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NAM chief economist: June manufacturing job loss "temporary setback; not a trend"

July 12, 2004

"The loss of 11,000 manufacturing jobs in June, following gains of 75,000 the previous four months, is a temporary setback and not a trend," said David Huether, chief economist of the National...

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President Bush to entrepreneurs: Manufacturers reporting increased activity; 1.5 million jobs added since August 2003

July 6, 2004

President Bush met with entrepreneurs from across the country on July 2 to discuss his small business agenda. Speaking from the East Room at the White House, Bush assessed the current state of the...

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Alcoa announces a price increase on drawn seamless tubing

July 2, 2004

Alcoa Engineered Aerospace Products announced Monday that it will increase prices for soft and hard alloy drawn tube by 4-8%, depending on the type of tube, starting August 1, 2004.The company says...

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June Employment Index highest for 2004; more workers, managers report hiring

June 30, 2004

The Hudson Employment Index(SM) rose sharply in June, signaling continued strong job creation by the U.S. economy in the second quarter. The Index rose 3.1 points to 107.9, its 2004 high. The rise is...

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May mass layoffs sharply lower than previous year; lowest level for any May since 2000

June 25, 2004

In May 2004, employers took 988 mass layoff actions, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of...

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U.S. Department of Defense sponsors Next-Generation Manufacturing Technology Initiative

June 22, 2004

The Department of Defense-sponsored Next-Generation Manufacturing Technology Initiative (NGMTI) launched its plan for transforming the nation's manufacturing sector with a kickoff meeting in...

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CFO Survey: domestic terrorism, interest rate and wage increases threaten U.S. economic growth

June 17, 2004

Although the economic recovery continues, with strong earnings growth predicted in the coming year, risks that include domestic terrorism, interest rate increases, and wage inflation could threaten...

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PG&E proposes enhanced economic development rate to promote jobs, economic growth

June 15, 2004

To support California's economic recovery, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has asked the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to approve enhancements to its Economic Development Incentive Rate,...

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Maytag disappointed with negotiations; halts Newton Laundry production

June 11, 2004

Negotiations between Maytag Corp. and U.A.W. Local 997 on a new labor contract covering production and maintenance employees at Maytag's Newton Laundry Products plant in Newton, Iowa, have broken off,...

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Lincoln Electric elects president, CEO

June 9, 2004

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has elected John M. Stropki, Jr. as president and CEO of the company, effectively immediately, succeeding Anthony A. Massaro, who held the position for eight years....

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Photogrammetric camera captures measurements in unstable industrial environments

June 8, 2004

The INCA3 photogrammetric camera from Geodetic Systems Inc. merges a ultrahigh-resolution CCD sensor with a compact, PC-based computer to capture field measurements in unstable industrial...

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100-W laser marker available in air-, water-cooled models

June 8, 2004

Synrad Inc. has added the firestar t100, a small-footprint 100-W laser, to its t-series lasers. It is available in both air- and water-cooled versions.The laser features fast rise and fall times,...

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Gloves offer improved chemical, liquid resistance

June 8, 2004

Perfect Fit Glove, a Bacou-Dalloz Company, has introduced the PowerCoat™ line of general-purpose PVC, nitrile, neoprene, and natural latex liquidproof, chemical-resistant gloves. The flexible...

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Welding station designed for tube, pipe prefabrication

June 8, 2004

The Tiger welding station from Orbimatic is designed for tube and pipe prefabrications. The station incorporates a clamp located on an Easi-Glide X-Y slide. The clamp rotates to allow 45-degree and...

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Autodarkening helmet has 30 percent larger window, improved out-of-position welding

June 8, 2004

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.’s Big Window Elite™ autodarkening helmets feature a 30 percent larger lens window than the company’s standard helmets and four independent arc sensors. The...

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