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Incorporating beveling economically

April 11, 2005

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While beveling is known as a common procedure used to shape the edges of thick plates or pipes for welding, not everybody knows how to make the process cost-efficient in the overall welding operation.

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Addressing behavior-based safety issues

April 11, 2005

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Editor's Note: A version of this article previously appeared in the Jan./Feb. issue of Connections, FMA's member newsletter.

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See unitized tooling make a difference

April 11, 2005

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From small custom job shops to large, multibillion-dollar companies, manufacturers are accommodating shorter product life cycles to meet the rapid innovation in today's marketplace.

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The Big Three's 2005 cost challenges

April 11, 2005

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A decline in the Big Three's market share, combined with rising health care and retiree costs, is contributing to extreme cost pressures for the Big Three and their suppliers.The Sales Situation2004 was a tough year in Detroit. The overall U.S. market for light-vehicle sales increased more than 1.4...

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DaimlerChrysler to host Education Day

April 8, 2005

Monday, April 11, DaimlerChrysler Corp. will host about 100 professional educators at the company's Education Day, an all-day event designed to inform educators about the many DaimlerChrysler...

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ISG restarts Burns Harbor plate mill

April 7, 2005

International Steel Group Inc. (ISG) has announced the successful restart of its 110-inch plate mill, located at the company's Burns Harbor facility in Burns Harbor, Ind. ISG announced plans to...

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Large vehicle sales affected by rising gas prices

April 6, 2005

The latest AutoVIBES poll from Harris Interactive® and Kelley Blue Book Market Research revealed that if gas prices reach more than $3 a gallon, as predicted by many energy analysts, in-market...

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Metaldyne names executive VP, Commercial Group

April 6, 2005

Metaldyne today announced that Thomas Amato has been appointed executive vice president, Commercial Group. Tim Leuliette, chairman, president, and CEO, made the announcement.In this role, Amato...

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GM's Electro-Motive Division sale completed

April 5, 2005

Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, Berkshire Partners LLC, and certain related parties today announced the completion of the acquisition of Electro-Motive Division from General Motors. The company, which...

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Alcan opens fabricating plant

April 4, 2005

Alcan Inc. today announced the opening of its automotive bumper fabricating plant in Saguenay, Quebec. At full capacity, the plant will have an annual production capability of one million bumper...

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Nucor hires international business development GM

April 4, 2005

Nucor Corp. today announced that Richard Wechsler is joining the company as general manager of international business development. In his new position, Mr. Wechsler will report to Joe Rutkowski,...

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U.S. unemployment rate declines in March

April 1, 2005

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 110,000 in March, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.2 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today....

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U.S. Steel announces Gary Works investment

April 1, 2005

United States Steel Corporation today announced the details of its plan to rebuild its Gary Works' No. 13 blast furnace, which was constructed in 1974 and relined in 1991. Upon completion of the...

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Manufacturing activity up in March

April 1, 2005

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in March for the 22nd consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 41st consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the...

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GM names new China Group leader

March 31, 2005

General Motors today announced that Kevin E. Wale, GM Europe vice president, and chairman of Vauxhall Motor Co. and GM's UK Operations, has been named the new president and managing director of the GM...

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