U.S. January machine tool demand fell 59.2 percent to a record low $94.95 million from $232.59 million in December, according to the American Machine Tool Distributors'...

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Hiring expectations down again in March

March 6, 2009

Hiring expectations in the manufacturing and service sectors' will continue to diminish in March as an already anemic labor market will provide fewer opportunities for job seekers, according to the...

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Pratt & Whitney engine wins Aviation WeekLaureate Award

March 4, 2009

The Pratt & Whitney PurePower(TM) PW1000G engine team won the 2009 Aviation WeekLaureate Award for outstanding achievement in Aeronautics and Propulsion. The annual awards, from Aviation Week & Space...

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ISM: Manufacturing sector activity fails to grow for 13th consecutive month

March 2, 2009

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector failed to grow in February for the 13th consecutive month, and the overall economy contracted for the fifth consecutive month, say the nation's supply...

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U.S. Steel announces management changes at corporate headquarters

March 2, 2009

United States Steel Corp. today announced several management changes at its corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh. Deborah A. Grabe has been named general manager-processed products, replacing Anton...

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Durable goods orders down 5.2 percent in January

February 26, 2009

Orders for durable goods plunged 5.2 percent in January, The U.S. Department of Commerce reported today. Analysts had expected a 2.5 percent decline.Orders for autos fell 6.4 percent in January from...

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John Ratzenberger's NBT, FMA join forces to encourage youth to pursue manufacturing careers

February 23, 2009

A new entity dedicated to inspiring America's youth to consider careers in manufacturing and respond to a growing need in this country has been created through the partnership of two leading...

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Ford's Romeo, Mich., Engine Plant produces 10 millionth engine

February 19, 2009

After years of delivering power to two of Ford Motor Company's iconic products, the Ford F-150 and Mustang, Romeo Engine Plant has reached a historic milestone—the production of its 10 millionth...

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Deere & Company remains 'solidly profitable'

February 18, 2009

Deere & Company today announced worldwide net income of $203.9 million, or $0.48 per share, for the first quarter ended January 31, compared with $369.1 million, or $0.83 per share, for the same...

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NAM: Competitive auto industry essential to American manufacturing base

February 18, 2009

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President John Engler today issued the following statement in support of auto manufacturers in America:I cannot stress enough the importance of the auto...

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Metal formers weigh in on business conditions for next three months

February 16, 2009

According to the February 2009 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect tough times to continue during the next three months. Conducted...

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