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Kaiser Aluminum to expand Trentwood, Wash., facility

November 1, 2005

Kaiser Aluminum has announced an expansion at its Trentwood, Wash., rolling mill to address the significant growth in demand for fabricated aluminum products. The $75 million expansion is slated to...

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Manufacturing grows at slower pace

November 1, 2005

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in October for the 29th consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 48th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the...

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Metaldyne announces expansion in Asia

October 31, 2005

Plymouth, Mich.-based Metaldyne announced today that it is expanding its manufacturing location in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. The plant, which currently produces balance shaft modules for Hyundai, will...

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Third-quarter GDP increased 3.8 percent

October 28, 2005

Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the U.S. — increased at an annual rate of 3.8 percent in the third quarter of 2005,...

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Commercial Metals names new CEO, CMC Steel Group

October 27, 2005

Commercial Metals Co. has announced that Russell B. Rinn, currently COO of the CMC Steel Group, has been appointed president and CEO of the CMC Steel Group effective January 26, 2006.Rinn has been...

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Mate Precision Tooling receives Minnesota Quality Award

October 27, 2005

The Minnesota Council For Quality announced today that it has presented Anoka, Minn.-based Mate Precision Tooling, a manufacturer of punch press tooling, with the 2005 Minnesota Quality Award.Brian...

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Durable goods orders declined in September

October 27, 2005

New orders for manufactured durable goods in September decreased $4.4 billion or 2.1 percent to $207.0 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This followed a 3.8 percent August...

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September mass layoffs highest since November 2001

October 25, 2005

Mass layoff data for September 2005 reflect the impact of Hurricane Katrina on workers in Louisiana and Mississippi and, to a lesser extent, the impact of Hurricane Rita on workers in Texas. In...

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Salvagnini America names North American operation president

October 24, 2005

Bill Bossard, vice president marketing and sales of Salvagnini America, has been named president of the company's North American unit, announced CEO Eugenio Bassan. In addition to continuing in his...

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Mittal Steel acquires 93 percent of Ukraine steel producer

October 24, 2005

Mittal Steel Company N.V. today announced that it has agreed to acquire a 93.02 percent stake in the capital of KryvorizhStal from the State Property Fund of Ukraine following a public auction.Under...

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AK Steel elects board chairman

October 21, 2005

AK Steel has announced that James L. Wainscott, president and CEO, has been elected chairman of its board of directors, effective January 1, 2006. Wainscott will continue to serve as the company's...

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TRUMPF to expand manufacturing operations

October 21, 2005

TRUMPF Inc., a subsidiary of the German-based TRUMPF Group, has announced plans to expand its North American business.As part of a multimillion dollar expansion plan, TRUMPF Inc. is building a laser...

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TRUMPF Group announces management changes

October 20, 2005

TRUMPF has long been preparing for the generation change. Today it became official. As the German machine tool manufacturer and laser specialist announced today at its annual press conference,...

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Ford to restructure

October 20, 2005

Ford Motor Co. Chairman and CEO Bill Ford said today the company, which reported third-quarter losses of $284 million — fueled in part by the North American division's $1.2 billion loss —...

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Eight inducted into Automotive Hall of Fame

October 19, 2005

Eight automotive pioneers and leaders were inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame, located in Dearborn, Mich., in ceremonies held October 11. They are Mario Andretti, John Boyd Dunlop, Sir William...

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