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Gerdau Ameristeel announces production suspension, mill closing

June 9, 2009

Gerdau Ameristeel Corp. has announced that it is suspending production at its Sayreville, N.J., steel mill and closing its rolling mill in neighboring Perth Amboy, N.J. because of lower demand for its...

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Exal Corp. wins metal decorating award

June 8, 2009

Exal Corp., a manufacturer of extruded aluminum packaging, has received the 2009 "Best In Category" Quality Award for Excellence in Metal Decorating from the International Metal Decorators Association...

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HRB prices: Trolling the bottom

May 27, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for May 25 fell 3.2 percent to $429 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the twentieth consecutive decline. The World export HRB price...

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Seamless stainless tube imports from China continue growth

May 26, 2009

U.S. producers comprising the Stainless Steel Tube Trade Advancement Committee (SSTTAC) have noted that, despite the significant recession in the United States, imports of stainless steel pipe and...

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NAVSEA recruits auto workers for shipbuilding

May 20, 2009

The U.S. Navy's largest systems command, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is recruiting displaced mid-career automotive engineering professionals.At a time when many companies are downsizing, NAVSEA...

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Metal forming companies expect little change in next three months

May 18, 2009

According to the May 2009 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to remain virtually unchanged during the next three...

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LAI recognized by Northrop Grumman

May 15, 2009

LAI International Inc., a strategic supplier of precision components and subassemblies for original equipment manufacturers, was honored by Northrop Grumman as a Platinum Source Preferred Supplier for...

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FARO offers technology test drive

May 12, 2009

Hoping "to help get the manufacturing process moving again," FARO Technologies has unveiled a Technology Test Drive program it says will put the company's leading-edge 3D measurement devices on...

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Service Stampings names vice president of manufacturing

May 12, 2009

Service Stampings Inc., a supplier of short- and medium-run metal stamping services in Willoughby, Ohio, has appointed Don Bowen as vice president of manufacturing. He has 25 years of experience in...

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Nederman receives two energy sector orders worth $4.4 million

May 12, 2009

Nederman Inc., Westland, Mich., has received an order worth $1.3 million for a system that will be used in a manufacturing plant producing rotary blades for wind turbines from composite materials. ...

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Rubis-Precis/Micropierre expands two plants

May 12, 2009

The French group Rubis-Precis/Micropierre, a producer of high-precision components and assemblies in stainless steel, titanium, gold, platinum, and tungsten carbide, has expanded its two plants:...

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Manufacturing decline continues to moderate

May 4, 2009

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector failed to grow in April for the 15th consecutive month, and the overall economy contracted for the seventh consecutive month, say the nation's supply...

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NAM: New taxes on corporate foreign earnings a 'disastrous proposal'

May 4, 2009

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President John Engler today offered his strong opposition to President Obama's proposals to change rules governing the taxation of foreign earnings of U.S....

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Wintrust CEO sees hope for manufacturing

April 30, 2009

The Chicago Tribunehas reported that Edward Wehmer, CEO of Lake Forest, Ill.-based Wintrust Financial Corp., said industrial borrowers are starting to see signs of life in their businesses.During a...

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HRB prices: 'Never-ending bottom'

April 29, 2009

In its latest release of hot-rolled band prices, SteelBenchmarker™'s headline read "never-ending bottom."The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarkerWestern European HRB price for April 27 plummeted 6.0...

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