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Oklahoma loves GM

April 22, 2005

Today Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry held a rally at the State Capitol in support of the General Motors Oklahoma City Assembly Plant. Partnering with Kathy Taylor, secretary of commerce and tourism,...

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Chrysler Group exec honored for manufacturing excellence

April 20, 2005

Frank J. Ewasyshyn, Chrysler Group executive vice president of manufacturing, was inducted into the Shingo Prize Academy today. The Shingo Academy recognizes dedication to the pursuit of lean,...

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Metaldyne to open two plants in China

April 19, 2005

Metaldyne today announced that the company is expanding its presence in China by opening two new manufacturing facilities: one in Hangzhou, and another breaking ground in Suzhou this summer.The...

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Macsteel Service Centers acquires Alpha Steel

April 19, 2005

Macsteel Service Centers USA Inc. announced today that it has acquired the business and assets of PHA Steel LLC, operating under the brand name Alpha Steel, a privately owned steel service center...

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ITC decision troubles steel consumers

April 18, 2005

Steel-consuming industries will continue to struggle to be competitive in the wake of the International Trade Commission's (ITC) April 14 decision to continue import restrictions on steel, according...

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Nucor to purchase Marion Steel assets

April 18, 2005

Nucor Corp. has announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Marion Steel Co. for a cash purchase price of approximately $113 million. Finalization of...

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Manufacturing output down in March

April 15, 2005

As a whole, industrial production increased 0.3 percent in March after a downwardly revised gain of 0.2 percent in February, the Federal Reserve reported today. However, in the manufacturing sector,...

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Chrysler names new VP–assembly, stamping operations

April 14, 2005

On April 13, the Chrysler Group announced that Simon Boag has been named vice president of assembly and stamping operations, replacing P. Craig Corrington, who is retiring after 32 years. Boag is...

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Nucor, U.S. Steel praise antidumping relief extension

April 14, 2005

Nucor Corp. and U.S. Steel Corp. today praised the decision of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to extend the antidumping and countervailing duty orders and suspension agreement covering...

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Japanese steel industry criticizes ITC decision

April 14, 2005

"The Japanese steel industry is disappointed that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has decided, we believe incorrectly, not to terminate the antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel...

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OSHA withdraws direct final rule

April 12, 2005

Because of significant adverse comment, on Feb. 18 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) withdrew the direct final rule of Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus...

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New safety, automation catalog available

April 12, 2005

Norstat Inc. has just released its new Machine Safety and Automation catalog.The catalog includes optical and audible signaling devices; mechanical limit, position, foot, and safety switches; safety...

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Flap wheels designed for consistent cutting, finishing

April 12, 2005

Even Cut Abrasive Co. offers balanced flap wheels designed to produce consistent cuts and finishes.Radially mounted around a metal shank or hub, the wheels are suitable for contouring, blending,...

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Tube-based, hand-held analyzers introduced

April 12, 2005

Innov-X Systems Inc. has introduced its Alpha series hand-held, tube-based XRF analyzers that provide elemental analysis from phosphorus to uranium.The design comprises an X-ray tube in a compact,...

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Flaw detector's software simplifies defect sizing

April 12, 2005

GE Inspection Technologies' ultrasonic USM 35 flaw detector uses operating software designed to streamline defect sizing in line with API 5UI recommendations for oilfield tubulars.Using the detector,...

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