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Elkay's Ogden operation to relocate, expand

November 30, 2004

Elkay has announced the relocation and expansion of its sink-manufacturing operations in Ogden, Utah, nearly tripling the size of the company's existing facility. The new Elkay facility will be...

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3rd quarter GDP revised upward

November 30, 2004

Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 3.9 percent in the third quarter of 2004,...

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Ryerson Tull to acquire Integris Metals

November 23, 2004

Ryerson Tull, Chicago, has announced the signing of an agreement to purchase Integris Metals Inc., one of North America's largest metals service centers, from Alcoa Inc. and BHP Billiton.Ryerson Tull...

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M&A experts predict more U.S. auto supplier mergers

November 22, 2004

According to the International Network of Merger and Acquisition Partners (IMAP), too many U.S. auto suppliers, rising interest rates, soaring raw material prices, and U.S. automaker overcapacity,...

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Timken to increase seamless tubing prices

November 19, 2004

The Timken Corp. has announced price increases on mill shipments of seamless tubular steel products effective with shipments on Jan. 1, 2005, until further notice. Raw material surcharges will remain...

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Jobless claims drop

November 18, 2004

The number of people filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to 334,000 in the week ended Nov. 13, down 3,000 from a revised 337,000 in the previous week, the U.S. Department of Labor...

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3rd quarter mass layoffs lowest ever recorded for quarter

November 18, 2004

In the third quarter of 2004, 780 mass layoff actions were taken by employers that resulted in the separation of 131,452 workers from their jobs for at least 31 days, according to preliminary figures...

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Progressive Manufacturing Summit speakers announced

November 17, 2004

Managing Automation, a Thomas Publishing Co., LLC brand, has announced that Tom Duesterberg, president and CEO, Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, and Randy Pond, senior vice president of operations,...

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SAA conference to focus on survival in the auto industry

November 16, 2004

The Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA), will present its 17th annual Automotive Outlook Conference, January 11, 2005, in Detroit, Mich., in conjunction with the North American International Auto...

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AK Steel announces December surcharges, calculation modifications

November 15, 2004

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $153 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in December, an increase of $4 from November's surcharge of...

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Grant benefits South Carolina's rural manufacturers

November 12, 2004

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Rural Develoment has awarded the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) a $185,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant to assist small and...

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U.S. manufacturing's survival hinges on three key issues

November 11, 2004

According to Peggy Smedley, author of Mending Manufacturing: How America Can Manufacture its Survival, U.S. manufacturers face three key issues in 2005: competing in a global economy; incentives for...

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U.S. Federal Reserve raises interest rates

November 10, 2004

The U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates November 10 by a quarter percentage point for the fourth time this year, moving the rate to 2 percent from 1.75 percent.The Fed began lifting rates in...

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OSHA proposes revised rule on hexavalent chromium

November 9, 2004

The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for occupational exposure to hexavalent chromium (CrVI) in the October...

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OSHA cites metal container manufacturer

November 9, 2004

The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations and proposed $114,300 in penalties to Durable Inc., a Wheeling Ill.-based metal container...

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