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China reduces number of 2004 wire, tube tradeshows

August 27, 2004

Recent events and decisions by Chinese industry organizations, authorities, and exhibition promoters have resulted in the decision to eliminate the previously announced 2004 Wire Asia and Tubetec....

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Grants to assist Florida workers affected by Bonnie and Charley

August 25, 2004

U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao has announced a National Emergency Grant of up to $50 million, with an initial release of $16 million, to assist workers in Florida affected by tropical storm...

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IMF sees world economic growth of 4.6 percent in 2004, 2005

August 20, 2004

Reuters has reported that International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Rodrigo Rato sees world economic growth of around 4.6 percent in 2004 and 2005, according to an interview published August...

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AMT President says manufacturing is coming back to life

August 18, 2004

John B. Byrd III, president of AMT-The Association for Manufacturing Technology, is encouraged by recent reports indicating North American manufacturing is showing signs of growth."June's machine tool...

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NABE Survey: Terrorism biggest threat to economy

August 17, 2004

A member survey conducted by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) found 40 percent of respondents named terrorism as the largest short-term threat to the economy, more than double...

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U.S. representatives ask Bush to act on China's currency policy

August 13, 2004

A bipartisan group of 87 members of congress signed and delivered a letter to the White House August 10 that urges President Bush to address promptly China's unfair and discriminatory undervalued...

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Most U.S. companies to hire, increase retention efforts in rest of 04

August 12, 2004

Management Recruiters International has announced the results of its 54th annual International Hiring Survey, indicating that 58 percent of executives who participated plan to make new hires during...

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eBay sales benefit metal industry scholarship fund

August 10, 2004

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Foundation (FMA Foundation) has announced that companies selling materials or equipment on eBay now may designate a percentage or all of the proceeds from...

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AP&T launches Web site

August 10, 2004

AP&T, a supplier of automation equipment, presses, tools, and production lines in Monroe, N.C., has launched a new Web site, www.apt.se, targeted toward the sheet metal and tube forming industries.

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ABICOR Binzel announces promotions, hires robotics laser specialist

August 10, 2004

ABICOR Binzel Corp., Frederick, Md., has promoted Paul E. Pfingston to the position of national sales manager and Robert R. Magers as customer service supervisor. In conjunction with its affiliate...

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Online micrographs aid quality control, forensic failure analysis

August 10, 2004

ASM International's Micrograph Center is an online gallery of materials science and engineering photographs intended to help metallurgists and quality control personnel understand the cause of...

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BTM Corp. adds to North American distribution network

August 10, 2004

BTM Corp., Marysville, Mich., has added two distributors to its North American network: Metal Tech Machinery, Monclova, Ohio, and Production Resources Inc., Franklin, Tenn.Metal Tech Machinery...

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California Steel Industries appoints board chairman

August 10, 2004

California Steel Industries Inc., Fontana, Calif., has announced the appointment of Vicente Wright as chairman of the board of directors. The appointment is in accordance with the company's policy of...

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Delmia Corp., Texas A&M establish academic partnership

August 10, 2004

Delmia Corp., a Dassault Systèmes company in Auburn Hills, Mich., has entered into an academic partnership with Texas A&M University-Commerce to provide simulation software to the...

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Delphi Technologies forms consortium to validate welding technology

August 10, 2004

Delphi Technologies Inc. (DTI), Troy, Mich., a subsidiary of Delphi Corp., has formed a consortium to validate its deformation resistance welding (DRW) technology—the first step toward...

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