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Major automotive companies ask ITC to end steel duties

October 5, 2006

In an unprecedented move underscoring their serious concern over access to competitively priced steel, the six largest automobile companies with manufacturing facilities in the United States today...

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AK Steel announces November electrical, stainless surcharges

October 4, 2006

AK Steel has advised its customers that a $190 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in November 2006. November 2006 surcharges for the stainless steel...

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FABTECH/AWS show organizers to hold drawing for NASCAR tickets

October 4, 2006

The FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show organizers—Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA); Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME); and American Welding Society...

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Bystronic announces North American appointments

October 3, 2006

Bystronic has announced several new appointments to its Strategic Management Team.James Johnson has been named vice president, sales and is responsible for all sales and distribution activities within...

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STI completes merger with Omron

October 2, 2006

Scientific Technologies Inc., a North American provider of automation safeguarding products, has announced today that it has completed its previously announced merger with a subsidiary of Japan-based...

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Hot-rolled band prices drop in U.S., world market

September 28, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Sept. 25 fell $20 to $655 per ton, FOB the mill—the largest plunge since SteelBenchmarkerwas launched April 12,...

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Metal formers expect slight decline in business conditions

September 28, 2006

Metal forming companies expect a slight decline in business conditions during the next three months, according to the Sept. 1, 2006 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report....

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Nucor selects Brigham City, Utah for new facility

September 28, 2006

Nucor Corp. announced today that it has selected Brigham City, Utah as the location for a new facility to produce metal building systems and components. In May 2006 Nucor announced plans to construct,...

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Intellectual property enforcement and protection report released

September 28, 2006

Today the Bush Administration released the 2006 Report to the President and Congress on Coordination of Intellectual Property Enforcement and Protection. The report sets forth the actions and...

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DuPont develops new process for making titanium

September 27, 2006

DuPont today announced a new process for making high-purity titanium metal powder that it said could reduce cost and substantially boost efficiency in parts manufacturing. Titanium is a strong,...

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National plan to certify skilled workers announced

September 25, 2006

House Small Business Committee Chairman Don Manzullo (R-IL) today joined national manufacturing leaders in announcing a new program to train and certify workers in the advanced skills demanded by...

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Hobart Institute receives Image of Weldingaward

September 20, 2006

The American Welding Society (AWS) and the Welding Equipment Manufacturers Committee have announced that the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology has been selected to receive the 2006 Image of...

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Manufacturing Camp grants available from FMA Foundation

September 18, 2006

Fifteen to 20 grants ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 each will be awarded by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Foundation (FMA Foundation) to not-for-profit organizations and educational...

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Ford accelerates restructuring

September 15, 2006

Ford Motor Co. today announced plans to further reduce its capacity and work force, and ramp up new product introductions as it accelerates its North America "Way Forward" turnaround plan.Ford will...

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AK Steel's Rockport Works receives Senate Productivity Award

September 15, 2006

AK Steel has announced that its Rockport, Indiana Works is the winner of the United States Senate Productivity Award, sponsored by U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar of Indiana, the Indiana Manufacturers...

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