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CWI QuikCheck now available from AWS

May 10, 2005

The American Welding Society, Miami, has made available CWI QuikCheck, a program for employers to verify Certified Welding Inspectors, on its Web site. The site, www.aws.org/certification directs...

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Appeals court rules in favor of Centricut

May 10, 2005

Centricut LLC, West Lebanon, N.H., a subsidiary of Hypertherm Inc., has announced that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed an earlier decision of a federal New Hampshire court,...

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IAL names vice president, sales and marketing

May 10, 2005

International Aluminum Corporation (IAL) has announced that Greg Gainer has joined the company as vice president of sales and marketing.Gainer has 23 years' experience in the building products and...

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U.S. Can appoints executive VP/CFO

May 10, 2005

U.S. Can Corp. has appointed Michael M. Rajkovic as executive vice president and CFO.Rajkovic joins the company May 16 from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, where he was vice president of finance...

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J.J. Keller receives international video award

May 10, 2005

J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. recently received a bronze world medal in the New York Festivals (NYF) 2005 International Film and Video Competition for its video-based training program, "Forklift...

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Employment rose, unemployment rate unchanged in April

May 6, 2005

Employment rose in April, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.2 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Nonfarm payroll employment increased by...

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Mittal Steel USA idling blast furnaces

May 6, 2005

Mittal Steel USA is taking steps to match its output with inventory adjustments occurring in the markets that it serves, the company says. On May 5, the company started cooling the C-6 furnace at its...

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Productivity rises, but labor costs increase

May 5, 2005

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics today reported preliminary productivity data—as measured by output per hour of all persons—for the first quarter of 2005....

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Worker confidence rises, finances still a concern

May 4, 2005

Confidence among U.S. workers rose slightly in April as the Hudson Employment Index edged up 1.2 points from 101.2 to 102.4. Despite the increase, workers expressed continued uneasiness about their...

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Nufab Rebar announces acquisition

May 4, 2005

Nufab Rebar LLC, Nucor Corp.'s rebar fabrication joint venture with Ambassador Steel Corp., has announced that it has acquired Lulich Steel LLC. Lulich Steel is a rebar fabricator serving the...

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Small businesses struggle to attract top talent

May 3, 2005

Almost three in four small business owners say their most serious disadvantage when hiring new employees, compared with larger companies, is the ability to provide a competitive package of benefits...

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Manufacturing orders, production, employment expanding

May 3, 2005

Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector grew in April for the 23rd consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 42nd consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in...

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Wheeling-Pittsburgh to idle No. 1 blast furnace

May 3, 2005

Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. today announced that it will idle its No. 1 blast furnace permanently on Thursday, May 5. The shutdown will end more than 100 years of service by one of the oldest...

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Manzullo: IRS should assist small business owners

April 29, 2005

In a full committee meeting held April 27 to explore ways to close the tax gap, House Small Business Committee Chairman Don Manzullo (R-IL) said the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) should expand its...

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Economy, business investment slowing

April 28, 2005

During the first quarter, the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) grew at its weakest pace in two years, slowing to a 3.1 percent annual expansion rate as consumers and businesses curbed spending amid...

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