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FMA/TPA mourn the passing of Ivaska

December 13, 2005

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA), and the Tube & Pipe Association, Intl.® (TPA), mourn the Dec. 11 passing of Joseph Ivaska, former vice president of engineering at...

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Tucker Induction Systems names chief engineer/sales engineer

December 13, 2005

Tucker Induction Systems, Shelby Twp., Mich., has appointed Micah Black, an induction heating author and industry speaker, as chief engineer/sales engineer. In this position, Black oversees the...

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Mueller Industries to produce copper tube in China

December 12, 2005

Mueller Industries Inc. announced today that it has acquired a 50.5 percent joint venture interest in China to manufacture copper tube, primarily to serve the Chinese domestic OEM air conditioning...

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Chrysler to invest up to $1 billion in St. Louis plants

December 12, 2005

Chrysler Group has announced that it is investing up to $1 billion in its St. Louis North and St. Louis South Assembly Plants to modernize and re-tool the facilities.Currently, the North and South...

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Ford restructuring plan may cut up to 30,000 jobs

December 7, 2005

The Detroit Newshas reported that the restructuring plan Ford Motor Co. will announce next month will cut up to 30,000 hourly jobs in North America within five years and close at least 10 assembly and...

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Factory orders up 2.2 percent; durable goods up 3.7 percent

December 6, 2005

New orders for manufactured goods in October increased $8.6 billion or 2.2 percent to $399.8 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. This was at the highest level since the series was first...

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IPSCO honored for manufacturing performance excellence

December 1, 2005

IPSCO Inc.'s Alabama Steelworks has been named one of the winners of the 2005 Alabama Quality Awards. The Alabama Productivity Center and the Alabama Technology Network presented IPSCO with its...

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Carpenter Special Products Corp. acquired, renamed

November 30, 2005

WHI Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, has announced its acquisition of Carpenter Special Products Corp., a manufacturer of precision engineered metal components and assemblies. As...

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EWI's Navy Joining Center receives award

November 30, 2005

Columbus, Ohio-based EWI announced today that its Navy Joining Center (NJC) has received the Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award. This annual award is given to project teams from the...

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EPA extends TRI rule comment period

November 30, 2005

The EPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register Oct. 4, 2005, titled "Toxics Release Inventory Burden Reduction Proposed Rule" (70 FR 57822). The EPA has extended the closing date of the...

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John P. Surma Jr. elected U. S. Steel chairman

November 29, 2005

United States Steel Corp. announced today that the board of directors has elected John P. Surma Jr. chairman of the board, effective February 1, 2006. Surma succeeds Thomas J. Usher, who will retire...

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Mittal Steel announces acquisitions

November 28, 2005

Mittal Steel Company N.V., a global steel producer, announced Nov. 25 that it has completed its acquisition of 93.02 percent of Kryvorizhstal.Under the terms of the share purchase agreement,...

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TIMET announces joint venture in China

November 23, 2005

Titanium Metals Corp. (TIMET) has announced the formation of XI'AN BAOTIMET VALINOX TUBES CO. LTD., an equity joint venture company formed to produce welded titanium tubing in the Peoples Republic...

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Ryerson Tull appoints director

November 23, 2005

The Board of Directors of Ryerson Tull Inc. has appointed Dennis J. Keller to the company's board of directors.Keller is chairman of the board of DeVry Inc. and DeVry University Inc. DeVry Inc. is...

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Timken increases specialty steel prices

November 22, 2005

Timken Latrobe Steel, a subsidiary of The Timken Co., has announced a price increase of 3 percent to 8 percent on all remelted aerospace alloys. The price change is effective immediately on all new...

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