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U.S. Steel announces Gary Works investment

April 1, 2005

United States Steel Corporation today announced the details of its plan to rebuild its Gary Works' No. 13 blast furnace, which was constructed in 1974 and relined in 1991. Upon completion of the...

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Manufacturing activity up in March

April 1, 2005

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in March for the 22nd consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 41st consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the...

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GM names new China Group leader

March 31, 2005

General Motors today announced that Kevin E. Wale, GM Europe vice president, and chairman of Vauxhall Motor Co. and GM's UK Operations, has been named the new president and managing director of the GM...

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Help-wanted index unchanged

March 31, 2005

The Conference Board's Help-Wanted Advertising Index—a barometer of the U.S. job market—was unchanged in February. The Index now stands at 41. It was 40 one year ago.In the last three...

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GM China chairman to leave company

March 30, 2005

General Motors Corp. today announced that Phil Murtaugh, chairman and CEO of the GM China Group, will leave the company. Details of Murtaugh's replacement are being finalized and an announcement is...

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Wheeling-Pittsburgh names president, COO

March 29, 2005

Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. has announced that Harry L. Page will assume the new position of president and COO, effective April 1, 2005. James G. Bradley will continue as chairman of the board and...

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AK Steel receives dual awards from Toyota

March 28, 2005

AK Steel has earned dual supplier awards from Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc. The awards for 2004 performance, Superior in Quality and Superior in Delivery, were presented March 23 at...

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Automotive Hall of Fame announces 2005 inductees

March 23, 2005

The Automotive Hall of Fame, Dearborn, Mich., has released the names of its 2005 Class of Inductees. They are Mario Andretti, John Dunlop, Sir William Lyons, Jim Moran, Shirley Muldowney, John (Jack)...

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Detroit-area Chrysler plants to be upgraded

March 22, 2005

The Chrysler Group today announced the investment of more than a half-billion dollars in two Sterling Heights, Mich. facilities, pending Board of Management approval. The Sterling Heights Assembly...

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Severstal injury count revised

March 22, 2005

Breaking news yesterday reported that at least six people were injured March 21 in a fire and explosion caused by a molten steel spill at a River Rouge industrial complex Severstal steel plant in...

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Kennametal names CFO

March 22, 2005

Kennametal Inc. today announced that Cathy R. Smith will join the firm as executive vice president and CFO effective April 11, 2005. Smith will oversee the company's finance, treasury, accounting, M &...

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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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