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OMCO’s WG Corp. earns ISO 9001:2000 certification

June 8, 2004

Wickliffe, Ohio-based OMCO has announced that its WG Corp. subsidiary in Morgantown, Pa. has earned its ISO 9001:2000 certification from Smithers Quality Assessments Inc.OMCO, a producer of roll...

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Powder Coating 2004 keynote to feature Harley-Davidson turnaround story

June 8, 2004

Powder Coating 2004, scheduled for Sept. 21-31 in Charlotte, N.C., will open with a keynote presentation from retired Harley-Davidson executive Clyde Fessler. On the verge of bankruptcy in the early...

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Updated serviceability design guide includes all steel building types

June 8, 2004

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has released its second edition of Design Guide 3: Serviceability Design Considerations for Steel Buildings. While the first edition focused on the...

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Wildfire--vulnerable homeowners prefer steel roofs

June 8, 2004

An American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)-sponsored survey found that when faced with the threat of potentially devastating wildfires, 85 percent of consumers say they would prefer a steel roof on...

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Prima hires sales, support professional for Mexico

June 8, 2004

Prima Laser Tools has hired Belisario Antillon to handle sales and support for all of Mexico. He is responsible for increasing and supporting sales to both customers and distributors.Antillon's sales...

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May ISM manufacturing report: New orders, production, employment grow; employment index highest since April 1973

June 3, 2004

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in May for the 12th consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 31st consecutive month, according to the latest Manufacturing Institute...

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AISI: Steel imports up substantially; industry urges import monitoring

May 27, 2004

Based on preliminary U.S. Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported May 25 that the U. S. imported a total of 2,436,000 net tons (NT) of steel in April (up 0.3 percent...

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U.S. durable goods orders fell 2.9 percent in April; March's gain revised up to 5.7 percent

May 26, 2004

May 26, the U.S. Commerce Department said April's durable goods orders fell 2.9 percent, the largest decrease since a 6.0 percent decline in September 2002. However, March's gain was revised up again...

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Alcoa announces price increase on small diameter drawn seamless tubing

May 24, 2004

Alcoa Engineered Aerospace Products has announced a price increase for soft and hard alloy small diameter (under 0.750-in OD) drawn tube in both round and other than round product forms. Base prices...

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U.S. congresswoman Tubbs Jones says loss of Timken devastating to Ohio

May 21, 2004

May 20, Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH) joined the Ohio Democratic Delegation to draw attention to what she called President Bush's failed economic policies and how they continue to hurt...

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First quarter mass layoffs lowest since 2000; 40 percent of employers reporting extended layoffs anticipate recalling employees

May 18, 2004

In the first quarter of 2004, 1,204 mass layoff actions were taken by employers in the private nonfarm economy that resulted in the separation of 239,361 workers from their jobs for at least 31 days,...

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Manzullo to Greenspan: Interest rate hike would stunt U.S. economic recovery

May 12, 2004

On May 10, House Small Business Committee Chairman Don Manzullo (R-IL) urged Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan to keep interest rates level as U.S. companies emerge from recession and...

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April employment statistics show noteworthy job gain in durable goods manufacturing; most gains in fabricated metal products

May 7, 2004

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported May 7 that nonfarm payroll employment increased by 288,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was about unchanged at 5.6...

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ISG to acquire Georgetown Steel Co.

May 6, 2004

International Steel Group Inc. (ISG) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of the Georgetown Steel Co. facility in Georgetown, S.C., subject to customary closing adjustments and...

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NAM criticizes Harkin amendment passage: "Politics of fear won out over policy of reason"

May 5, 2004

Washington, D.C., May 4, 2004 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) sharply criticized the Senate for passing an amendment sponsored by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) that would largely...

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