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Top management completes Airtronics Metal Products acquisition

October 12, 2004

Airtronics Metal Products Inc. has announced that its upper management has completed their buyout of the company without the need to bring in outside investors. Jeff Burke, Jim Ellis, Diane Neff, and...

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Kooima adds to production facility

October 12, 2004

Kooima Co., Rock Valley, Iowa, has added 32,500 sq. ft. to its production facility. The additional space will house new fabrication equipment, including a structural tube laser, four flat lasers, and...

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Victaulic launches new corporate Web site

October 12, 2004

Victaulic Co., a producer of mechanical pipe joining systems, has launched its newly designed Web site intended to better serve the information needs of its worldwide customers in the building...

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Bystronic names regional sales manager

October 12, 2004

Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has named Youssef "Joe" Malek as regional sales manager for the West Coast. His responsibilities include increasing laser, press brake, waterjet, automation, and...

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September job growth falls short of expectations

October 8, 2004

Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 96,000 in September, but fell short of the 148,000 jobs forecast by Wall Street economists. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.4 percent, the Bureau of...

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FABTECH, AWS Welding Show combine

September 30, 2004

Three industry-leading trade show organizers have combined forces to better serve the needs of their trade show exhibitors in the fields of forming & fabricating, tube & pipe, and welding & cutting...

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Second quarter GDP revised up to 3.3 percent

September 30, 2004

September 29, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) reported that second quarter GDP was upwardly revised to 3.3 percent from a previously reported 2.8 percent. The upward revision was the result of...

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Huntsville, Ala. Toyota plant to expand, add jobs

September 24, 2004

Alabama Governor Bob Riley, Huntsville, Ala. community leaders, and Toyota executives have announced another expansion of Toyota's engine plant located in Huntsville.The expansion, the second major...

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Alcan spin-off to begin operations Jan. 1 as Novelis

September 22, 2004

Alcan Inc. has announced that its publicly-traded company to be created in the spin-off of its aluminum rolled products business will begin operations on Jan. 1, 2005. The new company will be called...

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TAA funding slashed; ABC urges reinstatement

September 20, 2004

The American Business Council (ABC) has expressed disappointment over U. S. Senator Judd Gregg's (R-NH) decision to slash funding for the Trade Adjuctment Assistance (TAA) program for manufacturers....

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Industrial production up 0.1 percent overall; manufacturing output dropped to .05 percent

September 15, 2004

The Federal Reserve reported today that industrial production and capacity utilization figures remained fairly steady during the month of August. Records showed overall production rose by 0.1 percent....

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Paulo adds 2nd facility to NADCAP-approved heat treaters

September 14, 2004

Paulo Products Co.’s Kansas City, Mo., facility has been awarded accreditation to the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP). Paulo-Kansas City joins American...

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Former LTV, AISI chairman dies

September 14, 2004

Retired LTV chairman David H. Hoag, who helped bring together two steel manufacturers to create LTV Steel Co. and later served as chairman of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), died Aug. 6...

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ILSC 2005 seeks papers

September 14, 2004

The Laser Institute of America (LIA) has announced that it is seeking papers for the 7th biennial International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC®) 2005, to be held March 7-10, 2005, in Marina del...

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Reid Tool releases industry-specific stainless steel catalog

September 14, 2004

Reid Tool Supply recently released its second annual stainless steel catalog that targets specific industries, such as marine, defense, and agricultural.In addition to the components featured in the...

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