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Record imports boost January trade deficit

March 11, 2005

A surge in imports of consumer products and automobiles pushed the U.S. trade deficit to $58.3 billion in January—the second highest on record—the Commerce Department said today. The...

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Nucor praises SIMA extension

March 10, 2005

Nucor Corp. praised the President and U.S. Commerce Secretary Gutierrez for extending and expanding the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system."We're pleased that the President fulfilled...

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U.S. Steel, ISG hail SIMA extension

March 10, 2005

United States Steel Corp. (U.S. Steel) and International Steel Group (ISG) welcomed the news that the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system will be extended and soon expanded to cover a...

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CFOs predict 13 percent capital spending increase

March 10, 2005

According to the first quarter "CFO Outlook Survey," conducted by Financial Executives International and Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business, CFOs are forecasting a 13 percent increase in...

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Roll-Kraft adds parts cleaning system

March 8, 2005

Roll-Kraft has added a water-based parts cleaning system to its shop floor to be used to clean rolls and equipment parts coming in for reconditioning.The automatic process replaces the manual tank...

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OSHA Recordkeeping Handbookavailable online

March 8, 2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has made its Recordkeeping Handbookavailable online.The handbook combines information from the agency's recordkeeping rule, the recordkeeping...

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Bobcat plant recognized for safety, health excellence

March 8, 2005

The U.S. Labor Dept.'s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recognized the Bobcat Co. for excellence in occupational safety and health. The company was designated a "Merit" site on...

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Airplane parts manufacturer faces OSHA fines

March 8, 2005

Smiths Aerospace Components faces $116,000 in fines from the U.S. Labor Dept.'s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for safety and health hazards at its 255 Sheldon Rd. plant in...

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LA-CO Markal expands Web site

March 8, 2005

LA-CO Markal has expanded its Web site to include all products and serve as a resource for industry trends and information.The site now includes:A searchable 2005 company catalog.A News and Events...

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KUKA Robotics appoints strategic alliances director

March 8, 2005

KUKA Robotics Corp. has appointed Joseph Campbell as director of strategic alliances for North America. Campbell's responsibilities include the company's Key Technology Program, marketing, and channel...

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Indalex expands sales organization

March 8, 2005

Indalex Aluminum Solutions Group has expanded its U.S. sales organization by hiring new account executives for its regional markets and direct sales teams.Eileen Albaugh has been appointed as account...

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Tex-Tube names general manager

March 8, 2005

Tex-Tube Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Villacero, a Mexican steelmaker and rebar producer, has named Isidro Cantu as general manager.Cantu earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in business and...

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Wolf Robotics hires southeast regional manager

March 8, 2005

Wolf Robotics has hired David Schaefer as the regional manager for the southeastern U.S. He handles ABB general industry equipment sales in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida,...

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T-E-S Tube Equipment acquires Vogel Tool & Die

March 8, 2005

T-E-S Tube Equipment has acquired Vogel Tool & Die, a 65-year-old manufacturer of tools for fabricating tubular parts. Vogel's product line will continue to be manufactured and sold worldwide.

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Sharon Tube receives recognition

March 8, 2005

On January 4, 2005, Sharon Tube Co. was selected to participate in the U.S. Army's "Soldier to Supplier" program. The program recognizes key suppliers who support the Army's efforts by providing...

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