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Schuler AG appoints chairman, board of management

September 8, 2006

Schuler AG's supervisory board has appointed Jrgen Tonn as chairman of the board of management, effective October 1, 2006.In his last position, Tonn was president and CEO of DS Technologie GmbH in...

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Castrip LLC names new president

September 7, 2006

Castrip LLC, Charlotte, N.C., has announced that Frank M. Fisher, Jr. has joined the company as its new president. Formerly vice president of sales-North America and Europe at Magneco/Metrel, Inc. in...

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New study describes impact of domestic auto part content

August 31, 2006

The Level Field Institute today issued its first report on the U.S. automotive parts industry and how differences in "domestic content" among automakers affect the U.S. economy and jobs.Level Field...

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GDP growth slowed in second quarter

August 30, 2006

Real gross domestic product—the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the U.S.—increased at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the second quarter of 2006,...

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World, U.S., Western Europe hot-rolled band prices decline

August 30, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the hot-rolled band (HRB) world export price for Aug. 28 declined $16 per ton to $554 per ton from $570 per ton, FOB the port of export, on Aug. 14. The U.S. spot...

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U.S. Steel names general manager–Gary Works

August 25, 2006

United States Steel Corp. has announced that Michael S. Williams has been named general manager-Gary Works, succeeding Raymond R. Terza, who has been appointed managing director-coke battery...

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Kenwal Steel to build service center in Tennessee

August 22, 2006

Kenwal Steel has announced plans to construct a new service center in Lebanon, Tenn.The 100,000 sq. ft. facility will include two new coil slitting systems for both light and heavy gauge material up...

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AWS Job Fair to help connect welders, employers

August 21, 2006

The American Welding Society (AWS) has announced that it will host its second national job fair to allow employers to meet one-on-one and possibly recruit from a pool of more than 9,000 welding...

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Welding innovations earn Fronius "Technology of the Year Award"

August 21, 2006

Fronius has received the 2006 Frost & Sullivan Technology of the Year Award, which is bestowed upon a company that has introduced an innovative technology into the market that is expected to bring...

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Why settle for good enough?

August 20, 2006

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A survey reviewed the operations of 24 steel pipe and tube manufacturers. Only a minority of these showed signs of having well-run, efficient operations, as measured by on-time shipments, minimal inventory and work-in-progress, employee turnover, internal rework rates, and most importantly, profitability. In fact, a good number of steel pipe and tube producers in this sample barely reach the average. Interviews with presidents of some companies found that inertia was a common characteristic among the low margin companies. Good enough was good enough.

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The ups and downs of employee communication

August 20, 2006

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Author's Note: This article is a supplement to "Why settle for good enough?" which appeared in the December 2002 issue of TPJ-The Tube & Pipe Journal, page 42. "Why settle for good enough" was based on a study of 24 Midwestern tube and pipe fabricators and reviewed why some where highly profitable...

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Tailoring incentives to employees' needs

August 20, 2006

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An appeal to business owners to look past bonuses to a new way of structuring incentives for their employees

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Charitable auction to feature custom-built motorcycle

August 11, 2006

Medalist Laserfab Inc., Oshkosh, Wis., is building a custom motorcycle for the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA) Foundation's charitable auction, which will help the Foundation...

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Bystronic receives Global Excellence award

August 9, 2006

Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, presented Bystronic with the 2006 Global Excellence in Customer Value Leadership of the Year Award in the laser cutting tools industry at last...

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AK Steel announces electrical, stainless steel surcharges

August 9, 2006

AK Steel has advised its customers that a $270 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in September 2006. September 2006 surcharges for the company's...

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