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Kimberly-Clark acquires safety products company

April 14, 2009

Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced today that it has acquired Jackson Products, Inc., a privately held safety products company headquartered in Fenton, Mo. Jackson Products, Inc., more commonly...

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TMK IPSCO opens Baytown heat treat facility

April 13, 2009

Construction of a new heat treat facility has been completed at TMK IPSCO's Baytown Works in Baytown, Texas. The facility is designed to heat treat and finish mainly seamless tubing and casing sizes...

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USW joins oil tubular trade case against China imports

April 9, 2009

Seven U.S. oil country tubular goods (OCTG) producers and the United Steelworkers (USW) have filed an antidumping and countervailing duty trade case against China imports with the U.S. Department of...

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Deere announces Des Moines layoffs

April 8, 2009

Deere & Company said today that 160 employees of the John Deere Des Moines Works will be placed on indefinite layoff later this month due to reduced market demand for the factory's products.The...

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Machinists denounce F-22 funding cut

April 6, 2009

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today denounced the decision by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to end funding for the F-22 fighter aircraft."Not only is...

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FMA announces safety award winners

April 2, 2009

The following companies are winners of the 2009 FMA/CNA Safety Award competition, which was based on 2008 safety results:Safety Award of HonorAeroglide Corporation—Cary, NCAK Tube...

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ISM: U.S. manufacturing contraction slows; new order index rises

April 2, 2009

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector failed to grow in March for the 14th consecutive month, and the overall economy contracted for the sixth consecutive month, say the nation's supply...

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"The Power of Personal Energy" nominated for Georgia Author of the Year Award

April 1, 2009

"The Power of Personal Energy" by Dr. Bob Rausch has been nominated for the 45th annual Georgia Author of the Year (GAYA) Awards.Nominated in the Specialty Books category, the book discusses the...

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LVD, HD establish joint venture company in China

April 1, 2009

LVD Company n.v. and Hubei Tri-Ring Metalforming Equipment Co., Ltd. (HD) have formed a joint venture company in Huangshi City, Hubei Province, China.The joint venture company will produce LVD sheet...

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Ford plan includes covering car payments for buyers who lose jobs

March 31, 2009

Ford Motor Co. has introduced the Ford Advantage Plan, a program intended to boost consumers' buying confidence and begin rebuilding the U.S. economy.According to a company release, the plan offers...

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Hydro to close precision tubing plant in Michigan

March 31, 2009

Norway-based Hydro, a supplier of aluminum and aluminum products, has announced that it is consolidating its aluminum precision tubing operation in North America and closing it plant in Adrian, Mich....

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AP: Obama denies bailout funds for automakers

March 30, 2009

The Associated Press has reported that the White House has said neither GM nor Chrysler submitted acceptable plans to receive more bailout money.President Obama and his top advisers have determined...

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Fleetwood to supply additional modular housing to U.S. Army

March 30, 2009

Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. announced today that its Trendsetter Homes division has signed a contract to supply modular military housing to the U.S. Army for the third phase of construction at Fort...

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About 7,500 GM workers take buyout, early retirement

March 26, 2009

General Motors announced today that about 7,500 of its hourly work force have signed up to take buyout and early retirement incentives to leave the compay.GM offered all of its 62,400 hourly U.S....

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HRB prices: 'Bottom unfathomable'

March 25, 2009

In its latest release of hot-rolled band prices, SteelBenchmarker™'s headline read "bottom unfathomable."The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB price for March 23 fell 1.0 percent to...

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