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LIA announces biennial conference

November 8, 2005

The Laser Institute of America has announced the 8th biennial International Laser Safety Conference will be held March 19-22, 2007, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott in San Francisco.The four-day...

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United Tube Corp. appoints vice president

November 8, 2005

United Tube Corp., Medina, Ohio, has named J.M. Bretz as vice president.In his new position, Bretz is responsible for the sales and marketing throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has been with the...

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Osborn opens Indiana facility

November 8, 2005

Osborn Intl., Cleveland, has announced the completion of its new brush manufacturing and distribution facility in Richmond, Ind.The 180,000-sq.-ft. plant produces 70 percent of all Osborn power brush...

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Hobart Institute offers FCAW courseware

November 8, 2005

The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, now offers a FCAW course available on three DVDs with student workbook, instructor guide, tests, and answer keys. The course includes...

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AddisonMckee breaks ground on new location

November 8, 2005

AddisonMckee, a provider of tube fabricating equipment, has broken ground on its new location in Lebanon, Ohio.Construction of the 78,000-sq.-ft. building officially began Nov. 1 and is expected to be...

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AIDA names national sales director

November 8, 2005

AIDA-America has named Robert Southwell as national sales director. Southwell previously served AIDA's North American headquarters as appliance market manager.Southwell brings 17 years of experience...

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Employment changes little in October

November 4, 2005

Both the number of unemployed persons, 7.4 million, and the unemployment rate, 5.0 percent, were little changed in October, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The unemployment rate has...

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Timken to invest $27 million in Asheboro plant

November 4, 2005

The Timken Company today announced plans to invest approximately $27 million in its Asheboro bearing plant in Randleman, N.C., enabling expanded manufacturing of tapered roller bearings, principally...

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Steel consumers applaud trade case legislation

November 3, 2005

The Consuming Industries Trade Action Coalition Steel Task Force (CITAC Steel Task Force) today strongly supported H.R. 4217, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act, introduced by Rep. Joe...

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Flow Intl. completes Avure Technologies sale

November 2, 2005

Flow Intl. Corp., Kent, Wash., a supplier of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet products, has announced that it has completed the divestiture of its General Press operations, which consist of the North...

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Kaiser Aluminum to expand Trentwood, Wash., facility

November 1, 2005

Kaiser Aluminum has announced an expansion at its Trentwood, Wash., rolling mill to address the significant growth in demand for fabricated aluminum products. The $75 million expansion is slated to...

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Manufacturing grows at slower pace

November 1, 2005

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in October for the 29th consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 48th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the...

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Metaldyne announces expansion in Asia

October 31, 2005

Plymouth, Mich.-based Metaldyne announced today that it is expanding its manufacturing location in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. The plant, which currently produces balance shaft modules for Hyundai, will...

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Third-quarter GDP increased 3.8 percent

October 28, 2005

Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the U.S. — increased at an annual rate of 3.8 percent in the third quarter of 2005,...

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Commercial Metals names new CEO, CMC Steel Group

October 27, 2005

Commercial Metals Co. has announced that Russell B. Rinn, currently COO of the CMC Steel Group, has been appointed president and CEO of the CMC Steel Group effective January 26, 2006.Rinn has been...

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