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AIDA names president, managing director of its Western Hemisphere operations

June 16, 2008

AIDA has named Troy Roberts as president and managing director of the Western Hemisphere portion of its global organization. The core of the press builder's custom products group, AIDA Engineering...

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AIDA unveils new Web site

June 16, 2008

AIDA, a mechanical stamping press manufacturer, has unveiled a new website www.aida-america.comdesigned to give stampers a comprehensive resource for metal forming. Streamlined navigation allows...

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Nucor to acquire Ambassador Steel

June 12, 2008

Nucor Corp. announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Harris Steel, Inc., has signed a purchase agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Ambassador Steel Corp.,...

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HRB price increases continue

June 11, 2008

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. HRB spot price for June 9 rose 0.7 percent to $1,166 per ton, FOB the mill, for the fifteenth consecutive rise totaling $589. The Western European HRB...

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Dynamic speakers to headline FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show

June 9, 2008

Two dynamic keynote speakers— an American inventor, entrepreneur, and tireless advocate for science and technology, and a global expert from Caterpillar— highlight the FABTECH®...

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RathGibson installs greencleaning system in Clarksville facility

June 6, 2008

RathGibson, a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing, has completed a large capital project in its Clarksville, Ark., facility. The...

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AK Steel announces July surcharges for electrical and stainless steels

June 4, 2008

AK Steel has advised its customers that an $820 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in July 2008.July surcharges for the company's stainless steel...

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GM to close plants, possibly drop Hummer

June 3, 2008

General Motors CEO Rick Waggoner announced before today's annual meeting in Delaware that GM is closing its plants in Oshawa, Ontario; Moraine, Ohio; Janesville, Wis.; and Toluca, Mexico. He also said...

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Stampers expect little change in next three months

May 29, 2008

According to the May 2008 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect little change in business conditions during the next three months. ...

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HRB price eruption sputters

May 29, 2008

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. HRB spot price for May 12 rose 0.3 percent to $1,158 per ton, FOB the mill, for the fourteenth consecutive rise totaling $581. The Western European HRB...

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Manufacturers worldwide face REACH compliance

May 28, 2008

Editor's note: This information is taken from a release provided by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) May 28, 2008. Links to more information and to a Webinar on the subject, hosted by...

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Indicators show labor market will remain soft in June

May 27, 2008

The latest SHRM/Rutgers Leading Indicators of National Employment® (LINE®) survey show that similar to last month, the labor market in June 2008 will remain soft and will be much weaker than...

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Confidence of small manufacturing companies rises

May 20, 2008

The Small Business Research Board (SBRB) Manufacturing Industry Small Business Confidence Index (M-SBCI) rose to 43.66 during the first quarter of 2008, an increase of 15 points (52.3 percent) from...

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Plymouth Tube names general manager

May 15, 2008

Plymouth Tube Co., Warrenville, Ill., has appointed Gavin Ford as general manager of its hot mill in Winamac, Ind.Ford previously worked for Prestolite Wire Corp.; while there he held the positions of...

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Guild Intl. marks 50-year anniversary

May 15, 2008

Guild Intl., Bedford, Ohio, has announced that this year marks the 50th anniversary of its founding.In 1958 Donald Wheeler—father of the company's current president, Michael Wheeler—began...

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