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ISG restarts Burns Harbor plate mill

April 7, 2005

International Steel Group Inc. (ISG) has announced the successful restart of its 110-inch plate mill, located at the company's Burns Harbor facility in Burns Harbor, Ind. ISG announced plans to...

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Large vehicle sales affected by rising gas prices

April 6, 2005

The latest AutoVIBES poll from Harris Interactive® and Kelley Blue Book Market Research revealed that if gas prices reach more than $3 a gallon, as predicted by many energy analysts, in-market...

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Metaldyne names executive VP, Commercial Group

April 6, 2005

Metaldyne today announced that Thomas Amato has been appointed executive vice president, Commercial Group. Tim Leuliette, chairman, president, and CEO, made the announcement.In this role, Amato...

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GM's Electro-Motive Division sale completed

April 5, 2005

Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, Berkshire Partners LLC, and certain related parties today announced the completion of the acquisition of Electro-Motive Division from General Motors. The company, which...

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Alcan opens fabricating plant

April 4, 2005

Alcan Inc. today announced the opening of its automotive bumper fabricating plant in Saguenay, Quebec. At full capacity, the plant will have an annual production capability of one million bumper...

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Nucor hires international business development GM

April 4, 2005

Nucor Corp. today announced that Richard Wechsler is joining the company as general manager of international business development. In his new position, Mr. Wechsler will report to Joe Rutkowski,...

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U.S. unemployment rate declines in March

April 1, 2005

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 110,000 in March, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.2 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today....

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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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