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Wheeling-Pittsburgh announces hot strip mill project

March 14, 2005

Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. today announced it will add automatic roll changers at its 80-in. hot strip mill. The $14.5 million project, expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2005,...

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China poised to impact global automotive industry

March 14, 2005

China's automotive industry is poised to have a major impact on the global automotive market, providing it can resolve some critical issues, according to a new Ernst & Young report, "China's...

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CITAC applauds bill to end "Byrd Amendment"

March 11, 2005

Members of the Consuming Industries Trade Action Coalition (CITAC) applauded Reps. Jim Ramstad (R-MN) and Clay Shaw (R-FL) for their introduction March 3 of HR 1121 that would repeal the "Continued...

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Record imports boost January trade deficit

March 11, 2005

A surge in imports of consumer products and automobiles pushed the U.S. trade deficit to $58.3 billion in January—the second highest on record—the Commerce Department said today. The...

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Nucor praises SIMA extension

March 10, 2005

Nucor Corp. praised the President and U.S. Commerce Secretary Gutierrez for extending and expanding the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system."We're pleased that the President fulfilled...

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U.S. Steel, ISG hail SIMA extension

March 10, 2005

United States Steel Corp. (U.S. Steel) and International Steel Group (ISG) welcomed the news that the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system will be extended and soon expanded to cover a...

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CFOs predict 13 percent capital spending increase

March 10, 2005

According to the first quarter "CFO Outlook Survey," conducted by Financial Executives International and Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business, CFOs are forecasting a 13 percent increase in...

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Are your weld procedure specifications relevant?

March 8, 2005

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In fabrication shops that require code or standard compliance, welding sometimes isn't completed within the guidelines of the qualified weld procedure. Weld inspectors often must review finished products that don't make the intended customer happy. Inspectors typically try to answer the following...

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Tool steel suitable for long runs of UHSS

March 8, 2005

Bohler-Uddeholm has developed Vanadis 4® Extra, a powder metallurgy (P/M) tool steel suitable for applications with high demands on adhesive wear and chipping resistance, particularly for stamping...

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Software eliminates paper setup sheets

March 8, 2005

Honeywell Wintriss Controls Group has introduced Info Center, a SmartPAC 2® option that eliminates the need for paper setup sheets by enabling press operators to display die and other information...

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Endprep machine processes 5-m tube

March 8, 2005

Caorle US offers the CL132-5000 CNC endworking machine for simultaneous and dual-ended facing, chamfering, boring, and neck turning oftubing and tube-type bars up to 5 m (16.4 ft.) long.The machine...

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Wire feeder has improved duty cycle

March 8, 2005

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced its SuitCase™ X-TREME™ 12VS voltage-sensing wire feeder. Compared to the previous model, the new model features an improved contactor for higher...

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Software automates workers' comp, OSHA 300 recordkeeping

March 8, 2005

J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. has introduced Keller-Soft® Workers' Comp Manager Plus OSHA 300 Recordkeeper software for automating workers' compensation and OSHA 300 recordkeeping.The software...

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Machine cleans 12-in.-dia. pipe to SSPC-6

March 8, 2005

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released its SR-12P pipe and rod blaster, capable of cleaning a variety of materials from fractional diameter up to 12-in.-dia. pipe to SSPC-6 surface finish on a...

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Dust collectors designed for open-area use

March 8, 2005

Donaldson® Torit® has introduced the Downflo® WorkStations (DWS) dust collectors, designed for in-plant areas where dirty and noisy operations are out in the open.The modular,...

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