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Tower Automotive provides restructuring update

February 27, 2006

Tower Automotive today announced two developments in its ongoing restructuring efforts: a tentative agreement with its Milwaukee unions and plans to move forward with decision bargaining regarding the...

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EWI announces high-power ultrasonics initiative

February 22, 2006

EWI today announced a new initiative intended to expand the use of high-power ultrasonics (HPU) in the manufacturing, materials processing, biomedical, and energy fields. In collaboration with Case...

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AK Steel announces aluminum coating extras price increase

February 21, 2006

AK Steel said today that it will increase prices for aluminum coatings by approximately 50 percent, effective with shipments on April 1, 2006. The premium is being added to the company's current...

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North American steel industry launches Gulf Coast Initiative

February 16, 2006

Twelve North American steel companies have joined together under a special initiative to help rebuild the U.S. Gulf Coast region in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Collectively, they...

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Representatives support U.S.-China trade law enforcement

February 15, 2006

House Small Business Committee Chairman Don Manzullo (R-IL) and Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) commended U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman this week for announcing the Bush...

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GM to invest $545 million in five Michigan plants

February 14, 2006

General Motors today announced it is investing more than $545 million in five of its key Michigan-based manufacturing plants.The specific facility investments are:$163 million to retool its Pontiac...

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Whirlpool merger may face antitrust challenge

February 13, 2006

Citing people close to the case, the Wall Street Journaltoday reported that Whirlpool Corp. may face an antitrust challenge to its $1.7 billion acquisition of Maytag Corp.According to the WSJ, the...

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AK Steel increases stainless hot-rolled products prices

February 8, 2006

AK Steel announced today that it is increasing transaction prices for all hot-rolled stainless steel sheet, strip, tubular-quality, and continuous mill plate products by approximately 6 percent,...

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Accumet offers fabrication of refractory metals

February 7, 2006

Accumet Materials Co., Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., offers precision fabrication of tantalum and other refractory metals such as molybdenum and tungsten using various processing techniques.Tantalum offers...

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Chicago Metal Rolled Products revamps Rock 'n' Roll McDonald's

February 7, 2006

Chicago Metal Rolled Products recently curved rectangular tubing to form the parabolic arches for the new Rock 'n' Roll McDonald's, which opened in downtown Chicago in the spring of 2005.The company...

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Preco opens contract facility in China

February 7, 2006

Preco Inc., Somerset, Wis., has opened Preco-Miwa Laser Industries Ltd., a contract manufacturing facility in Tianjin, China.Preco is represented globally in 32 countries with service-support offices...

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Schaeffer sets plans for new facility

February 7, 2006

Schaeffer Industries, Mira Loma, Calif., has purchased 40 acres of industrial property in McKinney, Texas, and is planning to construct a new steel processing and distribution facility on the site.The...

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Bystronic names distributor

February 7, 2006

Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has signed on ACC Machinery Co. Inc., Phoenix, as a distributor for the Arizona region.Systems offered include Byspeed Bysprint, and Bystar laser cutting systems; the...

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AWS to hold arc welding conference

February 7, 2006

The American Welding Society (AWS) will present All in the Family: The Gas-Shielded Arc Welding Conference, March 7-8 in Las Vegas.The conference encompasses a variety of welding-related processes,...

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Hobart Brothers' vice president retires

February 7, 2006

Hobart Brothers Co., Troy, Ohio, has announced that Gene Sabel, vice president of sales, has retired after more than 40 years of service in the welding industry.Sabel made his start in 1963 at A.O....

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