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WCI Steel names vice president/CFO

March 1, 2005

WCI Steel Inc. announced today that Thomas J. Gentile has been named vice president and CFO, effective immediately.Gentile has served as the company's treasurer and acting CFO since November, 2003. ...

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AK Steel hires vice president, labor relations

March 1, 2005

AK Steel today said that Thomas F. McKenna has joined the company as vice president of labor relations. In this role, McKenna is responsible for the company's labor relations functions and its...

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Kennametal completes Extrude Hone acquisition

March 1, 2005

Kennametal Inc. has completed its Extrude Hone Corp. acquisition for approximately $137 million, net of acquired cash and estimated direct acquisition costs. Located in Irwin Pa., Extrude Hone has...

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Nucor creates new executive position

February 28, 2005

Nucor Corp. has announced that Joseph A. Rutkowski 's responsibilities have changed from executive vice president of business development North America to executive vice president of business...

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AK Steel makes Fortune®"Most Admired" list

February 25, 2005

AK Steel has been named as one of "America's Most Admired Companies" by Fortunemagazine. The listing appears in the March 7, 2005 edition of Fortune, a financial publication.According to Fortune,...

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Durable goods orders declined in January

February 25, 2005

U.S. factory orders for durable goods fell 0.9 percent in January, the worst showing in three months, the government reported February 24.The Commerce Department said that demand for durable goods,...

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Manufacturers optimistic despite growing concerns

February 24, 2005

According to PricewaterhouseCoopers' Manufacturing Barometer, U.S. industrial manufacturers remain upbeat about the economy. 84 percent believe it is growing. However, foreign competition, oil/energy...

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U.S. Steel to build galvanizing facility in Slovakia

February 23, 2005

United States Steel Corp. has announced that it will build a new hot dip galvanizing (HDG) facility at the company's steelmaking operation in Slovakia—U.S. Steel Kosice (USSK). With an annual...

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Olympic Steel announces management changes

February 23, 2005

David A. Wolfort, president and COO of Olympic Steel Inc., announced today that Jerry Gea, regional vice president–eastern region, is retiring March 1. Gea's career spanned more than 35 years,...

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February employment growth exceeds January pace

February 22, 2005

According to new numbers from the Leading Indicator of National Employment (LINE), February's employment growth exceeded the sluggish pace seen in January. New job growth remains encouraging as most...

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U.S. Steel endorses Michigan governor's tax package

February 21, 2005

United States Steel Corp., one of Detroit's largest employers, today announced its support of Gov. Jennifer Granholm's Single Business Tax (SBT) reform, saying the package, as proposed by the...

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Mueller Industries appoints board director

February 18, 2005

Mueller Industries Inc., a manufacturer of tube and fittings, has announced that Alexander P. Federbush has joined the company's board of directors.Federbush is president of the Queens West...

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IPSCO establishes Frontier Pipe Research Unit

February 17, 2005

IPSCO Inc. today announced an investment of $3.5 million to set up a Frontier Pipe Research Unit specifically dedicated to accelerating development of the company's large diameter capability. The...

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CITAC announces new management team

February 16, 2005

The Consuming Industries Trade Action Coalition (CITAC) has chosen The CMR Group, a Washington-based Public Affairs and Government Relations Consulting Firm, to serve as the new management arm of the...

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Steel appliances help families communicate

February 16, 2005

Steel, most frequently connected with the safety it provides in the family car, also has endeared itself to parents because of its significant role in family communications, according to a survey...

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