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Ryerson Tull completes Integris Metals acquisition

January 4, 2005

On January 4, Ryerson Tull announced the completion of the acquisition of Integris Metals Inc. from its shareholders, Alcoa Inc. Ryerson Tull purchased all of the equity interest in Integris for $410...

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Manufacturing activity up for 19th consecutive month

January 3, 2005

According to the December Manufacturing Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Report on Business®, released January 3, economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in December for the 19th...

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ISG to restart Indiana plate mill

December 20, 2004

International Steel Group Inc. (ISG) has announced plans to restart its idled 110-inch plate mill located at the company's facility in Burns Harbor, Ind. The mill is expected to begin production early...

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Small business loan programs receive boost

December 17, 2004

On December 17, President Bush signed legislation making more than $21 billion available to small businesses through the Small Business Administration's (SBA's) two main loan programs. The legislation...

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Michigan companies collaborate, receive tax abatements

December 16, 2004

A collaborative of 12 tool, die, and mold-making companies was approved for renaissance recovery status December 16 under a law spearheaded by the Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA). State and...

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AK Steel announces January surcharges

December 16, 2004

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $205 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in January 2005, an increase of $52 from December's surcharge...

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CFOs expect 14 percent capital, technology spending increase

December 14, 2004

According to the December "CFO Outlook Survey," conducted by Financial Executives International and Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business, participating CFOs expect capital spending at their...

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CFOs concerned about health care costs, increasing competition

December 9, 2004

According to the findings of the December Duke University/CFO MagazineBusiness Outlook survey, which asked chief financial officers (CFOs) from a broad range of public and private companies about...

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U.S. job-cut plans increased in November

December 8, 2004

Employment consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas released a report Dec. 7, that said U.S. companies announced 104,530 planned job cuts in November, compared with 101,840 reported in October.The...

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Providing a comfortable, safe environment for workers with disabilities

December 7, 2004

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Editor's Note: Much of the following information was taken from a U.S. Department of Justice comprehensive list of questions and answersabout the Americans With Disabilities Act.Does your company have 15 or more employees? If so, it must comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) that...

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Gloves are heat-, cut-, and abrasion-resistant

December 7, 2004

Perfect Fit Glove has developed the Carbtex® glove line suitable for welders and automobile manufacturers.Carbtex fiber consists of a proprietary thermoplastic core inside an oxidized outer shell...

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Torch tip kits provide double safety protection

December 7, 2004

Smith Equipment offers a line of Dual Guard™ cutting, welding, and heating outfits. The Dual Guard torch provides double safety protection with an in-head flash arrester and in-tip gas mixing...

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Pipe purging system facilitates high-temperature welding

December 7, 2004

Argweld™ heat-resistant pipe purging systems from Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. allow for high-temperature welding.Designed for materials in which pipe joints and adjacent areas need to be...

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GMAW package provides job site portability

December 7, 2004

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Millermatic Passport™ GMAW package designed for job site portability. The package includes an inverter-based GMAW power source, wire feeder,...

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Spot/projection welding machine designed for heavy-duty applications

December 7, 2004

The S-NDX stationary spot/projection welding machine by Dengensha America is designed for heavy-duty applications that require high welding capacity.The machine has a sturdy frame with an adjustable...

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