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Toyota to construct new plant in Canada

June 30, 2005

Toyota announced today that it will construct a new plant in Woodstock, Ontario, that will employ 1,300 team members to build the RAV4 sport utility vehicle. The new plant represents an approximate...

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Lone Star Steel, Tubos Del Caribe end alliance early

June 29, 2005

Lone Star Technologies, Inc. has announced that its largest subsidiary, Lone Star Steel Co., and Tubos del Caribe, S.A. (Tubocaribe), a Colombian manufacturer of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) and...

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Mittal Steel to reduce third quarter production

June 29, 2005

Mittal Steel Co. N.V. today announced its plans to reduce its global production by one million tons in the third quarter of 2005. This follows similar reductions in the second quarter. The production...

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LINE: Manufacturing hiring up in June

June 28, 2005

According to new numbers from the Leading Indicator of National Employment (LINE™), manufacturers were hiring more in June than they were in previous months, but the number is not as high as...

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Toyota names new president–North America

June 24, 2005

Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TMMNA) has named Seiichi "Sean" Sudo as its new president and CEO, succeeding Atsushi "Art" Niimi. The effective date is June 27.During Niimi's tenure...

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Durable goods orders up 5.5 percent in May

June 24, 2005

New orders for manufactured durable goods in May increased $11.0 billion or 5.5 percent to $210.7 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This followed a 1.4 percent April increase. Excluding...

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CITAC: ITC decision again hurts steel consumers

June 23, 2005

Steel-consuming industries in the U.S. will continue to face disruptions in the steel market as a result the International Trade Commission's (ITC's) vote June 21 to continue import restrictions on...

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IAL announces CEO change

June 21, 2005

International Aluminum Corp. (IAL), Monterey Park, Calif., has announced that effective July 1, 2005, Ronald L. Rudy will assume the responsibilities of company chief executive officer from C.C....

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Maytag receives higher buyout offer

June 21, 2005

Appliance manufacturer Maytag Corp. announced today that it has received a preliminary nonbinding proposal from Bain Capital Partners LLC, Blackstone Capital Partners IV L.P., and Haier America...

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TRW, China South Group announce joint venture

June 20, 2005

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. and China South Industries Group Corp. (CSG) have announced the formation of a joint venture company to manufacture advanced braking and steering systems for China's...

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AK Steel announces July surcharges

June 17, 2005

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $208 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in July 2005. The company also has advised its electrical steel...

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Croydon Group announces name change

June 16, 2005

The Croydon Group Ltd., publishing affiliate of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA), has changed its name to FMA Communications (FMAC). The new name represents the company's...

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U.S. Steel hails Senate Manufacturing Caucus formation

June 15, 2005

In a statement issued June 14, United States Steel Corp. welcomed the formation of a new caucus in the U.S. Senate focused specifically on manufacturing issues."We believe that the Senate...

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How to choose the consumables you use - Part I

June 14, 2005

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Editor's Note: This article, which covers consumables for gas metal arc welding, is the first installment of a two-part article. Part II discusses gas tungsten arc welding consumables.

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Lotion forms skin-protecting barrier

June 14, 2005

Gloves In A Bottle lotion is designed to turn the skin's outer layer into an invisible pair of gloves, forming a barrier to keep moisture-robbing irritants out while retaining the skin's natural...

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