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Rumble acquires Orchid

October 11, 2005

Rumble Automation Inc., a manufacturer of welding and assembly equipment, has announced the acquisition of Orchid Automation, a manufacturer of pressroom automation and material handling equipment.The...

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CSM: U.S. automotive production lags 2004 pace

October 11, 2005

CSM Worldwide, a provider of market intelligence and forecasting to the automotive industry, today announced the October 2005 CSM Automotive Production Barometer™. While U.S. sales fell 7.5...

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Galvanizing awards nominations needed

October 11, 2005

The American Galvanizers Association has announced its 12th annual Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards competition.The awards, which are presented annually, recognize projects that utilize...

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Lincoln supplies equipment for television show

October 11, 2005

Lincoln Electric supplied the welding equipment used to fabricate parts for Lance Armstrong's Pontiac GTO® on The Learning Channel's (TLC) "Overhaulin" television show.Show host and hot rod...

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Employment down 35,000 in September

October 7, 2005

Nonfarm payroll employment was little changed (-35,000) in September, and the unemployment rate rose to 5.1 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The...

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Mittal Steel USA chooses Chicago for headquarters

October 7, 2005

Mittal Steel has chosen Chicago's Loop for its U.S. headquarters.Along with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, the company today announced that it has selected a new...

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Flow Intl. appoints VP, CFO

October 6, 2005

Flow Intl. Corp., a supplier of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet products, has appointed Douglas P. Fletcher as vice president and CFO. Fletcher will oversee all of the company's financial functions from...

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ALSCO Metals Corp. sold to Aleris Intl.

October 5, 2005

Sun Capital Partners Inc., a private investment firm, today announced that one of its affiliated portfolio companies, ALSCO Metals Corp., has been sold for $150 million in cash to Aleris International...

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Planned layoffs rose slightly in September

October 5, 2005

U.S. firms planned slightly more layoffs in September compared to August, a report by employment consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas said today. Employers announced 71,836 planned layoffs in...

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Dofasco completes Copperweld segment acquisition

October 4, 2005

Dofasco Inc., Hamilton, Ont., announced today that it has successfully completed the acquisition of certain assets of Copperweld Holding Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., through a transaction with Atlas...

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Factory orders post 2.5 percent gain in August

October 4, 2005

New orders for manufactured goods in August increased $9.7 billion or 2.5 percent to $395.2 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. This followed a 2.5 percent decrease in July.Shipments, up...

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Macsteel acquires Alpha Processing

October 4, 2005

Macsteel Service Centers USA Inc., Newport Beach, Calif., announced today that it is expanding its heavy gauge steel processing capabilities by acquiring the business and assets of Alpha Processing...

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U.S. manufacturing activity grew in September

October 3, 2005

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in September for the 28th consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 47th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in...

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Mittal Steel USA restarting Indiana plant blast furnace

September 30, 2005

Mittal Steel has decided to restart a blast furnace in East Chicago, Ind., at about the time another is going down in Cleveland.The moves are part of the company's ongoing effort to balance its supply...

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General Steel, Baotou Steel sign joint venture agreement

September 30, 2005

General Steel Holdings Inc., Tianjin, China, a manufacturer of hot-rolled steel sheets primarily for use in tractors, agricultural vehicles, and other specialty vehicles, today announced that the...

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