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2004 increase in durable-goods demand highest in 10 years

January 27, 2005

In December, new orders for manufactured durable goods, items made to last three years or more, increased $1.2 billion or 0.6 percent to $200.3 billion, the Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau...

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December and 2004 mass layoffs lower than previous years

January 27, 2005

In December 2004, employers took 1,614 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...

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Chrysler to invest in Belvidere, Ill. plant, create jobs

January 26, 2005

Chrysler Group Executive Vice President of Manufacturing Frank Ewasyshyn today joined Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and United Auto Workers (UAW) Vice President of the DaimlerChrysler Department...

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Timken names vice president–product innovation

January 26, 2005

Donald J. Remboski has been named vice president–product innovation in The Timken Company's Technology Group at Timken Research in North Canton, Ohio. In this position, Remboski creates...

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AISI elects new chairman, vice chairmen

January 26, 2005

The Board of Directors of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has elected John P. Surma, Jr., president and CEO of United States Steel Corp., to a one-year term as AISI chairman. In this...

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More manufacturers to hire over next 30 days

January 25, 2005

Although employment growth slowed in January, there is a substantial jump from December in the percentage of manufacturers planning to hire in the upcoming 30 days, according to the January Leading...

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Caterpillar expands business in China

January 25, 2005

Caterpillar Inc. today announced the selection of the city of Qingdao in Shandong province as the location for a state-of-the-art Innovation Center for product and process development in China. This...

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Fabricators connect through enhanced forum

January 24, 2005

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA) Discussion Forum on thefabricator.com has been enhanced to make it easier for metal fabricators to network and share experiences and...

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Manzullo: Keep defense technology in U.S.

January 24, 2005

U.S. House Small Business Committee Chairman Don Manzullo (R-IL) is urging the Pentagon to award the $1.6 Billion contract for new Marine One presidential helicopters to Sikorsky Aircraft and keep its...

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AK Steel names senior vice presidents

January 24, 2005

AK Steel has named David C. Horn and John F. Kaloski senior vice presidents. Horn is the corporation's general counsel and secretary, and Kaloski oversees the safety, operations, quality assurance,...

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EU shows productivity gains, trails U.S.

January 20, 2005

The European Union (EU), spurred by gains by both its old and newest members, has registered rising productivity growth, but it still significantly trails the U.S., The Conference Board reported in a...

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U.S. workers save more, retire later

January 19, 2005

People save more for retirement in the U.S. than in any other country, but most U.S. workers expect to work longer than they desire, according to AXA Retirement Scope, a global survey on life, work,...

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Riviera Tool appoints director

January 19, 2005

Riviera Tool Co., a supplier of custom metal stamping die systems, has appointed J. Dan Engels to its board of directors.Engels is founder and director of Global Rush, an international automotive...

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Airgas president/COO resigns

January 18, 2005

Airgas Inc. has announced that president and COO Glenn M. Fischer resigned on Jan. 14. The company has appointed Michael L. Molinini executive vice president and COO.Molinini, an eight-year Airgas...

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Maytag announces leadership changes

January 18, 2005

Maytag Corp. announced today that two senior executives, both working in the office of the president, will leave the company, effective Jan. 31, 2005. William L. Beer, executive vice president and a...

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