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Steel appliances help families communicate

February 16, 2005

Steel, most frequently connected with the safety it provides in the family car, also has endeared itself to parents because of its significant role in family communications, according to a survey...

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Jury blames Textron Lycoming for engine failures

February 16, 2005

A jury in Grimes County, Texas has found Textron Lycoming liable for fraud and ordered the company to pay approximately $96 million to Navasota, Texas-based Interstate Southwest Ltd. The verdict came...

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Government support for steel hurts automotive suppliers

February 16, 2005

Distortions in the steel market, including the record high price of steel, are being fostered by the U.S. government and are causing a crisis that has impacted automotive and heavy duty suppliers...

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AK Steel announces March surcharges

February 16, 2005

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $214 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in March 2005, an increase of $18 from February's surcharge of...

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Most workers confident in companies' leaders

February 15, 2005

In a recent survey developed by Robert Half Management Resources, 47 percent of employees said they are very confident in their firms' senior management, while 38 percent are somewhat confident."There...

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Alcan to acquire packaging plant in Poland

February 15, 2005

Alcan Inc. announced today that it has reached an agreement with the UK administrators of Parkside International to acquire the assets of Parkside's flexible food packaging plant in Zlotow, Poland.The...

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IAL president/COO announces retirement

February 14, 2005

International Aluminum Corp. (IAL) has announced that David C. Treinen, president and COO, advised the company's Board of Directors at its February 9, 2005 meeting that he will be retiring at the end...

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Parker Hannifin announces management appointments

February 14, 2005

Parker Hannifin Corp. today announced management appointments involving two of its operating groups: Fluid Connectors and Automation.Bob Bond has been promoted to president of the Fluid Connectors...

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Auto suppliers applaud resolution on steel hearings

February 11, 2005

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) commended Rep. Joseph Knollenberg (R-Mich.) on February 10 for introducing in the House of Representatives HR 84, a resolution calling on the...

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Manzullo: Spending plan will help small businesses

February 11, 2005

House Small Business Committee Chairman Don Manzullo (R-IL) said the President's proposed budget for the coming year sets forth a sound plan to help small employers continue to grow and create jobs...

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Algoma Steel withdraws from Stelco process

February 10, 2005

Ontario-based Algoma Steel Inc. has announced that it does not intend to submit a binding offer for Stelco Inc. Algoma had been engaged in due diligence and in discussions with Stelco and its...

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Inventors Hall of Fame inducts Old Ironsides' builder

February 10, 2005

The National Inventors Hall of Fame has announced this year's class of inductees, which includes Matthias Baldwin (1795–1886), who built the historic Old Ironsides steam locomotive.Old Ironsides...

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Toro acquires Hayter Limited

February 9, 2005

The Toro Company today announced it has acquired the assets of Hayter Limited, a Spellbrook, England-based manufacturer of consumer and commercial mowing products.Under terms of the agreement, Toro...

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Fixtures bend test wrought and cast steel, other ferrous materials

February 8, 2005

Instron® offers a variety of fixtures for bend testing wrought and cast steel and other ferrous materials. These fixtures include cold bend and guided weld bend models.Two different lines of cold...

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Device wraps long products without using pallets

February 8, 2005

The fully automatic, 40-in.-dia. Stinger™ orbital stretch wrapper from Yellow Jacket LLP securely wraps small loads and bundles of long products for shipping, without the use of a pallet.The...

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