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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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TRUMPF achieves laser delivery milestone

September 14, 2004

Nineteen years after producing its first CO2laser (the TLF 1000), TRUMPF has delivered its 10,000th laser of the series. A TLF 5000 laser with an output of 5 kW was part of a cutting system delivered...

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ASHI, OSHA to educate, train workers to respond to workplace emergencies

September 14, 2004

The American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) has joined with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to educate and train workers to respond to workplace emergency situations.ASHI...

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Metals plant faces fines for failing to safeguard workers from cadmium

September 14, 2004

Ansonia Copper and Brass Inc., Ansonia, Conn., faces $55,500 in fines from the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for failing to safeguard workers...

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OSHA issues final respiratory protection rule, adds fit-testing protocol

September 14, 2004

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revised its Respiratory Protection Standard and added a new fit-testing procedure to help workers and employers select proper-fitting...

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Metals USA announces Building Product Div. leadership change

September 14, 2004

Metals USA Inc., a Houston-based metals distributor and processor, has announced the retirement of E.L. (Tom) Thompson. The company has appointed Robert C. McPherson III to replace Thompson as senior...

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Carpenter Technology Corp. launches expanded technical information database

September 14, 2004

Carpenter Technology Corp., Wyomissing, Pa., has enhanced its online technical information database of specialty alloys for design engineers and material specifiers. The enhancement includes an...

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Huntingdon Fusion Techniques offers free GTAW course

September 14, 2004

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT) is offering a free, three-month training course via e-mail and Web broadcast for welding engineers and those involved in GTAW.Designed for beginners and welders with...

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Nachi Robotic Systems, Wyco open joint sales, service center

September 14, 2004

Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. and Wyco have opened a joint sales and service center in Greenville, S.C. The center provides support to customers in the southeast U.S.The 3,000-sq.-ft. facility offers...

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