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10 steps to winning a government contract - Step 3

March 1, 2005

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In Step 2 we discussed finding bid opportunities. Before we dive in, it's important to note that recent statistics show that in 2003 the federal government wrote 10.9 million contracts; 23 percent went to small businesses, meaning small businesses actually got $3 billion more work than they thought they would.

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Nucor creates new executive position

February 28, 2005

Nucor Corp. has announced that Joseph A. Rutkowski 's responsibilities have changed from executive vice president of business development North America to executive vice president of business...

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AK Steel makes Fortune®"Most Admired" list

February 25, 2005

AK Steel has been named as one of "America's Most Admired Companies" by Fortunemagazine. The listing appears in the March 7, 2005 edition of Fortune, a financial publication.According to Fortune,...

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Durable goods orders declined in January

February 25, 2005

U.S. factory orders for durable goods fell 0.9 percent in January, the worst showing in three months, the government reported February 24.The Commerce Department said that demand for durable goods,...

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Manufacturers optimistic despite growing concerns

February 24, 2005

According to PricewaterhouseCoopers' Manufacturing Barometer, U.S. industrial manufacturers remain upbeat about the economy. 84 percent believe it is growing. However, foreign competition, oil/energy...

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U.S. Steel to build galvanizing facility in Slovakia

February 23, 2005

United States Steel Corp. has announced that it will build a new hot dip galvanizing (HDG) facility at the company's steelmaking operation in Slovakia—U.S. Steel Kosice (USSK). With an annual...

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Olympic Steel announces management changes

February 23, 2005

David A. Wolfort, president and COO of Olympic Steel Inc., announced today that Jerry Gea, regional vice president–eastern region, is retiring March 1. Gea's career spanned more than 35 years,...

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February employment growth exceeds January pace

February 22, 2005

According to new numbers from the Leading Indicator of National Employment (LINE), February's employment growth exceeded the sluggish pace seen in January. New job growth remains encouraging as most...

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U.S. Steel endorses Michigan governor's tax package

February 21, 2005

United States Steel Corp., one of Detroit's largest employers, today announced its support of Gov. Jennifer Granholm's Single Business Tax (SBT) reform, saying the package, as proposed by the...

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Mueller Industries appoints board director

February 18, 2005

Mueller Industries Inc., a manufacturer of tube and fittings, has announced that Alexander P. Federbush has joined the company's board of directors.Federbush is president of the Queens West...

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IPSCO establishes Frontier Pipe Research Unit

February 17, 2005

IPSCO Inc. today announced an investment of $3.5 million to set up a Frontier Pipe Research Unit specifically dedicated to accelerating development of the company's large diameter capability. The...

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CITAC announces new management team

February 16, 2005

The Consuming Industries Trade Action Coalition (CITAC) has chosen The CMR Group, a Washington-based Public Affairs and Government Relations Consulting Firm, to serve as the new management arm of the...

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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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