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Optimism rises among metal forming companies

April 15, 2009

According to the April 2009 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies are the most optimistic they have been about business conditions since last...

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HRB prices continue to drop

April 15, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarkerU.S. HRB price for April 13 plummeted 8.0 percent to $474 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the 17th consecutive drop. The Chinese HRB ex-works price dropped 5.3 percent...

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Henze Stamping and Mfg. receives award from U.S. Defense Logistics Agency

April 14, 2009

Henze Stamping and Manufacturing, Troy, Mich., has been recognized by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency as the DLA New Contractor of the Year. The award was presented by Vice Admiral Alan S. Thompson,...

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Lorain County Community College to lead national welding education and training effort

April 14, 2009

Lorain County Community College (LCCC), Ohio's top-ranked community college, has been named project leader for a $4.9 million National Science Foundation (NSF) program establishing a National Center...

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Workshop to focus on AHSS forming

April 14, 2009

The Ohio State University's Center for Precision Forming (CPF), in conjunction with Honda, is holding a workshop focused on forming advanced high-strength steels (AHSS). The workshop is being held...

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John Deere announces new global operating model

April 14, 2009

Deere & Company today announced a new global operating model that will combine the technology, expertise, experience, channels, and investments of the Worldwide Agricultural Equipment Division and the...

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ISM: U.S. manufacturing contraction slows; new order index rises

April 2, 2009

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector failed to grow in March for the 14th consecutive month, and the overall economy contracted for the sixth consecutive month, say the nation's supply...

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"The Power of Personal Energy" nominated for Georgia Author of the Year Award

April 1, 2009

"The Power of Personal Energy" by Dr. Bob Rausch has been nominated for the 45th annual Georgia Author of the Year (GAYA) Awards.Nominated in the Specialty Books category, the book discusses the...

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AP: U.S. pledges $5 billion to support auto parts suppliers

March 19, 2009

The Associated Press has reported that the U.S. government will lend major auto-parts makers $5.0 billion through its Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) as compensation for merchandise they have...

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Metal forming companies expect sluggish activity during next three months

March 16, 2009

According to the March 2009 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect continued difficult conditions during the next three months. Conducted...

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Airtronics recognized for contributions to San Jose economy

March 16, 2009

San Jose, Calif. Mayor Chuck Reed and Council Member Madison Nguyen recognized Airtronics Metal Products in a commendation presented to company executives at at a recent San Jose City Council meeting....

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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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