Weekly Update  February 10, 2009

Weekly Update February 10, 2009

Contech files for bankruptcy NADCA releases 2008 wage/benefits survey Better Control, Safer Operation for Melting

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Contech Files for Bankruptcy
The Michigan diecaster says the Chapter 11 filing will allow it to overcome “significant debt obligations, sell certain non-core operations and address the unprecedented low volumes in the North American automotive industry by rationalizing its operational cost structure.” Read more

NADCA Releases 2008 Wage, Benefits Survey
The study compares the earnings of hourly workers, compensation programs, and benefits. It also analyzes the different compensation programs for companies of different sizes and locations, and summarizes insurance rates and data on absenteeism. Read more

Bradken Foundries Achieve New ISO Standard
Foundries in Kansas, Louisiana, and Missouri have been certified to the new ISO 9001:2008 standard. The ferrous foundries had been certified to the new ISO 9001:2000 standard, issued late last year. Read more

Featured This Week

Better Control, Safer Operation for Melting
While robots in the melt shop reduce operator error, increase efficiency, cut labor costs and ensure consistent furnace operation practices, their most important contribution is significantly enhanced worker safety. Read more

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REB Blog: Snapshots in time
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