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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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HRB prices revisit the bottom

February 11, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™United States hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Feb. 9th dropped 3.5 percent to $554 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the 13th consecutive decline. The...

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Applied Robotics, Tnkers Maschinenbau form international partnership

February 10, 2009

Applied Robotics Inc., a provider of automation end-of-arm tooling and connectivity systems in Glenville, N.Y., has signed Tunkers Maschinenbau GmbH, a provider of clamping technology for the...

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Jervis B. Webb names several new resellers

February 10, 2009

Jervis B. Webb Co., Farmington Hills, Mich., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd., has expanded its roster of SmartCart automatic guided cart (AGC) value-added resellers (VARs) with nine new...

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Advanced Metal Etching announces expansion

February 10, 2009

Advanced Metal Etching Inc. has expanded its Ligonier, Ind., facility. The expansion includes new equipment, an optimized work flow, and 70 percent capacity increase.The company supplies photochemical...

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LAI names sales director to business development team

February 10, 2009

LAI Intl. Inc., a supplier of precision components and subassemblies in Scottsdale, Ariz., has named Brad Creamer as director of sales. In this position, he leads business development initiatives in...

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General Sheet Metal Works completes training center construction

February 10, 2009

General Sheet Metal Works Inc., a precision sheet metal fabricator in South Bend, Ind., has completed construction on a training and conference center. The new space holds up to 50 people for customer...

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Cretex Companies acquires Meier Tool & Engineering

February 10, 2009

Cretex Companies, Elk River, Minn., has acquired the assets of Meier Tool & Engineering (MTE), a manufacturer of miniature and microsized stamped components and subassemblies for the medical,...

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