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LINE shows strong hiring outlook for April

March 22, 2005

According to new numbers from the Leading Indicator of National Employment (LINE), March employment growth remained strong, and hiring projections for April appear positive as human resource (HR)...

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Michigan steel plant blast injures six

March 21, 2005

At least six people were injured today in a fire and explosion caused by a molten steel spill at a River Rouge industrial complex steel plant in Dearborn, Mich.According to William Hornberger, a...

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Ford to increase Mustang production

March 17, 2005

Ford today announced that it will take production of the new Mustang to more than 192,000 units in 2005—an increase of more than 70 percent, or 80,000 units, from the previous year."Ford Mustang...

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Industrial production rises in February

March 17, 2005

U.S. industrial production increased 0.3 percent in February after an upwardly revised gain of 0.1 percent in January, the Federal Reserve reported March 16. The February increase was less than the...

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Kennametal breaks ground for China facility

March 16, 2005

Kennametal Inc. broke ground on Tuesday, March 15 for the company's new Chinese manufacturing plant. Located in the Tianjin Economic Development Area (TEDA), the facility, initially sized at 15,000...

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Res Mfg. wins award for turnaround

March 16, 2005

Res Mfg. Co. earned a special award from the 2004 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award for its turnaround story.Fifty-two manufacturers were nominated for awards during 2004. In honors bestowed...

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CFOs conservatively hopeful about '05 economy

March 16, 2005

Financial executives appear to be cautious, yet hopeful, in their outlook for the economy, a new nationwide survey suggests. When chief financial officers (CFOs) were asked their opinion on the health...

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Metals exec asks for manufacturing base support

March 16, 2005

A specialty metals executive today emphasized the need for the implementation of public policies that support a strong U.S. manufacturing base, according to testimony presented today on behalf of the...

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Survey finds healthy U.S. job picture through June

March 15, 2005

The strong hiring activity that U.S. employers predicted for the first three months of the year is expected to continue into the second quarter, according to the seasonally adjusted results of the...

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Alcan completes Aluminium de Grece transaction

March 15, 2005

Alcan Inc. announced today that it has completed the sale of its controlling interest in Aluminium de Grece (AdG) to Mytilineos Holdings S.A. and certain affiliated companies (Mytilineos). An...

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Timken to increase aerospace specialty steel prices

March 15, 2005

Timken Latrobe Steel, a subsidiary of The Timken Company, announced it is increasing prices by 5 to 10 percent on all remelted aerospace alloys and air melt stainless steel grades. The price change is...

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AK Steel announces April surcharges

March 15, 2005

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $230 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in April 2005, an increase of $16 from March's surcharge of...

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UWM wins design competition

March 14, 2005

A team of architectural students from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (UWM) won the top prize in the design competition at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools...

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Wheeling-Pittsburgh announces hot strip mill project

March 14, 2005

Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. today announced it will add automatic roll changers at its 80-in. hot strip mill. The $14.5 million project, expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2005,...

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China poised to impact global automotive industry

March 14, 2005

China's automotive industry is poised to have a major impact on the global automotive market, providing it can resolve some critical issues, according to a new Ernst & Young report, "China's...

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