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OSHA, LIA form alliance

October 11, 2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Laser Institute of America have formed an alliance that focuses on providing access to training resources to help protect worker safety...

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PRC Laser hires director of sales and service

October 11, 2005

PRC Laser, Landing, N.J., has hired Dan Robinson as its director of sales and service. Robinson is responsible for all sales, marketing, and customer service-related activities in North...

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Plymouth Tube Co. delivers to U.S. Dept. of Energy

October 11, 2005

Plymouth delivers heat exchangers to U.S. Department of EnergyPlymouth Tube Co., Warrenville, Ill., is preparing to ship the final orders of the SEA-CURE® heat exchanger tubing to the Department...

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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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