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Forum to help Great Lakes area manufacturers compete

February 2, 2005

More than 50 organizations from several states and the province of Ontario are partnering to present the Great Lakes Manufacturing Forum, March 3–4 at the Westin Hotel at Detroit Metropolitan...

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Manufacturing activity grows for 20th consecutive month

February 1, 2005

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in January for the 20th consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 39th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the...

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Toyota celebrates Tijuana Plant grand opening

February 1, 2005

Baja California Governor Eugenio Elorduy joined state and local leaders and Toyota associates and executives today for the grand opening celebration of Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California...

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Fuel cell-powered forklift demonstrated at GM facility

February 1, 2005

General Motors (GM) of Canada Ltd. and Hydrogenics Corp. today demonstrated a fuel-cell powered forklift supported by an onsite hydrogen fueling station at a GM facility.Hydrogenics is leading a...

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10 steps to winning a government contract - Step 2

February 1, 2005

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So you're ready to go after the biggest customer in the world: the U.S. federal government. It's time to go to that "buyer" and "sell" your company and what it can do. But before you sell to anyone, first you need to realize whom you're dealing with. The federal government is not a single entity, but a collection of usually small buying activities that work separately to purchase or procure the items they are told to get.

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Mid-South MSCI to host manufacturing meeting in Atlanta

January 31, 2005

The Mid-South Chapter of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) will hold a Town Hall Meeting on manufacturing in Atlanta on February 24.Event speakers include Stephen Makarewicz, president of the...

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Timken to modify specialty steel pricing policy

January 31, 2005

Timken Latrobe Steel, a subsidiary of The Timken Company, announced that it is changing its pricing policy to "price in effect at time of shipment" to select market segments, effective with shipments...

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Parker Hannifin elects Kennametal executive to board

January 27, 2005

Parker Hannifin Corp. has elected Markos I. Tambakeras, chairman, president, and CEO of Kennametal Inc., to its board of directors in the class whose term continues through 2006. He will join the...

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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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