Metalcasting Weekly  February 24, 2009

Metalcasting Weekly February 24, 2009

Ladish tables IC project Grede names Walker as president/CEO The Significance of Total Carbon in Green Sand Systems

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This Week's Metalcasting News Review

Ladish Backs Away from IC Project in Mexico
“We are still convinced, long-term, that it makes sense for us to have an additional investment-casting facility in a more lower-cost environment,” acknowledged Wayne E. Larsen, Ladish’s v.p. of law/finance and corporate secretary. “As far as Mexico itself, right now I would say (it’s) kind of on hold for the moment, that we are looking further out. We don't have any commitments as far as doing anything in '09, at this point.” Read more

Grede Names New President/CEO
Group's directors choose Thomas F. Walker, Sr. to succeed Bruce E. Jacobs. Read more

Secondary Aluminum Supplier Aleris in Chapter 11
Aleris has secured debtor-in-possession financing, including a $500-million term loan and a $575-million revolving credit facility to replace its previous revolving credit arrangement. The company said the cash will cover normal operating and working capital requirements, including employee wages and benefits, supplier payments, and other operating expenses during the reorganization. Read more

Featured This Week

The Significance of Total Carbon in Green Sand Systems
Controlling the quality of raw materials and additives is critical to producing high-quality ferrous castings — as is testing and managing these factors, and the production processes to enhance productivity. Read more

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How is Berkeley, CA, going to “do better” without the tax revenues (income, payroll, sales) that are the result of Pacific Steel Castings doing business in their city? Will a few more shops and restaurants make up the loss? Read more

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