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Hyundai holds first U.S. plant grand opening

May 20, 2005

Mong-Koo Chung, chairman of Hyundai Automotive Group, and Alabama Governor, Bob Riley, gathered with elected officials in Montgomery, Ala. today to celebrate the grand opening of Hyundai Motor...

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U.S. House approves Buy American legislation

May 19, 2005

On May 18, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation requiring the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to make more than 50 percent of is purchases from companies operating in the U.S....

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Steel industry reaches energy efficiency milestone

May 19, 2005

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that the U.S. steel industry has achieved a new milestone in energy efficiency by reducing its energy intensity per ton of steel shipped by...

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Wheeling-Pittsburgh promotes managers

May 17, 2005

Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. has promoted three management employees to newly created positions.Ron Shoemaker, who had been manager of engineering, EAF Project, was promoted to general manager,...

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Georgetown, Ky., plant to build Camry hybrid

May 17, 2005

Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America (TMMNA) today announced the company's first North American gas-electric hybrid production will be at its Georgetown, Ky., plant—Toyota Motor...

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AK Steel announces June surcharges

May 16, 2005

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $213 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in June 2005. The company also has advised its electrical steel...

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U.S. Steel to take blast furnace offline in late May

May 12, 2005

United States Steel Corp. has announced that it will be taking its Gary, Ind. Works No. 13 blast furnace offline in late May, rather than on August 1 as previously announced. According to the company,...

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Collins Industries appoints CFO

May 12, 2005

Collins Industries, a manufacturer of ambulances, small school buses, terminal trucks, road construction vehicles, and industrial sweepers, has named Cletus Glasener as vice president and CFO,...

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Ford CEO to forgo compensation

May 12, 2005

Speaking today at the Ford Motor Co.'s 50th annual shareholders meeting, company chairman and CEO Bill Ford said he will forgo all compensation until the company, whose credit rating was downgraded to...

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Trade deficit at lowest level in six months

May 11, 2005

The U.S. Department of Commerce, announced today that total March exports of $102.2 billion and imports of $157.2 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $55.0 billion, $5.6 billion less...

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Reinventing the wheel - Automated line reduces in-process inventory, increases production flexibility

May 10, 2005

Kawasaki's production encompasses several wheel sizes and designs, which require more than 60 different dies. To become more efficient, the manufacturer wanted two complete press lines—one to make round and rectangular blanks directly from coil and one to stamp finished disks.

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Robotic cell enclosure provides air filtration

May 10, 2005

Frommelt Safety Products offers the Cap-Ture air filtration system for robotic welding cell enclosures.Available as a platform-complete cell or in modular components, the robotic cell comes with...

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Cleaner automatically removes spatter, slag from robotic torches

May 10, 2005

The Ream Master torch cleaner from Great Lakes Automation LLC automatically removes spatter and slag contamination from robotic GMAW nozzles.The system, which operates on 24-VDC power, wires directly...

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System integrates safety interlocks, machine controls

May 10, 2005

Fortress Interlocks has developed eGard, a compact, lightweight system that enables modules, including both mechanical trapped key interlocks and electrical safety gate switch interlocks, and simple...

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Vision sensor delivers 1.3 megapixel resolution

May 10, 2005

The PresencePLUS® P4 GEO 1.3 vision sensor from Banner Engineering Corp. uses a 1.3-megapixel imager to capture minute details of multiple features at ranges from a few inches to several feet,...

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