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GM China chairman to leave company

March 30, 2005

General Motors Corp. today announced that Phil Murtaugh, chairman and CEO of the GM China Group, will leave the company. Details of Murtaugh's replacement are being finalized and an announcement is...

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Wheeling-Pittsburgh names president, COO

March 29, 2005

Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. has announced that Harry L. Page will assume the new position of president and COO, effective April 1, 2005. James G. Bradley will continue as chairman of the board and...

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AK Steel receives dual awards from Toyota

March 28, 2005

AK Steel has earned dual supplier awards from Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc. The awards for 2004 performance, Superior in Quality and Superior in Delivery, were presented March 23 at...

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Automotive Hall of Fame announces 2005 inductees

March 23, 2005

The Automotive Hall of Fame, Dearborn, Mich., has released the names of its 2005 Class of Inductees. They are Mario Andretti, John Dunlop, Sir William Lyons, Jim Moran, Shirley Muldowney, John (Jack)...

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Detroit-area Chrysler plants to be upgraded

March 22, 2005

The Chrysler Group today announced the investment of more than a half-billion dollars in two Sterling Heights, Mich. facilities, pending Board of Management approval. The Sterling Heights Assembly...

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Severstal injury count revised

March 22, 2005

Breaking news yesterday reported that at least six people were injured March 21 in a fire and explosion caused by a molten steel spill at a River Rouge industrial complex Severstal steel plant in...

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Kennametal names CFO

March 22, 2005

Kennametal Inc. today announced that Cathy R. Smith will join the firm as executive vice president and CFO effective April 11, 2005. Smith will oversee the company's finance, treasury, accounting, M &...

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LINE shows strong hiring outlook for April

March 22, 2005

According to new numbers from the Leading Indicator of National Employment (LINE), March employment growth remained strong, and hiring projections for April appear positive as human resource (HR)...

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Michigan steel plant blast injures six

March 21, 2005

At least six people were injured today in a fire and explosion caused by a molten steel spill at a River Rouge industrial complex steel plant in Dearborn, Mich.According to William Hornberger, a...

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Ford to increase Mustang production

March 17, 2005

Ford today announced that it will take production of the new Mustang to more than 192,000 units in 2005—an increase of more than 70 percent, or 80,000 units, from the previous year."Ford Mustang...

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Industrial production rises in February

March 17, 2005

U.S. industrial production increased 0.3 percent in February after an upwardly revised gain of 0.1 percent in January, the Federal Reserve reported March 16. The February increase was less than the...

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Kennametal breaks ground for China facility

March 16, 2005

Kennametal Inc. broke ground on Tuesday, March 15 for the company's new Chinese manufacturing plant. Located in the Tianjin Economic Development Area (TEDA), the facility, initially sized at 15,000...

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Res Mfg. wins award for turnaround

March 16, 2005

Res Mfg. Co. earned a special award from the 2004 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award for its turnaround story.Fifty-two manufacturers were nominated for awards during 2004. In honors bestowed...

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CFOs conservatively hopeful about '05 economy

March 16, 2005

Financial executives appear to be cautious, yet hopeful, in their outlook for the economy, a new nationwide survey suggests. When chief financial officers (CFOs) were asked their opinion on the health...

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Metals exec asks for manufacturing base support

March 16, 2005

A specialty metals executive today emphasized the need for the implementation of public policies that support a strong U.S. manufacturing base, according to testimony presented today on behalf of the...

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