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Hydro Aluminum adds to staff

March 7, 2006

Hydro Aluminum, Baltimore, has named Mike Byrum as director of business development for the St. Augustine, Fla., extruded products operation, and Allan Bennett as vice president of sales and marketing...

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Factory orders fell sharply in January

March 6, 2006

New orders for manufactured goods in January, down following three consecutive monthly increases, decreased $18.9 billion or 4.5 percent to $398.2 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today....

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U. S. Steel announces management change at Fairfield Works

March 2, 2006

United States Steel Corp. has announced that Merle Stein has been appointed general manager of Fairfield Works, effective March 1, replacing Robert Cary, who elected to retire following 41 years of...

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AK Steel to increase prices for stainless steel products

March 2, 2006

AK Steel has announced that it is increasing transaction prices for all cold-rolled and hot-rolled stainless steel sheet, strip, tubular-quality, and continuous mill plate products by approximately 3...

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AK Steel, AEIF fail to reach Middletown plant agreement

March 1, 2006

AK Steel Corp. said today that, despite its good faith negotiating efforts, the company and the AEIF, the independent union at its Middletown Works, did not reach agreement on a new contract covering...

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Manufacturing job growth stronger than one year ago

February 28, 2006

Overall U.S. employment growth was strong in February for the manufacturing sector as employers filled open positions. Manufacturing growth is stronger than this time last year, and data indicates...

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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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